Puckett's 5th & Church

4.5
2424 reviews
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$30 and under
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Comfort Food
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Comfort Food, Southern, Barbecue
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Hours of operation
Sunday-Thursday: 7am-10pm
Friday & Saturday: 7am- 11pm
Breakfast served daily from 7am-11am
Breakfast buffet available Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday beginning at 8am
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Phone number
(615) 770-2772
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Small private dining area seats up to 15. We will rent out the restaurant for private events as well. Contact Holly Carpenter to discuss your private party at h.carpenter@puckettsgrocery.com
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Private party contact
Holly Carpenter: (615) 770-2772
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Catering
We cater! No matter the size of your event, we've got y'all covered. Contact Holly Carpenter to discuss your catering at h.carpenter@puckettsgrocery.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
5th Avenue
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Parking details
Please visit parkitdowntown.com for details on parking in the vicinity of our restaurant.
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Entertainment
We feature Music City's best local talent 7 nights a week! Want more info? Check our calendar at puckettsgro.com/nashville/events for all the details!
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 2424 People Are Saying
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JB
Dallas
67 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice hostess gave us a table we requested. Service was great. A couple of servers helped out. They can get larger parties. A table of 30 from a tour from New Zealand sat next to us, but our servers still took care of us. We started with good brisket nachos. I had pulled pork platter, my pork was good, also had turnip greens, not bad. My wife had the pulled pork sandwich and was too salty for her. She did like her sweet potato fries. For desert we had pecan cobbler with ice cream. It was tasty. Overall a good experience and was fun. As others have said, the food is good

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EM
New England
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!

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AK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Sunday night after the Titans-Patriots game. Open Table reservation of 12, only waited 5 minutes for Puckett's to set up the tables; while those w/o reservations had 2+ hour wait. Great music, food, and drink. Reasonably priced, plenty of food. Highly recommend

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CC
New England
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

They did rush you - we were told at 6:45 they needed us out at 7 as the table was reserved. Only downside to evening

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New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Fried green tomatoes were ok. A bit too much batter. Service and people were very good.

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CS
Charleston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great meal, heard about it over the years. Was not disappointed!!

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Reservation for a party of 8, they seated us right on time.

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New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food wasn’t the best we had in Nashville but it was good. We got the baby back ribs which were kinda disappointing. They didn’t fall off the bone. Also got the three sliders one in pulled pork, pulled chicken and one brisket. The brisket was definitely the best. Good flavor. The chicken was good once I added the bbq sauce. The pork was mushy. I ended up eating all the meats outside of the slider roll. The Mac and cheese side was really really good. Service was great.

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s
New England
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Lots of activity and large parties. Upon arrival, Were told they were 5-10 minutes behind on reservations and this was exactly right, which we appreciated! Food was ok, really nothing special. We enjoyed the music act that came on midway through our meal, so much so that we had another drink and stayed until the end of their set.

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Nashville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

3rd trip to Nashville...... 5th time to Puckett’s

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Great food, great live music, great service

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R
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

DELICIOUS BBQ and excellent service. The live entertainment was great!

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TT
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our table was ready & the hostess helped us squeeze in an extra seat, as our group grew.
We ordered fried pickles and tomatoes and yummy!

The food was great, clean plates all around the table. Several had the brisket, and I had the 1/2 rack ribs (good quantity).

The best part was the music!! What great talent!

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BG
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good service and great food. We had the ribs and brisket. Both were very good. I would recommend reservations as the first night we went there was a 1 1/2 hour wait time; so we came back the next night.

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EG
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Comida sureña en un ambiente muy agradable.

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SP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful entertainment, great service, yummy food.

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KC
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were in visiting from NC and loved the Sunday Night Showcase with Marcus Whybrew. All of the musicians were outstanding and just so down to earth and made us feel so at home. We enjoyed seeing different talent and the overall family feel Marcus inspired. Awesome! The food, service and beverages were also excellent! Our favorite night in Nashville! We will be back!

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KM
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We eat here quite often when in Downtown Nashville. This place is easy to access and the food is delicious.

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FG
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place Is a real gem! The staff were friendly and efficient taking care to make sure we were comfortable, and not wanting anything. The food was great, our ribs were tasty, just right! The beans and potato salad were awesome. The live music was great and showed off the local talent. All in all it was a great evening!

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, fun atmosphere. Fried chicken the best, shrimp and grits unique

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PG
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve never been disappointed by a trip to Puckett’s. The food is always amazing and the service is great. The only think I recommend is be careful when walking as the floors are VERY slick.

