Get in the know! Our go-to dining guide for Nashville Restaurant Week 2018

It’s baaaack! Nashville Restaurant Week is FINALLY here, and we couldn’t be more excited to unveil our brand new menu items and deals you can’t pass up––only available Jan. 15-21!

Sponsored by the Nashville Originals, the city’s independent restaurants association with over 65 members, Restaurant Week is a city-wide tradition that gives guests an inside scoop into Nashville’s the latest and greatest eateries.

Several of our restaurants are participating, and we’ve got all you need to know to make the most of these limited-time offers. Our chefs have been busy in the kitchen perfecting plenty of tasty innovations, and we can’t wait to hear what you think!

Puckett’s 5th & Church

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All week long, our downtown Nashville location will be serving up a delicious 3-course meal for only $24.99 during both lunch and dinner hours! Guests will each receive a warm BBQ chip appetizer, their choice of a quinoa power bowl or stuffed chicken and cheesecake bites for dessert. Yum! Get the details here.

Puckett’s Franklin

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Inside the heart of quaint, historic Downtown Franklin, Puckett’s will offer customers selections for a 3-course meal with a non-alcoholic drink for $25, available at lunch at dinner. Appetizer options include crispy stuffed jalapeños or fancy onion straws; entree options include San Antonio puffy beef tacos or spinach artichoke stuffed chicken breast; dinner options include petit buttermilk cheesecake or amaretto peach cobbler.

Puckett’s Boat House

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Dive into a delectable four-course meal with three savory seafood entree options at Puckett’s Boat House! Each of the Nashville Restaurant Week deals includes a beet and burrata salad, hot Louisiana seafood dip and chocolate chess pie for dessert. Guests will select from the following entrees: chimichurri halibut with chipotle cheddar grits and tajin-roasted cauliflower (31), cajun bolognese with tasso and chorizo served over fettuccine with garlic bread (27) and flame grilled marinated 8 oz. flat iron with bacon balsamic Brussels and red potato asiago mash (29).

Scout’s Pub

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Our favorite and friendly neighborly pub is rolling out specials for both lunch AND dinner (or both!). The specialty menu includes crispy kale salad (12), honey tabasco chicken (20), garden roasted pizza (16) and key lime pie (8). Is it just us, or does this sound WAY better than your average pub food?!

Harvest at Homestead Manor


Restaurant Week is the perfect opportunity to enjoy a romantic date night at our exemplary farm-to-table restaurant, Harvest at Homestead Manor. From Tuesday through Sunday of restaurant week, Harvest will feature the following items: cast iron ricotta dip (11), cornmeal fried oyster (14), southern scallop entree (28), beer and cider braised pork shoulder (24) and banana foster pot de creme (10). Read all about these tasty specials here!

There you have it! We hope to see you at several of our restaurants, and don’t forget to tell us which dishes are your faves using the hashtag #eatlikealocal 😋. Happy eating!

That’s a wrap! :: Looking back on 2017

What a year it’s been for A. Marshall Family Foods! We opened three new concepts ~ Puckett’s Gro. and Hattie Jane’s Creamery in Murfreesboro and Deacon’s New South in downtown Nashville; were featured on national television channels like Food Network and USA; and added a handful of outstanding new members to our team. We continue to be amazed and humbled by the love, friendship and support we receive from our restaurants’ middle Tennessee communities each day.

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We’re the first to say that we wouldn’t be the company we are today without the hardworking, passionate, fun folks who make up our team. From our managers, servers and hosts to our bussers, chefs and administrative crew, each and every person has contributed to making 2017 one of our favorite years yet!

We aren’t the only ones who think our people are the best around, though. We’ve so enjoyed seeing many deserving team members receive local and statewide recognition for their achievements this past year. Here’s a recap…

We started off 2017 with a big round of applause for our COO, Claire Crowell, who received the prestigious 40 Under 40 award from the Nashville Business Journal and our marketing director, Rachel Layton, our Marketing Director, for being named one of the Nashville Business Journal‘s Women of Influence for the year.

