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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
  • Email: franklin120@puckettsgrocery.com
  • 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 WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "This about the third time we went there. It's a different experience. We like it.."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Puckettes is always a stop for us when we are in town. If we have enough time, we have been known to go twice in a weekend ! Food quality is excellent ! Service first rate."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "A shaky start--they were OUT of the Pinot Grigio (36/bottle); the only choice--a 65/bottle! But, here's the good part. I told our server we'd take a Chardonnay with price comparable to Pinot (30/bottle). But she went to her manager anyway--manager comped the difference between wines so we got a bottle of 65.00 wine for 36.00, getting a Pinot Grigio as requested! And our server got a very generous tip! The show was well worth the 12.00 cover charge! Food was terrific--try the smoked chicken--our server recommended it and she was so right!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "My boyfriend says he has never seen three supposedly good songwriters sing such mediocre music. We laughed afterwards and said to each other, "There's a reason they don't have well-known hits." We know several groups in the north Georgia area that could rock the house and have patrons begging for more. Let us know if you'd like some names, and we'll send them to you. The good parts were the food, atmosphere, and the service. The music was terrible and definitely not worth the cover charge or our time."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We have been living in Franklin for the last 2 years and this is definitely our favorite place. Not only the food and the service are really good, the place itself worth going. It's particular and fabulous. Further more, it is located in downtown Franklin, a beautiful place to visit and take a walk."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "We had out of town visitors that we took there & all of us had a great time. Food was very good (great salmon & chicken breast) & service was good & music was fabulous. A really fun place. Only possible negative side is that conversation was limited when the music was playing."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "One of the best entertainment venues in all of America! Small, intimate and the best Singer/Songwriters are on board to make your evening special. Arrive on time - order off a simple, yet awesome menu and have a wonderful evening."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "On ourt first visit to Pucketts we were very pleased and will return the entertainment was good and the food better. The Spicy chicken and waffles was very good."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "My wife and I went to dinner here on our vacation. Our waitress was very friendly and kept checking on us. I got the barbecue pulled pork. This could be eaten without any sauce and it was still delicious. They have both a spicy and mild sauce and both were great. My wife got the grilled chicken and she really liked it. After dinner, we stayed for a few beers and live music. The on tap selection was a variety of local and craft beers. I was taste testing with great results. All in all, great experience and great food. I would definitely recommend!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "To be honest , this particular visit was to hear Vinyl Radio, but what better place for this to be. The food was fantastic as usual. One of the girls in our party had never been to Pucketts before. We laughed at her so hard we cried when we saw the expression on her face when her dish arrived and she saw her "generous" portions! Our waiter was the best I have ever had. Again, no better place to have a great night""
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Tool the family to Pucketts for singer-songwriter night and it was just a blast. Great music, great food and Gina was the perfect waitress. Will be back…."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We love all the Puckett's, the original in Leiper's Fork and all the "new" ones, too. They feel like a place that has always been there. The service is always great and the food never fails! And then throw in the live music! The band Vinyl Radio played the evening we went to Puckett's in Franklin and they were fantastic! The played a 2 hour set with no breaks and we could have listened for another 2 hours. We will return, again and again!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Great atmosphere and entertainment while the food was average. If you're looking for a fun way to kick off the night, this is the place to start."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Friends and Family that come to town always pick Pucketts and we have never been disappointed! Great food, great atmosphere."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "This restaurant is phenomenal...I absolutely love the vibe of the decor and style of the dining room. The staff is incredibly attentive and offers a "real" knowledge of the what is offered from the kitchen as well as the bar. But what really topped it off for me and so many others on this particular night was the amazing talent on the stage. Trevor Finlay, Justin Zimmer and Greg Thiel were wonderful. The style of his muse matched the quality of the fare quite nicely. He was inviting, active, welcoming and an awesome musical talent. I will definitely be back again to see him perform. Hope to bring some friends and new fans as well. Thank you for a wonderful evening!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "We were visiting Franklin for Spring break and thoroughly enjoyed the food and the Music. It was perfect everyone had a great time, everyone loved everything. The adult boys loved the beer selections, the appetizers were fun, the kids enjoyed the energy and the food was comforting like a big hug. Service was good. And though there was live music it wasn't so loud you couldn't communicate. We enjoyed it and will definitely be back on our next visit."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Puckett's was a great place to have dinner before going to the movies at the magnificently restored Frankly theater. Catch a movie or a show here if you can. The sweet potato fries were wonderful as were the chicken fried steak and the chicken fried chicken. Be sure to save room for whatever cobbler they have cause it's wonderful and make sure you get the ice cream on top. I wish I had gotten the name of the two servers that we had because they were excellent!