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1679 Hwy 87 South, Fredericksburg, TX 78624-5068
(830) 997-2353
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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
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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  • 50
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 3
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  • 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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Hawley, TX
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

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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Texas
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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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117 reviews 117 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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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
32 reviews 32 reviews
16 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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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?