Best 8 Camping Griddles of 2024

If you’re in a rush and want to find out what the best camping griddle is, we recommend the Blackstone Tabletop Griddle.

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Want to be the hero at your next outdoor adventure? There are few things more important than tasty, healthy meals when you’re living at the campground. But even so, resources are limited, and I think we can all agree that cup ramen will only get you so far.

The best camping griddles solve this problem by giving you a portable cooking space that you can use to create a variety of meals. Eggs, pancakes, grilled cheese, bacon, chicken, fried rice, and French toast are just scratching the surface of the options available to you when you’ve got a griddle close at hand. So, without further ado, let’s dive into the best camping griddles that you can bring on your next trip.

Camping Griddles At A Glance

If you’re in a hurry, check out this quick list of our favorite camping griddles- otherwise, keep on scrolling to get to the full reviews!

Important Features

Surface Area


Whether you’re making eggs, pancakes, or some other delicious meal, you always need to answer one very important question: “How many people am I feeding?”

For example, a family of 6 will need a large griddle to feed everyone in an efficient and timely manner. On the other hand, if you’re only feeding yourself and a partner, there’s no need to get something that big. You’ll appreciate the extra mobility a small griddle has to offer, if you don’t actually need all of that cooking space.

The surface area of a griddle is measured in square inches, and from our personal experience, we would consider anything over 200 square inches to be large. If you have quite a few people camping with you, or you know they have voracious appetites, you should probably lean more toward 250 square inches or higher. Conversely, groups of 2-3 people should feel comfortable with a griddle that’s around the 150 square inch mark.

Material

If you’re spending the money to purchase a new camping griddle, you’ll want to make sure it will last a long time. Some of that is dependent on how well you maintain your gear, but the material that your griddle is made out of will also be very influential.

You’ll find that many are made out cast iron, though there are quite a few steel griddles out there as well. What I like about cast iron is that it usually comes pre-seasoned – and if it doesn’t, it’s pretty easy to season it yourself. This helps keep your food from sticking to the griddle, making clean up a breeze when you’re done cooking. When you’re out in nature with no sink or dishwasher in sight, easy to clean cookware is a luxury that you never knew you needed.

Weight

man cooking outside on a grill

As we mentioned above, many camping griddles are made out of cast iron. And if you’ve ever handled cast iron before, you know that it’s not the lightest material out there! Steel isn’t much better either, so it’s safe to say that most griddles aren’t going to be suitable for backpacking – especially when you consider the weight of fuel and stovetop too.

However, lighter is always a better option, as long as you aren’t sacrificing on quality in the process. Most of the products that we’ve reviewed below will fall somewhere between 7 and 40 pounds. Naturally, the heavier griddles tend to have a larger surface area, and the weight of the fuel is often included in that poundage. However, all things being equal, wouldn’t you rather go with a 10 pound griddle instead of one that weighs 40 pounds? If you’re only feeding yourself and a buddy, smaller and lighter is going to be your best option, regardless of where you’re camping for the night.

Price

Price is one of those “make it or break it” factors that you probably look at before anything else. And as a good baseline, I would say that $150 is about average, in terms of what you’ll spend to get a quality camping griddle. If that falls outside your budget, consider checking out other cookware that you can use over an open fire, to help you bring that cost down.

Read More: The Best Camping Cookware for an Open Fire

Fuel Type

stove burner blasting heat

Can you use your griddle over an open fire, or is it propane only? Many camping griddles require a heat source (like BioLite’s FirePit+) that you’ll need to purchase separately, while others come attached to burners fueled by propane.

It’s not too often that you’ll encounter a camping griddle that says it can be used over an open campfire. However, if you have a grate to put it on top of, I see no reason why you couldn’t use it this way. Just make sure you have oven mitts handy so you can move the griddle around when necessary. Also, if you do decide to put it over an open fire, keep in mind that it will be difficult to manage how hot the surface area gets.

