If your home is connected to a natural gas line, you may be able to use the fuel to power a grill. There are numerous benefits to having a natural gas grill—for instance, natural gas is often cheaper than liquid propane, and you won't have to worry about running out of fuel mid-barbecue!
Thankfully, many of the top gas grills have a natural gas option, or at least include a brand-approved conversion kit. It's also helpful to figure out how long a hose you'll need to hook the grill up to your home's natural gas line. That leads to another big consideration of where you'll be placing this grill, and how much space you have for it. Whether you have space for a 6-burner mammoth or want a compact 2-burner version, we have the best natural gas grills for your yard.
Weber Spirit II E-310 3-Burner Natural Gas Grill
Even heating surface and few flare-ups
Quality construction and sleek, compact design
Compatible with Weber’s iGrill 3
Grease management system for easy clean-up
No side burner
Hood isn’t as deep as other models
For a highly rated, dependable gas grill at a reasonable price, you’ll love the Weber Spirit II E-310 Natural Gas Grill. Natural gas grills can be expensive, but this model is quite affordable without compromising functionality. The 3-burner grill boasts 424 square inches of cooking space across its main cooking surface and a 105-square-inch warming rack, and it delivers 30,000 BTUs per hour, letting you whip up meals for a crowd.
After a quick set-up, you'll be able to flip burgers in no time. The electronic infinity ignition lit every time we tested it, and the built-in thermometer registered the right temperature, even when we were only using one burner. One of the most impressive aspects was the lack of flare-ups—we chalked that up to both the flavorizers bars and the front-access grease management system. We really liked the grill's porcelain-enameled cast-iron cooking grates, which are very durable and a cinch to wipe down.
And we're not the only ones to enjoy this grill! Many reviewers admit that they were initially attracted to this grill because of its modest cost, but almost all agree that the Spirit II E-310 delivers consistent results. Though we tested the propane model, the natural gas version does have the same features with a 10-foot flexible hose hook-up.
Price at time of publish: $639
Dimensions: 52 x 27 x 44.5 inches | Burners: 3 | Total Cooking Area: 450 square inches | BTU: 26,500/hour | Warranty: 10 years
"This grill got extremely hot extremely quickly. We’re talking just a few minutes to get up to 500 degrees." –Angelica Leicht, Product Reviewer
Best Under $500
Dyna-Glo Premier 2-Burner Natural Gas Gril
Over 400 square inches of cooking space
Includes 10-foot gas hose
Enclosed lower cabinet
Some hot spots across cooking surface
Doesn't get as hot as larger grills
While it may not be as spacious or fancy as high-end models, this solid natural gas grill will deliver even cooking over its two burners and 445 square inches of cooking space.
The Dyna-Glo Premier has a 319-square-inch main cooking area and a smaller warming rack. It also comes with a 10-foot natural gas hose. It delivers a total of 24,000 BTUs, and the brand’s EquiHeat technology helps ensure even, consistent heat distribution. The grill has a quick-start ignition, folding side shelves, tool hooks, and even a towel holder, and most reviewers are quite happy with their purchase, saying it heats up extremely quickly and is the ideal size for a small family.
Price at time of publish: $390
Dimensions: 50.2 x 23.23 x 45.28 inches | Burners: 2 | Total Cooking Area: 445 square inches | BTU: 24,000/hour | Warranty: 1 year
Weber Summit S-670 6-Burner Natural Gas Grill
Large cooking area
12,000-BTU side burner
Lighted control knobs
Cabinet doors are flimsy
If you’re willing to spend a bit more on a natural gas grill, you won’t be disappointed with the Weber Summit S-670. This high-end model from Weber has all the bells and whistles you could ever want, including a spacious 769-square-inch main cooking area and 145-square-inch warming rack. The Summit S-670 delivers 60,000 BTUs across its six burners, and it comes with a 10-foot gas hose.
