Puckett’s Historic Downtown Franklin

4.7
831 reviews
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$30 and under
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Comfort Food
A little history…
Have you ever walked into a place, and you instantly feel at home? Well, Puckett's Grocery and Restaurant is that sort of place. Founded in the 1950s, Puckett's served as a country store to several communities in Williamson County. It has always been the place to buy some food, grab a good homemade sandwich and catch up on the day's events in the world and at home.

In 2004, Puckett's opened in Historic Downtown Franklin, and now in 2010, Downtown Nashville as well.

Southern breakfasts with local, organic eggs, award winning burgers, plate lunches,fresh salads, cherry wood smoked BBQ pulled pork and ribs, and homemade desserts, make every meal memorable.

Add live entertainment from some of Nashville's greatest artists and songwriters and you have the complete Puckett's experience!

Open at 7am every day, Puckett's invites you to come on down and see us!

Real Food, Real People, Real Fun!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Comfort Food, Southern, Barbecue
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Hours of operation
Sunday-Thursday: 7am-9pm
Friday & Saturday: 7am-10pm
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Phone number
(615) 794-5527
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
We cater! No matter the size of your event, we've got y'all covered. Contact Wendy Levy t to discuss your catering at wendy@puckettsgrocery.com
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Cross street
Main Street
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Parking details
Free Parking garage across the street
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Entertainment
Tuesday through Saturday Night, please see our online calendar for more details at: http://puckettsgro.com/franklin/events
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 831 People Are Saying
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JF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pucketts is always consistent. The band South Street Players was amazing!

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HS
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the best food and the best server. It was our first time there and it was great. I was really glad we had a reservation too!

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JS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The meal was only average. Service was adequate but not great. The dining area is interesting and fitting for a southern city with lots of local charm. I was looking for something special and Puckett’s didn’t meet our expectations.

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TL
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Good. They have an excellent menu. The live music is amazing. We’re from Illinois and every time we come to this area we have to go to Puckett’s! What a great place to get a cold beverage, awesome live music and excellent service at a reasonable price. Highly recommend!

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f
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Food is good, not great. Love this place to listen to live music. Puckett’s always has great entertainment. Our server was very attentive and friendly 😊

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H
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Puckett's Franklin used to be a favorite of ours, but this last visit was somewhat disappointing. The menu has been significantly reduced and even eliminated fried catfish, a long time staple. Also, the portion sizes of the items we ordered has been reduced - normally we would order a basket of fried green beans as an appetizer for 4 of us, but it was just barely enough for a couple. We probably won't be visiting Puckett's as often.

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PY
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Five stars is not enough to rate the fantastic experience we had. This place is a MUST for great music, food, excellent service, friendly staff, etc. I can't wait to go back again when I am in the Franklin area.

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VO
Memphis
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Birthday dinner. I liked the atmosphere and the food and drinks were very good. I was extremely surprised and compromised in front of my family however when the hostess came to my table and informed me since we had a reservation we had to pay a $12 per person cover charge for music. My reply was we are from out of town and my reservation on Open Table mentioned nothing about a cover charge. I was told the reservation did disclose the cover charge and that I had to pay, Well I used my Open Table App for a new reservation for next Friday evening and there is NO MENTION of a cover charge. I paid $48 last night in order to not make a scene in front of my family when I all I wanted was a good meal. I really liked Puckett’s and the band was actually very good but I am not happy that I was asked/forced to pay $48 for what ended up being 30 minutes of music. We were done with dinner about 30 minutes after the band started. How can Open Table not disclose this ? I am disappointed with both OT and Puckett’s and will think twice about using your service in the future. Please reach out to Puckett’s and get this resolved. I don’t want any other family badgered or tricked into a cover charge. All I wanted to pay for was a good meal. Was not right to be subjected to this especially after we had ordered our meal. How can this not be mentioned clearly and in an obvious fashion with the reservation? Please get this fixed !

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LB
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I came there to earn points through open table. The manager talked with me to help me with the rewards I had earned to no avail. A restaurant should not participate in any program unless the manager can answer the customer's question. Now I'm trying to get open table to help me understand where my rewards are and to help managers be MORE informed.

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l
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I chose this location because the one in Nashville was booked solid the next couple days. It worked out so much better. Writers night was definitely a treat. Nice intimate setting with friendly guests and hosts. Food was excellent with good portions.

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r
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an enjoyable time. Great food, music and service.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fun place! Great music, not too loud, our waiter was incredible, and the meatloaf and cobbler were both to die for! Will be coming back next chance I get.

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NC
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Pucketts ambiance and food. Always a great time out with friends and to hear friends play live music. Our server Chelsea was new and did an awesome job. Can’t wait to go back

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M
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Pucketts! Always great food, service and music.

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Classic southern food with large portions and friendly service. Live music. Happy hour before 6:00. Good beer and wine selection.

