Puckett's 5th & Church

4.6
2531 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.
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JW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

great atmosphere, great food - great location near the performing arts center

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Great live music. Highly recommend.

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JS
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there food was amazing. Are server Josh was amazing also. Make a reservation if planning on going while you are in Nashville otherwise you will have to wait.

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R
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Three of my friends and I ate dinner here before a concert at Bridgestone. We were able to make reservations on OpenTable and we were seated immediately upon arrival so we were not stressed about making the concert in time. The waiter was awesome and all of the food we received was excellent. I got a burger with no bun and salad on the side rather than the fries. My friends got the chicken fried chicken. Everything was great. I only gave one less star for the food because I wished there were more keto options. But a bunless burger or a salad are good options. We will definitely go back.

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C
Miami
33 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Overrated for sure. Good, not great. After reading the reviews, I expected so much much and so I found myself a bit disappointed. I expected more BBQ....i guess i have learned to not expect too much!

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DD
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food with great service. Place was recommended by a friend and we weren’t disappointed

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LM
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We booked with open table so it felt wonderful to just walk in past the line up and have our table ready. Attentive waiter who gave us some suggestions. Food was great, first time we ever had fried green tomatoes.... they where good. Our meal was great, cocktail was enjoyable too. The live musician was wonderful.
I’d recommend this place to friends and fellow travelers

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JM
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our reservation for 6:45 worked out beautifully. They seated us next to the stage for a live country performer who was mediocre, but enjoyable. The noise level was high, but my spouse and I could still converse. Food and service were outstanding.

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NR
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to showcase the best in Southern food. Music was just a little loud for comfortable conversation.

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m
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Puckett’s always good food. Ordered smoked meatloaf and the brisket plate. More than enough but need the sauce! No room for dessert. Always busy. Service is prompt.

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Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chicken fried chicken was great. Lots butt what did you expect with live performer on stage, love it.

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f
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were great! Live music was also good, even though we were sitting right next to the stage and couldn’t talk. I recommend the fried chicken or anything from the Low and Slow menu. Will definitely go again next time I am in Nashville!

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AT
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an all around great experience! Our waitress was the best!

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MM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, professional service and awesome music

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AB
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service!! Fast and incredibly friendly. Wish we could have gotten to see someone on stage but we had conflicting plans.

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b
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent waitress who corrected a misunderstanding instantly.

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Des Moines
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Food steak was overcooked. Bbq was ok . Brisket was the best. Plenty of food in the platter.

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ML
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Started with amazing fries green tomatoes with pimento cheese. Ribs were excellent, according to my dining companion. We both really enjoyed the entertainment, McCoy.

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DF
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The food was overpriced and not tasteful. The ribs (advertised on the menu as fall off the bones) was rubberish and hard to pull apart. Later they attempted to explain it was “Memphis” style. I basically gave them a $132.00 (with no alcohol ordered) tip as no one in our 4 person party enjoyed their food. Will not be back.

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ME
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

ladies bathroom needs work on toilet paper holders falling off the stall wall, one out of order. Food was good, fried pound cake, no, gross, ice cream was good though. Waitress was friendly and helpful.

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EB
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Reserving through OpenTable was so easy and our table was ready when we arrived a bit early. Atmosphere was great, music level just right, service perfect! Food was average - we had a fried green tomato blt (they forgot the fried green tomato) and the bbq platter with 3 meats. The brisket was delicious, pork a little salty, and the chicken drenched in sauce. No pressure to leave after you eat, "just please stay and enjoy the music". We would definitely come back.

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V
Nashville
119 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I was really looking forward to dinner at Puckett's so may have had expectations that were just too high. When I walked in, I loved the look of the place (fun and funky southern). The menu looked great (prices are a little high) and the cocktails were good. Service was great. But the real reason I go to a restaurant is to eat great food. The food at Puckett's was just average especially for the price. We started with the queso which was good but not remarkable. I had the chicken fried chicken platter that was just OK - almost tasteless. My husband and friend had the brisket platter which was good but in a town where I can get better for less $, I wasn't all that impressed. The other person had the shrimp and grits which she loved because it was so different but really good. So one could argue the rest of us just ordered the wrong thing. I wouldn't avoid Puckett's but also wouldn't seek it out either.

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r
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Server was good. Despite reservation still had to wait for a table 20 to 25 minutes. Food coming out was a little slow because they were very busy so food delivery took about 30 minutes. Food is always exceptional and great ambience

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SA
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were wonderful. Since making a reservation several weeks before, wish we would have had a better table.

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MC
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent smoked meatloaf! My waitress was a sweetheart.

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MC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great Mac and cheese and the meatloaf was tasty! Good service too

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JL
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great experience thanks to great service and food!

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MM
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great meal before the Preds game. Glad I made reservations.

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PS
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed very much !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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K
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Fun atmosphere! Best brisket ever!

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OT
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took our out-of-town visitors and were greeted immediately upon entry and seated promptly. It was a Saturday evening so it was wise to have made an Open Table reservation as they had about an hour wait for walk-ins. Our server Wayne was fantastic and made our meal more enjoyable by his service! We enjoyed the meal... bbq, fried chicken and Nashville hot chicken!🐣 The ambiance was relaxed and the singer Emily Minor added to our experience. We'll be back!

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SS
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Down home cooking at family prices

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RF
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome time! Band was great and they seated us in the middle like I requested.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! Will return and promote as a great place to eat!

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DQ
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was great and love the atmosphere plus being able to see our friends The Young Fables perform made it a perfect night

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BP
Nashville
27 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We were disappointed in the menu change but the food we received was very good. Some of the items we were looking for were no longer offered. Dessert was advertised as a Cobbler of the Day - came out as bread pudding - sent it back.
Still enjoy Puckett's but this time was disappointed.

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JP
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good stuff here!!! Food was good, service excellent, no wait or crowd!!!

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B
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 3ambience 1

We had made dinner reservations to listen to the music on Saturday night. The food was excellent our waitress was a darling. Unfortunately the hostess booth was in direct blockage of our views of the stage. To make matters worse to two young men that were manning the hostess station sat there slouched over the hostess station on their cell phones texting their friends all night. It may not seem like such a big deal not to see the stage but that was the reason we chose your restaurant so that we could enjoy the show. This was this past Saturday and the singers you had seemed great but unfortunately we could not enjoy them and it did ruin our night.

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JK
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was suoer impressed with the Fried Green Tomato blt. The sweet tea was amazing. Loved the fact that my daughter was able to stay with us and enjoy live music in a “bar”.. She was impressed amd talked about it for weeks afterwards.

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OT
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dined at Puckett’s before a concert at Bridgestone. Food was very good & Megan, our server was pleasant & attentive. We will do again!

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