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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” (46 reviews)
“potato salad” (37 reviews)
“pork” (18 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1679 Hwy 87 South, Fredericksburg, TX 78624-5068
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very good brisket and ribs, cooked low and slow with that nice pink/red ribbon through and through. We didn't have any sides, just went carnivore, but it was worth driving out of the way...which we did!

Thank darwinmoore
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by Frank’s after an outing to Enchanted Rock. Services was quick and friendly and the chopped brisket sandwich was both delicious and wallet friendly.

Thank Andy B
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for some pork ribs and was not disappointed. Only ordered two, could have eaten twice as many. Fabulous. The slaw and carb were good too. Highly recommend this place.

Thank Kathleen C
Reviewed 6 December 2017

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 13 November 2017

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 30 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
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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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