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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” (21 reviews)
“chicken” (21 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1679 Hwy 87 South, Fredericksburg, TX 78624-5068
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The brisket was moist and tender. I prefer a stronger smoked flavor on my bar b q but overall the meat was delicious. We ordered some lean brisket as well and it was tender and flavorful. The pork was cooked perfectly but could have used...More

Thank WenTip
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place serves barbeque from 11:00 to till sold out which could be anywhere from 1pm to 2pm or even earlier. You can eat outside or inside. Food is ok, It is rustic & they have been at this location a while.

Thank Pam E
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Apparently original owner has sold this previous TXMBBQ Top 50 joint. Hubby waited in line that was out the door for approximately 20 minutes and not one customer got served. He left. Total chaos. So sad.

Thank JFBHouston
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

The brisket fell apart it was so tender. The sausage was was also good. The side dishes were fantastic, and we enjoyed the whole experience. Great good!

1  Thank Lance W
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Visited with my wife on a stopover in Fredricksberg. The briskett was probably the best I've ever had. Green beans and cole slaw were great. My wife had the chicken with corn and green beans and loved it too. Nice, easy going place to eat....More

1  Thank Mike G
Reviewed 10 June 2017

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.

1  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

1  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
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Average prices
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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