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Cranky Frank's BBQ

1679 Hwy 87 South, Fredericksburg, TX 78624-5068
(830) 997-2353
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Ranked #26 of 113 restaurants in Fredericksburg
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch
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English first
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We drove from Austin to try Cranky Franks. Well worth it. Texas Monthly got another one right. The brisket was very moist and flavorful. The ribs were tender and juicy. They also have a ton of awesome sides. Try this place. Today. Now.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We visited Cranky Frank's after a long morning hike up Enchanted Rock and it was amazing!! Their marbel brisket was seasoned perfectly and had just the right char. Their ribs literally fell off the bone and were sooo juicy. Both sauces were great - try them both! We ate outside on the patio and it was very relaxing. A must-stop... More

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Pricey but very good Texas Hill Country Bar-B-Que! It is off Main St. but worth the short drive. Enjoy!

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San Antonio, TX
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This little place served the best brisket my brisket-loving family has ever had and the pinto beans were sublime. (That's a recipe I will go home and try to crack!)

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San antonio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

While this was not top notch BBQ, I would recommend it to anyone visiting Fredericksburg with a hankering for good old fashion pit BBQ. Good food and service.

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Superlative marbled brisket but if they're sold out the pork, ribs and sausage are all excellent. It's definitely worth having the full complement of sides with very good home made potato salad, slaw and baked beans. Friendly staff, great food, fair prices - Fredericksburg is lucky to have Cranky Frank's.

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San Diego, California, United States
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57 reviews 57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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11 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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20 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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