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Cranky Frank's BBQ

1679 Hwy 87 South, Fredericksburg, TX 78624-5068
(830) 997-2353
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Ranked #29 of 113 restaurants in Fredericksburg
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch
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English first
San Diego, California, United States
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I've been to Cranky Franks several times and always have decent meal. That being said, it isn't anything special like you'll get elsewhere but out of the 4-5 different BBQ places I've eaten at on this trip, I'd say it's #2 so far behind Lum's in Junction. That was some of the best brisket I've had in a long time.... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Friendly service; delicious brisket and sliced beef; sauces were excellent as well; some of the best BBQ I've had. The meat had a good smoky taste that was balanced well with the natural flavor. Nothing overdone; it was all just right. Very happy we visited!

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Long Beach, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Great BBQ. We got there at 11 when they opened. A short drive from Fredericksburg main street. They run out of food early by 1 or 2 pm and they close at three. I'm a bbq rib person myself, so I got half ribs and some end cut beef brisket. OMG!!! Liked them both but the brisket was by far... More

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New Orleans
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50 reviews 50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

My husband is from Texas and loves BBQ. We passed this place on our way into Fredericksburg and decided to stop for lunch. So glad we did. We actually got the last piece of sausage, which was very tasty. The three of us all chose the moist brisket sandwich, but passed on the sides. The gentleman taking the order and... More

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Gridley
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122 reviews 122 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Came here while here I. Vacation and soldo hot yo enjoy as the main courses at our dons wedding reception and enjoyed it doubly each time their sandwiches are so good and the sides we got were great love their beans my husband even agreed to advertise and we now have a Cranky a Franks sticker on our back bumper

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Denver, Colorado
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We had tried to go to AlamoSprings Cafe lunch for the hamburgers but it was convoulted--one road was gone (washed out?) and we had to take the long way! Once there, it was one day it was closed--Tuesday. Yes, we should have called ahead but we did get to see the bat tunnel. Anyhow, we decided on BBQ and wound... More

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sonoma county
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Very good lean brisket. Husband had ribs. He especially likes that they are not dripping in sauce. Super nice folks taking our orders.

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Bay City, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great brisket and ribs. Sides were good as well. The downside is they are only open a short time 11 to 3 and 11 to 2 on Sunday. Prices are a little high and you will have to wait in line but it is good food. The place is a little congested so you need patience when ordering and again... More

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Fredericksburg, Texas, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

So much better than some of the other, more well-known places like the one in Llano! Long lines sometimes, but they move fast, fast great service, and most important GREAT BBQ. Eat there or take out, all the fixin's, ice tea, beer, you would expect. Wonderful daily specials, get there early though before they sell out! A local favorite for... More

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NZ
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537 reviews 537 reviews
321 restaurant reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

On the wine trail in Hill Country we thought we'd chow down on some REAL BBQ in Freddyburg. This is a no frills BBQ joint with excellent standards on all parts of the experience. Quality. we had the trinity of brisket, ribs & sausage with sides of cole slaw & potato salad. Not had better in my limited experience in... More

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