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Cranky Frank's BBQ

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1679 Hwy 87 South, Fredericksburg, TX 78624-5068
+1 830-997-2353
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“ribs” (45 reviews)
“potato salad” (37 reviews)
“pork” (18 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1679 Hwy 87 South, Fredericksburg, TX 78624-5068
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Reviewed March 20, 2016

Be sure and go early, when the food is gone, they close. This is some of the best BBQ I've had in awhile.

Thank JJontheGOGo
Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

Meats are very tasty and worth the drive to check out this BBQ place. They are only open from 11 am - 3 pm Tuesday through Saturday. The line can get long quick. The group of us had just about everything on the menu and...More

Thank Michele S
Reviewed February 12, 2016 via mobile

Simply the best BBQ ribs you are going to find. While there are many fantastic places to eat in Fredericksburg, if you can only do one, this should be it!

Thank MNgal62
Reviewed February 8, 2016

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

1  Thank Kennellyadventure
Reviewed January 21, 2016

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...More

Thank Kimberly C
Reviewed January 15, 2016

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...More

Thank HillCountryFoodie
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.

Thank SnargyBoy
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...More

Thank Hannah P
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...More

Thank fbglove
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.

Thank SonjaWoods
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
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: +1 830-997-2353
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