This luxury grill delivers features that grill masters are sure to love. We’re talking about its front-mounted lighted control knobs, a 12,000-BTU side burner, a 10,600-BTU Sear Station burner, a 6,800-BTU smoker burner, and a 10,600-BTU rear-mounted, infrared rotisserie burner. That’s not all, either. This model features a built-in thermometer, two stainless steel work areas, six tool hooks, and an enclosed cabinet. Reviewers say you’ll feel like “a kid at Christmas” when you purchase this grill, as it truly is an unbeatable investment for those who love nothing more than a good barbecue.
Price at time of publish: $3,649
Dimensions: 30 x 74.1 x 57.1 inches | Burners: 6 | Total Cooking Area: 838 square inches | BTU: 60,000/hour | Warranty: 10 years
Best With Rotisserie
Weber Summit S-470 4-Burner Natural Gas Grill
Built-in rotisserie system
Spacious cooking area
Built-in grill light
Grates are hard to clean
Certain high-end grills come equipped with a special rotisserie burner, and the Weber Summit S-470 delivers this feature—along with countless others. This Weber natural gas grill has four stainless steel burners and a total cooking area of 580 square inches, spread across a 468 square inch main area and a 112 square inch warming rack. Its main burners deliver 48,800 BTUs each.
In addition to its main cooking space, this grill features an infrared rotisserie burner, sear station, smoker box, and side burner. The rotisserie system includes a flip-up, fold-down motor, allowing you to make delicious moist rotisserie chicken right at home. Plus, reviewers rave about the quality and performance of this grill, writing that it’s one of the best in its class.
Price at time of publish: $2,749
Dimensions: 38.6 x 30.5 x 52 inches | Burners: 4 | Total Cooking Area: 580 square inches | BTU: 48,800/hour | Warranty: 10 years
Weber Q-3200 Natural Gas Grill
Two burners and cast-iron grates
Includes 10-foot gas hose
Warming rack is very small
No handle for wheeling
If you don’t have a huge grilling area, you might prefer a smaller natural gas grill like the Weber Q 3200. This popular model is more affordable, but it still has ample cooking space—468 square inches across its primary area and warming rack. It has two stainless steel burners that deliver 21,700 BTUs across its porcelain-enameled cast-iron grates, and the grill head is bolted to a heavy-duty cart that’s easy to move, thanks to its all-weather wheels.
The Weber Q 3200 may be on the small side, but it still has plenty of useful features, like fold-down side tables, infinite control burner valves, a built-in thermometer, and a removable catch pan. It comes with a 10-foot flexible hose, and reviewers say it's the perfect size for a small patio or outdoor area.
Price at time of publish: $539
Dimensions: 43.5 x 50.2 x 21 inches | Burners: 2 | Total Cooking Area: 468 square inches | BTU: 21,700/hour | Warranty: 5 years
Evo Professional Wheeled Cart 2-Burner Natural Gas Grill with Flattop
Seasoned flat-top is extremely versatile
Spacious cooktop with two burners
Cart design for better mobility
Includes tools and accessories
If you've ever wished you could scramble up some eggs or cook a few pancakes out on your grill, consider your wish granted. The Evo Professional Wheeled Cart is a unique two-burner natural gas grill that comes equipped with a seasoned steel flat-top—similar to a griddle—making it an incredibly versatile addition to your patio. You can use the grill's temperature zones separately, and the 707-square-inch cooktop delivers a maximum output of 48,000 BTU.
The flat cooking surface of this natural gas grill allows you to sear, sauté, grill, toast, and stir-fry all your favorite foods, and you can adjust its temperature anywhere from 225 to 550 degrees. It starts via an electronic push-button ignition, and the wheeled cart design can easily be moved around your deck or patio as needed.
