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Cranky Frank's BBQ

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” (47 reviews)
“beans” (20 reviews)
“chicken” (20 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1679 Hwy 87 South, Fredericksburg, TX 78624-5068
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My 13 year old grandson said these were the best ribs he had ever eaten. They serve lunch until they run out of food! Get there early. I loved the coleslaw...

Thank CB2JP
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Visited for the first time. Had a chopped beef sandwich which was very tasty. My wife had a pork sandwich which she said was one of the best she had ever eaten. Both were large portions. Good food and good prices. A good combination.

Thank Rick U
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Any BBQ place that advertises that it is open "until we run out" almost automatically qualifies as legitimate in the pantheon of Texas BBQ joints. Cranky Frank's is easy to pass by unless you are looking for it (as we were with Trip Advisor in...More

Thank Frisco6
Reviewed 20 April 2017

BBQ sauce is thin and a bit weak. It was ok but because it was as thin as it was you had to pour quite a bit on. It could be thicker and much better. Not trying to be too critical but there is better.

Thank seetheworld010
Reviewed 19 April 2017

I love their brisket is tender to the point of falling apart. My wife loves their chicken. Their sides are very well done. It is a very casual place, nothing fancy.

Thank Carguytx
Reviewed 18 April 2017

The pork or brisket plate! Lots of sides on the buffet. BBQ is DEEE lightful. Beans, potato salad, cole slaw and 2 kinds of BBQ sauce on the buffet.

Thank Kathryn M
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

This is a walk up and order, paper plate, serve your own sides, kind of place. Come in with a relaxed attitude and enjoy the smoked meats. Tops on our list were the brisket and pork. Others sitting around us had the hot links on...More

Thank Liz102676
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

I dropped in 8 years ago for a terrific meal. That visit, the pit master took me around back to show me how the BBQ was done--- I had asked questions about their ribs and how they were smoked and he took me for a...More

Thank Teako N
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Gotta come back, a must before I type another thing. Ok we were driving by on the way to the Perdernales Brewing Co.for lunch. We had been wine tasting in Fredericksburg Tx. ( See review of Grape Creek Winery and William and Chris) We found...More

1  Thank edc718
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Everything at Cranky Frank's is delicious! The pork, chicken, ribs and brisket are all unbeatable. The sides are delicious, but the meat is exceptional......so good, and always dependable!,,

Thank judymH5480NC
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
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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