Welcome to Big's

Iowa-Style BBQ & Brew Pub

Big's Bbq and Brew Pub has been serving up all your favorite smoked meats and sides since 2017.

Our very own craft brewery keeps our taps freshly stocked with rotating craft brews.


As of March 5th, we are open at
106 1st Street West in Mt. Vernon.


We are located at:

106 1st Street West
Mt. Vernon, IA 52314

Phone number:



Tuesday: 11am – 9pm
Wednesday: 11am – 9pm  
Thursday: 11am – 9pm   
Friday & Saturday: 11am – 10pm
Sunday: 11am – 5pm

Monday: CLOSED for brewing

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We're known as a good place for good reasons.

Good Food

At Big’s, we source local ingredients when possible. Our meats are mostly locally raised and our smoked sausage is handmade in-house. Big’s Iowa-style barbecue uses the perfect mixture of the various regional specialties and techniques and combines it into an amazingly delicious style all its own. We smoke in a Southern Pride rotisserie smoker using locally-harvested cherry wood to produce the best tasting barbecue in Iowa… or maybe anywhere!

Good Drinks

We’re proud to say that we serve all our own craft beer, brewed right here on site in Mount Vernon, Iowa! At Bigs our beers and brewing style can best be described as  “Workman like”. We craft all of our beers with the highest quality ingredients to be delicious not only on their own but to pair perfectly with our BBQ menu. Through local sourcing, and traditional craft brewing techniques we strive to create a complete experience for your pallet.

We also have hard cider and our own root beer on tap that we brew regularly.  We Can can fresh beers for you at the restaurant! All Beers are brewed in house. We have fresh cans of our house brews available.

Good People, Good Times

Come taste our bbq and brew! You'll see why we garner so many positive customer reviews.

Based on 503 reviews
Dylan Driscoll
Dylan Driscoll
March 28, 2024
Fire, loved it.
Lorri Reece
Lorri Reece
March 14, 2024
Love their new building. Food was great as always
Kathleen Wenzel
Kathleen Wenzel
February 11, 2024
The rack of ribs are to die for! Even better with their BBQ sauce. Their corn bread is delicious! The place has great small town vibes!
Nathan Hopp
Nathan Hopp
January 21, 2024
Have been wanting to try Big's out & happened to be in Mount Vernon for a meet at Cornell. Well worth to drive if you are looking for very good food & beer. Everything freshly made. Collard greens were some of the best I've had. Brisket and Mac & cheese were good as well. Enjoyed the flight of beers I had. Golden Toe was my favorite of the 4. Will definitely be back, hopefully sooner than later!
Krista Rogahn
Krista Rogahn
January 14, 2024
Unique & cozy atmosphere. Fabulous food! Never disappointed! Awesome beverages!

Did you know?

We also cater!

Make your life easier by having our mouthwatering bbq at your upcoming event. We cater for groups large or small, weddings, office lunches, and more. Schedule your reservation today. 

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