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Cranky Frank's BBQ

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1679 Hwy 87 South, Fredericksburg, TX 78624-5068
+1 830-997-2353
Sun 11:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
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Lubbock, Texas
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56 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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
San Antonio, Texas
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102 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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 hand!!) but it would be a mistake to miss it! Nary a Fredericksburg tourist in... More 

Thank Frisco6
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504 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
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
Fredericksburg, Texas
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 board. The beans and coleslaw were the best sides. The corn and green beans seemed... More 

Thank Liz102676
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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 "show and tell"----fast forward to yesterday and nothing has changed. Great BBQ--- very nice folks... More 

Thank Teako N
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 out they did not have food even though they had a menu listed on Trip... More 

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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
Vancouver, Washington
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Cranky Frank's is pretty casual. Don't dress up, but do expect to have some great food. Rated one of the 50 best BBQ places in America, I concur. Brisket, pork, chopped beef, chicken and more. I recommend the stuffed baked potato, but you better be hungry to eat it all. They open at 11am and close when they sell out,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10
American, Barbecue
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?