Cranky Frank’s Barbeque Company

1679 U.S. 87 S. (Washington)
Fredericksburg, TX 78624

Phone: 830-997-2353
Hours: Tue-€“Fri 11-€“3 or till meat runs out. Closed the first Sun of the month.

Opened 2003
Pitmaster Daniel Martin and Glenn Wilke
Method Mesquite; indirect-heat pit
Pro Tip Frank, who was an infant when his parents opened the restaurant, is really not all that cranky anymore.

TMBBQ Rating: 4.25

Texas Monthly BBQ Top 50


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Brisket lacked flavor; I thought it would be the opposite as they use mesquite. Sausage was standard. Ribs were disappointing. Good coleslaw, green beans and sweet bbq sauce.
Jeff Overton @ Cranky Frank’s Barbeque Company, 2015-06-21 04:16:32
Got the moist brisket, sausage, and pork ribs. Brisket was good; would've liked more crust and bite to it. Sausage was okay; nothing special. Pork ribs were nice and tender and slid off the bone with ease. Sides were solid; overall nice little Q place in heart of wine country.
Rahul Yaratha @ Cranky Frank’s Barbeque Company, 2015-04-02 18:33:25
Had a sliced beef sandwich and potato salad. Both were great! I'll definitely be back! This place will make you throw rocks at cooper's
@ Cranky Frank’s Barbeque Company, 2014-12-01 17:26:23
Brisket was good moist and smokey Chicken was dry and sausage taste like store bought Great coleslaw and potatoe salad but don't think it's on the top 50
Jackie Hanson @ Cranky Frank’s Barbeque Company, 2014-08-21 19:06:46
Came to cranky franks and there closed for summer vacation oh well forty miles out of the way for nothing lmao @ Cranky Frank’s Barbeque Company, 2014-07-25 12:47:50
Tender brisket. Sausage was very good. All you can eat sides!!!
clem_corp @ Cranky Frank’s Barbeque Company, 2014-07-11 12:17:09
Moist brisket lacks a bit of flavor, but is absolutely perfectly flakey. Definitely have to try the special recipe German BBQ sauce!
Scott Jarvis @ Cranky Frank’s Barbeque Company, 2014-01-18 12:45:25
Asked for moist brisket. Fresh brisket, with beautiful bark and smoke ring. A bit heavy on smoke flavor but perfect texture. Pork roast was moist but lacked flavor. Ribs meaty, great flavor but meat seemed steamed and a led any "bite" sausage unremarkable
Mike Romano @ Cranky Frank’s Barbeque Company, 2013-12-21 20:51:07
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May 15, 2013

As popular as this Hill Country hamlet is among the day-tripping set, Fredericksburg has historically suffered from a surprising dearth of top-rate barbecue. No more. Just a mile and a half south of the knickknack and potpourri emporiums of bustling Main Street stands Cranky Frank’s Barbeque Company. Once inside the brightly colored building, make your way to the counter, where, guided by the menu above and whoever is manning the cutting board, you can place…

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