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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” (45 reviews)
“potato salad” (37 reviews)
“pork” (18 reviews)
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1679 Hwy 87 South, Fredericksburg, TX 78624-5068
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Cranky's is always good BBQ. I stopped in and picked up ribs and took them to my deer cabin. Very tasty and beefy.

Thank ABE49
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our B&B host recommended this place for lunch because he really likes their brisket. I love BBQ and so we went there for lunch (it's not open for dinner). It's in kind of a run-down building that's not all that clean. The brisket sandwich I...More

Thank T S
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Nothing to look at from the roadside, but a typical DDD type venue. Most incredible BBQ food in the simplest of dining area's. Clean and friendly - and functional. Don't expect fine dining - it's basic, but the food is anything but...! Don't doubt it...More

Thank RB1609
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Exceptional taste in BBQ. Great choices of main dishes and sides. There is beef, pork, chicken. Also chopped beef and exception pork ribs. Also choose pinto beans, green beans, potato salad, cole slaw, corn, onions, peppers,etc. Finally chocolate or vanilla pudding. Various beverages. Cannot wait...More

Thank lthane
Reviewed 30 July 2017 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 28 July 2017

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 14 July 2017 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!

2  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

2  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
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, 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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