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.

We are now taking reservations for
Holiday Meals!

We are located at
124 2nd Ave NW, Mt. Vernon, IA 52314

Tuesday: 11am – 9pm
Wednesday: 11am – 9pm  
Thursday: 11am – 9pm   
Friday & Saturday: 11am – 10pm
Sunday: 11am – 5pm
Monday: CLOSED for brewing


Wednesday: Cornell Night
Thursday: $3 Pulled Pork Sammies
Friday: Bacon Day
Saturday: Vets Happy Hour All Day
Monday: CLOSED

Buy a Veteran a Drink…….$5

Buy a Veteran a Sandwich……$10

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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 416 reviews.
David Nelson
David Nelson
September 28, 2022.
The food is amazing the barbecue is the real deal and they even make their own beer which puts it over the top this is probably the best barbecue I've had in Iowa since I've moved here beats anything in Cedar Rapids hands down
nanette rambo
nanette rambo
September 20, 2022.
Open 11-9 Tues - Sat, Sun 11-5pm. We also have outdoor seating available, come on in or grab some for carry out. Thank you!
Katie DeMink
Katie DeMink
September 6, 2022.
Incredible food, very homey and awesome atmosphere
Daniel Cannon
Daniel Cannon
August 27, 2022.
Fantastic burnt ends! Great barbecue all around. Friendly service. Excellent beer. Definitely worth a visit.
Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight
August 27, 2022.
Small place with the biggest taste! Staff and place are wonderful. Makes you want to smack your mama it is so good!
Danielle Martin
Danielle Martin
August 26, 2022.
This hidden gem is one of our faves. The smoked meats and homemade side dishes are all excellent, the brews are unique and delicious, and atmosphere is comfortable and relaxing. Highly recommend!

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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