Nashville Eats: Puckett’s Boat House
Puckett’s just keeps on growing. What started in Leiper’s Fork, a small town south of Nashville has grown into four locations. Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant has a location in Nashville, Leiper’s Fork and Franklin. Puckett’s Boat House is a little different and leans toward a variety of seafood served Southern-style.
Franklin may not have a beach of it’s own, but with Puckett’s being in Franklin’s actual old boat house, it will remind you of a Southern beach side restaurant.
Some of the features of their menu include Appalachian raw oysters, Gulf Coast grouper and shrimp, and wild caught catﬁsh and salmon. If seafood isn’t your thing, they have other options including burgers, prime rib, chicken fried chicken, and jambalaya. They won’t let you down on the choices of southern-style desserts either which include Jack Daniels pecan pie, banana pudding and fried pies. Desserts don’t get much more southern than that.
On my recent (and first!) trip, I had the Seafood Mac & Cheese. I’ll eat practically anything that involves mac & cheese. But, if you add shrimp and crawfish to it? Heaven. It also came with a house salad and a hushpuppy (that hushpuppy was delicious!). They also serve bread like many restaurants do, and this bread was really amazing. I mean it takes a lot for me not to like bread, but still. The only thing I was disappointed in was the price to portion ratio, but then again it is seafood. Seafood is always a little pricey.
In true Nashville fashion, Puckett’s hosts live music several nights a week. Here’s a calendar with all their music appearances.