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

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 we’ll be celebrating it at Puckett’s in downtown Franklin on Monday, March 17 for a “Be Real. Get Local. Whiskey Tasting Tour!”

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

Tickets are $35 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 (615) 794-5527.


Celebrate Fat Tuesday At Puckett’s Boat House March 4

Fat Tuesday’s right around the corner, which means it’s time for a Cajun celebration, y’all!

Puckett’s Boat House will be celebrating Mardi Gras Tuesday, March 4, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. We’ll have a crawfish/shrimp boil alongside our regular menu items.

The party will feature the band Jumbo Shrimp—a group of seasoned musicians bringing a mix of Cajun, Reggae and Rock ‘n’ Roll music to the stage.

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So break out your beads and head on down to Puckett’s Boat House for a trip down the Bayou with us!

Puckett’s Boat House is located at 94 E. Main Street in downtown Franklin, Tennessee. Make your reservation at 615.790.2309


Columbia Event Space: Open House Celebration

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Decades (and decades) ago, the second floor of the Porter-Walker Building in Historic Downtown Columbia, Tenn., was used as a showroom for farm equipment: think tractors, and lots of ‘em.

Fast-forward to Feb. 6, 2014—and that space looks a whole lot different than John Deere green. Over the last year Puckett’s has transformed the 7,500 square-foot space into a romantic, raw event space… aptly named Columbia Event Space!

Last Thursday, our team held an open house party to celebrate those community members who’ve helped us along the way. Here’s a behind-the-scene look at how the bash looked:

Image a big open room of exposed brick and rough wooden beams. Now picture that area spotted with old antiques—like a giant Cadillac billboard plucked from an old Tennessee field—carefully curated by local picker William Powell.

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To really spice up the space, we brought high-back white leather furniture, which Event Designer Laurie DeAnne Hardman says allowed for comfort and easy conversation. Silver and moss green linens accented long tables and cross-back chairs; whiskey barrels acted as silver tops with high back-bar stools.

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Guests were entertained by live music from the Ham family band, and dug into the catered Puckett’s spread: think the Southern food we’re known for, alongside elevated dishes that our chefs are just as skilled at whipping up.

To start off, folks nibbled on passed Hors d’oeuvres the likes of fried pimento cheese with moonshine pepper jelly; country ham and buttermilk cornbread; bacon-wrapped grilled shrimp. Later, they dined at our chef-attended grits station that was a smorgasbord of pick-your-own stone-ground grits, asiago cream sauce, creole sauce, mushrooms, pimentos, catfish, sausage and oh so much more!

And we can’t forget the biscuit bar–people were surrounding that table all night long! Puckett’s southern style and sweet potato biscuits could be paired with fresh apple butter, peach preserves tomato jam, bacon jam strawberry preserves, marshmallow cream, candied pecans, and house-made chocolate sauce! Yep, we were certainly “jammin!”

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All in all, it was one rockin’ night that portrayed what Columbia Event Space is all about—a raw space that you can make your own, in a laid-back and historical setting.

Scroll to the bottom to see more photos from the night. If you’re interested in booking the space, call (931) 490-4550 for further questions

The details:

Holds: Seats 250 for a seated dinner; 350 for a reception-style, mixed seating.

Great For: weddings, corporate gatherings, graduation and birthday parties, and music events.

Preferred Planner: Laurie DeAnne Hardman of Laurie DeAnne Events

*SPECIAL* Book an event for the month of February, March or April, and receive $500 off a weekday rental and $1,000 off a Saturday rental (offer good through the end of April).

Thank you to those vendors who helped us make it one great night: 

Event Designer

Laurie DeAnne Hardman of Laurie DeAnne Events


Puckett’s Events and Catering 




Southern Event Rental 


Ham Family

Custom Lighting

105 Design Studio


Johnathon Campbell Photography


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Plenty Of Fish In The Sea Party At Puckett’s Boat House Feb. 14

Tired of hearing your friends gush over their Valentine’s Day date plans? So are we. That’s why Puckett’s Boat House is hosting a Plenty of Fish in the Sea singles event this Valentine’s Day.

Join us in our Baitshop bar this Friday, Feb. 14, at 7 pm. Tickets are $35 for guys, $30 for ladies, and include two drinks and a spread of your favorite Boat House appetizers. We’ll also have live music courtesy of Raven Cliff starting at 8 pm. See y’all there!

Puckett’s Boat House is located at 94 E. Main Street in downtown Franklin, Tenn.

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New Gluten-Free Alternatives At Puckett’s Boat House

The number of people with food allergies seems to be on the rise, and we’ve noticed more and more of our customers are requesting wheat-free dishes. In response, Puckett’s Boat House has added several inexpensive options for y’all with celiac disease and wheat allergies.

We’re offering tasty signature Cajun dishes such as the mojo wings tossed in a choice of hot, mild or honey jalapeño sauce, a hand-cut Sanibel salmon fillet and grilled grouper. Other items that were already incorporated into the Boat House menu include the BBQ shrimp & grits, as well as a variety of the specialty salads.

Those with celiac can also enjoy many of our side items, including rice pilaf, creamed spinach, chipotle-cheese grits, sautéed vegetables, garlic mashed potatoes and coleslaw.

And don’t think we forgot dessert! We’ve also added a gluten free chocolate mousse pie that replaces a traditional flour crust with one comprised of pecans and dates, and is lightly sweetened with agave nectar.

We understand how hard it can be dining out with a food allergy, and we hope these additions to our menu will allow us to form new relationships with those who have struggled to eat out in the past.

Puckett’s Boat House is located at 94 E. Main Street in downtown Franklin, Tenn.

Puckett's Boat House BBQ shrimp & grits

Puckett’s Boat House BBQ shrimp & grits