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Puckett’s Historic Downtown Franklin
Puckett’s Historic Downtown Franklin

Puckett’s Historic Downtown Franklin Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.puckettsgrocery.com/franklin/index.php
  • Phone: (615) 794-5527
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday-Thursday: 7am-9pm
    Friday & Saturday: 7am-10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Jesse Quatro
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Entertainment: Tuesday through Saturday Night, with the occasional special Sunday show. Please see our online calendar for more details at: http://bit.ly/FranklinCalendar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Puckett’s Historic Downtown Franklin
A little history…
Have you ever walked into a place, and you instantly feel at home? Well, Puckett's Grocery and Restaurant is that sort of place. Founded in the 1950s, Puckett's served as a country store to several communities in Williamson County. It has always been the place to buy some food, grab a good homemade sandwich and catch up on the day's events in the world and at home.

In 2004, Puckett's opened in Historic Downtown Franklin, and now in 2010, Downtown Nashville as well.

Southern breakfasts with local, organic eggs, award winning burgers, plate lunches,fresh salads, cherry wood smoked BBQ pulled pork and ribs, and homemade desserts, make every meal memorable.

Add live entertainment from some of Nashville's greatest artists and songwriters and you have the complete Puckett's experience!

Open at 7am every day, Puckett's invites you to come on down and see us!