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Went specifically to hear the evening entertainment - On Call Band. Band is outstnding. Food is good. Still a small enough restaurant so everyone is close to the entertainment"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The food was good but bar service was poor. One of our guests from Knoxville ordered a Vodka Martini and she got something that didn't taste like vodka or a martini. They remade the drink with the same result. My husband ordered a Gin Gimlet. The first drink was fine. The 2nd Gin Gimlet looked like a whiskey drink (dark brown color). The waiter brought the Roses Lime juice to the table. It was dark brown and appeared to be about 10-12 years old and spoiled."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "We had heard a lot about Puckett's in Franklin, so we finally tried it on St. Patrick's Day. There were 8 of us. We brought out-of-town guests with us for a casual meal, and they loved it. Even though we were hoping for corned beef & cabbage (not offered), everyone's food was delicious and the service was great."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "We had a great time with the live music and the food was amazing and huge quantities! We enjoyed it all so much. Not a place to go for a quiet dinner, hard to talk over the music but we had gone for the music so it was fine with us!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "There were 6 of us for dinner. I made a mistake and ordered a steak, all of my food was cold and the steak was well done not Medium Rare. They recooked it the steak was hot but still over done and the rest of the food was still cold. Everyone at the table had cold mashed potatoes. I think if I ever went back I would set my expectations much lower and just get a sandwich. Other at the table said the fried chicken lacked seasoning but was hot. The BBQ was enjoyed by two others. The music was nice the store front idea was cute. But our waiter saved the day! He was AWESOME and did everything he could."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Awesome food, great atmosphere, will definitely be back the next time we are in town"
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "This was my first visit to Puckett's. It's reputation had preceded it, and I was not disappointed. The prices are very reasonable, the food is outstanding, and the desserts are plain sinful. I shall return!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "This is a fun place to eat. Food is delicious and prices are reasonable. My wife had shrimp and grits and I had chicken and waffles. We would reorder both. Look forward to going back."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "I found it a great place to sit back and enjoy the music and food. There were very distraction and enough privacy and quiteness to carry on a conversation. Good Deal"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Had awesome food while listening it great live music. Doesn't get much better than that. Food was great and very reasonably priced. For less than a chain restaurant you get better food and entertainment."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "We had a great family night out. Made our reservation on line and we were seated immediately. We had 5 adults and two young children and the evening was very children friendly. Two birthdays and the band sang to us. Our waitress was the best. Will return in the near future."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "I love Puckett's and wanted to take my husband and Children there to eat. All was good except the BBQ chicken plate. The Chicken was very dry--even being tossed in the BBQ sauce. Next time I'll try the BBQ pork."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Puckett's always provides great music entertainment and a varied menu of tasty food."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Food was only fair. Band that night was a disappointment, even though there was no cover. Surely, there are better singers in the Nashville area that will sing for the experience and tips. Best thing was the blueberry cobbler with ice cream."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "We are from the Seattle area and are spending 3 months here in Franklin. We have already been to Puckett's a few times and totally love the homey, friendly atmosphere. The pulled pork, smoked chicken, and blueberry cobbler have stood out among many other favorites. The music at night has been outstanding, especially the group Grace Adele & The Grand Band - they were outstanding. Last but not least are the waiters; extremely friendly and helpful. Total great experience."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "We were celebrating my sisters engagement (long over due) and it was the perfect setting. Good food and outstanding music!!! LIVE BAND!! Awesome."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Food was delicious, service was a little laid back but good, South Street Players band was awesome! Overall experience, ambiance, food, music.....still reliving it and can't wait to do it again!"
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Fabulous food, fun atmosphere, fantastic service. What more could you ask for?"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "I am biased. I live in Downtown Franklin and have always enjoyed Pucketts. We usually have breakfast but saw Buddy Green was playing and just had to go. The food was good but not outstanding (you really should go for the whole experience not just the food). The food is southern comfort food. The music was great and in an intimate setting. It's just a fun place to experience. Check out their Friday and Saturday night music lineup. It's bound to be someone good."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Good food, good music and a nice southern ambience."
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "We didn't go to pucketts for the food-we went to see some friends perform. However, we left the place planning our next trip back. We knew the entertainment this time, but next time, we're going to just come and surprise ourselves with the talent just for the opportunity to eat great food and have a great show. Service was great-we were never lacking anything. Food was awesome, even my healthy option was well-seasoned and cooked. We will be back soon!"
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "The best place for great food and entertainment. If you like The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, then you will love Puckett's. It is only 30min south on interstate 65 in Franklin Tn. and well worth the drive.Also the service and food is great as well. I will be back again."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Went for a birthday celebration. First time there. The ambience was very relaxing. It felt like being at home. The wait staff is very nice and accommodating. We ordered the prime rib which is only a weekend special and it was fantastic! No complaints in the food department. Food was served just as we had ordered. The music was great!! The band Raven Cliff was amazing!!!! The night was great!!! Would recommend to friends and family! We will be going back!"
    Dined on 12/13/2013