Puckett’s Historic Downtown Franklin

4.8
1065 Reviews
$30 and under
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!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is our first visit to Franklin and Puckett's is a must go to. The food was great. Although my ribs were on the dryer side but the BBQ sauce made it enjoyable. Not to mention our server, Doris was friendly and enjoyable to talk to.

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melissav
Tampa
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pucketts is such a fun place to go for great food. Upon our arrival, there was a possible fire two doors away from the restaurant. The emergency activity in the street only added to the excitement and ambience. Pucketts' staff handled the noise level (of emergency alarms) as if it was not going on. They are gracious and make the whole experience fun. The food is just southern charm on a plate! Don't miss the mac 'n cheese or the collard greens!

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BarbD
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service was awesome but the band that was performing the night we were there the main singer was obnoxious. He kept on standing on chairs and at one point put his foot on an empty table and then a group sat down!

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Leigh AnnS
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food (fried green beans and strawberry spinach salad) and music (Young Fables) was great!!

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mikem
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Music starts at 7:00pm. So make a reservation in advance of your visit. Then sit back and enjoy the show while eating southern comfort food and enjoying locally brewed beer. Prices are real reasonable. Tip the performers well.

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ScottyG
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Doris was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for my wife and daughter. The food and service was outstanding as usual. The strawberry cobbler was excellent

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JohnK
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time and enjoyed our food. Everything was really delicious. Two of the items we wanted were out of stock; the Pimento Cheese Bits and the Ribs. Our waiter was fantastic and very polite. The band performing was an excellent choice and had a good mix of genres. We will make Puckett’s a must do when in town.

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LoriK
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. Wish we could have heard the singer a little bit more. Alot of talking .. hard to hear. All else great.

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Winsk
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food

Great service

Great music

Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Fast service & we had a wonderful waitress! Very friendly. Will go again!

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davidc
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Live music was good but food was very average. You can get greater quality of food from most of the other options in downtown historic Franklin. Meatloaf did not meet expectations, brisket had too much fat, and the pork BBQ was very fatty.

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AliciaP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always good and the service is excellent! Great place!

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BrianL
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Monday nights are great because the music is a fun and lively acoustic performance, where you can still have conversation and enjoy a meal without being drowned out by sound. It's also great to just sit back and enjoy a great show. The food is also incredible, and not too pricey. The smoked meats are excellent, the chicken fried chicken is amazing, and they know how to cook to a burger made to order. The Franklin location is my favorite as there is plenty of free parking and the ambiance is the best.

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GayS
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Reservations at 6 and they had already run out if desserts!!

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MimiJ
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very relaxed atmosphere. The service and food were great. We loved being able to listen to music while we ate our dinner. We will definitely be back!!!

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vipSateMe
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy Pucketts...everything from the atmosphere, food & drink and live entertainment, makes the evening enjoyable!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad it’s family friendly, we enjoyed it. Love live music.

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Gary
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It usually has good food and service. It'll be better when they more music.

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chrisn
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it
First time at the franklin downtown location
Great service and as always great food

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vipKrisE
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about this place. Not a meatloaf fan, but took server’s advice and it truly was amazing. Wings were solid and the Cinnamon Bun dessert was to die for. Highly recommend!

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TammiN
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jessie Ritter was fabulous, bring her back in the future

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vipITravelAlot
London
8 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fun place to go with locals or take out-of-towners. Fabulous food and fun atmosphere. Been there several times dnd it’s always a great evening. Hamburgers are excellent. Last time I tried the meatloaf and it was surprisingly wonderful (who knew meatloaf could be so good?!)
Glad we made a reservation bc it was busy on a Thursday night!

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EliseF
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Puckett’s is my go to place for BBQ in Franklin. Food is great, music is fun and service is always good.

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Cheree
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fun time at Puckett’s! It’s a favorite of ours!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I love this place. Friendly service, good food and most importantly, great live music! Every time we visit Franklin, we come here for a meal. It’s a Franklin “must do”.

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SueH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The table was great. The food was amazing. The waitress was really good I dont remember her name but she was outstanding.

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JonH
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and fun atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Music was great! Food was good and good service!

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vipNirY
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

the food is good but there is no social distancing or mask endorsed. even the waitress removed her mask to explain us the menu.

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SoCalToon
Nashville
22 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great people and great atmosphere.

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MarthaH
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good. Our waiter was excellent. The couple who sang were wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service staff.

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SoCalToon
Nashville
22 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to get a great meal. We love this place.

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JMik
Charlotte
22 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Puckett’s is a quaint grocer and bar. You can find live music most nights, but reservations are suggested. The food is southern bbq and fried chicken. The drinks are good. The live music is the best.

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VictoriaD
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very relaxed atmosphere. The barbecue brisket is tender and very flavorful. The fried chicken dinner was cooked perfectly. Our server was attentive, courteous, and well informed on the menu and drinks. Thank you for reminding us of what excellent service and Southern cooking can be!

Puckett’s Historic Downtown Franklin
Responded on December 10, 2020

Hi Victoria! We are so glad that you had a great experience at Puckett's Historic Downtown Franklin. We want everyone to feel like family when they come through our doors! We can't wait to have you back in!

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vipLisa
Atlantic City
11 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly service. Loved the live music. Can't wait to return!

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TimothyK
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday

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SkippyH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome atmosphere and the food and service were amazing! Would have loved to stay for the music but had other plans. Well worth visiting.

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MelindaB
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Very nice location and great staff and service. Definitely southern (Tennessee) food. BBQ mix was good. Collard greens not my thing. Pancake bread interesting.

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Puckett’s Historic Downtown Franklin does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Puckett’s Historic Downtown Franklin also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (615) 794-5527.

Puckett’s Historic Downtown Franklin is rated 4.8 stars by 1065 OpenTable diners.

Puckett’s Historic Downtown Franklin 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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