Real Food, Real People, Real Fun!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "Nice casual cool place to have lunch and drinks. Loved the "special" peach tea on the drink menu."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "The purpose of this visit was to see Chip Martin and The Rocketmen perform. Dinner was great and service was excellent as well. I like this location better than Downtown Nashville..."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "I took 3 of my coworkers from out of town to give them a good taste of Middle TN. They liked it so much that they wanted to go back the next night. Need I say more?"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "the menu at puckett's is excellent. we had the fried green tomatoes, one of the specials and the cajun chicken & waffles. delicious!!!"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Came here with my family as a special dinner since we just moved to Franklin. Was so pleased with the atmosphere of the restaurant and the food was amazing. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "We live in Frankllin. We took our guests from Columbia, MO and they loved it. Different from any restaurant they have. Thanks, Pucketts. Gary and Katie"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Asked a Nashville native what I should do when I visited Nashville - on the short list was "Eat at Puckett's in Franklin" - great advice; glad I took it - check ahead for nights that have music with a cover charge - friendly service - tasty food - recommend reservations"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "It was love at first bite. Great fried chicken and atmosphere"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Always our go-to when we have out of town guests. Great entertainment. Great food (shrimp n grits - mmmmm). Great monthly drink (cucumber watermelon fizz - mmmm). However, we were seated near the kitchen on his visit, which was loud and detracted from the performer."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Great food and OUTSTANDING entertainment made our evening at Pucketts a memorable event!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I took 8 friends from out of town. Our table was ready as soon as we arrived. The service was fast and our waiter was friendly and very helpful. He gave us seperate checks with no issue, even splitting the appetizers and desserts equally among all. The band was excellent. Could not have picked a better place to bring friends from out of town and show them a great time in downtown Franklin!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Easy reservation, Good food, great bands, parking across the street. Easy access. Lots of variety on the menu."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "There is no place in Franklin, Tn I'd rather eat or take my friends out to when they come to visit. The food is always amazing, the staff is always friendly. :) love the talent it draws, and the hometown feel..."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "The food was good the service was excellent ( Dawn the waitress was excellent, very polite, and knowledgable. Also friendly, and funny). We will stop in there again when we are down in the area. Would highly recommend your restaurant to our friends and family when they are in the Nashville area."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "We visited Puckett's because of a review I read in Paula Deen's magazine. She said a visit to Nashville needed to include Franklin, TN and a meal at Puckett's. The entire town was charming. Our last stop was dinner. We were not seated at our reserved time, because the first show was running behind, but we were seated quickly upon the end of the first show. Keep that in mind when you are making your reservations. The food was so good that the day after my son asked how far away from Franklin we were because he wanted to go back. I regretted not having room for dessert, but I did have a key lime bar from the bakery down the street earlier that day."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "It's worth the wait, but Puckett's has some of the best fried chicken I have ever had. It's something in the amazing skin! Overall, everything at this place is wonderful!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We went to Puckett's for a quick dinner before the 8:30 entertainment by The Road Crew. Service was good in spite of a packed house. We had so much fun with friends and their music; and my chicken salad was good as well. It's easy to feel at home at Puckett's."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Just celebrated my husband's retirement here with friends. Great food, fabulous music by The Road Crew, and wonderful, attentive service by wait staff! A night at Puckett's is always sure to be a good time!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Guess I read too many reviews on this place. Love the idea of live music while eating the stuff on their menu....but...the fried green beans were tasteless, didn't finish the shrimp and grits. I have had shrimp and grits 4 times in recent memory and this was the worst. Just poorly spiced, Not good. Ribs were OK but nothing like you'd expect from a great barbecue area like this. Unfortunately, the live music wasn't too good either... a little screechy. I hope it was just a bad night and I got the wrong stuff."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "This place is so quaint and fun! It really is a grocery store which doubles as a restaurant and entertainment venue. Our server was outstanding; friendly, knowledgeable and efficient, and the quality of the entertainment (Liz Moriondo) was out of this world. Our entire family, including teenagers, had a great meal and a great time."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "If you like BBQ or chicken wings, this is the place. Great ambiance, friendly service and a unique setting."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Were sat outside next to table with uncleared dishes that remained so for 20 mins after we sat down. That caused a ton of flies to come and constantly circle our table yet the staff seem perplexed by the fact there were a ton of flies attracted to food rotting in the sun. The also could not make one of their signature dishes, their piggy mac. Apparently they could not figure out their own cheese sauce recipe, which was apparently "very complicated" despite the fact that any idiot with cheese, cream/milk and spices can do just that. I had my chicken and waffles dropped without any syrup for 10 minutes, which having worked as a runner and server, seems ridiculous because you always drop off relevant sauces with the meal. Would never go back."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The food was top notch as always, but the service was poor. We had to ask 3 times for an extra butter, and we never received it. Then all the tables around us were given their checks towards to the show, but we had to flag down our waitress and ask to receive our check. The waitress kept disappearing for long periods of time. It was not their best service experience."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "And the live music of 70's rock by "Vinyl Radio" was awesome."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We went on a Friday night. A great band, Vinyl Radio, was starting at 8:30. Knowing that this band typically sells out I made my reservations for 6 well over a week in advance. We got there right on time and were seated immediately. We had one more person join us and they were very accommodating. They brought and extra chair and made our table bigger. They said they were not taking walk-ins that night because the place was completely sold out. However, we there were two tables that sat empty the entire night because of no-shows. They need to address that so they're not turning people away. The service was a little slow, but we weren't in a hurry. Good food, big portions. Cold beer. The music was just right. Easy parking. Great location!!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We enjoyed our evening at Puckett's. The food was good as was the service. The staff was great! The noise level was good even with the band performing. Best of all was the music. We have music in Memphis but enjoyed the band and look forward to coming again next time we are in Franklin."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Upon arrival, (we were a few minutes early), the hostess greeted us and I told her we had reservations. She looked at her computer screen and said, "oh, he has seated another group at your table". She talked with the manager and he told her to seat us in another spot. She took us to the back of the resteraunt, behind a pole, and said here you are. I said I had made the reservation several days in advance and that could we have another one of the empty tables closer to the front, she said we wait outside 20 minutes and then have the table by the kitchen door which was busy. We chose to stay at the back table. The tables near the front remaind empty all night. It put a damper on our night but the food, service, and show were very good."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Puckett's has always been a fave of mine--but I met a friend from VA who had never experienced a place so charming. She absolutely loved it! Our waiter, Tyler, was extremely friendly and provided great service. The experience exemplified the small town southern charm that I wanted my friend to experience!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Always enjoy Puckett's! Service is outstanding from the moment you enter until your evening is done. Have never been disappointed in the entertainment or the food! One of my favorite places to go. Always look forward to taking guests as it is always an enjoyable evening!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "A bit noisy, but the live entertainment was a great addition. Food was southern and excellent, as was the service."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We arrived an hour before our scheduled visit and they were able to seat us, which was great. The service was outstanding, the food was delicious. The music was great, too!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Our server was excellent....friendly and knowledgeable. We had a large party and she did a great job of keeping us all happy. The food was great."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Great staff, excellent food, nice place to play music!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We enjoyed ourselves! Good food. Lively atmosphere"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Music was awesome! Food and service was great. They always have a good atmosphere for food, fun and music."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Good solid and creative twists on traditional american foods. Love the free entertainment on Weds and Thurs nights. You just can't miss with this place."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "My wife and I bought a condo in the Nashville area over the weekend. After the dinner and the show I turned to my wife and said this is why we buy a condo in the Nashville area and not at the beach. We've been to Nashville three times and each time we have gone to Franklin. We have been the Pucketts twice. The night was outstanding."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Our reservation was for 7:45 on Friday night, booked two weeks in advance. We were promptly seated. Our server, Tanya, was cheerful and charming. The tables are tightly packed but we still felt like we had enough room. The food was great. We definitely enjoyed the smoked bones appetizer and the southern fried chicken for dinner. We topped off our dinner with Nana's Cobbler, a wonderful, warm apple and dough concoction with vanilla bean ice cream. The band, The Bicho Brothers, was super and we had a blast! If you're planning a visit to Franklin, book your reservation early and stay for the show. Dinner for 2 with a shared appetizer, two beers, two glasses of wine and the Friday night show fee was $100 before tip."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This is a great venue in downtown Franklin and you never know who you will see! The food is fabulous and it is a great place to show-off all Nashville and Middle Tennessee has to offer!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "This is the first time I've been to this specific location, and while the food was great, a wide selection of various southern comfort foods and drinks, it was crazy loud. Because of the live band, my date and I could not hear ourselves talk, and our waitress even had a hard time understanding us. I wouldn't have minded had we gone for the purpose of seeing a live band on a weekend night, but we were there specifically for dinner on a Tuesday night, at 7:30. While I would go back, the level of loudness made the experience pretty disappointing."
    Dined on 6/17/2014