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“Don't judge a book by its' cover”
Review of Cranky Frank's BBQ

Cranky Frank's BBQ
Ranked #15 of 137 Restaurants in Fredericksburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Don't judge a book by its' cover”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

Recommended by some locals for authentic Texas BBQ, we went for a late lunch - arrived about 2.30pm. A bit of a spit and sawdust place, but it is what it is. Good, honest cooking, very helpful staff and absolutely gorgeous BBQ food. We couldn't try the chicken as it had sold out - hence other advisors tips to get there early - but we tried every other meat.... wow! Never had brisket like it.
I must admit that the sides aren't anything to get excited about, but the BBQ is what we went for and highly recommend.

  • Visited March 2013
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Texas
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215 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Good ole Texas BBQ”
Reviewed March 12, 2013

If you want BBQ in Fredericksburg, this is the place. Cafeteria style, with the usual meats and sides, including some extras like corn and green beans.The pork ribs are wonderful, also the chicken and brisket are delicious. Love that sweet tea with real lemons. A fine stop where the locals go.

  • Visited March 2013
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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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32 reviews
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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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Mission, Texas
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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
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10 reviews
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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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