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Puckett's Boat House

4.4
485 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Lunch
Housed in Franklin’s old Boat Locker, Puckett’s Boat House will remind you of your favorite Southern beach side restaurant. We serve only the freshest in Gulf seafood. Delivered daily right to our kitchen, our menu features raw and grilled oysters, daily fresh catch specials and Gulf coast shrimp, along with our wild caught catfish and salmon. For the land lubbers, we’ve added Southern style hand-padded burgers, chicken fried chicken and homemade desserts. On Sundays, we feature our signature brunch, with Southern staples along with Boat House seafood favorites. And, as with all of our Puckett’s restaurants, we showcase live, local music throughout the week! Check out our website for the calendar, and be sure to sign up for the weekly newsletter while you’re there!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Southern, American
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Lunch & Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 9:00pm

Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(615) 790-2309
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Donald Counts
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Catering
From catering your office luncheon to hosting your next family reunion, renting out the entire restaurant for your company’s next party to a hosting a graduation party on our river side patio, Puckett’s Boat House wants to help you with your next event!
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Cross street
Franklin Road
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Parking details
We have 4 exclusive parking lots- one along the front of the restaurant, another directly behind us and two across the street from the side of the building (located on 1st Ave N). The side lots are marked with signage. There is also a free parking garage just a short walk down Main Street. Free on-street parking is available as well.
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Public transit
The Franklin Transit Authority makes stops a block away from our location: The South bound route stop is #15 at 2nd Ave. & Church Street available Monday-Friday 8am-4pm. The West Bound route stop is #60 at Main St. & 2nd, available Monday-Friday 6am-5pm and Saturday 8am-5pm. Visit tmagroup.org/franklin-transit for more details!
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Entertainment
We showcase live, local music throughout the week and live music is an important part of what makes us unique! Most shows have no cover charge, but the artists but each show varies, so please see our website calendar for full details at puckettsboathouse.com/events

Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 485 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.2
ambience
4.0
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great to sit outside and enjoy downtown Franklin. Food was great and our server was a fine southern gentleman.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great place for a casual meal with friends or family. Fish is good. Prices reasonably. Alcohol options plentiful. Really easy and casual.

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4.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Great place. Fun times. Good food. Went for dinner and left with an experience.

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3.0Dined on May 4, 2018

The food was good, the service ok and the atmosphere lively, but loud.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Awesome patio! Great happy hour deals and love wine Wednesday!

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3.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Good food. A lot of fried foods though and pricy for that

Perfect location though for sitting outside with a couple drinks and appetizers

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Food was amazing! We had the fried green tomatoes and the BBQ Shrimp and Grits. Great atmosphere with live music but very relaxing. Not crazy loud and obnoxious. Will definitely go back!

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Excellent lunch at Puckett’s! My wife had the Ahi Tuna Salad while I had the Blackened Shrimp Po’ Boy. The Ahi Tuna Salad “was the best salad [she] had in months” (her words, not mine). The Blackened Shrimp Po’ Boy was delicious as well, perfectly cooked and well seasoned without being overpowering. The fries were excellent, as well. Staff was very friendly and attentive. Overall a great spot!

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2.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Service was great. Most of our food was pretty good except the fried calamari. You could definitely tell that it wasn’t fresh

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

FRIED...FRIED...FRIED...If you like fried food this is the place for you. Lots of fried seafood.

The fried butterfly shrimp were pretty good...wouldn't recommend the coconut shrimp.

For dessert...the banana pudding is average but the key lime pie is surprisingly good.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Reserved table was ready for us even though they were full and people were waiting. We told our waiter that we had a show to get to, and he took our order right away. Food came out promptly. Fresh and tasty. Friends had salmon that was good. Another friend had the Rusty Bucket. Loved it. We will come back!