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LV
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

I was very disappointed in the service we received, after being seated with a reservation (which was very quick although the girl seating us seemed annoyed to be at work!) we sat for almost 20 min before I finally got up and asked if we even had a waiter/waitress....the annoyed girl was even more annoyed at this point and kindly snapped at me. Someone came to take of drink order and we were more than ready to order our food, so we did at this time. Waited another 30 min for so before our food was ever brought out. Everyone around us had food and was getting food (even those sat after us). The lady that began serving us was nice and did keep our drinks refilled. I love the food and good thing is I was in no hurry to get to the play at TPAC because I had alotted plenty of time...but if it had been a normal amount of time alotted ,,,we would have been VERY late to TPAC. Also, we were seated in the direct center of the restaurant, not like we were back in a corner where no one could see us.

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GE
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

different menu Great service super location
Employees seemed to own their jobs.

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RH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Overall Puckett’s provided a great experience. The food was mostly good. I say mostly as the fried green tomatoes, fried pickles and fried chicken were great. The corn cake is a little different, which is probably fine for some folks, but it was tough with too many competing flavors. Really enjoyed the fried chicken. Crispy skin and tender, juicy meat. The waiter kept selling the Mac/cheese. It was tasty and creamy and no complaints. The service was a little inconsistent. We had to ask for refills on water several times and after we received the food had to track down the waiter, who was casually hanging out in the bar area, for utensils. We were there on a Monday, making reservations several weeks in advance. I heard the staff telling others it was over an hour wait at 6:15 PM. So my advice, get a reservation.

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K
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the good, the ambiance, great service - highly recommend! Also had breakfast there and was great!

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LG
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great. They took such good care of me and my party of nine. We had a great night with great service. I would go here every time I go back to Nashville, hands down.

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MP
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time i am in Nashville i seem to make it into Puckets. no mater who i have with me it is always excellent

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Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Never got out appetizer. Fruit tea was watered down. Small portions considering price and quality.

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KM
Memphis
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We ate at Puckett's for the first time this weekend. It did not disappoint! The Appalachian Tea was delicious. The pulled pork pimento cheese bites were mouth watering. The pound cake was delicious, too! We enjoyed everything we had. The music was great too. We will be dining there again, for sure!

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D
San Antonio
11 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 5

Other than starting out with some poor service for our water and drink orders, I would recommend this Nashville favorite! The food was fantastic and there was a variety for our whole group of 8 girls!! I wouldn't let the poor service part of this review stop anyone from going there and experiencing the great atmosphere they have there. If you go later (we had early reservations) there is a live music show!

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BB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Couldn’t get in last time I was in Nashville! So so happy I was able to get a reso this time around cuz it was something special!! We all loved it! Food was spot on!!

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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 1

We ate here before a concert and have eaten here several times before, but won’t return. The food was good, but the tables are too close together, service is spotty and the prices are high for what you get. The main issue was a lady at a table near us had s dog in a high chair at the table. This was not a service dog and was dressed in ribbons and a pearl necklace. There were several people at the table and they would take turns holding the dog and then put it back in the high chair. The dogs feet were allowed to touch the table and I only saw the restaurant give a minimum wipe of the table before the next customers were seated and served.

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SD
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Puckett's is a great place for good down-home food! There's something on the menu for everyone! The folks are very friendly and knowledgeable about the restaurant and Nashville! If your downtown and hungry you can't do any better than Puckett's for breakfast, lunch and dinner! They also have great live music every night!

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C
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Puckett’s is our favorite rib place in Nashville. Their cherry-smoked ribs and sweet potato fries are unbeatable. It’s a must do for us any time we are in Nashville - and a reason to visit often! Reservations are highly recommended.

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JS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Heard about Puckett’s from family. Great choice and the music was fantastic. Enjoyed all the dishes. Meatloaf, brisket, collards, mac&cheese were all very good. Did I mention the music? Callie Hopper was a delight. Our waiter, Wayne, provided great service.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great spot with good music!

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CC
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Reasonably priced with generous portions. Very busy, people having fun and enjoying the music and camaraderie.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service.so glad we had reservations! It gets busy!

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VL
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Puckett’s was ok. Not as good as I thought it was hyped to be. Noise level is horrible!

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SM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

We were disappointed in the food. We enjoyed the live music but there are so many places in Nashville that we would like to have good food plus good music!

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