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Puckett's 5th & Church
Puckett's 5th & Church

Puckett's 5th & Church Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.puckettsgrocery.com/nashville/index.php
  • Email: Claire@puckettsgrocery.com
  • Phone: (615) 770-2772
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast Daily: 7:00am - 11:00am; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday; 8:00am - 1:00pm; Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Keith West
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: Voted Best Caterer in Williamson County for 6 years in a row!
  • Private Party Facilities: Small private dining area seats up to 15. We will rent out the restaurant for private events in the evening.
  • Private Party Contact: Autumn Friese (615) 770-2772
  • Entertainment: We feature Music City's best local talent 7 nights a week! You'll hear up and coming songwriters and great Americana acts Sunday through Thursday. Number one hit song-writers and bands made up by those hit song writers and the same musicians who have toured with everyone from Elton John to Emmylou Harris on featured on Friday and Saturdays. Want more info? Check our calendar at http://bit.ly/NashvilleCalendar for all the details!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 5th Avenue
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: We offer complimentary valet every Friday and Saturday evening starting at 5pm.
A word from Puckett's 5th & Church
Founded in the fifties, people have been congregating at Puckett"s for over half a century. We've updated a bit, added some recipes from our family and friends, and thrown in some great live music. But it's still Puckett's Grocery... nothing too fancy, but everything good. It's where the locals go for real food, real people and real fun.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "If you're looking for a VERY loud music place, this is it. Not conducive to conversation. Ordered the fried green beans to start and they were so salty they were inedible. The server took the cost off the bill. My husband and I each ordered ribs and fries. They came with a side salad. The side salad was delivered before the green beans had even been touched. As we were eating the salad, the ribs came to the table. We told the server to take them back as we felt as though we were being very rushed. The ribs and fries were fine when we got them back. Nothing to special. If we ever found ourselves in Nashville again, we would not go back to Pucketts"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "We made reservations 2 months in advance but were sat at a table directly in front of the door. We were elbowed, pushed, and had a woman loose her balance and sit on our table while eating. We complained to the manager afterward and she offered free desert, to which we declined. The table we were sat at seemed to be added. If it wasn't it is a very poor place to seat someone yet alone a reservation. Will not be back."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Absolutely WONDERFUL!! Very fun place to enjoy live entertainment & good Southern food!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "I wanted to give a visitor from Charlotte, NC a feel of Nashville. She was here for a business meeting and didn't get here until 7 pm and left the next day at noon, so we didn't have time for anything but dinner. She really enjoyed the food and music."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We enjoyed milk shakes and ribs before the game. Very reasonable. Friendly service."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We went out with some friends from out of town to get a "Nashville feeling" meal. There was a nice country band playing. It was a bit loud, but expected. The food was good but was dismayed that they were out of two of our entree choices. Also found it hard to believe that they did not have a recipe for a cocktail that I had at the Franklin's Puckett's. Place was busy so the service was slow. I prefer the Franklin Puckett's better."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Good food, great atmosphere, great service! We'll def go back next time we're in Nashville!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The aromas draw you in and the food, especially the smoked chicken and ribs are outstanding . ..do not miss the peach cobbler!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Loved this place! It was our first time there, on the recommendation of a friend who lives in Nashville. We especially enjoyed the band (Music City Doughboys) - they were THE reason we ultimately made the choice to go. Brady was our server, and he was great! Keep up the good work!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Without a reservation, you will wait. I made a 6:15 dinner reservation at 4:30pm--this was a Monday evening, and there were several times still available. Glad we did, because the line was out the door. We are new to Nashville, and Puckett's has great find, a fun atmosphere (if a bit loud), excellent live music. Terrific waiter, super helpful and attentive even though the place was packed. Overall a great find. We'll go back."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Pucketts is so comfortable it's like eating at grandmas house! Very southern yet home style food! WOW the desert...OMG the cookie is amazing!"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "I had anticipated my first visit to Puckett's Downtown, however as you can see by my scores was vastly disappointed. We had a party of five and all had different entrees. Not a single one was up to par. The meat in my pork sliders was tough and one of my friend's only ate half of her Veggie Burger. I realize that this location is a busy one, with the downtown event traffic, but I will not be back. Wait staff was not attentive or friendly, and seemed frazzled. We were seated in a stuffy booth in the back of the restaurant, which was also unpleasant."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Saturday early dinner at 5:30 after matinee of "Wicked" at TPAC. Our party of 7 arrived a little early for 5:30 reservation through Open Table. We were seated within 10 minutes and our food came very quickly after ordering. Food was very good, with the BBQ earning the biggest raves. Would love to try other items on the menu, especially the lunch specials. Apple pie for dessert was wonderful. No complaints except noise level was a little too loud to be heard across the wide booths. Close to TPAC and parking, so a great choice for us."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Came particularly to hear music, Zig Zag Mo Jo. Loved the atmosphere and food was wonderful. Will definately return. We are from out of town and it was a pleasurable experience."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Jonell Mosser was great. The food was good and I got my half off because of my birthday. Free cobbler too. I had friends in from Ky and they loved it too."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We actually ended up eating at Puckett's TWICE. Suited the whole family's tastes at an affordable price. My husband loved the BBQ plate, and it came with 4 sides. Plenty. I had the country fried chicken & second time, for lunch, I had the bbq plate. Some of the best bbq I have ever eaten, and we live in Memphis. The kids had grilled chicken sandwich and the chicken tenders, and my picky one ate every bite. He said it was the best chicken he's ever had. Sides were typical country: slaw, squash, green beans, baked beans, potato salad, fries, sweet potatoes. Cost for all of us was about $60 for dinner and $45 for lunch (no dessert). Loud, casual. But convenient to TPAC and the stadiums, so perfect if you want a casual meal before events."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Great food and awesome service. It's bigger and better than the Franklin location, feels roomier. Make reservations if you can, it gets really crowded in the evening at dinner time. Try the shrimp and grits, my favorite. Good selection of beers, let the server give you samples before you commit, or tell them to surprise you. Good for kids too, lots of food choices."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Great place to sample some southern fare. Dress code is very casual. Staff is wonderful. Live band provides great entertainment. Makes for a bit of noise but you can still carry on a conversation. Food is good. Public parking right across the street. Would definitely eat there again."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "This restaurant is great to see and hear new artists participating in the Nashville scene. Sometimes country, sometime folk/country, sometimes country/pop. Mostly pretty talented folks. Food is okay but a fun place to hang with friends, etc."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Fun atmosphere which was great for our group. We received our food in a timely manner and there were no complaints. Definently will return !"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Found it pricey. Service was very good. Was suppose to have a band, that's why we went but they never showed."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Went to Puckett's before George Straight concert. Our reservation were for 5:30 and we were at our table by 5:40. It was a good thing we had reservation as the wait time was 2 hours and 15 minutes. Greeted promptly by waiter. Food was hot, fresh, and well seasoned. The only issue was the noise level. There were 3 or 4 large groups of high school students which made the noise level to high for normal conversation. We will try them again, but only with reservations."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "My wife and I ate dinner at Puckett's while visiting Nashville over the weekend - first time to both places for us, the city and the restaurant. Easy to find and walk to from the Broadway Street strip. Make an online reservation (easy from the restaurant website) to make sure you can get in w/o a long wait... evenings book fast around live music performances. The roasted 1/2 chicken dinner was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING and perhaps the best chicken I have ever tasted. Seriously. Same for the cobbler, peach that night but it rotates. Staff was very friendly and wears cool logo T-shirts, that of course they sell also as souvenirs. Cool relaxed vibe, and a good mix of couples, friends groups, and younger families. A definite recommendation!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "It took a few minutes to get a server but they were apologetic and solved it shorty after I informed them. The food is amazing I had the shrimp and grits and the rest of the group I was with had the southern fried chicken and they all loved it."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Bad service. We waited 10 minutes for drinks after waiting 20 for a server to ever come to our table. Considering we had reservations, unacceptable."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We went for dinner to hear live music. The music scene there is really good. We were very surprised by the food. Expected tourist trap kind of meal and we all had solid entrees. This will always be on my list when we return to Nashville."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "We went to Puckett's for my husband's birthday dinner and were treated so great by the staff! The food was amazing (highly recommend the pork bbq)! Overall, we loved our experience and the staff was so sweet and generous to us!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "The catfish was outstanding, and paired well with a great beer from Black Abbey called the Fortress. The chicken fried chicken was delicious. Great prices."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The food was incredible,? I wish we had known there was live music I'm Sunday nights as it was uncomfortably loud when we were seated. But otherwise, we'd go back again."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "We booked this for a group outing of 10. We wanted something fun and not fancy to start our night. We made a great choice. Food was awesome and service was great. A fun place to start your Nashville trip"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Excellent service. Food was decent. The music was mellow and nice, but couldn't understand singer. Music louder than vocals. Overall a good place."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "We go to this restaurant exclusively for the live music. The venue is intimate and there is not a bad table. The food is mediocre at best but acceptable for spending the night listening to great live music. Free valet parking is a great perk! We love to bring out of town visitors to this restaurant."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Pucketts is a great place to eat if you want in a local flair. Great food, friendly staff, and a nice venue. I had the fried chicken which was some of the best I have ever had. My husband has the ribs which also were great. Moderately price, and an easy walk from any of the downtown hotels."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Puckett's is our favorite restaurant downtown. We always go there before a Preds game. The food is delicious and the service is great."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "This is our first visit to Puckett's downtown location. We have been to the one in Leiper's Fork and also downtown Franklin and have always been pleased, this trip was no different. We had reservations at 5:15 and arrived a few minutes early and were promptly seated. Our server quickly greeted us, took our drink order and returned quite speedily. I had the cajun chicken and waffles with a side of sweet potato fries. It was all delicious. My husband had the chicken fried steak, which again was a hit. What really stands out is my 7 year old's "kids" plate, it was HUGE! Pulled pork, green beans and fries, and she actually ate the green beans! That tells me something! We will absolutely be back next time we're downtown."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Enjoyed this restaurant.. A nice menu, good food and the music was wonderful! The staff was amazing!"
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Had guests in town. They loved Puckett's. Band that night was fantastic."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Entire group enjoyed the evening. I took a group (ages ranging from 50-89). Food choices varied from Grilled Salmon to Steak to Smoked Chicken. Everyone was pleased with their meal. Portions were large and everything came out cooked as ordered. Waiter made certain suggestions and those were greeted with enthusiasm. Musical entertainment was excellent. The night we were there two young men (Marcus Whybrew and Brian Mullen) played guitar and sang and great range of songs. All were enjoyable. Highly recommend this restaurant for a "fun" evening."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Thought I'd red somehwere that they had free valet parking but nver saw a valet and ended up paying $20 to park in the "public" lot across the street. Had Friday night reservations. We were seated promptly. I ordered rib plate. Ribs quite chewy and the baked beans tasted like they were from a can of Bush's baked beans. The potato salad side dish was totally tasteless. For what I got, I thought the food was overpriced. On the plus side, they had entertainment which was worth seeing. I would spend my dining dollars someplace else."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Puckett's is always a good time, especially when you can catch live music there while enjoying your meal. We happened to go on a songwriter's show night, which was an additional $12 per person cover, but well worth it. Food is always good and fresh. Nice selection of adult beverages as well."
    Dined on 2/28/2014