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Not my first visit but definitely the worst. Server was completely disengaged. We could hear another server informing a neighboring table of the night's specials and my wife remarked that she would have ordered one had our server felt like sharing them with us. We'll be back at some point, but this was an uncharacteristically disappointing visit.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Awesome food and great friendly service. Will definitely dine there again and recommend to friends.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Everything was great! We enjoyed it very much.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Had a birthday gathering with family. It was nice having a reservation on a Friday night.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

We celebrated my mother’s birthday. We had great food and a great experience.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Love the boathouse atmosphere. Good food and service.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Fast friendly service. Good food and even better desserts.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great food, must try shrimp and grit stuffed HUSH puppies with slaw and sauce awesome appetizer! Definitely will return next visit!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Wonderful Shrimp & Whiskey cheese Grits!
Some of the best grits I’ve ever had! The shrimp were large and delicious! They place them in puckets spicy BBQ sauce before placing them on the grits! This is my favorite item other than the incredible key lime pie with a graham cracker almond crust! My husband and I shared a piece and fought over the last bite!

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Say at Bar. Service in bar area always slow even when restaurant wasn’t busy.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Absolutely wonderful, my wife had read about it so i tracked it down & made reservations. Everything about this place is outstanding.

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3.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Ok but no great shakes. It seems a little bit like an ambitious local chain. The fried oysters were pretty good but pretty standard for mid TN.

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2.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Service was slow, drinks were weak and food was mediocre. Much better options in Franklin.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Dining area was too loud to enjoy conversation. Asked to be moved into the bar and was fine. Thanks for allowing us to move. Good service and food.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Been going here every year since 2013 - personal and business meetings - Good food consistently - good service - entertainment good
Keep up the great job

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Food was good, service was ok, but nothing exceptional, atmosphere was lively and energetic. Personally, I would expect better service when spending $40+ per person before tax or tip.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

There was a piece of plastic baggy mixed into our appetizer. Yummy. It’s happened at the other Pucketts downtown too. Don’t go here for the food. The music and service were good. Recommend eating elsewhere and stopping here for music and drinks.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

It was Valentine's Day and this was a great venue for that. The food was great. There was a young couple that provided the entertainment and they were excellent. My date also enjoyed the food and drink and entertainment as well. This could turn into a Valentine's Day tradition for us.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was excellent, but a little pricey for what we ordered. I'll be better aware next time

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

I love this place. The pride themselves on customer first. I’ve been twice and on the second trip, they remembered me.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Everything was excellent. Loved the gumbo and the stone crab and avocado salad. Fish tacos were great. So was the chicken pasta. Very friendly. Great service. Will be back.

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5.0Dined on January 30, 2018

We met long time friends at the Boathouse that were in Franklin just for the night. Our food was excellent, our waitress was excellent and even offered to help us take a picture. Thank you for a perfect evening.

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3.0Dined on January 28, 2018

This restaurant failed to check off their system that we showed up and we got a “we missed you” email from Opentable. Lame.
As for the dining experience...this is a very casual seafood spot with some nice dishes. Good oysters, good Caesar salad, good chicken. Bad calamari, bad string beans.
Service was friendly.
Wine list barely marginal.
Not sure we’ll be back.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

We had a great time. There was live music and the food was amazing

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Food was great. Service was great. Band was awesome.

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5.0Dined on January 17, 2018

We had wonderful dinner at Puckett’s on cold evening. Restaurant week so nice choices there but we weren’t up for that much food. My guest had the salmon entree. It was cooked perfect rare as requested. I had the hot fish sandwich minus the bread. Surprisingly large piece of mahi with delicious hot sauce on the side. Wednesday is half price wine night so that was a nice addition as well.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

We came to watch Parker Redmond and he was awesome!! We hope he becomes a regular! The staff helped us seat more friends we weren't expecting at close tables so all had a spot. The waitresses were so organized and just did a great job!! My husband got a steak and said it was great.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

We always enjoy PBH. This most recent visit was a family gathering including family from out of town. They all loved the food, the ambiance, and the music. It was a great evening.

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2.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Very disappointing lunch. The service was good but the food was cold and greasy and very much over priced for what we received. We could have eaten at high end restaurant for what we paid for lunch.

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