Marsha Blackburn Visits Puckett’s Franklin

Representative Marsha Blackburn paid a visit to our downtown Franklin location Monday, July 7!

The US congresswoman enjoyed a Puckett’s lunch after hosting state travel leaders, local elected officials and area business leaders at the Franklin Theatre for a roundtable discussion on the economic benefits of tourism in Tennessee.

But before she sat down to eat, Blackburn helped out in the kitchen a bit by preparing a customer’s lunch order and hand delivering the plate herself. Y’all wouldn’t believe the surprised look on their faces!

Y’all can read more about her visit and the roundtable discussion in the Tennessean here.

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Be Real. Get Local. Whiskey Tasting Tour At Puckett’s Columbia

Come guess me this riddle, what beats pipes and fiddle,

What’s hotter than mustard and milder than cream?

What best wets your whistle, is clearer than crystal,

What’s sweeter than honey and stronger than steam?

It’s whiskey, y’all, and beginning on Tuesday, July 17th we’ll be hosting monthly spirit tastings at Puckett’s in downtown Columbia for a “Be Real. Get Local. Tasting Tour!”

Join us from 6:30-8:30 p.m. to sip on some of our favorite regional whiskeys: Knob Creek, George Dickel No. 8, Old Hickory, Corsair Triple Smoke, Grandaddy Mimms and Collier and McKeel among them!

Tickets are $15 per person and include a series of themed appetizer pairings, like: smoked & sliced pork belly with grilled pineapple, moonshine glaze and bourbon candied walnuts; grilled BBQ chicken on a house-made flatbread with fresh arugula and tobacco onions; and a BBQ cheese plate.

We’ll also be hosting giveaways throughout the event—y’all won’t want to miss this!

To make your reservation, call

Introducing: Bluegrass on the Square Series in Columbia

We’re reaching back to our roots to host our first-ever Bluegrass on the Square Summer Series this Friday, a multi-week set of events at the Southern eatery that will showcase local artists and the bluegrass culture.

Join us at 8 p.m. each Friday in June and July for our free concert series, which will promote Middle Tennessee’s rich resources of musical talent. The events will begin at the same time each Friday through July 25, though on the Fourth of July music will begin at 7 p.m. due to holiday festivities.

There is no cost to attend the Bluegrass on the Square Summer Series events. The 2014 schedule is as follows:

  • June 27- Sarah Beth Meadows
  • July 4 – The Ham Family
  • July 11 – Fireball Mail
  • July 18 – Johnny Campbell and the Bluegrass Drifters
  • July 25 – Freshwater Creek

To promote bluegrass and other pickin’ partners, we’re also giving our Friday night guests an exclusive opportunity to win a pair of tickets to the 2014 Springer Mountain Farms Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman Auditorium. The summer series, which takes place on the following Thursday of each week in downtown Nashville, features Grammy award-winning artists and performances at the historic venue and offers guests bites from Puckett’s Trolley beforehand.

Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman Auditorium events include the annual Red, White and Bluegrass show on July 3 featuring Yonder Mountain String Band with special guests Sam Bush, Jake Jolliff and Allie Kral; Steep Canyon Rangers and Jim Lauderdale on July 10; Daily & Vincent on July 17; Earls of Leicester featuring Jerry Douglas, Shawn Camp, Johnny Warren, Charlie Cushman, Barry Bales and Tim O’Brien with Jesse McReynolds and the Virginia Boys on July 24 and Rickey Scaggs and Kentucky Thunder on July 31.

To be eligible to win tickets to the Ryman, Puckett’s guests must sign up at their tables before the Bluegrass on the Square show begins each Friday, and be present at the end of the evening when the winner is drawn. Each ticket is valued at $27.50 per person.

For more information on Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant in downtown Columbia visit its Facebook page at For dinner and show reservations, book online at or call Puckett’s at (931) 490-4550.


Puckett’s Receives TripAdvisor 2014 Certificate Of Excellence

We couldn’t be happier than a pig in the mud! Puckett’s has been awarded a TripAdvisor 2014 Certificate of Excellence, and it’s all because of Y’ALL, our awesome customers who keep this business going strong!

The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments around the world that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site.

When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the honorees that takes into account reviews ratings.  Businesses must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, volume and recency of reviews. Additional criteria include a business’ tenure and popularity ranking on the site.

“TripAdvisor is pleased to honor exceptional hospitality businesses for consistent excellence,” said Marc Charron, President of TripAdvisor for Business. “The Certificate of Excellence award gives top performing establishments around the world the recognition they deserve, based on feedback from those who matter most – their customers. From Australia to Zimbabwe, we want to applaud exceptional hospitality businesses for offering TripAdvisor travellers a great customer experience.”

A restaurant ain’t a restaurant without its customers, and we can’t say it enough, but we’ve got the best customers around! We consider each person who comes through our doors a part of our Puckett’s family, and there’s nothing that makes us happier seeing you happy.

So thank y’all for your constant support and love! Now who’s hungry?

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Puckett's Spices-All 4 a little artsy


Diners at our family of restaurants across Middle Tennessee may notice a more savory scent drifting throughout our eateries this month, after the introduction of a new line of spices and rubs. The line will be sold both online and in four of our establishments in Davidson, Maury and Williamson counties.

Released just in time for Father’s Day, coming up June 15, the new launch offers a rib rub, a burger shake, a pork butt rub and an all-purpose seasoning. Sold for $7.99 each, these spices and rubs are designed to deliver the flavors of our most popular dishes straight to kitchens across the country—even if they don’t fall below the Mason-Dixon line.

Puckett’s Proprietor Andy Marshall and Puckett’s Brand Chef Keith West have been perfecting the Southern-bent seasonings for several months, and are proud of the resulting line. Expect a little bit of heat, with a good balance of smoke and flavor to complement pulled pork, ribs, chicken, burgers and more.

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“This launch is the culmination of much research and a two-year labor of love,” West said. “We travelled the country researching and taste-tasting, ensuring that we could offer the same taste that Puckett’s delivers in the restaurant. We wanted to create unique combinations that still held that Puckett’s mark our customers know and love.”

In addition to the specially blended spices, we also extended the grocery portion of our business, due to popular demand, including the Brisket Marinade—previously sold only at the Nashville location—as well as the Puckett’s Boat House Pepper Sauce now offered online and at Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant locations in Columbia, Franklin and Nashville, Tenn., along with the Boat House in downtown Franklin, Tenn.

“For years our friends have been asking us to tell our secrets to the BBQ, our burgers, our fried chicken,” says West. “We’ve always been willing to share recipes and tips, but now people can have access to their favorite Southern flavors ready-to-go, no matter where they live.”

Also available online and in stores are the Puckett’s original and spicy BBQ sauces, as well as small batch-roasted coffee. To see a full list of edibles, or to purchase products, visit our online store at

Don’t miss out y’all, we wanna spice up your life—and your food!