This January we made what I hope is an annual trek to Nashville to delve into some local Nashville music, history and of course great southern food. After touring Opryland, the tour guide recommended eating at Pucketts Restaurant and Grocery. Always glad to try something new and local, we headed to downtown Nashville and found this great spot just a couple of blocks off Nashville’s historic downtown.
The Nashville version opened just two years ago when Puckett’s owner Andy Marshall expand the Puckett’s brand to downtown Nashville. This was a good move for the restaurateur because the Nashville has won numerous awards and accolades including multiple Sizzle Awards by Southern Exposure Magazine and was voted Best BBQ in Nashville at the People’s Choice Annual BBQ competition.
The restaurant was founded by the Puckett family in the 1950s in Leipers Fork, TN where it served as a country store and offered a good southern meal, a tank of gas and generally a visiting place.
When sold the Marshall in 1998, they expanded the food concept and have created a great stop in Nashville for tourists like us to eat a great southern meal and catch our breath.
They also offer live music and were setting up for a concert when we ate a late lunch during our visit. Great food and fun makes for a great stop!