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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
  • 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 WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "Puckett's in uptown Nashville is a great venue. The location is convenient to other Nashville visitor spots. The food is good, moderately priced, and the entertainment is always great."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Food: soggy with grease fried pickles (it puddled on the plate), fried chicken was over-fried (the chicken fried chicken looked just like the southern fried chicken), etc. the green beans and steamed vegetables were good. Overall, our entire party was disappointed with the food. Atmosphere: Light and fun, great ambience. Not crowded or busy. Reservations: service via Open Table is awesome! However, the hosts at the restaurant not so much. They seated 3 that arrived first. When the last 2 arrived they had to wait for the reservation to be found as it was "not in the system". After 10 minutes or so, they were seated "without a reservation", and that's when they spotted the rest of the party already seated across the restaurant."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "We loved the food at this place and would specifically recommend the Piggy Mac and Chicken Fried Chicken although you really can't go wrong whatever you order. I'd recommend a reservation because they are very busy, even on a Monday night. We made a reservation ahead of time and got seated right away so it worked out great. Parking across the street is a bit pricey ($10 for an hour, $15 for 2 hours, or $20 for 8 hours). We went ahead and paid for 8 hours so we wouldn't be rushed and it gave us plenty of time to eat and tour the city. It was a great experience!"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Puckett's does it right! 1. Great food: I had the bbq plate with beans, mixed veggies, and an excellent side salad. My wife had the salmon moonshine platter. Both were delicious. 2. Our server, Brandi, was very attentive and helpful with suggestions for our group. 3. Only complaint would be the noise. Puckett's has a lively country store ambiance and at times it was hard to hear, but the food and service make up for that. 4. Make reservations for dinner. Don't expect to walk in on a busy night and get a table right away."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Make a reservation! Fantastic service, fantastic food (we had BBQ Pork & Beef Brisket Sandwiches). Showcase of young unknown song writers. We had a great evening. Parked in Library Parking Building 2 blocks away for $5 on a Sunday night. Lot across the street is significantly more. Definitely plan to dine here again when back in Nashville."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Thank you Pucketts for such a great dining experience. We came from out of town and made reservations without a referral or insight. Your menu was amazing, filed with every southern food imaginable. For us 8 ladies, we loved every bite...from the fried green tomatoes, to the piggy Mac to the shrimp and grits to the peach cobbler."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Puckett's was recommended by a few of my friends and it did not disappoint. The food was delicious. The menu had a nice variety of options and the service was quick and friendly. I plan on going again and would definitely recommend it!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "The food has been delicious on both visits to Puckett's. However, both times I have felt very rushed. My salad and entree are always delivered within one minute of one another -- it just feels hurried and sloppy. This is my only complaint. The Backwoods Cherry Cola was a great value and tasted delicious, too. Would recommend coming when they are not so busy!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "My wife and I love Pucketts. We drive down from Louisville one weekend a year for our anniversary and Pucketts is our Saturday night spot. This year I was disappointed with Rick Vito as a Saturday night act. He is a great musician but we were bored an hour into it and left to try The Listening Room. My opinion is Saturday night artist need more diversity, like three singer/songwriters. Again, it's not that Rick was bad he just did not connect the audience to his music . You guys are awesome and we will be back!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Went for a bachelorette party for a nice dinner before we went out. Dinner was delicious. Service was great! Really set the tone for the rest of the night!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The food was great and our server Wes was the best we have experienced in some time. We were there to also here the music which was fantastic even if the large group of people were very rude and loud and talked and laughed much of the time it was like they were oblivious to the entertainment on stage! It was a fun night all in all and we would certainly go again."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "This restaurant was so delicious. Wonderful service. The chicken fried chicken was great!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We traveled to Nashville from NYC and were looking for some of the better rated restaurants. We wanted to try something local and authentic. Some of the reviews suggested that we had found the right spot with this place - but as it turned out, it seemed this was a fried food haven. Not at all what we thought Nashville had going on....but I do partially blame it on our own expectations, which were too high for this city (not hard to do when you are traveling from NY)."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "You won't go hungry here! The food is great- many southern cuisine options. But do not go and expect to be able to talk to your group- it is really loud, even before the music starts. The catfish is fabulous. Good cocktails, too."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "It must have been an 'off night' or something. The fries were soggy and lukewarm. The brisket sandwich I ordered was haphazardly slapped together and overcooked to the point it was dry to the taste. My wife's burger was also overcooked. Service was slow, something we're not used to at Puckets."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We were a group of 8 meeting in downtown before friends attended the KISS concert - we knew downtown would be busy so we're so glad that Puckett's takes reservations. Our server CHARLY did a great job despite the restaurant being very, very busy. The food was delicious and innovative. I loved the grilled cheese sandwich with fried green tomatoes."