The summer was really exciting, as we saw four of our best and brightest take home the Greater Nashville Hospitality Association’s Stars of the Industry awards in July. Ben Stepp, who was general manager of Puckett’s Gro. in Columbia at the time, was named Restaurant Manager of the Year; Noe Martinez, who works at Puckett’s Gro. in both Franklin and Nashville, was named Restaurant Employee of the Year; and Donnie Counts, executive chef at Homestead Manor, received the Chef of the Year award.

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Claire Crowell was awarded Women in Tourism & Hospitality Leader of the Year, and Puckett’s Gro. in Nashville received the Gold Star Public Relations Community Service award for the “Funds 4 Food” campaign it ran in the spring to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. Spearheaded by Rachel Layton and our marketing team, the campaign resulted in a donation of $20,000 to Second Harvest, which helped provide 40,000 meals to those in need in the community.

We were thrilled to find out in October that Noe Martinez received the state-level award for Restaurant Employee of the Year by the Tennessee Hospitality and Tourism Association (TnHTA.)

Ryan Blainey, general manager of Puckett’s in downtown Nashville at the time of Noe’s award, said he is the best employee he has ever had. Noe is committed to learning English and spends much of his free time studying the language with his wife and two young daughters. Despite being offered a server role as well as the opportunity to advance into management, Martinez has chosen to remain in his position as a busser until he feels prepared for more responsibility.

“It’s been proven to me that if you work hard, you can be anything you want to be,” he said. “Because of my job, I am able to buy a car, a house, and support my family and I continue to work to grow more and more. You just don’t have that chance in Mexico.”

Another surprise from the TnHTA was their selection of our CEO, Andy Marshall, as the 2017 Restauranteur of the Year! These prestigious awards honor those who have made notable
contributions to the hospitality and tourism industry in Tennessee and demonstrate strong
character, work ethic and leadership ability in their careers.

Andy received several other prestigious awards throughout the year. He was presented with the Boys & Girls Club TN Area “C.A.R.E.” Award at the organization’s Council luncheon in September. The award, which stands for “Children Are the Reason for Excellence,” annually honors someone with outstanding leadership and dedicated service to youth in his or her community. He was also named one of the Nashville Business Journal‘s Most Admired CEOs for the fourth year in a row.

In October, he was recognized by Middle Tennessee State University’s Jones College of Business for his unwavering commitment to service in the community. Andy was named a 2017 recipient of the Joe M. Rodgers Spirit of America Award, presented by his alma mater. Named for a former United States ambassador, businessman and the inaugural holder of the Jennings A. Jones Chair of Excellence in Free Enterprise in the Jones College of Business, the award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated the highest ideals in keeping with the American spirit of innovation, entrepreneurship and commitment to others.

“Andy has made many contributions to the growth of the middle Tennessee area,” Dr. David Urban, dean of the Jones College of Business, said. “His tireless work in building his business, including the recent opening of Puckett’s Gro. and Hattie Jane’s Creamery in Murfreesboro, is making a huge impact on regional economic development. The students at the Jones College — especially those students in our Entrepreneurship program — can learn a great deal from him.”

Andy was most recently presented with the state-level Friend of Extension award from Epsilon Sigma Phi (ESP), a national leadership organization which governs the local and statewide extensions of state universities’ agriculture branches. The Friend of Extension award is the highest honor presented to a non-Extension member. Andy received the award at the ESP Tennessee Omega Chapter 2017 State Meeting. He was recognized for his longstanding partnership with the University of Tennessee Extension in Williamson County and his contributions to growing the understanding and appreciation for agriculture in Tennessee through his restaurant and hospitality business across the state.

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In 2017, A. Marshall Family Foods was also named to the Inc. 5000 list of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies for the fourth year in a row and received ten Williamson County Sizzle Awards among its restaurants, including Puckett’s Gro. and Puckett’s Boat House in downtown Franklin, and Homestead Manor in Thompson’s Station. Puckett’s Gro. in downtown Nashville was listed as one of OpenTable’s 100 Hottest Restaurants in America in September. 

