Puckett’s Offering Holiday Meals + [Franklin & Nashville] Open For Thanksgiving


Our family of restaurants in Davidson, Williamson and Maury counties is helping alleviate the stress of holiday cooking by providing extensive to-go meal options at each of the Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant and Puckett’s Boat House locations!

Now, you know that our friends can expect the same made-from-scratch dishes from the packed-to-go dinners that they find at our eateries, and offerings reflect the restaurant’s well-loved specialties; for example, the Boat House has created a variety of items to reflect its seafood menu, from seafood lasagna and lobster mac ‘n’ cheese to oyster dressing and chicken & sausage jambalaya—not to mention a smattering of desserts from its bakery.

And at Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant locations, the exclusive holiday to-go meat options include a choice of roasted, smoked or fried turkey, smoked ham, juicy beef tenderloin, baby back ribs and cherry-smoked pulled pork.

The Southern-style sides read like a “best of” Puckett’s offerings: cornbread stuffing, green beans, creamed corn, squash casserole, mashed potatoes, giblet gravy, yeast rolls and more will make our guests feel like they are in the center of the country store. Rounding out the feast are Puckett’s decadent desserts, including Southern specialties like pumpkin pie and homemade cobblers.

Andy Marshall said that many of the featured classics are family recipes that have been handed down over the years.

“For a lot of people, nostalgic Thanksgiving memories are tied to the spread on the table. It’s the same with our family: most of these dishes on the menu have been passed around our table at home for years, and we’re proud to share those experiences with others,” Andy says.

“We’ve been offering our ‘turkey with all the trimmings’ dinner since our first season with Puckett’s, and have found that people appreciate spending less time in the kitchen and more time with the family.”

The varying meal packages are able to feed from six people to 26 guests. Visit the Puckett’s Boat House here and Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant website here for order forms and to-go dinner pricing.

Progressive Wine Tasting in Columbia Helps Restore Downtown, Oct. 17

We don’t know about you, but when we think of downtown Columbia’s Main Street we picture old-world charm with unique retail and dining establishments. Next Thursday, Oct. 17 Main Street will host a community-centered event that goes along with that vintage aesthetic. Join us for “Uncorked On Main Street,” a progressive event featuring numerous wines, culinary delights and live entertainment at various downtown locations…. including Puckett’s in Columbia!

The wine-tasting event on Oct. 17 kicks off at the Puckett’s front entrance at 15 Public Square on the historic circle, and lasts from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event will also cap off with attendees enjoying live music on Puckett’s center stage!

Tickets to the event are $40 in advance and $45 at the door, and are available for purchase at 8 Public Square, or at Puckett’s.

The culinary and wine adventure will benefit Columbia Main Street, and will fund the organization’s efforts to revitalize and promote its historic downtown district. The group says it has plans to continue to coordinate events such as Uncorked on Main Street to further gain community support around the movement.

Entertainment for the evening will include live performances by acclaimed artists DeeAnn Dominy and Carrie Zaruba. Dominy is an award-winning country-rock singer/songwriter, and Zaruba is one of Country Music Association’s “Top Rising Artists” of 2013.

The nine tastings sites are The Old Curiosity Book Shop, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Variety Records, The Balloon Shop, Accents and Antiques, Wall Candy, aMuse’um Columbia Children’s Museum, Caledonian Financial, and Shred, Etc.

The event concludes with a “Last Call at Puckett’s” that will feature the 2 Country 4 Nashville band at 8 p.m.

Sponsors of the event include Lipman, First Farmers and Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant.

For more information please contact Kristi Martin at kmartin@maurycounty-tn.gov.



Coffee, Country & Cody Live at Puckett’s Nashville Oct. 9 + Puckett’s Offers a Bit of Shutdown Relief

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Tensions are runnin’ high these days. Many government workers have been shut out from their jobs due to the shutdown… and it’s not just those D.C. folks who are struggling. Right here in Middle Tennessee, there are many who have had their paychecks suspended because of what’s happening with Congress.

So Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant and the dudes at WSM 650 (hey, Bill Cody and Charlie Mattos!) put our heads together, and asked ourselves: how can we do our small part for those affected? Here’s what we came up with:

Puckett’s is offering federal employees a $6.50 discount on their meals this Wednesday, Oct. 9 from 7 a.m. ’til our breakfast ends at 11 a.m. The special applies to all individuals who show us their Federal ID, and is happening at our locations in downtown Nashville, downtown Franklin and downtown Columbia, Tenn.

Plus, Bill Cody and Charlie Mattos will be broadcasting live from Puckett’s 5th & Church in Nashville–a great chance to meet your favorite broadcast personalities! Y’all make sure and come down to see ’em.

Again, how it works: Federal employees simply have to show their Federal ID at any of the three Puckett’s locations (Nashville, Franklin, and Columbia) and you’ll get a $6.50 discount on your ticket! All three Puckett’s locations will offer the discount on Wednesday, October 9 from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m.

Click HERE for our locations and menus.

August Burger of the Month: Avocado Bacon Club

The avocado bacon club was born from a love [of some] of our favorite seasonal ingredients and an excuse to eat more bacon–but who needs an excuse to eat bacon anyways? Now that that’s settled, let’s talk about why August’s Burger of the Month has us wishing this summer month would never end.

“The avocado bacon club was a great chance to showcase our fresh ground turkey burger, smoked bacon and our homemade chipotle bacon ranch sauce,” said Puckett’s brand chef Keith West. “The thought of putting all these flavors together was a natural fit!”

First, Chef Keith takes two perfectly seasoned, handmade turkey burgers and tops them with Swiss cheese, apple-wood smoked bacon, fresh avocado slices, and a drizzle our homemade chipotle bacon ranch sauce. Then he sandwiches it with a toasted pretzel roll, and serves it with a side of our crispy French fries.

Avocado Bacon Club Recipe:

2 pretzel rolls

1Tbl chipotle ranch

1 leaf of lettuce

1 small sliced tomato

1 dill pickle

½ Puckett’s turkey burger

1 piece of bacon (folded)

2 slices of avocado


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Puckett’s Columbia Launches Breakfast Program

Puckett’s in downtown Columbia recently implemented a program for those early risers around the county, a Puckett’s Breakfast Club that allows friends to benefit from their dining experience!

Launched in July, we’re giving a weekly rotating discount to our guests who dine Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. In addition, those who sign up for a Breakfast Club card will receive a larger return on investment: the tenth breakfast or omelet platter purchased is free!

“Since we opened in the spring, we’ve realized just how hard working this community is. Our friends get going early around here,” said Max Stephenson, general manager. “We think that’s admirable, and they deserve a reward!”

Past Early Bird specials have included a free coffee or non-alcoholic beverage or side with the purchase of a breakfast or omelet entrée, and a breakfast platter for $4.99 that includes two cooked-to-order eggs, bacon or sausage, grits and a biscuit.

The Puckett’s Columbia location opened in March 2013. Located at 15 Public Square, it became the third Puckett’s Grocery in as many counties.

Housed in a former factory and warehouse building, the Puckett’s Columbia space measures more than 26,000 square feet, and includes a second-floor event space that exceeds 8,000 square feet. To transform the three-story interior—which took nearly a year—our Owner Andy Marshall worked with local builder Joe Whidby to craft hand-hewn tables and added the floor to ceiling grocery shelves that are becoming a Puckett’s hallmark. Williamson County “picker” William Powell helped to bring nostalgic elements, including old signs, photographs and memorabilia that celebrate Maury County’s history and add a comfortable ambiance to the restaurant.

The Puckett’s Columbia location is open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays and Mondays. It also hosts musicians on Friday and Saturday evenings.

About Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant
With locations in downtown Franklin, downtown Nashville and downtown Columbia, the Puckett’s roots go way back to the 1950s, and a little grocery store in the village of Leiper’s Fork, Tenn. Ever since then, we’ve been focused on providing friends new and old with great food and Southern hospitality.

When it comes down to it, Puckett’s is a community kitchen, with live pickin’ performances just a few feet from your table. Authentic comfort food—barbecue smoked slow ‘n’ low over cherry wood, the home-cooked sides, even a few upscale dishes—is what Puckett’s aims for you to remember.