Pro Tip: If your griddle doesn’t come with a built-in fuel source, you might be wondering how you’ll keep it suspended over your fire or stove. One method is to dig a shallow hole, a little over a foot in diameter, and place your heat source in there. Lay a large, flat stone on each side of the hole and place your griddle on top. Each handle of the griddle should be supported by a rock, suspending it over the hole where your heat source is located.

Camping Griddle Comparison Table

Griddles Comparison
GriddlesWeight (lbs)MaterialSurface Area (sq. inches)Best Use
BioLite FirePit Griddle8.75Cast Iron130Camping, Outdoor Cooking
Weber Q Griddle1Cast Iron108Grilling, Camping
Lodge Reversible Griddle/Grill9.5Cast Iron160Grilling, Camping
Blackstone Tabletop Griddle32Steel339Outdoor Cooking, Camping
Royal Gourmet Gas Grill Griddle19.8Steel221Outdoor Cooking, BBQ
Nordic Ware Two Burner Griddle2Aluminum163Stovetop Grilling
Country Smokers Portable Griddle48.4Steel597Outdoor Cooking, Camping
Razor Griddle49.6Stainless Steel432Outdoor Cooking, Tailgating

Top Camping Griddles – Reviewed

BioLite FirePit Griddle

  • Material: Cast Iron
  • Weight: 8.75 Pounds
  • Surface Area: 130 Square Inches
  • Non-Stick: No

A perfect option for smaller groups, the BioLite FirePit griddle is a fairly light weight option for campers on the go. The surface is pre-seasoned, giving it a partially non-stick property, so you’ll have an easier time with clean up when you’re done eating. And what I love about cast iron is that the more you use it, the more seasoned it becomes over time.

With a raised edge measuring about 2 inches high, all of the grease, batter, and oil will stay inside the container. And let me tell you, this camping griddle just might be the most durable that we’ve ever seen. Though it’s recommended that you get the BioLite FirePit+ (sold separately) as a heat source, you can use it over an open fire as well.

The surface of the griddle can be a little rough, however. I’ve heard of some people taking an angle grinder to it, in an effort to smooth the surface out before re-seasoning it.

Reasons For

Lightweight (as far as griddles go)

Very durable

Comes pre-seasoned

Can be used with BioLite FirePit or over an open fire

2 inch high raised edge

Reasons Against

Surface can be a little rough

Weber Q Griddle

  • Material: Cast Iron
  • Weight: 1 Pound
  • Surface Area: 108 Square Inches
  • Non-Stick: No

Though it’s not a very versatile design, there’s still a lot to like about the Weber Q griddle. Unfortunately, you will have to be in the population of outdoorsmen who own a Weber Q gas grill, if you want to get any use out of it. This griddle was specifically designed to slot into one half of the grill, allowing you to cook delicate food that would otherwise slip through the grate.

One side is flat, while the other has ridges, and it nests perfectly inside the cooker. Regardless of what you’re preparing, you’ll be able to fully close the lid of your grill, so you can cook your food to perfection. Being able to cook sausages on the grate and pancakes on the griddle at the same time is a feat that will make you a source of envy at the campground. And even better yet, food just doesn’t stick!

Reasons For

Food doesn’t stick

Fits perfectly inside a Weber grill

Only takes up half the grill, so you can cook multiple things at a time

Very durable

Grease disposal is simple

Reasons Against

Expensive

Lodge Reversible Griddle/Grill

  • Material: Cast Iron
  • Weight: 9.5
  • Surface Area: 160 Square Inches
  • Non-Stick: No

Want a griddle that you can use literally anywhere for anything? The Lodge reversible griddle/grill is a versatile tool that you can do just about anything with. Want to make eggs or pancakes? Just use the smooth side of the griddle to cook these and more. Want to get those nice grill marks on chicken or steak? Flip the griddle around and use the “grill” side for any kind of meat.