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L
Anchorage
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I would that the food is good but not that outstanding. Coctailes are average. What really gets me here is ambiance. Very well preserved “small community” feel. Love it! Real historic taste here, like you walk into some community gathering 100 years ago. And another outstanding feature is music. Always great, they manage to invite only bestof the best. Acoustic just unbelievable for such small place.

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M
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pulled pork platter was great!! We were there for their “music in the round” - Hits and Grins. Loved the entertainment, service was great and the food was delicious!!! Even with the cover charge, it was so worth it!! Highly recommend it!

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OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the band “Red Light 11.”

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YD
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food - hot chicken sandwich,fried green tomato BLT and cherry cobbler - was excellent! There was live music that was very enjoyable and not too loud. Our server Sharon was awesome - so customer service driven...she was a delight!! Definitely recommend!

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LW
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were on vacation - read about Puckett's in Franklin - lived up to reviews I had read!

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SC
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and food. Thoroughly enjoyed the live music

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MC
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Must try the cherrywood smoked prime rib served on fridays and Saturday’s. It is the best. Great ambiance and good music at a songwriter event. Highly recommend and will bring out of town guests here.

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S
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Delicious food and the music was amazing. We weren’t aware of the $12 per person cover charge until our check came.

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k
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Website showed no musical act for that night, but there was one, so a little noisier than we expected. Also table wasn’t cleared of dirty dishes after we finished.

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JS
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fried Green Tomatoes were very good. Brisket and BBQ chicken platters were a little dry and I have had better brisket. Sides of beans and Cole slaw were very good. Decent atmosphere.

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TL
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Date night out!

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MS
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best fried chicken I have had in a long time! Our server was great and hats off to the cook! It was a wonderful dinner with friends! We love eating at Puckett’s!

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N
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

We were seated and served promptly. Perhaps too promptly. One server took our drink order and then a second server followed right behind and asked if we were ready to order our food. We weren't in a hurry but they apparently were. We had hoped to enjoy our beverages and the music for a few minutes but since I had looked at the menu on line earlier I knew what I wanted. We both ordered salads which arrived very quickly. Before our drinks came! My wife wanted to return the salads, as they came way too quickly. We should have taken longer to order our dinners. We came for a leisurely meal but ended up feeling rushed.

Our food, Salmon whiskey platter and Nashville Cheese Steak, were good, salads were fine. Service overall was quite good, we were well taken care of. Just a bit too quickly. Our dinner was over much sooner than expected, and since it seemed they were eager to turn over our table, we left for another venue to listen to music for the rest of the evening.

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JH
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Great location. Server was very friendly! The food was expensive and not very good. I really didn't eat much of it.

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ES
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and even better service. The meatloaf was amazing and I will be stopping there my next time through Nashville/Franklin.

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JN
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Puckett's was great. The food was delicious, the service was great and the live music was really enjoyable. I would highly recommend it.

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PS
Nashville
16 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food, music, venue were great. The drinks were creative and very tasty. The brisket taco salad was off the hook and the meatloaf was spectacular as usual. Doris was our server and she made the evening loads of fun. We all would welcome a return visit and Rich Armentrout was outstanding entertainment. It was a great evening.

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VA
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Comfort food with a unique twist. Outstanding service thanks to Emily. Perfect spot for our last night in Franklin.

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Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night out. The Consoulers were finally back again and the place was rocking .

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C
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I split a plate that had brisket, pulled pork, ribs and a chicken leg. Everything was delicious, but the chicken leg was particularly tasty. The price was reasonable and the service was excellent. I look forward to my next visit to Puckett’s.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Friendly service. Tasty drinks and bites during happy hour.
Loved the Cherry cobbler

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L
Oklahoma City
7 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We drove to Franklin location since the CMA fest was in Nashville and couldn’t get into that location. This location is super cute and much less crowded. We had the chicken fried chicken and hamburger with sweet potato fries. Food was good and the waitress was extremely friendly and patient with special request on our order. Live music was not there the evening we went which we had hoped there would be and the menu had recently changed and was different than the online menu.

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PW
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, great service and entertainment. I would go again.

On the downside, the loud chatter from the kitchen often competed with the music too much. Also, would prefer the cover charge on a separate bill to ensure tax not added (hard to figure out!).

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JP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We go to Puckett's Downtown Franklin pretty often on Saturday nights for the live music. There have been some menu changes not necessarily for the better. Seems like they are cutting costs. Also, while their meatloaf was described by one of our group as "the best meatloaf" she ever had, they ran out of mashed potatoes which is the normal side with the meatloaf. Their wine offerings could be better! Servers are mostly great but we have had one or two that are less than attentive. Drinks typically come slowly. Love the music on Saturday nights!!!

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LB
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food and ambiance was great!
And the performance of the wannabeatles was awesome!

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