We are closing out 2017 with thankful hearts for the past year and lots of excitement for what’s to come. We’ll see y’all in 2018!


BYE 2017 + HI 2018: Here’s how we’re celebrating #NYE!

‘Tis the season of holiday spirit and we’re quickly approaching the shiniest, sparkliest of them all! We’ve made such fun plans at each of our restaurants for New Year’s Eve that you just might have trouble choosing which party to attend (a good problem to have, right?!) Better decide quickly, though — reservations are going fast!


Here’s the official lineup of how Puckett’s, Puckett’s Boat House, Scout’s Pub and Homestead Manor will be ringin’ in 2018!

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Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant (downtown Nashville)

The downtown Nashville Puckett’s is keepin’ it classic and serving its regular menu of Southern favorites on New Year’s Eve. Jon Mullins, who is no stranger to the Puckett’s stage, will perform at both 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m, and reservations are being accepted by phone at 615-770-2772 for seatings both times. 


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Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant (downtown Franklin)

Puckett’s Franklin will offer a limited menu on New Year’s Eve, with seatings and a show by local band Raven Cliff at both 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. for $60 per person and $75 per person, respectively. Entrée options on the limited menu include a marinated ribeye, airline chicken breast, or roasted vegetable lasagna, each accompanied by a Champagne toast at midnight for those who are attending the 9 p.m. dinner and show. Reservations for both seatings are being accepted by phone at 615-794-5527.


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Puckett’s Boat House (downtown Franklin)
Boat House partygoers will enjoy a three-course menu on New Year’s Eve from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Each guest will have the choice of a House Salad or a Caesar Salad and entrées include pan-seared airline chicken breast with Champagne cream sauce and herb-roasted root vegetables for $31; midnight filet with Bearnaise sauce, garlic mashers and grilled asparagus for $38; or chimichurri-grilled grouper with chipotle cheddar grits and Tajin-roasted cauliflower for $36. Dessert options are banana pudding or chocolate cake. The evening will also include a show by Boat House favorite Matt Marinchick at both 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Call 615-790-2309 for reservations.


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Puckett’s Gro. (downtown Columbia)
Team Columbia is offering two options for the last night of the year — Order Puckett’s favorites like Piggy Mac, baby back ribs or slow-smoked beef  brisket off our regular menu ’til 8:30 p.m., or enjoy a three-course dinner starting at 10 p.m. $50 per person for the late dinner includes a salad course to start, followed by an entrée, for which choices include grilled tuna with mango glaze, dirty rice and Asian slaw; prime rib served with garlic-roasted red potatoes and flat-iron green beans; artichoke-stuffed pork chops with garlic-roasted red potatoes, steamed broccoli and mushrooms; or grilled tofu and vegetable skewers with dirty rice, steamed broccoli and mushrooms. Dessert options will be tiramisu or triple chocolate cake.

The festive evening will also feature a Champagne toast at midnight and a show by Columbia artist Damien Boggs. Reservations can be made by calling the restaurant at 931-490-4550.


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Puckett’s Gro. (downtown Murfreesboro)
Beginning at 8 p.m., Puckett’s in Murfreesboro will offer a limited menu for the evening for $50 per person. Entrée options include chicken cordon mac, beef shank, stuffed pork loin and vegetarian pasta, and fried ice cream will be served for dessert.

The ConSoulers, self-proclaimed as “Nashville’s Premier Rockin’ Soul Band,” will take the Puckett’s stage from 10 p.m. until midnight. Reservations for New Year’s Eve at Puckett’s in Murfreesboro can be made in the restaurant or by calling 629-201-6916.


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Scout’s Pub (Westhaven)

For those looking to enjoy a dinner before heading to a party, Scout’s Pub is hosting a pre-New Year’s Eve meal until 10 p.m. The upscale pub concept in the Franklin neighborhood of Westhaven will offer its regular menu, plus a few dinner and drink specials. Reservations are recommended and accepted by phone at 615-721-5993.