On top of that, you can use this product on a grill or over a campfire, so there’s no need for you to purchase an additional fuel source. You could even slide it into an oven if you wanted, but that would have to wait until you get back home again.

Aside from being a little difficult to clean, and a tad expensive for what you get, there’s little to dislike about this portable griddle for camping. It’s a nice, basic option for those of you who want to keep it simple.

Reasons For

Simple but versatile design

Can be used on the grill, over the campfire, or in the oven

Handy reversible design

Very durable

Fairly non-stick when seasoned

Reasons Against

A little hard to clean

Blackstone Tabletop Griddle

Blackstone Tabletop Griddle, 1666, Heavy Duty Flat Top Griddle Grill Station for Camping, Camp, Outdoor, Tailgating, Tabletop – Stainless Steel Griddle with Knobs & Ignition, Black, 22 inch
  • Material: Steel
  • Weight: 32 Pounds
  • Surface Area: 339 Square Inches
  • Non-Stick: No

Our first “all in one” griddle in this review, the Blackstone Tabletop griddle comes with an attached heat source. There are two H burners under the griddle, and each of these can be independently controlled. So, if you want one side to be hotter than the other, that’s perfectly doable.

The large surface area also means that you can comfortably cook for a large group of people. No need to make several batches of food with this griddle – everyone’s meal can come straight from the stove, so it’s hot and ready at the same time. Of course, all of this extra space (and the fact that the stove is attached to the griddle) means that you’re compromising on weight. Depending on how far you’re carrying it, this 32 pound beast might be a two person job. Still, it’s not too bad when you think about everything that’s included in that weight.

Reasons For

Large cooking surface

Even heating

Two burners that can be independently controlled

Easy to clean up

Pre-seasoned

Reasons Against

Quite heavy

Royal Gourmet Gas Grill Griddle

Royal Gourmet 23 Inch Outdoor Portable Flat Top Grill Table Top Propane Gas Mini Griddle Grill on Clearance Prime for Camping Cooking, Tailgating, PD1202R
  • Material: Steel
  • Weight: 19.8 Pounds
  • Surface Area: 221 Square Inches
  • Non-Stick: No

Royal Gourmet’s gas grill griddle is perfect for people on a budget. Almost nowhere else will you find a camping griddle with an attached stovetop for as cheap as this one. And considering just how inexpensive it is for what you get, the quality is surprisingly good (though it still falls short of the Blackstone griddle mentioned above).

I am a little wary of the 1 pound weight that it’s marketed to be. It’s certainly not much heavier than that, but it’s definitely not that light – especially when you factor in how much the fuel weighs too. However, a handful of pounds for such a large cooking surface is a pretty sweet deal any way you look at it.

There is a stainless steel tray that collects excess grease and other residues, making clean up simple and easy. On top of that, the gas burners do a good job of evenly heating up the griddle within a couple minutes. The ignition can be a little finicky, but once you’ve got it lit, the flames hold strong even when faced with powerful wind gusts.

Reasons For

Lightweight

Good sized cooking surface

Convenient grease tray

Even heating

Inexpensive

Reasons Against

May have trouble igniting

Nordic Ware Two Burner Griddle

Nordic Ware Two Burner Griddle, 10.3 x 17.4 inches, Non-Stick
  • Material: Aluminum
  • Weight: 2 Pounds
  • Surface Area: 163 Square Inches
  • Non-Stick: No

About as basic as you can get, the Nordic Ware two burner griddle is essentially just an aluminum sheet pan. It’s certainly not as durable as cast iron or steel, and you’ll have to be careful not to let it get too hot, otherwise it will warp or melt. If you’re putting in on a stove, I wouldn’t recommend turning the heat up past medium.

