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

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Comfort Food (85)
Live Music (80)
Casual (77)
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Fun (63)
Neighborhood Gem (41)
Authentic (40)
Good for Groups (40)
Good for a Date (37)
Hot Spot (32)
Great for Lunch (30)
Worth the Drive (30)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Special Occasion (26)
People Watching (24)
Great Beer (22)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Kid-friendly (19)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Local Ingredients (18)
Cozy (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Bar Seating (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Late-night Find (9)
Quick Bite (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Great for Brunch (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Romantic (6)
Spicy (6)
Business Meals (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Live Sports (3)
Healthy (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Scenic View (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

The food was great but the service was okay. We had a reservation. We were seated right away but sat there 10 minutes and no one ever came over to serve us. I went to the Hostess to let them know. They sent our waitress over away. She explained that was new and used that as an excuse the entire night.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Jesse Kramer (band) was AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

The food was not good really awful and the service was awful.

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·Dined 7 days ago

Comfort food for connecting with a cousin I don't get to see often enough, then off to see Les Miz. Great fun.

Tags: Casual, Tasting Menu
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·Dined 7 days ago

The food was great. The server was friendly and allowed me to substitute the chicken for Salmon on a salad without any problem. Housemade salad dressings were the best!!

Tags: Late-night Find, Fun, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Great Beer, People Watching, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 16, 2017

The food was very good and the server was friendly and helpful. She ensured we would be finished and out in time to attend the theater.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

This is a go-to spot when we have tickets to shows at TPAC - it is close, convenient, the food and service have always been great - they also play great music in the background. I have also been to Puckett's on live music nights. Quite a treat. We enjoyed our evening meal with good friends before the show (Les Mis) so it was one great night!

Tags: Comfort Food, Live Music, Good for Groups, Casual
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

The server wasn't very friendly. We waited 40 minutes for our dessert and were almost late for our show at TPAC because of it. Food was okay but not any better than my sub-par cooking at home. Overall disappointing, wont be going back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 15, 2017

So delicious as usual. Love to bring others when I'm in Nashville

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Food was delicious. Service was great. We made a reservation so there was no waiting for us but I heard others were having to wait 30 minutes to an hour. This was our first time at this location, we have been to the Franklin restaurant before. We were not disappointed. Would recommend to anyone who likes good food in a great atmosphere.

Tags: Live Music, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Casual
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Went there before a concert at the Ryman. The food was good and the service was excellent. Would definitely go back

Tags: Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

This was a great spot for great food and a happy, upbeat atmosphere. The place was packed but the service was terrific with a helpful and knowledgeable waiter. Live music too!! Can’t beat it!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food and service were great although they seem to be out of a number of items there were on the menu.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Visited Nashville and heard about this place. Food was excellent and live entertainment during dinner was a huge plus.

Tags: Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

My second time to Puckett's. Food is consistently good as well as the entertainment.
Overflow of the bar can be a bit of an issue if your table is in the row behind the bar.

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Puckett’s has been one of my favorite spots downtown for years now! Always love when I get to stop in and enjoy a delicious meal and great entertainment!

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Sunday Lunch
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Well I was disappointed that they were out of the daily special by 5:30 AND they didn't have my first choice in beer, but the server was friendly and we were seated promptly for our reservation.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Puckett's has a great atmosphere for casual dining. They have a great selection of local beers and the food is always excellent with a lot of variety for almost anyone. We really enjoy coming here before going to TPAC for the play.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, People Watching
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Loved the ambiance, live music and the service was great! Was disappointed in the food though.... the ribs were super dry and just average in taste and the Mac and cheese was pretty bland.

Tags: Authentic, Live Music
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Service and food was great!!! We were visiting from out of town and this was one of the best things we did.

