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

5
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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

94% would recommend it to a friend

Comfort Food (69)
Live Music (69)
Casual (63)
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Fun (59)
Neighborhood Gem (39)
Authentic (34)
Good for a Date (32)
Good for Groups (30)
Great for Lunch (27)
Worth the Drive (24)
Special Occasion (22)
Hot Spot (21)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
People Watching (20)
Great Beer (18)
Cozy (17)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Kid-friendly (14)
Local Ingredients (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Happy Hour (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Quick Bite (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Late-night Find (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Business Meals (5)
Romantic (5)
Spicy (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Live Sports (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Healthy (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Scenic View (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Seasonal (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Great intimate music scene coupled with outstanding southern food!

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Nashville)·Dined 2 days ago

We went here for dinner around 5:30 with reservations. We really enjoyed the atmosphere and the food.

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 4 days ago

Attending concert at Ryman and wanted a great meal before we went. What a fun time with great service and food. Will certainly be back when in Nashville.

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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food, excellent service and great southern feel.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Hot Spot, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music
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·Dined 6 days ago

Love the food and the restaurant - took a long time to actually get our food, but restaurant was busy.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined 7 days ago

Great food and a great place to hang out. Service was awesome.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Overall was good, would go back again.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Noisy as usual. Nothing new menu wise. Margarita was not up to their usual standard. Salad was ok but nothing special. Would like to see some daily feature that is not on menu and different

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great service and barbeque. The Bass Brothers concert was a true gift, made the Nashville weekend complete for Mom's 80th.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The main issue I have is that the seating was to close together.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Third time there...definitely will be back!!

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·Dined on November 27, 2017

Great food and service! In walking distance to downtown attractions!

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Wonderful food and service. Shrimp and grits was awesome. Second time to visit while in Nashville.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Nice laid back atmosphere. Live music in a more family atmosphere.

Tags: Live Music
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

We flew in from Michigan on Thursday morning and had reserved a table at Puckett's for Thanksgiving dinner. We walked over from our downtown hotel and were seated even earlier than our reservation. Excellent buffet food with all of the traditional Thanksgiving food items. Topped it all off with peach cobbler. Loved the place and the food.

Tags: Authentic, Casual
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Excellent Thanksgiving buffet. Highly recommended. Outstanding fried chicken.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

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 on November 17, 2017

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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 (Manitoba)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Such a gem, loved everything about this place from the delicious southern food to the live country music. Highly recommend!!

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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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