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?

Screen shot 2014-06-06 at 11.53.16 AM

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 bbq 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.

“This launch is the culmination of much research and a two-year labor of love,” West said. “We traveled 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 store.puckettsgro.com.

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

USA Today Captures Gov. Christie’s Puckett’s Arrival

On Friday, we were honored that Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam brought New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to Puckett’s 5th & Church, before delivering his speech at the Tennessee Republican Party’s Statemen’s Dinner. A big ole crowd turned out to shake Gov. Christie’s hand–we couldn’t believe all the hoopla!

Luckily, USA TODAY captured the arrival at Puckett’s. Watch it here:

Puckett’s 2014 CMA Fest Lineup

Our Nashville location is geared up and excited for CMA Music Fest 2014! We’ve got some great shows lined up through-out the week, all with no cover charge.

e-cma-fest-lineup-2014-fullsizeBook your reservation online or give us a call at (615)770-2772.

If your plans include a trip a little farther south, be sure to check out our Franklin music calendar (we’ve got Don Schlitz on Saturday and David Ball on Sunday!), our Columbia music calendar and our Puckett’s Boat House music calendar too!


PBH Wine Bar’s “Wine by the River” Tasting with Burly Wines

Our new Puckett’s Boat House Wine Bar will host its first-ever “Wine by the River” tasting event on Wednesday, May 28 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The event will be an opportunity for the public to mix and mingle with Hank McCrorie, owner of Burly Vineyards just east of Napa Valley! Burly provides the Wine Bar’s most high-end Cabernet Sauvignon, an exceptional red that achieves supreme fruit and color extraction under the careful eye of Michael Wolf, vineyard manager.

Friends who attend can expect to sip and swirl samples from the Burly wine, as well as become more familiar with both the vintner and the vineyard. The event is designed to be educational and casual, allowing guests to ask questions as they taste.

This will be PBH’s first event in an educational series to help grow and cultivate the wine culture in Franklin.

Local Harvest Beverage representatives will also be on hand during the evening to answer any questions.

The event is from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Wine Bar, on the restaurant’s riverside, and there is no cost to attend.

Puckett’s Boat House added the wine bar to its restaurant on East Main Street just this week, transforming the “Bait Shop” into a space that offers an extensive list of hard-to-find wines and high-end boutique spirits. In addition to gourmet coffee and sweet treats, the newly renovated space will host humidors stacked with cigars and exposed wine cabinets that allow guests to peruse rare blends from the world’s most notable wine regions.

For more information, go to www.PuckettsBoatHouse.com.

PBH Wine, exterior