About 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.

500 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37219
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Comfort Food, Southern, Barbecue

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

Cross Street:
5th Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(615) 770-2772

Website:
http://www.puckettsgrocery.com/nashville/index.php

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://www.puckettsgro.com/nashville/events for all the details!

Catering:
Voted Best Caterer in Williamson County for 8 years in a row!

Parking Details:
Please visit http://www.parkitdowntown.com/ for details on parking

Executive Chef:
Billy Hearn

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

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Puckett's 5th & Church Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Comfort Food (67)
Casual (59)
Live Music (52)
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Fun (49)
Neighborhood Gem (39)
Authentic (37)
Good for a Date (35)
Good for Groups (33)
Pre/post Theatre (28)
Hot Spot (25)
Great for Lunch (23)
Great Beer (22)
Good for Birthdays (20)
People Watching (18)
Special Occasion (18)
Worth the Drive (18)
Cozy (18)
Kid-friendly (15)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Happy Hour (13)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Late-night Find (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Quick Bite (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Business Meals (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Romantic (5)
Healthy (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Seasonal (3)
Spicy (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Live Sports (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Scenic View (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined 3 days ago

Had a dinner reservation on Jan. 16. The restaurant closed early due to snow (even as nearby events and concerts went on), but no one from Puckett's bothered to contact us. Walked from our hotel to the restaurant only to find a note taped to the door. Really?

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 (Nashville)·Dined 4 days ago

We ate here three times during our visit. Although we were staying right across the street that wasn't the reason for going back. Their food was excellent. The service was wonderful. Fried chicken to die for. Love their pucket light beer and husband liked the Yazoo beer. A+++

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·Dined 7 days ago

Absolutely delicious! We ate there twice during our 3 day visit!

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly
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·Dined 7 days ago

Robert was a great waiter. Food was pretty good but did not care for the fried green tomatoes. Friend didn't care for them either. Coating was too grainy. Yukky texture and flavor mediocre.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Live music was great. Food was good. Portion size on the southern fried chicken was very small. My wife asked if I ordered the kids plate.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Great live music. Food was delicious. Service was attentive. Busy spot in Nashville

Tags: Hot Spot
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

I love this place and now my family does too. The food is consistently great and the service was the best! Thank you for a great birthday celebration !!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Awesome food and Service, highly recommended

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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Food was good, home style cooking. Live music with canon cox. Overall, good experience for our party of 6.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Fun
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 (Ottawa)·Dined on January 3, 2018

First time in Nashville and stopped in to enjoy traditional Nashville food, chicken n waffles, and here some live music. Food and ambiance was super. Great cocktails and craft beers. Will stop in again next time I’m in town.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Two nights in a row of awesome live music and great food. Puckett’s is a Nashville must - it’s the anti-honky tonk destination.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We were looking for somewhere casual to go after walking around all new years day that had live music. Thank you for being opened on the holiday. We enjoyed ourselves and the place was busy with others enjoying themselves too. We froze through dinner (with our coats on) and moved to the bar for the remainder of the entertainment. We will be back on a more normal kind of evening.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Puckett’s is always a great time and New Years Eve did not disappoint! The band and food were amazing as always!

Tags: Great Beer, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Live Music
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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Music was outstanding, Jon Mullins. And the food was great as well.

Tags: Romantic, Great Beer, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Authentic, Fun, Casual, Cozy, Live Music, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Love this place! This is my third time visiting, and everything is so consistent: food, service, friendliness

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy
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vip
 (Glasgow)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Couldn’t make a tanqueray and Tonic or a Moscow mule even after two attempts each. No acknowledgment from wait staff. Won’t be back.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Piggy Mac. That is all.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We went for an early dinner before the Grand Ole Opry, and the place was packed. So glad we made a reservation. Upon arrival, we were greeted and seated promptly. Overall - great service, and good food!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

My husband and I always enjoy Puckett’s. Never a bad experience. Food is low priced but quality is above and beyond. We never come to Nashville without a stop here!