But that’s really where the downsides end. Not only is it incredibly lightweight, it’s also very cheap and can be used for a variety of purposes. You honestly could treat it like a sheet pan, or you could put it on a double burner to use as a griddle. Setting it over a campfire is also doable, as long as you keep a close eye on it to make sure it isn’t getting too hot. Aluminum has one of the lowest melting points of any metal used in cookware, and it’s also toxic when ingested, so it’ll be important to keep a close eye on it.

Reasons For

Cheap

Basic

Lightweight

Versatile

Non-stick

Reasons Against

Lower melting point

Country Smokers Portable Griddle

Country Smokers CSGDL0590 The Highland 4-Burner Portable Griddle, Large, Black
  • Material: Stainless Steel
  • Weight: 48.4 Pounds
  • Surface Area: 597 Square Inches
  • Non-Stick: No

We’re pulling out the big guns with Country Smokers portable griddle. At 597 square inches, it has the largest cooking surface out of anything else we’ve reviewed…by a long shot. In fact, it almost feels like overkill, unless you’re preparing meals for 6+ people. Definitely not something I would recommend lugging around if you’re only cooking for you and one or two other people.

But for large gangs, it gets the job done well. The cooking surface isn’t non-stick, but it has been pre-seasoned with organic cooking oil, making clean up fast and easy. In addition to that, there are multiple burners that you can control independently, making sure everything is cooked to perfection. If you want to prepare 5 dozen eggs along with a handful of sausage patties, this is the griddle for you. Just be aware that some components (like the legs) are a little flimsy, so you’ll always want to be gentle with it and use it on a flat surface.

Reasons For

Very large cooking surface

Pre-seasoned with organic oil

Four independent burners

Made from durable stainless steel

Foam covered handles for comfortable transportation

Reasons Against

Heavy

Some portions are a bit flimsy

Razor Griddle

Razor Griddle GGC2030M 25 Inch Outdoor 2 Burner Portable LP Propane Gas Grill Griddle with Top Cover, Wheels, & Storage Shelf for BBQ Cooking, Black
  • Material: Stainless Steel
  • Weight: 49.6 Pounds
  • Surface Area: 432 Square Inches
  • Non-Stick: No

This griddle by Razor is a beast. It’s the heaviest griddle in our lineup, and it doesn’t have the largest surface area, but it really can’t be beat when it comes to pure quality. Durable, portable, and incredibly easy to use, it’s the perfect addition to your camping setup – or for your backyard when you aren’t at the campground.

It’s easy to get overwhelmed when you first get the griddle. You look at such a big box and you’d expect it to be difficult to put together, considering all the bells and whistles that come with the design. But surprisingly enough, it’s very user friendly, both when you look at initial setup and as you learn how to cook with it later on.

As a griddle that’s both collapsible and on wheels, you can pull it behind you like a rolling suitcase. This allows you to transport it to more remote locations, despite the heavy weight of the steel frame and cooking surface. There are also two burners that can be controlled separately, allowing you to fine tune the heat of the griddle so everything can be cooked to perfection.

Reasons For

Well built

Easy to use

Simple to setup

Very portable

Even heat distribution

Large cooking surface

Reasons Against

Heavy

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Final Thoughts

There’s nothing like a good griddle to spice up your camping trip. They’re often large and bulky, but I find that they’re a worthy investment for car campers to make, to liven up the food culture of their campsite.

However, it’s important to choose carefully, and take a few factors into consideration. How many people are you feeding? What’s the weight of the griddle? Can it be used for anything else? With these things in mind, we believe that Blackstone’s tabletop griddle is the best overall product for campers to use. The cooking surface isn’t too large or too small, making it the optimal size for the most amount of people. It’s also small enough to carry, and has a two burner design that’s easy to use and easy to clean when you’re done.

Meet the Author!

By the age of 20, Spencer had already tackled some of the most famed mountain ranges in Europe, Asia, and North America. His mission is to help others accomplish their own outdoor-related goals, even within the time constraints of a 9-5 job and a busy life schedule.

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