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Puckett's- Chattanooga

4.3
4.3
290 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern
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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Southern, Barbecue, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 7:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 7:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (423) 708-8505

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    We cater! No matter the size of your event, we've got y'all covered. Contact Graci Burnett to discuss your catering at g.burnett@puckettsgrocery.com

  • Private party facilities

    With seating for 70, Puckett’s Chattanooga’s private room is great for gatherings with friends and family and more! With doors that can be closed off for complete privacy, it's the perfect spot for all your business meetings and luncheons. Contact Graci at g.burnett@puckettsgrocery.com to discuss your next private party.

  • Private party contact

    Graci Burnett: (423) 708-8505

  • Neighborhood

    Chattanooga

  • Cross street

    Market St.

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Entertainment

    Friday and Saturday Night, please see our online calendar for more details at: http://puckettsgro.com/chattanooga/events

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 290 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. F

    Fionaone

    Herefordshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great place, great food, great staff
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    We were seated next to a screaming infant. Table was wet and silverware was not acceptable. We were reseated in another section with clean utensils. Food was just ok. Sweet potato fries were cold. Meatloaf was hamburger with brown gravy. Just not what we expected. Nothing was a standout and special for my Mother’s Day meal.
  3. GB

    GaryB

    E. Tennessee

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food.Music was a real plus and very enjoyable.Laid back atmosphere.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    Got there and had to wait because they showed no reservation. The food was good.
  5. CA

    CarolA

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Not that great but not bad, a mediocre experience. The chairs were too short for the tables leaving us feeling awkward and making it difficult to eat.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I never made a reservation here. My scorned and bitter ex wife keeps signing me up for reservations.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ordered based on the waiters recommendation and was not disappointed. It was so good
  8. KN

    KimN

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Double birthday’s
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful time! Food was great!
  10. RT

    RonT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The atmosphere was great! The young lady performing the soft music was very good. Food was awesome. Mackenzie was a terrific server. Highly recommend Puckett's and will return.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. The food was amazing. Servers were great. There was entertainment that night which only added to the already great place.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall excellent! Food, service, quality and value were great! Absolutely no wait time with reservation using open table app!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for Valentine’s date night. The friend chicken was amazing and the live music did a really good job. Awesome atmosphere
  14. BM

    BrittanyM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Our food was absolutely delicious, but our server was never to be found. We had to leave mid meal because our son had to be taken to the hospital (he wasn’t with us), and no one could find her to get our check. Finally, she walked out very nonchalantly and we were able to pay and leave. The atmosphere was great.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Date night with my wife
  16. TW

    TWBTS

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The smoked meatloaf and the smoked Gouda Mac and cheese are fabulous!!!
  17. PL

    PhilipL

    E. Tennessee

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Scrumptious barbecue, tasty strong drinks. Fried green tomatoes were over-fried but still good over warm pimento cheese. Favorite: homemade fried pound cake with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce. OMG! We’ll be back.
  18. DI

    DIovine

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff, great food, great music. Cant wait to go again!
  19. v

    vprice2

    E. Tennessee

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent. I had pulled pork. Very tasty, great sauces. My wife had meat loaf and loved it.
  20. J

    Jeff

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    It was just a very unfortunate experience top to bottom. I will preface this with the fact that we had an issue with our reservation that was handled professionally and fairly by the team at Puckett’s. This review is strictly for the dining experience itself. The service was painfully slow and our server struggled to get the right meal to the right person. Further, the drinks from the bar were very poorly made (or poured.) My wife received a glass of wine in a glass that had visible food on the outside of the glass and didn’t appear to have been washed. The food was really just poorly prepared too to bottom. Our appetizers were over-cooked. The chicken I ordered was cold, chewy, and had no flavor outside of the whiskey sauce it came with. I’ve previously been to Puckett’s in Franklin and enjoyed the experience, but this meal - which cost $70, was on-par with something I could get at McDonalds. Very disappointing.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I came for the live music. Jason Lyles was awesome.
  22. LT

    LeftTheKidsBehind

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great family-friendly place particularly before live music. Great food Great value.
  23. BB

    BethBuxJen

    Nashville

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific meal, outstanding service - Piggy Mac & cheese and pecan cobbler are amazing!
  24. s

    sandrar

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  25. A

    Anniversary22

    E. Tennessee

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 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.
  26. CT

    ChrisT

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 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.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Food was good. The kitchen was extremely slow considering the restaurant was not crowded.
  28. WA

    WayneA

    1 review

    5.0

    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
  29. TN

    TimN

    1 review

    2.0

    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.
  30. MA

    MichaelA

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Multiple attempts to get the drink we ordered and still receive the wrong drink. Server not very attentive
  31. L

    jimL

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    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.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our dinner. The food was really good, and it was a great location.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great, as always! Great food, great service, and a great environment!
  34. JH

    JackH

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    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.
  35. RB

    RickB

    1 review

    2.0

    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!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  37. JH

    JenniferH

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  38. CM

    ChrisM

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  39. JR

    JasonR

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 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.
  40. SW

    SteveW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was absolutely wonderful! Been Chapman was phenomenal! We will be back Everytime he is there.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Puckett's- Chattanooga does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Puckett's- Chattanooga also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (423) 708-8505.

Puckett's- Chattanooga is rated 4.3 stars by 290 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Puckett's- Chattanooga

2 Aquarium Way, Chattanooga, TN 37402

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Market St.

  • Neighborhood

    Chattanooga

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 7:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 7:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Southern, Barbecue, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Friday and Saturday Night, please see our online calendar for more details at: http://puckettsgro.com/chattanooga/events

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (423) 708-8505

  • Catering

    We cater! No matter the size of your event, we've got y'all covered. Contact Graci Burnett to discuss your catering at g.burnett@puckettsgrocery.com

  • Private party facilities

    With seating for 70, Puckett’s Chattanooga’s private room is great for gatherings with friends and family and more! With doors that can be closed off for complete privacy, it's the perfect spot for all your business meetings and luncheons. Contact Graci at g.burnett@puckettsgrocery.com to discuss your next private party.

  • Private party contact

    Graci Burnett: (423) 708-8505

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