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Homestead Manor (Thompson’s Station)

Homestead Manor’s New Year’s Eve celebration will include a four-course, chef-curated meal and a Champagne toast for $75 per person. Guests will be able to choose one offering for each of the first three courses, with options including a fried oyster with comeback sauce or a deviled egg with smoked salmon and lemon hollandaise for amuse bouche; roasted parsnip bisque with butternut squash swirl and Benton’s bacon or roasted persimmon, pomegranate, toasted hazelnut and radicchio salad with balsamic vinaigrette for the soup or salad course. Available entrées include filet Oscar with garlic mashed potatoes; grouper with butternut squash purée and Togarashi-charred Brussels; Benton’s bacon-wrapped airline chicken breast with roasted asparagus, garlic mash and a demi-glace; or roasted eggplant tian with Noble Springs goat cheese, roasted butternut squash purée and broccoli and walnut pesto. Dessert will be cranberry Pavlova with gingersnap crumble.

If you like the sound of that, call Homestead Manor at 615-538-6113 to make a reservation for 5 p.m., 7 p.m. or 9 p.m.!


Puckett’s Christmas RunDown

The holiday season is here and we’re lovin’ it! To help you have a very merry {and stress-free} Christmas, we’re sharing all the details on our holiday hours and offerings. Read on to see how we can help!


We’re all about family around here, so we tailor our holiday menus to be perfect for sharing with the ones you love. We offer catering so you can spend less time cooking and more time celebrating, while still getting the classic Christmas flavors you crave. All of our restaurants will also be open on Christmas Eve! Bring your out-of-town guests in for brunch & show off your favorite hometown restaurants.

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We’re taking catering orders until December 17! If you were lucky enough to grab some Thanksgiving fare from Puckett’s, you’ll recognize the same holiday to-go menu for Christmas. We’re serving up turkey, smoked spiral ham, slow smoked beef brisket, cherry wood-smoked pulled pork and smoked baby back ribs for your main course.

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Just a few highlights from our sides & extras are cornbread dressing, homemade rolls, broccoli & rice casserole, and all the other veggies and potato options you could want! And of course, we’ve got all sorts of pies and cobbler for you and Santa.

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Over at the Boat House, we’ve got some of the same but with our favorite Boat House flair. Try our oyster dressing, PBH gumbo and peel-and-eat shrimp for a twist on your Christmas classics. Finish your meal with key lime pie, wedding cookies, banana pudding or carrot cake!

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Above is all the info to serve your loved ones at home, but we’d also love to see you here! On Christmas Eve all A. Marshall locations will be open until 3 pm with our regular Sunday best. Get your favorite breakfast or brunch buffet at Puckett’s Franklin, Nashville, Columbia, Murfreesboro, Chattanooga or the Boat House. You don’t need us to tell you how busy Christmas Eve is, so we definitely recommend making a reservation.

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If you haven’t tried our other concepts, there’s no time like the present! Order off the delicious brunch menus at Scout’s Pub & Homestead Manor, or get a holiday scoop at Hattie Jane’s Creamery, all until 3 pm on Christmas Eve. Don’t miss our the newest Hattie Jane’s flavor, Winter’s Dream, made with white chocolate ice cream, raspberry swirl + shortbread cookie pieces. Yum!


Whew! We’re excited to offer so many options to help make this season merry & bright for all. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you in one of our restaurants, or to help you put some Puckett’s cookin’ on your Christmas table! Call your restaurant of choice to make a reservation or to get started with your catering order. Happy Holidays, y’all!

