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Cranky Frank's BBQ

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1679 Hwy 87 South, Fredericksburg, TX 78624-5068
+1 830-997-2353
Monday
Closed
Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
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St. Albans, MO
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hole in the wall where all the locals eat. All you can eat sides beans, cole slaw, potato salad, green beans. Huge portions with no fat on the meat. The brisket was delicious.

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Thank Suebirdies
Virginia Water, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Picked Cranky's from all the great reviews and did not disappoint. Hubs had beef brisket and I had loaded spud - delicious! No fat, which is a biggie for me. Huge portion, could only eat 1/3 of it. Suggest splitting unless you are starving. Typical hole-in-the-wall BBQ joint. No atmosphere if that's what you're looking for. Just good old-fashioned Texas... More 

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Thank graciouslivinguk
San Antonio, Texas
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77 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Show up when they open because once they sell what they have for the day, they close. When we ordered brisket, the trimmings were being thrown away and I commented that they should put that in the chopped. The cutters reply was, "At Cranky Franks, we only throw meat in our chopped." The pulled pork and the ribs were just... More 

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Thank 23Lester45
Saint Louis, Missouri
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165 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Based on the largely positive Trip Advisor reviews - and a desire to see a bit of the famous Texas Country - my wife I I took the scenic route from San Antonio to Austin and stopped at Cranky Frank's for lunch. The barbecue smelled good from the road, and the number of local trucks & cars on the lot... More 

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Thank JMCSTL
Austin, Texas
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We stopped to pick up some Q for a family visit at Kerrville State Hospital, and we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of this BBQ. The setting is nothing to write home about, and I certainly would not come here for a special occasion or romantic dinner, but the food is really very, very good BBQ. The side dishes... More 

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Thank OutAndIn2014
Toronto, Canada
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158 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

It was a neat experience and I would recommend it. We arrived around 11:45 am and went in for lunch. We are from Canada so we asked the cook what they recommended. He said the ribs and the brisket. It was really good. Not a huge amount. A couple ribs each and brisket to put on bread. It is self... More 

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Columbus, TX
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

While visiting in Fredericksburg and looking for a place to eat lunch, I read about this place on a local advertisement. They suggest getting there early because when they sell out, they close for the day! The building is not real attractive, but the food is DELICIOUS ! Sat inside (for lunch)and it didn't take long, there wasn't a seat... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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192 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Coming in off season, you can tell which is a place locals go to because it is busy at lunch on a weekday. I had the pork rib plate which comes with unlimited sides. There were four ribs on my plate and I only had the corn and the green beans. Total $13 but I also only had water. Great... More 

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Thank zHojo
Tuttle, Oklahoma
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

My granddaughter and I enjoyed this as a change from the expensive downtown restaurants. Many locals eat at this no frills place. The food is very good and reasonably priced. Go early as they open for lunch and close when they run out of food. There is not much indoor seating. It was January, but it was still warm enough... More 

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Gridley
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148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a brisket sandwich lunch today with a dude of beans loved it do much we bought two more pounds of brisket and two chickens for dinner for our family plus potato salad This is a Must if here in town

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 15:00
Thursday
11:00 - 15:00
Friday
11:00 - 15:00
Saturday
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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