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Pucketts was a recommended stop on our travels home to Chicago from Florida with a stop in Nashville. Had a reservation and arrived early. Sat us at a small table and we requested a move that was honored. Great bones for an appetizer! I had the brisket taco salad and hubby had the 1/2 chicken with sweet potatoes mash and squash. Mine was very fresh and tasty (though it could use a bit more than three pieces of brisket.) His chicken was "OK." Not great, not bad. We had a very nice waiter who suggested some stops for our evening tour and he was spot on. We left prior to the music for the evening so can't comment on that. Overall a nice place."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "The food was decent. There was entertainment that night, no cover. Dinner felt a little rushed like they were trying to get us in and out in a hurry but we planned on staying for the band so we found this annoying and made us uncomfortable. Overall, ended up being an ok experience and would still recommend to others."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Awesome food! Friendly server and lots of fun for our whole group!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "1st time at Puckett's and I was very happy with teh service and good. Will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "This was the second time we went to puckets during our holiday. We're from Scotland and absolutely loved the place. The food is excellent especially the shrimps and gritts. Loved the decor, bought the tshirt and would definitely recommend this place."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Our waiter was fabulous and the food was excellent. I had the fried chicken sandwich and loved it so much we went back the next night and I ordered it again!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Hands down great food! We've been there a few times now and have had awesome food and service EVERY time. Everything on the menu is delicious, you just can't go wrong, trust me. Save room for dessert too!! It's always busy so I absolutely suggest making a reservation."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The food was excellent and so was the music. The environment is casual but not too bar-like. My only complaint is that it took too long to be seated. I had a reservation but waited over an hour to be seated. I was not alone. Another group I talked to with a reservation waited almost two hours to be seated."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "It was a good sign when both nights I tried to go to Puckett's there was a line out the door. I finally set a reservation and now my southern food dreams have come true. A friendly staff, reasonable prices, sizeable portions, and delicious food were all part of a great meal. The live music was the icing on the cake!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We discovered Puckets's on a trip to Nashville about a year ago during a football weekend. We loved it and now try to eat there at least once a trip. The food is great. Don't be upset with the service it's going to take a bit to get your food during peak times but it is well worth it!!!!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "The food was amazing. Southern home with a bit of a twist."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Great food service excellent can not wait to comeback"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Loved the fried green beans and the shrimp and grits!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Made reservations for 20 for my husbands surprise birthday party. Had a very good experience!! They were very accommodating."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Had a group of 21 visiting from all over the country. Table was ready when we arrived. Service was great. Everyone loved the experiences. Rave reviews for my choice!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Food was very good, service was great. Plan for an evening full of energy, with good local music."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "7pm reservation and was seated immediately but the table was directly across from men's room. Restaurant was crowded but for good reason, the food is really good, servings are large, and prices are quite reasonable. 8 would definitely eat here again when visiting Nashville. location is an easy walk from downtown hotels."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our first trip to Pucketts. Our waitress was precious and the food was great. The fried chicken is to die for. Take the family if you are ever in Nashville."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "We ate here before catching a concert at the Ryman. I had the Shrimp and Grits and they were delicious. Our server was very attentive and made good food and drink suggestions. My wife and I enjoyed the convenient location close to our hotel and concert. The restaurant was busy without being annoying. The only blemish is that we were originally sat next to the restrooms and the waiter kiosk. Our server got us moved quickly when we requested it."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Great food, music, and atmosphere at dinner time! This restaurant is a Nashville must for those looking for good southern/country comfort food! The live music is phenomenal too! You get the best of both worlds... Excellent food and music! I will be telling everyone about Puckett's! Oh, and they serve their drinks in mason jars... How awesome is that!"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "We had wonderful service and the food was great. Everyone is so friendly there. This was our second visit there and would recommend it to everyone visiting the city. Two girls were singing who had played The Bluebird the night before! Put this on your to do list!!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We have been to the Boathouse in Franklin many times and were always pleased with it. This was my daughters birthday and she wanted to celebrate at Puckett's downtown - our 1st time there. It was not clean, floor, table, chairs were dirty, inside the restaurant was extremely HOT (like the A/C was broken), it was much cooler outside than in, we were sweating, it was very uncomfortable, the waitress was slow and not friendly, food too forever, the food was cold upon arrival, and the order was wrong. We got 2 burgers & BLT. How do you mess that up? But they did! This is Not a place I will recommend and will Not be back. We all were so VERY Disappointed."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Perfection!!!!! I have and will to continuely recommended guests to dine at Puckett's. I recommended dinner for a buisness group of 10 and Puckett's over exceeded it self in all area. Top of the line service and consistancy in excellence in your exquisite menu and food."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Fabulous spot with great food and music to host friends from out of town!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014