Puckett’s Franklin: 615-794-5527

Columbia: 931-490-4550

Chattanooga: 423-708-8505

Nashville: 615-770-2772

Murfreesboro: 629-201-6916

Puckett’s Boat House: 615-790-2309

Homestead Manor: 615-538-6113

Scout’s Pub: 615-721-5993

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A Very Merry A. Marshall Gift Guide

It’s officially {almost} time to holiday shop! If you’re like us, as soon as Thanksgiving passes, the gift-buying begins! Good news, though — we can keep you from going to the mall during this crazy season. Puckett’s and our sister and brother concepts like Scout’s Pub, Homestead Manor and Hattie Jane’s Creamery have tons of choices for the friends, family and food lovers on your list. Everything on this handy guide is available in our family of restaurants, and most is even available online!

Puckett’s Sauces, Spices, Marinades & Rubs

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The same flavors that create the irresistible selections on our menu are bottled and sold online, in stores, and at every Puckett’s location. We’re famous for our fall-off-the-bone barbecue, cooked low n’ slow for 18 hours over cherry wood, and now you can create it at home! Take it from our friends at Daily Deals Coupon — there’s nothing like the gift of an authentic Southern marinade for the grill master in your life. 

Puckett’s Apparel


We’ve got shirts and hats at every Puckett’s location just waiting to be worn. These are perfect for lovers of southern cooking, frequent Puckett’s diners, or residents of the cities we get to call home. Pop through our doors in Nashville, Franklin, Columbia, Chattanooga or Murfreesboro to browse for your new favorite shirt, or check out our supply online. We also have fun extras like mugs and spatulas!


Just in, we’ve got something extra special in Murfreesboro. A brand new shirt has landed thanks to our partnership with the MTSU. Puckett’s is the Official BBQ of the Murphy Center, so we made a shirt that reps both Puckett’s and the Blue Raiders. Grab one for the MTSU fan in your life!

A. Marshall Gift Cards


Want to treat someone to the best meal in town? We’re running specials on our gift cards from Black Friday through January 1, 2018. Buy $50 in gift cards, get an additional $10. Buy $100, get an additional $25, buy $500, get an additional $150 or buy $1,000 and get an additional $400! Whether you’re buying for close family or just an acquaintance, the time has never been better to purchase a Puckett’s gift card! They are available online or in our restaurants and redeemable at all of our concepts except for Hattie Jane’s (they have their own!)

Prefer to keep things completely electronic? Our e-gift cards through Instagift are buy $100, get $25 free from Thanksgiving Day, November 23, to November 28 and again from December 18 to December 25. 

Scout’s Pub Growlers

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A growler from Scout’s Pub is sure to make your favorite beer lover smile! Our knowledgable bartenders will be more than happy to share their recommendations from our wide and unique selection of beers on tap.

32 oz. growlers are $8 each + $10 to fill with beer; 64 oz. growlers are $12 each + $15 to fill. Don’t forget to bring ’em back for a refill!

Hattie Jane’s Creamery Treats


Pints of ice cream, homemade whipped cream, baked treats and coffee mugs — oh my! Our sweetest concept to date offers plenty of treats to match anyone on your list. Snag Hattie Jane’s pints of seasonal and classic flavors for $10 each (Buy One, Get One on Tuesdays in Columbia, TN!), a pint of homemade whip (perfect for topping off your Puckett’s pumpkin pie!) for $5, baked treats by the dozen or the NEW Hattie Jane’s coffee mugs for $9.99.

Not sure what will satisfy your bestie’s sweet tooth? Get him or her a Hattie Jane’s Instagift card here. They’re buy $100, get $30 free from November 23 to November 28 and  December 18 to December 25.

Physical gift cards are also sold in stores from Black Friday through January 1 with these sweet deals: buy $100, get $30; buy $75, get $25; buy $50, get $10; buy $25, get $5.

Homestead Manor Chef’s Table Experience


Pop ~ Fizz ~ Clink! The Chef’s Table at Harvest offers an exceptional culinary experience, perfect for a special celebration. In this intimate setting, guests will be guided through a chef-curated five or seven course meal with beverage pairings.

Options start at $150 per person. Call 615.538.6113 to reserve your Chef’s Table experience!