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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
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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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  • 60
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best BBQ we had in Texas!

Typical great BBQ place...not much for décor, but it's all about some seriously good ribs and brisket. We found the prices pretty reasonable, and the staff was not cranky at all, despite the name!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Typical great BBQ place...not much for décor, but it's all about some seriously good ribs and brisket. We found the prices pretty reasonable, and the staff was not cranky at all, despite the name!

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Place doesn't look like much from the outside but the food is excellent. We were lucky to arrive on a Friday at 1:00 and they still had food and not much of a crowd. We shared brisket and pork - both excellent. We like a different type of sauce but Franks is not bad. Totally recommend this place.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We spent a week in Texas working our way through a list of BBQ places and right up until the last day and last meal before we flew home (when we went to Blacks in Lockhart) we were both agreed that Cranky Franks was the winner. Personally I think that the sausage I had was the best but Blacks just... More 

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DFW Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

reviewed on phone. short and to the point. first clue lots of cars out front. short line. moved quick. i had pulled pork sandwich and a side order of burnt ends. yes yes yes. sauce was good. not to sweet. wife and son had brisket both chopped and sliced. have to go back. wished we livwd closer. fyi this is... More 

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NYS
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This was our third visit to Cranky Frank's, each time I have found the Q to be very good. My companion had the lean brisket, nice smoke, moist, flavorful. I had ribs, smoke, bite, color, chew, all top shelf. I also had some "fatty end" brisket, really good flavor. If you are in the area try Cranky Frank's.

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dfw
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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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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Additional Information about Cranky Frank's BBQ

Address: 1679 Hwy 87 South, Fredericksburg, TX 78624-5068
Phone Number: (830) 997-2353
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Fredericksburg
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
Average Prices: USD 10
Cuisine: American, Barbecue

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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: 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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