Puckett's Boat House

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634 reviews
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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!
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Naples
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I took three grandsons and my daughter for al fresco dining. In parking lot, no ambience, poor service and expensive for what it was........underwhelmed.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We were sat in a room with a large party which slowed our service. But otherwise a great meal and experience.

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D
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice place, good music, good food but slightly pricier than it should be. We enjoyed it and will go back.

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M
Naples
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Puckets was a great place to have dinner and catch up with a dear friend I had not seen in months. Because it was Trivia night, the host seated us in a quiet corner of another room. Wait staff was attentive while also sensitive to our desire to be left alone to visit.

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SB
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Such a huge disappointment!! I brought 12 women from all over the US and Canada to Franklin for a creative retreat and was excited to introduce them to the wonderful food in Franklin. Puckett’s was not one of them! The table was so dirty and sticky that our menus literally stuck to the table. The floor was filthy. The food was mediocre at best. The service was poor and the prices were too high for the quality of their food. Will never eat there again! If you want excellent food at a reasonable price....go to Grays On Main just a block away. It was amazing!!!!!

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CD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great brunch! Cost per person was very reasonable, and the food was excellent. Our waiter was very attentive and friendly. We will definitely be back again soon.

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RR
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service

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OT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family reunion

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PB
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Our hush puppies were cold. My shrimp was over cooked! The food overall was not worth the high price. Very disappointed!

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S
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Open Table reservation worked perfectly. We walked in right on time and got a table near a window, as requested. My husband wished they would make it known if a dish is spicy. (He is wimpy when it comes to spices.) Guac and Pico appetizer was delish! It was the only thing I could order since I am vegan (I wish there were more plant-based options.) My out-of-town friend loved her seafood and wants to come back.

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DD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was my first time at Puckett's Boat house and I really enjoyed it. I would definitely go back again

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KA
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food and reasonably priced! Would definitely eat at PBH again when in Franklin.

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JS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The tables were quite dirty and with only 1-4 of the restaurant seated the service was extremely slow. We had to send to the kitchen for some of the food left off of our order.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

The food was the quality we have experienced at the other Puckett restaurants!

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K
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here for lunch celebrating our 39 years of marriage. They treated us so friendly during our entire visit . Great Job!!!!!!

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Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

We were there for brunch. I have been in the past, but was very disappointed with my experience. Our first trip up to the buffet the fruit was very low, pancakes and waffles were empty, there was no carving station, and the dessert table had nothing! I don't have a problem paying top dollar for a brunch buffet, but I also expect it to be stocked and with good variety. I was embarrassed because I brought my parents there after raving about it, but we all left very disappointed

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w
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

The blackened catfish had no flavor and bread was overcooked for the Po’ boy. We had to ask for a server and they brought the wrong food out. The waitress said she was going to get us bread and we never got that. The waitress and other staff seemed to consumed at the hostess table talking to pay attention to their customers. We were excited about having a family dinner and it did not turn out that way.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was great. Food was just ok. We ordered the calamari and it had a lot of extra grease. The oysters were good. The shrimp was just ok. We would go back again just to give it another chance bc of the great service and the atmosphere!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great wait staff. Liked the flavors of the food.

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OT
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was tasty. Service was friendly!

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RT
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Thing is, I get it & support the reason prices for baskets of fried foods being high which is to offset the entertainment expenses. And any Puckett's is a great place to go for entertainment while you're munching on high dollar fried. But lunch, forget it. Now I will say that the brunch looked pretty good & if we were coming back, (definitely not for lunch), I would've given the Sunday brunch a shot.
For dinner sure.
Lunch: Nope.
The waitress was great, very attentive. Hostess didn't want to be there.
Next time around, off to Connor's.

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BD
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place to have lunch. Service and food was very good

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KI
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in town for a conference and The Boathouse was recommended and it didn’t disappoint. We will be back next time we’re in Franklin!!

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B
Mississippi
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love the atmosphere! Catfish was spicy for me and I can’t handle spicy. So don’t go off of my opinion. The key lime pie is a must!

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Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The brunch it's awesome!! Definitely a must-try.

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

Incredible gulf coast style seafood.

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

The food was great. Our server did a great job. I look forward to dining with friends again at puckers boat house.

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C
Cincinnati
27 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food. Good service. Casual dining experience.

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LG
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed the meal, but were very disappointed the live-music wasn’t there. We come from Europe and reserves this place months before just for having a music night with good food. Mentioned that in the reservation and had appreciated if they let us know upfront so we could have made another reservation.

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RR
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. One of our favorite restaurants

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BL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

A great place to go with friends. Waiter was excellent. Recommended a local wine which was very good. Recommended the Cobia which was excellent and a friend had the Salmon Burger that he recommended for the next time I go. This is my "go to" place when friends visit from out of town.

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PL
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Four out of the six in our party had never been to Pucket's Boathouse. We were celebrating our grandson's 21st birthday.
It was trivia night, and no one in our party knew anything on the subject so we were offered another room. Which I thought was really nice!
All of the food was excellent!

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Our first table was very sticky, no problem, we moved. Second table was quite wobbly but we made it work. Food was delicious and the singer was amazing. They don’t carry popular liquor (kinda weird) and they were out of the ones they do carry.

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t
Nashville
36 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Saturday night at 7:15 is probably peak time so the staff was a little slow in getting to us once we were seated. The manager came and took our drink orders until our server could come by. All our meals were delicious and the music was wonderful. Lots of families there and just a great overall atmosphere.

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k
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Meal was very good

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KS
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We would and we did. Food was very good and plentiful. Unfortunately we live in Ohio, so we go by Franklin seldom. We will stop there the next time we travel.

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JS
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Think we were the only people there during the Super Bowl

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

Had a girls weekend with 5 friends from out of town and wanted to take them for some delicious food. They loved it! Only wish on Saturday night that there would’ve been music, but it was still great.

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

Oysters were too small and expensive. Food was too spicy what takes the flavor of the food away. Service was great but only by our waiter, the staff were not friendly. Very disappointed.

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R
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We live in Illinois, but for my wife and I this is a must stop location. The place is full of character, good music, great local food and local drink. Excellent red beans and rice, washed down by the Bearded Iris IPA. Perfect. Wife said it was the best Salmon burger she ever had, she was drinking a Chard, so go figure...
Scott was an excellent host in the bar.
We will be back, God willing and the creek don’t rise.
Ron and Elizabeth

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