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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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "We've been to Puckett's several times before and the food is always outstanding. I ventured away from my usual and got the Chicken and Waffles. A+. Very dangerous to know that meal is just a few blocks away from me every day! My biggest complaint was the service we received. Our waiter was nice enough, but not very attentive. It took right at an hour to get our food and he did not seem to think that was more than a little lengthy and never made an apology about our wait. The tables around us got there after us by a good 10-15 minutes and had almost finished their meals by the time we received ours. Very disappointing to say the least. I'll still visit Puckett's again, but will cross my fingers for a different waiter and a better experience."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Went with a small group of eight on a busy Saturday evening (my first time at 5th and Church) to listen to "On Call". Very relaxed and warm ambiance. Menu has a good variety of appetizers, meals and a limited wine list. Beer selection is better. All meals were very good, generous portions, well prepared. There were no complaints about the quality of the food from any in our group(s). Reasonably priced. Service was excellent and very helpful. The crowd was great - friendly, enjoyable, young to old and having a good time. There is no dancing space. Not rowdy. Location is convenient to other venues and sites downtown. Valet parking. Recommend Puckett's."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Wonderful! Took my entire family (6 of us) and there was a good variety of food options for each of them. Wife had the Salmon and I had the Shrimp and Grits (both were very good!). I can't remember what the kids had, but all plates were empty. The beer selection was great. Many local brews which is what I like to try when I'm visiting somewhere new. We were there for the evening show with Phil O'Donnell, Casey Beathard & Tucker Beathard and it was awesome. $12 per person added to the cost, but would definitely go back and would strongly suggest Puckett's to anyone visiting Nashville."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "As always the food was good at Puckett's, but the noise levels were deafening. We paid the cover charge to hear the Friday evening show and were disappointed that we could not hear the artists. Several larger groups continued to talk while the performance was underway, effectively drowning out the performers. The performers, themselves, complained, and a Puckett's manager took to the mic to ask for more quiet, all to no avail. We wish the manager took the next step of asking the groups personally and nicely to lower their voices."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We booked a table for the dinner show at Pucketts on Church because we had been to Pucketts in Franklin and really enjoyed the experience. We were very frustrated with the experience at Pucketts on Church. We went to hear great acoustic songwriting performed and we could barely make out what they were saying due to patrons talking through the show. The songwriters on stage politely asked the crowd to keep it down a little but it was pointless. Perhaps the venue could make it clear that the 7:00 reservation requires that you show a little respect and listen when artists are performing for you."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We had a reservation, but they forgot about us and after half an hour we were finally seated. Our server forgot to bring several of our items. We ordered two desserts and she only brought one. It was very noisy, but I would think they would be used to that. The food was so so. The music was the best part. Wouldn't really recommend. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "This place is a Nashville institution that specializes in "comfort food." Food was very good, but know what you are in for - not many "light" options on the menu! Service was excellent. The Piggy-Mac (mac and cheese over pulled pork) was awesome, but it's a good thing in comes in small servings! "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Pleasantly surprised. Walked right in, told them we had a reservation and was seated immediately. The server was attentive and the food was cooked perfectly. We were too early for the live music which isn't something I enjoy while eating but given the intimate setting would be perfect for those who do. We plan to try their Franklin and Leiper's Fork locations, too. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "I have been to this Puckett's several times before. It was very busy, but we got seated right away with our reservation. The food is always good at Puckett's, but the service was poor. I don't know if it was a case of understaffed that night or what but it took us over hour and 40 minutes for dinner. Our server was no where to be found much of the time. One person in the group had his salad arrive at the same time as his entree so his salmon was getting cold while he ate the salad. Generally, all the food was very good, but the fried green tomatoes were not crisp ( under cooked) and the peach cobbler had very few peaches. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Great food and lots of menu choices. I took my daughter there before attending a show at TPAC and it was perfect. Relaxed atmosphere and quick service. Walking distance to TPAC. The kids chicken tenders were excellent as were my smashed sweet potatoes. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Love everything about this place. The food is great. The service is always wonderful. It can be a bit loud but it goes along with the entire experience. A must go. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "We eat at Puckett's Nashville mainly before hockey games and concerts, always by reservation. My wife and I have never had an unsatisfactory experience. The food is always great, staff friendly and prompt, value for the dollar excellent. Everyone we've taken there has loved the food and vowed to return. Best kept secret downtown."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "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