Puckett's Downtown Columbia

4.5
225 Reviews
$30 and under
Comfort Food
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.
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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was great as usual and the food was good and served timely. Also ordered Thanksgiving meal and prices were very reasonable.

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BethB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great BBQ food. Music (twin sisters; The Hobbs) were wonderful. Looking forward to visiting again.

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CamiB
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The food was lukewarm to cold, mostly. Service was wonderful. A bit pricy for the quality.

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DennisL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Puckett's is ALWAYS a great choice for any meal! We drive from North Alabama specifically to eat there and it's always worth it!

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TRICIAB
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love, love, love Puckett's in downtown Columbia! By far the best location of the franchise!

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Scottpat
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food is so so... We had the bourbon glazed chicken and the catfish dinner. The chicken was most likely a frozen portion controlled chicken breast. It was grilled and then brushed with the bourbon glaze, it needed salt. The catfish was a single fried catfish filet, the breading had little seasoning. All in all it kind of what we have come to expect out of Pucketts in Columbia, the food is OK but not great! We go more for the music and after being COVID restricted for 6 months, we were just happy to be out and hearing live music. The Franklin Pucketts and Downtown Nashville Pucketts I feel tend to have better food! Columbia is just a little closer for us...

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Happy
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our entire experience was wonderful. I will definitely be back!

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CynthiaH
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, loved the entertainment, excellent selection of wine and beer.

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RaymondS
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Awesome and unique experience! Would highly recommend

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FredAndWilma
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Family in town. My Mom couldn’t tear off or cut into her short ribs as they were so hard but management was nice to replace her meal. We are thankful for that. All the food and staff were excellent otherwise. We enjoyed our dinner and our visit.

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JohnY
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and clean spacious will definitely visit again soon

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GeraldS
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was very good. The ribeye steak was cooked perfectly and very tender. The smoked queso was really good.
The fact that there were no printed menus was annoying. But overall the meal was good. We were disappointed in the Southern Jazz Trio playing. They were very generic and we left after half of their set.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a very good time and delicious food. It was the first Friday of month and there was live music. We really enjoyed it.

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PamM
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was excellent and all safety precautions were being followed.

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Tennessee414
Nashville
13 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted outdoor seating during this pandemic reopening phase. We were provided with our desired seating, and we felt like the restaurant was being responsible in their behaviors. The fried green tomato BLT was wonderful. The bacon was excellent, and the pimento cheese on the sandwich is extremely yummy!

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vipBariTeri
Nashville
58 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Puckett's is the perfect place to get local comfort food. Their low and slow cooked meats are very good. The taco salad with brisket is one of my favorites and the chipotle salad dressing is awesome!

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RoxanaS
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The ambiance was nice , service was good but the quality and quantity of food was not great . The brisket and the chicken were almost dry... I ordered the sliders ... The sweet fries were in such a small quantity I could count them ... I can’t believe that it was suggested as one of the best places in Columbia TN ?? The same thing w my son’s order and my husband ( some dry chicken sandwich) . Only my daughter’s chicken fingers were good .

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PAMIEJ
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Even the kids loved it. Our waitress was spot on and very attentive to our needs.

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AmiP
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had so much fun. Food was amazing and the environment at Puckett’s is great! We will be back again soon.

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JamieL
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! Loved the entertainment and the food! We will be back!

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kims
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had family visiting and wanted here some live music. We had reservations for 8 of us on Saturday evening. The band Tennessee Stills were playing that evening. We really enjoyed the food and the band. Very enjoyable night out. We enjoy the cover bands over the ones who play their own music. We traveled from Murfreesboro to see them. Wil definitely be back if they play again.

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RickyS
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The staff was very helpful the waitress was outstanding the food was good was brought to our table in a timely manner and the restaurant was very clean

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Bear4
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

We like the location, atmosphere, music and choice of food. Our server was attentive and polite. It is a bit on the pricey side so we don't go often. The brisket was very fatty so a lot of it was inedible. Baked beans were very sweet and a bit burnt. Salad and mac n cheese was good.

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JimR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The food, entertainment was wonderful, food was just great but the service was lacking in friendliness, attention. The table next to us got alot of attention. Out waitress walked by our table several times and us sitting there with glasses empty
The drinks that were ordered was not what we ordered. We ordered Jack and coke and got something elsr.

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PattiM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were at Puckett’s on Valentine’s Day. We were greeted with a red rose, and a perfect table to enjoy the fabulous food which was even better than I expected and enjoy the Liv Noelle Band. Our food was delicious , cooked perfectly to our requests. The dessert a blackberry cobbler was amazing! We really that a wonderful evening ! The music was great! We will be following the Liv Noelle Band schedule. They put on a wonderful show. Puckett’s will be one of our favorites to return to and bring family and friends with us

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GrantM
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my coworkers there for a mid week get together. Food was really good. Good selection of beers. Thg e waitress was great.

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SonjalynD
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food. Amazing talent. Fun atmosphere...service was a bit slow and we had to ask for drink refills several times..,felt like the server wanted us to leave but the show was NOT OVER...once he was paid he never checked on us again.

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RoxanneB
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time! Food was great. The entertainment was awesome!! Great place to bring friends. Will definitely go back

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DavidW
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the venue! Enjoyable restaurant to listen to live music!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service and food

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Kenny
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It wAs great!!!

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BugsysDad
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, down-home cooking. Comfortable, unpretentious atmosphere with live music (on weekends) in the Columbia town square. Took family there that was visiting from out of town over Thanksgiving weekend, and they thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

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KimD
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Service has always been great, just this past friday night. The food was cold for our guests we brought. And took more than 10mins to reheat mac and cheese, and the 2nd one never made it back to the table. S on for over $100. For 4 peoe expected better.

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Mrsjray
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was just okay. Wish we had known there was a Thanksgiving buffet only being offered, no mention of it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner. Buffet style. Food was plentiful hot and a good variety service was also good restaurant was clean.

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CarolW
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Puckett’s Columbia was a great experience! We were there Thanksgiving Day and enjoyed it very much! I really liked the spacious building, because at some of the Puckett’s the tables are too close together. The food was excellent and tastes just like a home cooked meal! The waitress was very accommodating and personable. I can’t wait to return soon! It’s a great half way point for our family to meet for a nice meal together!
Carol W.

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vipRudolphG
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very friendly and polite, the restaurant was clean, had a great smell of BBQ when walking. Really enjoyed our meal, our server recommended the grilled meatloaf and it was wonderful. The service, staff, and food gets two thumbs up!!!

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CyndiJ
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What a fun, friendly, interesting place!!! We recently moved to TN from WI and luckily discovered Puckett's. We go frequently and enjoy taking our out of state guests there. The food has consistently been good, service friendly, and prices reasonable. But, my favorite part is the live music!

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Mary
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Puckett’s in Columbia. Very roomy and talent is worth seeing.

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BruceS
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great Waitress was great and the general manager Ricky was from Maryland so fun to share experiences with her.

FAQs

Puckett's Downtown Columbia offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (931) 490-4550.

Puckett's Downtown Columbia is rated 4.5 stars by 225 OpenTable diners.

Puckett's Downtown Columbia does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://amarshallhospitality.instagift.com/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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