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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
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 48
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 12
    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
BBQ joint atmosphere and

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
ShannonR3
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Fredericksburg, Texas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
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Fredericksburg, Texas
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Cranky Franks is a must!! We drive from San Antonio just to have a taste of real bbq! I like the chopped sandwich with a side of sausage and my husband gets the sliced sandwich! I like the sides bar and of corse their sweet tea! This is by far our favorite BBQ !!!!

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New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Great barbecue and all you can eat sides with certain plates. While the bbq was great I especially enjoyed some of the sides. A local dive kind of place but I would definitely be a regular if I lived nearby.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We ate and then got sime to go for a midnight snack - it was that good! Just tell them what u want! Marbled yummie rare brisket please! And a rack of your best ribs please. He even asked me if i wanted them cut up. Yes please! He was working on a few different orders. I saw some ribs... More 

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

If you Love BBQ, this is s must try. Everyone I take here had fake in love with it. The marbled brisket is delicious and the meat from the ribs just falls off the bone. But you better get there early. Anyways a line and anyways run out before close!

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Dallas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Im a native Texan, and this is some of the best BBQ Ive ever had! The brisket was very tender, the sausage was excellent! The line was out the door when we got there (it was a saturday morning) but totally worth the wait!!

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Friendswood, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We sought out Cranky Franks based on reputation and were not disappointed. Friendly people serving up kickass bbq. We had brisket and sausage. Both were excellent, with the brisket sliced lean as ordered, and it was moist and smoked nicely. Brisket done right. There is a reason CF is on the TMBBQ top 50 list. I'm sorry I didn't try... More 

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I have eaten a lot of bar b q in my lifetime and I would have to say that this is one of the very best bar b q restaurants I have ever been to. I have eaten here many times and have never been disappointed. Their brisket, chicken, pork, ribs, and sausage are terrific and their sauce is really... More 

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Gridley
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136 reviews 136 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

We were privileged to eat here twice on our trip to Fredericksburg Tho maybe lacking in atmosphere the good days it all it's outstanding and delicious It was even served at my sons wedding reception Just fantastic can't wait to go bsck

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hampshire
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Real authentic Texan bbq I suspect not many tourists from UK visit - if you don't go you're missing out German sausage particularly good

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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 0 - 10
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
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?