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Puckett’s Historic Downtown Franklin

4.6
776 reviews
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$30 and under
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Comfort Food
Perfect For:
  • Live Music
  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
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
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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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Executive chef
Christian Rangel
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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, with the occasional special Sunday show. 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, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 776 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

If you have young ones, be sure to visit on a Monday. Richard Jordan is an awesome singer/musician and is great with kids. And the food is not to be missed. We love Puckett’s!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Very much enjoyed. Loved everything about the experience!

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

It took us awhile to be seated due to people not leaving at our assigned table. However, everything was superb. The band was great-the Boche Brothers! The food was delicious Southern cuisine. The smoked chicken wings are to die for they are so tasty! I had fried chicken on waffles and my husband had seafood. It was served quickly and our server took excellent care of us. They constantly filled our water glasses and checked on us. I'd highly recommend both Pucketts restaurants in Franklin, TN.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Great place to enjoy great music and food❣️We really enjoyed our time there.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Great time. Enjoyed the live music. Its what draws me back to Franklin.

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

We went to dinner at Puckett’s on s Monday night. They had a live performer on stage, which was fun to watch. Our expectations were pretty high since reviews were good and it seemed like an iconic place. My husband had beef tips and grits, which he really liked. My daughter got chicken tenders. This was some of the best breaded chicken we had ever tasted. The big disappointment was the whiskey salmon. It was cooked okay, but hardly any flavor. The mashed sweet potatoes were good, but the broccoli had this weird black looking garlic butter sauce on it. Did not do much to enhance the broccoli! It’s a good restaurant, but I feel like we could find more interesting and similar fare elsewhere.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great! Fun evening with friends and good musox

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

We took out of town company here and they loved it! Food was great, music was great, service was great! You can’t go wrong with Puckett’s!

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

First place we take people when they come into town to visit!

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Tyler was our server and he was awesome!! We had friends from out of town visiting and they really enjoyed the food and music.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Everyone told us this was a “must” in Franklin and we sought it out specifically for its gluten free menu options. Unfortunately, the special menu item we ordered was not gluten free. We immediately told our server who was going to check with a manager. The manager was never asked about it. My friend is now extremely sick, still days later. Even if this had been an innocent mistake, the restaurant could have handled the situation differently. Sadly, they guaranteed that we will never visit any of their locations again.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Great live music and atmosphere. Server was very friendly and attentive. Food was great as always!

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Food was excellent but you can easily share. Very large portions.

The waitress was very good and very personable.

Overall a good place.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Reminiscent of Cracker Barrel with less tack and higher quality grub. Try the meatloaf, made with slow-roasted pork and brisket. Like nothing you've tried before! Great for the family, friends, or a low-to-medium-key date night. I'll be back within two months.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

My husband and I have been to Puckett's several times since moving to the Nashville area. We love their atmosphere on Saturday's for song writer's night. It's a great way to meet and listen to the creative minds behind huge country hits. The service is always quick and the food is always cooked to perfection. I will always recommend the Franklin location over the Nashville location, to avoid the hustle and bustle of downtown Nashville and tourists. Puckett's in Franklin gives you the opportunity to enjoy an evening with acoustic energy and terrific southern comfort food!! 5 out of 5 stars!

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Food was decent. A great place to come for live music.

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3.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Food has improvedfrom “not so good” to pretty darn tasty.
Plz keep up the trend.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Really enjoyed the show. Food and service was great too.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We are repeat visitors to Puckett’s in Franklin and always enjoy it. The live music is fantastic and feels very intimate in the small setting. The food was great- I had steak tips & grits that were phenomenal and my husband had chicken fried steak because it’s his favorite. Service was excellent and overall a fantastic night!

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Excellent food, service, music! Definitely going back!

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

I swear they've gotten better over the years, which is impressive given their location and demand. A true Nashville experience. For what it tries to be, an authentic Southern Nashville experience (with great music), it succeeds all around. The great service is the punctuation mark on 5 stars.

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

One of our favorite places in Franklin, love this place.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

The music was incredible. Beaker Street Blues Band was so entertaining and high quality. I hope they will be back soon.

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4.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Casual, laidback, relaxing, dinning. Great food Great music. Fun place to go. Will be back.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Awesome experience. Marvelous music and fabulous food

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

My mouth was watering all day for Chicken Fried Chicken! It is the best! But they were out of that AND Fried Chicken. That was very disappointing. Bad planning. Like, rundown to Kroger’s already!

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4.0Dined on January 3, 2018

Our waitress was Doris and she was wonderful!! Work quickly and efficiently.

You need more waiters and waitresses

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4.0Dined on January 3, 2018

Great time at Puckett’s, good traditional southern food. We went on a Wednesday night around 5:45 and they were a bit under staffed which had our waitress running around and the hostess trying to play multiple roles, but otherwise a great night!

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Sam our waiter was fantastic. The trout was the best I ever had. The band was Ravencliff who are outstanding

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4.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food great music great staff great value
Always best bet

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food, service and music! All around fantastic place!

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Loved our waitresses and the food. Great music also!

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2017

First time, food and beer was excellent. John our server was the best. The blueberry cobbler with vanilla ice cream was definitely the right choice for dessert. Will definitely go back when in the area .

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2017

we had a great time. the food was great and our server was very good.

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4.0Dined on December 20, 2017

Love the atmosphere
Service from the bar was a little slow, but the place was packed. Food was yummy.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Ed Hill and his 2 accompanying players were fabulous and such an honor see in person such an accomplished song writer and musician. Certainly a highlight for both my husband and I living here in Franklin.

Extraordinary evening!

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2.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Sub par steak and chicken. When asked for steak sauce, they said they didn’t have any! Really? Ordered a $25+ ribeye and it was a thin cut with a lot of fat and little flavor. The chicken was over cooked with little flavor as well.

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

We went to celebrate my wife's 60th birthday and to see Raven cliff the band was good and our service was great. Our waiter Christian was fantastic

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4.0Dined on December 3, 2017

Dinner: Waiter seemed rushed, aggravated and simply not interested.
Food was fine but was a bit overpriced. There are not many options for family type dining in downtown area so Puckett’s was our choice.
Breakfast: Had breakfast on Sunday morning at Puckett’s after realizing that Meridee’s was closed. Took forever for items offered from the menu. Two of us opted for the buffet - had to ask to please refill- and we were finished eating when my husbands omelet finally arrived. Waitress was nice but not very attentive.

Overall, I think the staff considers this to be just a job not realizing that customers would appreciate common courtesy.
Smile.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Meatloaf was amazing

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