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Cranky Frank's BBQ

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1679 Hwy 87 South, Fredericksburg, TX 78624-5068
(830) 997-2353
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Houston, Texas
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

Thank James G
Austin Texas
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Sylvia O
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123 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Gillum S
Magnolia, United States
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a MUST visit! This place does not look so good to the eye BUT your taste buds will thank you! We got there at 1pm another couple came in after us and then one of the cooks came out of the kitchen and locked the door. They sell out and lock up. It's have good, even if theirs... More 

Thank Laura C
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Was looking for a quiet place with good food at reasonable cost. Found it all at Cranky Frank's. My husband was meeting up with a friend not seen for over 10 years. He wanted a place where they could talk to catch up yet have a good filling lunch. The beef brisket plate with a third of a pound of... More 

Thank lynn p
Dallas, Texas
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Yum!! Humble place that is awesome! Brisket was great. Worth the trip! Atmosphere was very simple. But the food was great.

Thank Laura L
Seal Beach, California, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

We got here before opening, on a weekday. There was a short line but we were at the head of it. The guy behind us, a local, said to get the "fatty" brisket as opposed to the "lean" so I went against my California sensibilities ;) and ordered it. Amazing. It was so tender that the available plastic knives were... More 

Thank Sherrie K
Montgomery, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Get there early because when they run out, the doors are closed. The meats are divine and sides are good. Second time we've been to the area and CF was on the repeat list.

Fredericksburg, Texas
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Our family loves Cranky Frank's BBQ. Whenever we have guests from out of town, we make certain that they experience this great Texas BBQ. We feel it is the best we have ever had.

Thank Janet S

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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?