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Make a reservation is our recommendation. It is a busy place because it is SO good! Great staff, we went 3 times during vacation. Served by Macy and Dave

Tags: Great Beer, Authentic, Good for a Date, Spicy, Fun, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on November 2, 2017

My appetizer was delicious - I had the fried green tomatoes. I ordered the chicken salad sandwich and it was not worth eating. The chicken tasted bad and the texture was not right. We chose this reatuarant because it was close to TPAC, but I won't go again.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Great service and food . Staff friendly and food was great. Piggy Mac and chicken sandwich

Tags: Spicy, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Cozy, Disabled Access, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Always a fun place to go...good food, good music! Our out-of-town friends loved it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, People Watching
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Menu needs revision and refinement. Fresh ingredients would make a world of difference!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The food was mediocre at best. Everything I had was fried and that’s genuinely hard to screw up, but everyone else did not enjoy their meal. The music was a one man band and so NOT up to the Nashville standards we have come to expect. Wish we had brought our out of town guests somewhere else. Won’t be going back anytime soon.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 28, 2017

First off I understand that I went on a Friday night and that it is one of the busiest times to go to a restaurant. The food was okish. The prime rib was well done and dry when I ordered medium, the sides were cold when they arrived....not sure what happened I personally normally love going to Puckett’s! The live music is awesome, as it was on this Friday night but I had to ask a manager for a refill after my server had asked me if I needed one 8-10 minutes before. It did seem like the customers who ordered alcohol got preferential treatment...if someone I want to see is playing there I would go back but probably not spring for prime rib....the location in Chattanooga has always been amazing and I have heard great things from my family about this location as well as the one in Franklin. Not sure if they were short handed or what but it wasn’t the normally amazing experience that Puckett’s provides.

Tags: Live Music
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great food and fun atmosphere. Also, they don't charge $8 for crap beer. Great locally brewed for a realistic price. Definitely recommend this place. Nothing this good on Broadway.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, People Watching, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Good southern city spot

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great food at reasonable prices. Also excellent service in addition to a great room/bar to hang at. A nice change of pace from the Broadway and 2nd restaurants. Most importantly, the Sunday night music showcase was fantastic. Great acts playing for us while we ate our meal, and we were not rushed to leave the venue! Loved it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 22, 2017

My wife and I went here more for the music than the food. We were BBQ'd to death by the time we got there so this wouldn't be a fair review on food alone. The food we did order was good but not what we consider great. However, the global atmosphere headed up by phenominal music, followed by great service, drinks and good food made for an overall excellent experience. We will go back on our next trip to Nashville, for sure.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

The service was excellent and the yummy food arrived quickly. The restaurant was very loud so, if you want to talk to your dinner companions you might want to go elsewhere. Overall it was great food served quickly.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We had a great time, food, and entertainment. Wonderful southern cooking, loved it, we would've gone back, but they were booked for the weekend.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Live Sports, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Worth the Drive, Fun, Comfort Food, Live Music, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Good food and good atmosphere. Business client I had with me felt it gave him a great feel for downtown Nashville.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

2 nd time here and only disappointment was the fried chicken portion seemed to be much smaller than on my previous visit. Otherwise the service was good and the meal was tasty.

Tags: Authentic, Live Music, Fun, People Watching
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Food and service were great. Definitely will return and definitely will recommend.

Tags: Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

The wine pour was generous, and the place is convenient to Bridgestone Arena. I also appreciate that they take reservations.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 17, 2017

We have been here several times, but this time the service was poor and the food was cold when it reached our table.
We were embarrassed since we had guests from out of town with us. The greeters were chatting with their friends and a boyfriend, and the server seemed rushed and a little stressed. It was a busy Monday for the restaurant, but we were hoping for a better experience!

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

I've been here before a couple years ago and food was fantastic. This trip made me want to never return. I was so looking forward to piggy Mac which was dried out. The fried green tomatoes were disgusting and cold. The smoked meatloaf was the only edible dish out of the 3 entrees ordered. We never got our dessert we ordered and the waitress acted bothered when we had to ask for refills after sitting for 10 to 15 mins with empty glasses. I will never return.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great food and service. The pecan pie cobbler was one of the best desserts we have ever had

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