Puckett's- Chattanooga

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The Puckett’s roots go way back to the 1950s, and a little grocery store in the village of Leiper’s Fork, Tenn. Ever since then, we’ve been focused on providing friends new and old with great food and Southern hospitality. When it comes down to it, Puckett’s is a community kitchen, with live pickin’ performances just a few feet from your table. Authentic comfort food—barbecue smoked slow ‘n’ low over cherry wood, the home-cooked sides, even a few upscale dishes—is what Puckett’s aims for you to remember! Our philosophy is simple: Real Food, Real People, Real Fun.
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BB
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific meal, outstanding service - Piggy Mac & cheese and pecan cobbler are amazing!

s
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This is the second year that we have had Thanksgiving Dinner at Pucketts. The food was good. Noise level was OK -- but not as loud as restaurants that insist on playing loud music at a time when you would like to carry on a conversation without yelling. (Sore point for me.)

Pucketts would be one of the top choices for next Thanksgiving.

d
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

My husband got the meatloaf and wasn't very impressed with it. We have eaten at Puckett's once before in the passed and he liked it then but he wasn't happy with it this time. ANd it could have just been what he chose to get. The BBQ pimento cheese bites were amazing. The pricing was a little higher than we are used to for the amount of food that was received.

CT
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We went for a friends birthday and thought it would be delicious. My son loved the burger, but my chicken sandwich was average. The waitress was really nice and very attentive to us. They did bring free birthday dessert for my friend which was nice.

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Food was good. The kitchen was extremely slow considering the restaurant was not crowded.

WA
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding (special shout out to Alyssa she was great) also the live music volume level was reasonable and well mixed. Overall I had a wonderful evening, the food was awesome, and will be back again.
Thanks,
Wayne

TN
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Great server, great atmosphere, horrible cold and nasty nachos - TWICE. Nachos were cold from the cheese sauce to the meat. Meat was two big lumpy, stringy, gristly scoops of pork on top. Sent the first one back, and the 2nd was equally as cold but at least the meat wasn't so nasty. Server was nice and very attentive, but the kitchen didn't have his back by sending out crap food like this. We expected much better from Puckett's.
The coldness and lack of taste made us lose our appetite and we didn't order any more food from here after the 2nd batch of nasty nachos came out.. Never got a table visit from a manager either.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Multiple attempts to get the drink we ordered and still receive the wrong drink. Server not very attentive

L
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great people and service, and the food was terrific. Went on a Wednesday night around 8:00 and the place was half full and unfortunately no music, but the food was outstanding (BBQ taco wrap with collared greens and other sides). Local brew was very good and the location was perfect.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner. The food was really good, and it was a great location.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great, as always! Great food, great service, and a great environment!

JH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

My wife and I went to Puckett's on a recent visit to Chattanooga. We had a great time. The staff was very friendly. Our waiter was helpful and knowledgeable about the various items on the menu. Comfort food options abound. The night we went there was free live music. Fun night in downtown Chattanooga.

RB
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The only reason we chose Puckett's was because they were the only ones to take a reservation. Given the amazing restaurants we have in Chattanooga, this was so disappointing for our out of town guests. No one finished their meal. All were below average. The dessert was not good either. Our waiter was good, but most of the extras (more dressing, tartar sauce,etc.) we asked for never made to our table. We won't be back. Please encourage 1885, Beast Barrel, Tony's, etc. to take reservations!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent, the food was delicious and they bussed the tables frequently. We only wish that the live music lasted longer while we were there.

JH
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first trip to Puckett’s and we very much enjoyed it! We’ll definitely be back.

CM
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a couple of beers and an appitizer at the bar, where we were well treated. Then we moved to a table where we split an entree before the music started. We were seated right by the stage which was fine since the music was two acoustic guys and not too loud. During the show we split a desert, and of course enjoyed several more beverages. Our waiter took great care of us and the show was great. It was our first visit here and Chattanooga, and we will recommend it to anybody.

JR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

5 people for a business meal. Great service and food. Only complaint was it was a little noisy, but not so much that you couldn't here one another. I'd rate at 4.5/5 stars. I will definitely go again.

SW
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was absolutely wonderful! Been Chapman was phenomenal! We will be back Everytime he is there.

OT
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Service was good however my wife found plastic in her slider, that ruined the evening. Of course Puckett’s took it off the bill and asked if they could get her something else, but she had already lost her appetite. Very unfortunate because we were looking forward to a nice evening out with a good meal, a few drinks and live music. Disappointing.

MR
Mobile
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious southern style dishes with flavor and home cooked taste. The whiskey salmon with mashed sweet potatoes was a delight.

S
Savannah
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was good and our waitress did a good job. The hostess though she was rude and when I said we had a reservation seemed annoyed with a large party. Probably not the person you want making a first impression.

MM
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely! We brought with us some family who were visiting from out of town. They loved it. Everything was perfect and delicious....just as we have come to expect! Thanks for a great meal.

BS
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I had the pulled pork sandwich, but was told by others with us that the brisket was the absolute best. We had the best waiter I've ever had anywhere- very engaging and told bad jokes, making everyone laugh and groan, and settled down some screamy kids at a table next to us by spinning a menu on his finger. They were in awe. P.S. the smoker outside smells WONDERFUL!

OT
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing and will ask for her again. She made our date night special

MT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Started off little shaky we almost left because the host was really rude. But boy am I glad we ignored him and stayed. The waiter(Conner) was awesome. The food was probably some of the best BBQ ever. We explained what happened with the host to the manager and they were very apologetic and assured us that's not how they treat customers. Everything else about the experience was excellent. Will definitely go back. All of the wait staff, bus staff , managers, everyone else in the restaurant was beyond friendly and personable. A new favorite.

TC
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience2

Service was terrible very loud and cramped seating

DB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The BEST fried chicken I've ever had. But, they only give you two pieces! I strongly recommend the dinner have 3 pieces. It's the kind of food you will definitely want the leftovers. The choice of "sides" was also excellent. Great casual dining and fun live music.

TB
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They went way out of their way to make our anniversary a great time. The manager did some research and even thanked me for my military service and for our 33rd anniversary, above and beyond. The service was wonderful, quick, helpful and recommendations were spot on.

KW
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. We watched Mitch Rossell play and sing and it was amazing! Great night and great wait staff.

G
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience1

The meal was OK. I was expecting something a little more high end but that was on me for not doing my research.

EB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Service is good enough! I'd go at another time. Thanks!

OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meals were large but every dish was delicious! Best beef brisket I’ve eaten!

OT
Savannah
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We had a lot of fun listening to the live music while having dinner. The place was packed so service was a little slow but it was ok. Food was yummy although the steak was over cooked. All in all I would definitely give this place another try!

C
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to take a date or family. Awesome atmosphere, small town charming. The music was great - not too loud, we were still able to talk while the band played. Overall a wonderful experience. We will recommend.

LM
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Food, service, entertainment, value 100% on target.

MH
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Our server was training someone however you could not tell who was training who. Took a very long time to get drinks, place orders, and receive food. We had to track down waitresses to get drink orders or to place orders for food and drink. They were friendly but seemed very unfamiliar with menu items. Great food though.

JD
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had best service Saturday night. The place was crazy busy and we had 9 in our party. Alex was so attentive and took care of us without missing a thing. He is amazing and Puckett’s is a place we will visit often.

R
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Everything about Puckettesnwasngreat EXCEPT the music was just too loud!!! I would still go back but just wish it wasn’t as loud!!!

R
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I ordered the brisket plate and was not very impressed. The food was only luke warm. The server was very nice, but I was just not impressed with the food.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

David did a great job!

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