Puckett's 5th & Church

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$30 and under
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Comfort Food

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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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SF
Western NC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre game meal before Preds game. We always go the Pucketts when we come to Nashville for a hockey game.

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With reservation, virtually no waiting! Service & food were outstanding!

W
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience5

great music and fun time; but food was really poor. Ribs had no visible dried rub, just dried out !. Apple cobbler was terrible.

SA
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun place to see live music and get southern, home-cooked style meals.

GS
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Place was very warm Sunday afternoon, but rest of visit was great!

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meatloaf was best I have ever had. Was seated immediately b/c of our OpenTable reservation. Highly recommend!

BL
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good southern food, good service, reasonably priced. Make reservations, though.

WB
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in Nashville! It’s a great location easy to walk to entertainment downtown.

RB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall2food4service4ambience1

Way too loud one man band. Like music, but turn diwn the mic and amp!! Will not return.

HF
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, service and experience. We will return.

BM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent location for a meal before catching a show at TPAC. Food was delicious and quick. We will return!

OT
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Second time eating at Puck

TL
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local restaurant. Fun atmosphere. Food is an outstanding and nice value.

CC
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends from VA visit

ND
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Fried green tomatoes were out of this world good!

CH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to hear music and good food make a reservation

EG
Nashville
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and super "Nashville" feel. Will definitely go back.

OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food was good but not great. My husband ordered shrimp and grits and asked if they came with tails on. He was told they don’t have tails. They arrived with tails. It’s not a huge deal, but wish server knew the menu better. I got fried chicken and the gravy didn’t taste good to me, but I don’t often eat gravy so maybe it’s just a matter of taste. I went there because I had an event to attend at TPAC. I doubt I’ll go back.

MP
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a superb dinner! The service was impeccable... thanks very much, Jim! Both of our dinners were great, pulled chicken and brisket combos. It was a perfect way to start a wonderful evening before seeing a concert at the Ryman. Look forward to dining here again very soon!

MB
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service by Johnny at Puckett’s! Very funny and entertaining! The Cobb Sisters performed and were a melodic duo not to be missed! The noise level was not overly restrictive to have a conversation with the person next to you! Every table in the house is a great view of the stage. The signature meatloaf was super yummy, mashed potatoes and green beans were almost licked clean off my plate! We will definitely be back!

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the live music while dining. A great night!

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made our Open Table reservation the night before and arrived a half hour early the night of and got seated right away. Our service was excellent as was our food. I had the meatloaf and was not disappointed. Would definitely eat here again and totally recommend this establishment for a fantastic dining experience.

LD
New England
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Ribs a disappointment, however my salmon dish was excellent

CS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience1

We were given a huge booth for just 3 of us. Other tables were open. We were next to all the server activity and far from the stage. We asked to move but were never given another table. We went mostly for the music and there was a column in front. When we complained the hostess just asked do you want my name. Its Xian. No apologies or concern. Only disappointing part of our Nashville trip

S
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Meal was fair, bbq did not have that much smoke or flavor. Have had better.

PT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We brought out of town friends to eat before the Elton John concert. We had been there before and it was great. BUT, when we arrived at 6 PM we were told that there was no pulled pork BBQ or chickens left. Two of us got the smoked meat loaded whichever was excellent. I was disappointed at what they weee already out of at that hour on a night which there was a big concern in town

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and entertainment

OT
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here with my 2 sisters and mom! We had a blast! It was the Sunday Night Showcase and We Are McCoy was playing and they were fantastic!! Awesome location, great food. Best hot chicken yet. LOVE!

H
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

The brisket was awful. Full of fat and inedible. Chicken n pork we’re much better

DW
Western KY
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of us liked what we ordered, the atmosphere was unique, & our server was great! Would definitely go again!

TP
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place for a comfortable meal with friends. The southern dishes were great and the pound cake dessert was out of this world. Our server Jordan did a great job keeping up with the orders nd al of the separate checks. Music started at 8pm and was a great addition. Would highly recommend.

TL
Nashville
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Overall great experience on a Sunday night reservation before a concert. Was seated promptly but waited 10 minutes for server. Food was a bit slow but great.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

I’m not sure the popularity of this place. I have eaten at Puckett’s in Franklin and it was fantastic but the downtown location appears to be a tourist draw without the need for return customers. My food was terrible and although I come to Nashville about four times a year I will not be back. There are far better dining places than this.

DV
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place good people. Food top notch and priced fair.

F
Washington DC
80 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Absolutely delicious food. Loved the mac and cheese as well as the shrimp and grits. My husband really enjoyed the chicken fried chicken. My only complaints were that my fried green tomatoes appetizer never came out. And, the pumpkin cobbler was very very.

AC
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have only been to Puckett’s a couple of times, but that is because I can only go there while on vacation since I do not live near one.

However, if it were easier and closer to get to one then I would be at Puckett’s all the time.

Everything there is awesome: people, service, food, etc.

I tell everyone possible that if they get near a Puckett’s then they need to go to it!

GL
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Brisket and pulled pork were solid and the small of the restaurant was amazing. It has a very causal atmosphere, nothing to write home about. Waiter got our order wrong and pulled chicken had several bones in it.

p
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best bbq I’ve had ever!!! Also love the live music there!!!

HG
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night celebrating my wife’s birthday! Love Puckett’s

AD
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Puckett’s was great! It had a fun, easy atmosphere. great food, and excellent service.

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