A few miles north of Fredericksburg toward Enchanted Rock, and between the little communities of Willow City and Crabapple, you’ll find Rabke’s Table-Ready Meats. The Rabke family has been producing delicious smoked and fresh meats, sausages and cheeses on their ranch since the 1950’s. I love all of their products, but I always gravitate toward the dried sausage, jalapeño cheese beef sticks, and their beef and turkey jerky. Other Rabke products include salami, fresh beef, pork and turkey sausage, smoked boneless turkey breast, smoked hams, whole smoked turkeys, beef sticks, and tamales. Their address is 3875 Eckert Road, Willow City, Texas 78675, just off Lower Crabapple Road.
A visit to Rabke’s is always fun, especially when you are out for a drive through the Hill Country. Rabke’s is not some large glitzy commercial business. You won’t find large billboards pointing the way to Rabke’s. Rather, their processing/smokehouse facility is located right next door to the Rabke family house on the family ranch. When in the area I always stop and pick up some cheese, dried sausage and jerky to munch on during my drive (plus some extra to take home). It’s a good idea to call first to make sure a Rabke will be there to take care of you, as sometimes they are off-site (a run into town, a calf that needs to drop, etc.). If your travel plans include Enchanted Rock, then be sure and stop by Rabke’s. Rabke’s is located just a few minutes from Enchanted Rock, with Rabke’s being located east of the Crabapple Community.
Rabke’s is a great source for holiday gift treats. Send Rabke’s your client list and Rabke’s will ship a gift box that is certain to impress.
Rabke’s began as a family owned and operated turkey hatchery, slaughter facility and processing operation for the sale of fresh and smoked turkey products. Over the years Rabke’s has evolved into a family owned and operated smokehouse, catering, retail, and deer processing business.
Rabke’s is located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country just an hour and a half from Austin and San Antonio. Found thirteen miles out State Highway 16 North from Fredericksburg, then four miles west on Eckert Road, it's a pleasant, beautiful drive. Rabke's also provides custom deer processing; making your venison into delicious German sausage, smoked deer hams, backstrap steaks, salami, jerky, and more.
Rabke’s also has a deer hunting facility; R Diamond Ranch, right next door. The ranch offers guided, in-season, day hunts on 320 acres of high fenced, game managed land. We have available trophy and management hunts for Fallow, Axis, and Blackbuck Antelope as well as White-Tailed Deer. Call them for details.
If you can’t make it by Rabke’s, you can always place an order by phone. All you do is look over the list of select items on their website and call to place your phone order. They will do the rest- box, wrap, and enclose a gift card if you choose. Rabke’s offers free delivery to Fredericksburg, Texas or can ship via UPS to other areas.
Check out the Rabke’s website at http://www.rabkes.com/
I’ve been a Rabke’s customer for 20 years or more. Two Rabke’s have passed on during my years as a Rabke customer, and both times it was like losing family for me. They had become true friends. They are just good ordinary hard working people who make an exceptional product.
Contact Rabke’s at:
Cell Phone: 817-395-3881
Think of me when you snap off a peice of dried sausage or slice a thin strip of jeky!