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Cranky Frank's BBQ

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1679 Hwy 87 South, Fredericksburg, TX 78624-5068
(830) 997-2353
Today
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great BBQ!!

Realllly good! A must if you come to Fredericksburg!! Don't forget the puddin!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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dfw
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

Realllly good! A must if you come to Fredericksburg!! Don't forget the puddin!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Houston, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Plan on going early because they are only open 11-3 Tues through Saturday. And when it is gone,,,,it is gone. Serving Brisket, Pork, Sausage and Chicken. A local favorite and not at all touristy.

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Blowing Rock, North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Just the right amount of seediness for a BBQ joint, concrete block building, outdoor picnic tables, cold beer, low budget signage, basic limited menu of the best BBQ I had in Texas. The BBQ line develops quick and when they sell out, they close. Lunch only.

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Tucson, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

A must when visiting Fredericksburg! Don't come for the ambiance…though it has it's own charm….come for the food! It is worth the wait! They were out of pulled pork (at 1 p.m. on a weekday) so we had the ribs and weren't disappointed. I could eat here every day and work my way through their menu. If you like small... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We enjoyed our brisket sandwich at Cranky Frank's so much that we went back the next day and had ribs for dinner! Both were tender, well seasoned, and cooked to perfection. Stop by here for a meal if you are in Fredericksburg...or anywhere nearby!

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Dallas, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Very casual place. Barbecue great and good selection of side dishes. Good sized portion on the lunch plate. Price was right as well. Will make this a regular stop on our visits to Fredericksburg.

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Hawley, TX
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This is real pit cooked bar b que and it is delicious the joint was clean and the food was good. I got the brisket plate and it came with all the help yourself sides a person could possibly eat. This is not a multiple star restaurant with table cloths it is a really good place to eat real Texas... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This is one of the very best! Had the marbled brisket and a little burnt end - so delicious! Their original bbq sauce is good but their German one is outstanding, not that the meat needed any. Also appreciate their judicious of salt! And their sides of potato salad, cole slaw and beans were the best! An outstanding example of... More 

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Sweetwater, Texas
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124 reviews 124 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

The brisket was good, but nothing fantastic. It was like brisket you can get at any smoked BBQ place in Texas. The potato salad was fine, but it was dill and we prefer sweet. The sauce was fair, again we prefer smokey sweet thick sauce, and this was thin mild, almost blah sauce and we did not like the "family... More 

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great BBQ. A while back, Cranky Frank's made the Texas Monthly list of best BBQ joints in Texas. It was a well deserved tribute to a great place. The food is what you come here for not the decor or the ambiance. The brisket and sausage are flavorful and perfectly cooked. (I'm a Texas girl and believe that if you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1679 Hwy 87 South, Fredericksburg, TX 78624-5068
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Fredericksburg
  • Phone Number: (830) 997-2353

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?