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Cranky Frank's BBQ

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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
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout

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  • 76
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 4
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Get it before they SELL OUT! Awesome

Simply delicious, old school BBQ. Pick your meat, fill up your sides... Ideal too for take away on your winery picnic. Just be aware they are often sold out by 1pm

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Kennellyadventure
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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79 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Simply delicious, old school BBQ. Pick your meat, fill up your sides... Ideal too for take away on your winery picnic. Just be aware they are often sold out by 1pm

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Thank Kennellyadventure
Anna, Texas, United States
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every time I've been to this place, the wait is out the door, but it's totally worth it! We had the brisket place with the sides and drinks. It was so good and mouth-watering! This place is a must for great BBQ!! I will be back for sure when I'm in the area again. 2 thumbs up!!

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Thank Kimberly C
Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has a weird name and a very typical hill country-outdoor-seating-paper-plate kind of atmosphere....but, the BBQ is awesome! The chopped beef sandwich is usually what I have but the ribs and half chicken are wonderful. This is a must have for lunch. It is out of downtown so you will need to drive (but not far down Hwy 87)... More 

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Thank HillCountryFoodie
Fredericksburg, Texas
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

This place has consistently great BBQ! The Bake-Taters and sandwiches are worth the wait! This is another stop that the locals call home.

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Thank SnargyBoy
Houston, Texas
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

This was my favorite place, and will be coming back often. I had a chopped sandwich with potatoes salad and all the fixings. It was the best BBQ I've ever had and trust me, I love BBQ. My friend got ribs and oh my, they were tender and perfect. Cute little place. You order at the counter and find a... More 

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Thank Hannah P
Fredericksburg, Texas
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371 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

We've eaten BBQ at many places around Texas and other states... and this BBQ place tops our list! We keep returning and recommending it to others. They really know their stuff about true smoked BBQ, and it's worth a stop. Go on the early side before they sell out. The pork ribs are our favorite! Very casual BBQ joint --... More 

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Thank fbglove
Aledo, Texas
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

The food at this place was really really good. We love barbecue and have visited lots of restaurants including the big ones with 3 hour waits. This one is right up there with all of those. Loved it all.

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Thank SonjaWoods
Eugene, Oregon
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

The brisket was a little dry but we didn't get there until 2 pm, it was very tender. My husband liked the pulled pork. We liked the pinto beans, cole slaw & I liked the potato salad. We will definitely go back. The prices are reasonable. You order from the counter, food is ready to pick up right away &... More 

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Thank Betty E
Summersville, West Virginia
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Great BBQ, fun atmosphere, and where the locals eat. The BBQ pork was exceptional, moist and flavorful. Try the different BBQ sauces. You'll find one or more that you love.

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Thank merrygumbo
Kerrville, Texas
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

We stopped for lunch after climbing Enchanted Rock. We were hungry! We got there at 11 am when it opened. I ordered the fatty brisket plate so I could sample all the sides and my dining partner ordered the pork plate. The server pulled a fresh brisket from the warmer and I got the first slices from it including the... 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: Barbecue, American

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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?