Price at time of publish: $4,995
Dimensions: 40 x 40 x 37 inches | Burners: 2 | Total Cooking Area: 30-inch diameter/707 square inches | BTU: 48,000/hour | Warranty: Lifetime
The Weber Spirit II E-310 delivers precise and reliable results, and its cost is quite reasonable as natural gas grills go. For an option under $500, we recommend the Dyno Glo Premier 2-Burner Natural Gas Grill.
How We Researched
To compile this list, our team of editors and contributors spent hours researching the best natural gas grills on the market in this category, evaluating their key features—like BTUs, size, or price—in addition to reviews from customers and other trusted sources. We then used this research to assign a star rating from one to five (five being the best; one being the worst) to certain products on the list.
When We're Testing
To get you ready for peak grilling season, we're doing a new round of testing on both gas grills in early 2023. We'll be testing both tried-and-true models as well as a few of the newer grills on the market. Each will be put through a battery of tasks to analyze a multitude of attributes including heat retention and ease of use.
What to Look for in a Natural Gas Grill
Number of Burners
More burners equals two things: more power and more heat zones. For the latter, this means you can multitask on your grill. For instance, when you’re roasting a chicken and want to use indirect heat, it will be easier on a grill with more burners since you can turn off the center burner (or burners) while leaving the outer burners on. Or your steaks can sear on high heat to start, then you can move them to a cooler part of the grill to finish. In short, more burners mean more versatility.
Natural gas grills must be hooked up to a gas coupling, which will typically be located on the exterior wall of your home. (If you don't have a gas coupling already, you'll need to hire a professional to install one.) Measure the distance between the coupling and the location where you want to place your grill, then ensure the grill comes with a hose that's long enough to connect the two. If it's not, you'll need to purchase a longer hose.
Each grill has its own special features that make them more appealing than others, with more expensive models having the most. Many find features like side burners, built-in thermometers, tool hooks, and wheels essential features to have. Grills can also have prep tables (on both the side or in the front), shelves, and integrated cleaning systems. The high-end grills will comes with smart technology and built-in grill lights for nighttime grilling.
How do you hook up a natural gas grill?
First, you’ll need a professional to run a gas line outside your home to the closest wall to your cooking area. Once you have that ready, shut off your home’s gas line. Then, install the gas hose that a professional has routed to your cooking area by connecting the gas coupling outside the wall to your natural gas grill. The hose should run between the coupling and the grill and connect to both. Turn on the gas line, and your grill should work. Turn the gas back off at the coupling when you have finished using it.
Can you use propane on a natural gas grill?
Some natural gas grills can be converted to propane usage, while some cannot. Check the user manual for your natural gas grill to find out if it can be converted to propane. Some natural gas grills can be converted to propane, but you’ll need to purchase a propane conversion kit. If you don’t have your user manual anymore, contact the manufacturer of your grill to find out if conversion is possible.
Do you need a regulator for a natural gas grill?
Yes, a natural gas grill needs an appliance regulator. The regulator controls the amount of pressure going into the grill. Natural gas grills use about 110 PSI of gas. The regulator will ensure that an even flow of gas is moving to and through the grill, which will ensure that it works correctly and without surges or gaps in power.
How do you clean a natural gas grill?
Begin by making sure your grill is off and cooled. Then remove the grilling grates and, underneath them, the metal plates that cover the burners. Use a rag to wipe away any debris sitting on the burners. Take the grates and metal pieces and soak them in hot, soapy water for 30 minutes, and then use a rag to wipe them down. Rinse them off. Use a grill brush for any stuck-on pieces on the grates, dry the grates and metal pieces, and place them back on the grill. To clean the outside of your grill, wipe it down with a rag and a cleaning product specifically made for your grill’s material.
Why Trust The Spruce Eats?
This article was written by Camryn Rabideau, who has written nearly a dozen pieces on all styles of grills for The Spruce Eats.
Ariane Resnick, who updated this roundup, is a special diet chef, certified nutritionist, and bestselling author. She has more than 20 years experience in the food and writing spaces and believes in a joy-filled approach to health and wellness.