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

Puckett’s Historic Downtown Franklin

  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Puckett’s Historic Downtown Franklin reviews from OpenTable diners
85 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelEnergetic
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (65)hot spot (35)good for groups (34)fit for foodies (32)great for lunch (28)kid-friendly (24)special occasion (14)great for brunch (11)late-night find (9)great for outdoor dining (6)vibrant bar scene (5)romantic (1)scenic view (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Yummy!
    runash202VIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    This is not a 'meat and three' the food here really is very good. I had the BBQ Burrito - so so good. My husband ordered the Cajun fried chicken and waffles- he loved them. I had one bit- delicious yummy waffle made me want to eat breakfast there the next day. Our fried green tomato app was also good and that is saying a lot since its November and tomatoes are not in season. The portions here are not HUGE but they are quite large, no one even came close to finishing their meal. We went during a concert and really enjoyed the ambiance the live music brought.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Friday Night!
    MrsGator
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We celebrated my husband's birthday at Pucketts in Franklin. Love the food and the atmosphere! Great band that night - Raven Cliff! They rocked the place and we had a wonderful evening! Thank you to Pucketts...always an outstanding evening of food, fun and music!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun experience, good food
    Yumyum
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Fun spot locals love. Wonderful comfort food and wine. Special lighting at night and live music make for enjoyable, unique experience. A Franklin favorite and a handy location for dining before performances at the closeby Franklin Theatre. Easy, free public parking just across the street.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Dinner and Experience
    JoeS
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    We brought our out of town parents to Pucketts on a Thursday and we had a great time. Service was pleasant, food was delicious and my parents loved the entertainment. An older string band who was perfect for the night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Texas Brisket
    TXgirlnTN
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    I had the Philly sandwich with Texas Brisket. The taste was perfect flavor of spice, smoked flavor and tender meat. I would highly recommend. Of course the band, Goat Hill String Band was awesome as usual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We will be back!
    Foodie
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Great food + great music = great night. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Franklin's best
    Carol
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    We love our trips to Franklin, dining at Puckett's is the best. Love the Chicken Fried Chicken and Cherry Cobbler!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliable and fun
    bluesiesusie
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Good food with something for everyone from dieters (salads) to meat lovers, all with a Southern twist, and reasonable prices too. Best squash casserole I've tasted. But it's the whole package that I love -- good food and fabulous music, especially on a songwriters' night.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place for everyone
    BethG428
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Great place for southern cooking and live music. Excellent service and fantastic location downtown Franklin.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Live Music
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Puckett's is in historic downtown Franklin, TN and has a small town vibe. It is in an old grocery store and has live music each night. Great southern food to accompany the music! Wonderful find
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food and live music
    MJPrice
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We were making our 2nd trip to the Nashville area, and had Puckett's on our list of places to try. We made reservations for Sat night, planning to stay and listen to the live music. Everyone here was fantastic, from the hostess to our waiter. The food was great, served fast and hot! A great place for food and Good music. We will be back again!!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner with Friends
    DD11
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Service was good, food was good but found the noise level to loud.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    HotDog
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We have been to Pucketts several times and the food has always been great. Great service. Highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A must try!
    Got2go
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Had a great dinner with a friend! We enjoyed three different performances while we where there! Had the southern fried chicken that was very yummy. Reminded me of my momma's cooking! Looking forward to going again. So many good thing I want to try. Our server was great and the desert was to die for!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fun
    Redbull
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Great little spot and gives you the south food flavors
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Good foot and entertainment
    Verygoodentertainment
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Once again we had a very good meal and saw/heard good entertainment. The seating is great and the atmosphere is very appealing to us. We always feel welcome and at home at Puckett's in Franklin. Never been to one of the other Puckett's but I am sure we will on future visits to Nashville. We will be back to Franklin.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun place!
    leelee7
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Our second visit. No live music this time which we actually preferred so we could talk to those at our table. The food is absolutely awesome! It's a fun place to be!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great casual music spot
    KickingBack
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Atmosphere, friendly service, and good southern food along with great music added to an overall great experience!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • texasbelle
    texasbelle
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Nice casual cool place to have lunch and drinks. Loved the "special" peach tea on the drink menu.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Rocketmen
    Gr8time
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    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...
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great weeknight after work
    frequentdiner
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    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?
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • a-w-e-s-o-m-e!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    the menu at puckett's is excellent. we had the fried green tomatoes, one of the specials and the cajun chicken & waffles. delicious!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptionally Fun
    AdventurousDiner
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent place for guests
    HungryGuest2014
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Listen to the locals
    PAGBSG
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love
    peter
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    It was love at first bite. Great fried chicken and atmosphere
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun night out.
    BarbaraM
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding
    NewtoFranklin
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great food and OUTSTANDING entertainment made our evening at Pucketts a memorable event!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great atmosphere!
    ShannonL
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • music, music
    pickpuckets
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Easy reservation, Good food, great bands, parking across the street. Easy access. Lots of variety on the menu.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love Puckett's!!
    Nlmcmeen
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    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...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Supper
    ArzrbkMo
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Whole Lot of Country
    NorthernMomma
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Fried Chicken
    KatieVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pucketts and The Road Crew
    RoadCrewFriend
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 49 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 399 reviews are from the Puckett’s Historic Downtown Franklin reviews archive.
  • High Expectations?
    DrCooper
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic night at Puckett's
    Daddo
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is delish
    Wingluvr
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    If you like BBQ or chicken wings, this is the place. Great ambiance, friendly service and a unique setting.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • underwhelming
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate