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Puckett's 5th & Church

4.5
2190 reviews
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$30 and under
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Comfort Food
Perfect For:
  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
  • Live Music
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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Executive chef
Billy Hearn
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Private party facilities
Small private dining area seats up to 15. We will rent out the restaurant for private events in the evening.
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Private party contact
Autumn Friese: (615) 770-2772
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Catering
Voted Best Caterer in Williamson County for 8 years in a row!
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
5th Avenue
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Parking details
Please visit http://www.parkitdowntown.com/ for details on parking
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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!
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Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 2190 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.5
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4.4
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 21 hours ago

Great food and service for dinner last night. We picked Puckett's for their reputation and location in downtown Nashville. An awesome dinner before a concert at the Ryman, just down the street. The shrimp & grits and ribeye steak were just right as entrees.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Pucketts is a great "nashville" restaurant but they are always out of the half chicken which is my favorite and the service is always pretty bad. I cannot stand when appetizer or dinner plates are left on the table when the next course comes - especially when they are covered gnawed on bones and wings. It's a great place with a lively vibe, but the service needs serious work.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

I wouldn't go for the food - it's ok, not great. But the live music and the service is good. So overall, a positive experience. And there is a lot of energy there - so if you want a quiet conversation, don't go here. If you want to be in a place where a lot of people are having a good time, then this is a fine place to go.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Once again Puckett's delivered! I had cousins in from Seattle - and wanted to show them a true southern food experience. They both ordered the meatloaf - my go-to dish - smoked in the smoker to perfection. I had the salmon with green beans and squash casserole - quite filling. It was Sunday, so we were treated to three musical acts as part of Marcus Whybrew's Sunday Showcase. All of the acts were great - real people trying to succeed in the music business. Service was terrific as well - we never felt rushed, This is my #1 choice to bring out of town guests to for a true Nashville experience.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Attended Dinner on a Sunday evening, for Music Writers entertainment. Music, Food, fellowship was wonderful. Will go back when in town again. thanks

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Made reservations for 6 pm in advance for dinner before a show at TPAC. Ordered, ate and stayed a few minutes to chat. Still got to TPAC by 7. Great food.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

A must stop! Excellent food, talent and atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great food! Live music some nights. Great atmosphere. The Piggy Mac is AMAZING!!!!

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2.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Would not return. Microwaved, bland, lukewarm food.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

I’ve never had a bad meal at Puckett’s. The food is always delicious and the service is excellent. Just an awesome place to take friends and guests for a classic Nashville culinary experience.

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1.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Had reservations for 5:30. arrived ontime. First time to Pucketts. Was 6 before finally seated. Chicken was not good. Maybe lunch would have been better. Overall quality of food wasn't worth the price. Not to mention, the reservations were not honored. Still had to wait over 30 minutes. Hostess was NOT in tune with customers relations. (should have been more aware of customers wait time to at least apologize for long wait, or offered a free dessert.) This was on a Tuesday late afternoon.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Best Fried Chicken dinner. Green beans were cooked just like be cook them back home. Available parking nearby.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Great food and atmosphere! Good for families. Great gluten free menu options!

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We made reservations prior to our trip to Nashville on the recommendation of many people. The menu looked promising but when the food arrived we were less than impressed. The appetizers came out in a timely manner but were warm at best. The BBQ was dry and tough. The vegetables (green beans and collard greens) were clearly from a can.

After all of the hype we were very disappointed. Any respectable restaurant these days should not be serving ANYTHING from a can. I would not go back and would not recommend to others.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Anniversary

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

It was pretty busy, but we were seated at exactly our reservation time. Service was quick and the waiter was attentive, I was quite surprised at how quick we we served. I've only ever been to Puckett's in Leiper's Fork, and it's a little slower paced out there, but this one keeps the ambiance and get's it done. My only complaint is the knuckleheads that kept holding the front door open so the 30 degree cold air could come in, but those were customers, not employees, bottom line I would definitely recommend.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Nashville staple, food was decent, band started at 9pm, unless you know the band, I wouldn't center plans around, for out of towners, this would be a nice place to get a res after late afternoon partying / before
Going out for the night but, (unapologetically) not a destination place for foodies.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Very cool atmosphere. The music that night was phenomenal. Great experience and will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

You can never go wrong with Pucketts. It's always a fantastic place to eat. It's truly a great Nashville restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Excellent service! Had reservation, walked in the crowded door and was seated immediately.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Great meal while vacationing in Nashville. Chicken fried chicken with mashed potatoes and flat iron beans was amazing. Wish we went on a night that there was music but overall an amazing dinner!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Amazing food and friendly service! I will eat here every time I’m in Nashville

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great band...good food. Make this a stop when in Nashville...easy walk from Broadway

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Highly recommend going here— fabulous Southern food and amazing hospitality!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great stop for the family! We have great food, and lots of fun listening to the music!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Our dining experience at Puckett’s on 5th & Church was great! The BBQ was awesome, and our server, Vanessa, did an outstanding job. She was crazy busy with many tables, and a couple of large parties, but never failed to come by to check on us. We enjoyed our dinner then sat back, relaxed, and took in the sounds of The Farm Dogs band on stage. If you want to make your visit hassle-free; make a reservation. We did, and that made all the difference with so many people in Nashville, all vying for the same space. If you like bourbon; order the Woodford Reserve Double Oaked, it will not disappoint.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great food and atmosphere!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Wonderful food and atmosphere

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Food portions were small for price.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

It was good but we were nickeled and dimed to death without being informed ahead of time. I don’t like this sort of thing, it undermines my trust as a customer. Food is very good.

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1.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Unfortunately we’ve been here several times but the food has drastically gone from good to bad! My chicken platter was dried up chicken masked in bbq sauce, dry mashed potatoes and with a hair right on top. Yuck!! They forgot the cornbread and I had to ask for it. My husband’s fries were ice cold. Waiter not at all apologetic and brought when he brought us our change, shorted us a $1. Yeah it’s only a $1 but I’ve never been shorted change before at a restaurant. Canceling our reservations for Saturday and never going back. You lost it for us!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

We had a wonderful time! Our waitress was incredibly prompt and worked with us to be sure we made it to our play on time! Great food and fun atmosphere

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Great food, service and live entertainment! Puckett’s came highly recommended and we will now highly recommend! A member of our party had a peanut allergy and they were fantastic about it!

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

We were visiting from out of town and someone recommended Pucketts. Great food! Server was fantastic! Live music was incredible!

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Food was really good. Thank goodness we had reservations- wait was over an hour!

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

We were a group of 4 girlfriends out celebrating a bachelorette. The atmosphere of Puckett’s was warm, friendly and fun! We didn’t have to wait long for our reserved table. Being from Canada, we were pleasantly surprised to find out a Canadian artist was playing live while we were there! Our server Chris was a fantastic gentleman that made many recommendations to us in regards to the food and drinks. All of us really enjoyed our meals. We ordered a Piggy Mac, BBQ Platter, the sliders and I can’t remember the other entree. Everyone got the Mac and cheese as a side and it was SO good! The drinks were also really good! Our waiter suggested the Green Tea shot and it was delicious! We had a really wonderful experience and I will definitely be coming back when we are in Nashville again!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Awesome place. Great food. Must go to when visiting Nashville!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great place too see upcoming artist while enjoying yummy food!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Fantastic food, music and ambiance!

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

I loved the fact that they had Whiskey Flights. Our waitress was amazing. The ribs were a little over cooked, but my pork bbq mac and cheese was fantastic! Would recommend trying this place!

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