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Best fried chicken I've ever had!! Very fast and good service, too. I'd highly recommend :)

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We had a good time eating at Puckett’s for our first night in Nashville. Our waitress was very helpful in making recommendations and dessert was great!

Tags: Cozy, Happy Hour, Fun, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Live Music
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The server was the highlight. The BBQ was good, but not great. The baked beans were the best I’ve had.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Enjoyed our dinner. Live music. Food was good, as expected- not spectacular. You go here for bar food, atmosphere & music. Wait staff was very attentive & did a great job considering the space/crowding & noise level. Was a fun environment, and quite different than New England.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We went based on previous reviews and weren't disappointed. Everyone enjoyed their meals and drinks. Good solid fun night out.

Tags: Live Music, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Nice spot to visit due to popularity and home style atmosphere and menu. Average food quality and friendly service. Recommend the pecan cobbler dessert.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We came on vacation and were told about the great food here! We loved it! The staff was friendly, the Love music was wonderful! The portion sizes of our dinners were more than enough! The Tennessee Philly is a must! I went to buy a shirt and one of the staff walked me over you show me every style they had. We will be back for sure!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Always very good and fun! Our go to place for breakfast, lunch or supper when in Nashville. Great location!

Tags: Great Beer, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Excellent food, somewhat crowded, seating too close to others.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 19, 2017

The service was by far the best aspect of our dining experience. Chris was our server. he was knowledgeable about the menu and happily gave recommendations. He checked on us frequently enough that we never went without. At the end of our dinner, he brought out a dessert and said the kitchen made an extra one. I just thought that was so kind of him to think of us and to do that. Their monthly drink special was creative and delicious and we also enjoyed their draft beer selections.

Tags: Great Beer, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Great Dinner!

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·Dined on December 18, 2017

It was our first experience and we enjoyed grabbing a bite to eat before the concert. I had the Tennessee brisket philly, the brisket was a little dry and the bun was mush. Had good flavor though. We’d be willing to give it another try when back downtown.

Tags: Tapas, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Authentic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We went here before a concert and it was great service, delicious food and fun atmosphere. We have been here before and will continue to return, Especially before concerts and events downtown. Highly recommend reservations.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Live Music, Casual
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food was great & the service was awesome!

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

The food and the service was excellent. The food was what was the real winner! Such a great variety of items on the menu and not overpriced. The standout has to be the complimentary half potato pancakes/cornbread; highly unusual and wonderful! The live band was an added plus and made you feel right at home in Nashville. My daughter graduated from college and she had Puckett's recommended to her, and my whole family, including my 85 year-old mother and 89 year-old stepdad loved it! The food was so fresh and the meats were so tasty; so much flavor! I wish you would come to Texas!!!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Authentic, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Casual, Fun
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Very lively, good food, nice help. Reasonable prices. Have eaten here before and will again. BBQ very tasty!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Live Music, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

This was recommended to us by several people. Great location, delicious food, good prices and portions and friendly staff. I would recommend.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, People Watching, Hot Spot
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 11, 2017

The Bourbon flight was awesome! I got the sampler platter - wings were good but the BBQ was just OK and the ribs were very tough and lacking in flavor. Disappointing. However, the shrimp and grits was a huge hit at our table.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The service was excellent! The food was hot and delicious!

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Great Beer
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Reservations for 5:45 and they seated us at 5:30! The appetizers were cold but our server whisked them away and brought them back piping hot! The service was fast, staff is friendly and the Piggy Mac was delicious! Little loud but fun place!

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Thank goodness we had a reservation, as the place was packed for a Sunday afternoon/evening.
Service was a little slow, likely because the restaurant was rather busy ahead of the Garth Brooks concert. Our server may have been a bit overwhelmed, because it took our food a rather long time to arrive, and it didn't seem piping hot when it did arrive (both our fried green beans appetizer and our entrees). Even so, the food was tasty and we were able to finish our meal in time to make it to the concert with no troubles. Will definitely return for future meals!

Tags: Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Fun, Casual, Comfort Food
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