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Cranky Frank's BBQ

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1679 Hwy 87 South, Fredericksburg, TX 78624-5068
(830) 997-2353
Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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San Antonio, Texas
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am not a local of Fredericksburg but do work in the area. I make it a point to eat at this location at least 2x a month to get this amazing baked potato loaded with chopped beef, butter, sour cream, sauce ... The prices are reasonable and the taste/flavor; outstanding! You must try this place ...

Thank Jesse M
New Braunfels, Texas
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took a motorcycle ride through the hill country and decided to try the bar b que. Had the pull pork sandwich - normally order two - glad I didn't. It was a big sandwich with a lot of extra pork. Used a little of the sauce to give a little edge to it - was great. The reason I guess... More 

Thank TX4Ever42
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189 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Full of locals so must be true what they say! It isn't the flashiest place but man, does he do a good marbled brisket - we noticed a choice between lean and marbled - we went down that line and thinking about it now makes my mouth water - its a true Texan BBQ joint and well worth a visit... More 

Thank PeanutWellington
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a cute place with an entertaining menu! The BBQ is some of the best we have ever eaten! The sides are tasty, the tea is strong and refreshing, the service is good with friendly staff, and it's easy to get to with lots of parking.

1 Thank nancyTx
Fredericksburg, Texas
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love the pork sandwich here....everything is amazing on the menu. The brisket has amazing flavor and is juicy.

Thank Hobie66
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quick, easy, cheap, delicious. Had the chicken and the brisket, very good. Place opens at 11am and closes when food runs out which is usually around 3pm so go early.

Thank Carrie L
Houston, Texas
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

We go to Fredericksburg almost every year and have never gone to "Cranky Franks" so this year we decided we had to try it. The first day we got there at 1:15 and they were "sold out". They open at 11:00 and stay open until they sellout or 3:00pm which ever comes first and they almost always sellout. The next... More 

1 Thank James G
Austin Texas
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

We were driving back from Kerrville and I had read about Crank Franks so we decided to stop and so glad we did the BBQ Brisket sandwich I do not like BBQ on buns but these were very good ,the sandwich was delicious! I like hole in the wall places and this was great , a BBQ joint at its... More 

Thank KPALO2011
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Cold staff, okay meat, the sides were REALLY good & was the sweet tea. The BBQ sauce was awful-too much vinegar. I had the sausage which wasn't good. I tasted the brisket, which had good flavor but was on the dry side.

1 Thank Sylvia O
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139 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

When you see on the wall that Texas Monthly rate it as one of the 50 best BBQ restaurant in the world that the food is good. There was a line earlyon Saturday morning.I had a chopped BBQ sandwich which was very good and the bun was different, very soft and thick. I had potato salad as a side. It... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1679 Hwy 87 South, Fredericksburg, TX 78624-5068
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Fredericksburg
  • Phone Number: (830) 997-2353

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