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“Get there early!!!”
Review of Cranky Frank's BBQ

Cranky Frank's BBQ
Ranked #24 of 142 Restaurants in Fredericksburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch
San Antonio, Texas, United States
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Get there early!!!”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

We absolutely love Cranky Franks!!! We have not had a friend be disappointed yet after they visit! The brisket falls apart and the meat from the ribs slides off with no effort. Their all you can eat side buffett is always a hit. A must for BBQ lovers!

  • Visited February 2013
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2 Thank Cathy D
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Mission, Texas
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A must while your in Fredericksburg!”
Reviewed February 22, 2013

Needing a BBQ fix, I checked TripAdvisor for a good BBQ location. Cranky Franks? Great reviews so we gotta hit it.
Don't expect any thing fancy but it will be some of the best BBQ you have ever had!!!! Marbled sliced brisket and a side of sausage. Banana pudding for dessert and I was ready for a nap!!
Thanks to the guys at the counter for being helpful, friendly and humorous. You made a long time customer out of us.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Dave8383
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Houston, TX
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great Brisket”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

I love burnt ends and Cranky Franks were perfect. The brisket was very moist and flavorful. We passed on the tourist places in Fredericksburg and saw all the ranch trucks part at this place. It was the right decision.

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank TexasTraveler0
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Juneau, Alaska
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“True Texas BBQ”
Reviewed January 18, 2013

I've eaten at MANY a Texas roadside BBQ joint for lunch and Cranky Frank's is the BEST. Small inside dining room is always packed by noon. It opens at 11 am and closes at 3 pm on most days, check the website for up to date details. There is outdoor seating, weather permitting. It is not a fancy place but is ALWAYS busy, get there at 11 am or around 1:30 pm for less of a crowd. The ribs are the best, and the ice tea is delicious. A true BBQ jewel in the hill country.

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank Fredenberg
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Galway, Ireland
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Authentic Texas Barbecue Joint”
Reviewed December 31, 2012 via mobile

Stopped for lunch on the way into Fredericksburg. Enjoyed the laid back atmosphere, delicious brisket & all you can eat sides. Had by first Lobo negra beer. Everything was tasty - nice place.

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1 Thank mjspencer_us
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