Nashville Eats: Puckett’s Boat House

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As I started my blog in September 2013 and only became vegan in May 2016, there are several non-vegan posts pre-vegan era.  As an example of how someone can change their path in life drastically, I have made the decision to leave the posts up even though I am ashamed of them.  I hope you will take this example and think on it.  Also, see my animal activism page or travel page on ideas for ethical animal tourism and vegan food around the world.  My inbox is always open should you have questions about changing your lifestyle to better serve animals, our planet, and your own health.

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.

Cost: $14 for entree (includes bread and salad).
Hours: Monday-Thursday 11-9.  Friday-Saturday 11-10. Sunday 9-9.
Location: 94 East Main Street, Franklin.


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  1. Marie-Carmen

    February 22, 2014 at 9:39 AM

    I never tried crawfish… It’s so… well… American so everytime I ear about it I fancy so much to taste it!
    And with a nice Mac & Cheese… Yum…you’ll find some great seafood in Asia but stock up on Mac & Cheese!

    • Ashley Hubbard

      February 22, 2014 at 7:32 PM

      It’s great! It looks like a tiny tiny lobster and tastes really similar to shrimp. I suppose they do it better in Louisiana though! 😀

  2. Gabor Kovacs

    February 22, 2014 at 9:56 AM

    Seafood Mac & Cheese, that’s something I have never tried, but there always has to be a first time! It looks really delicious!

  3. Samantha @mytanfeet

    February 22, 2014 at 11:40 AM

    I don’t eat cheese but that looks yummy! I do love seafood, mmmm!

  4. frankaboutcroatia

    February 22, 2014 at 1:20 PM

    Ah, this place sounds like a heaven. I love seafood, but again would have a good jambalaya anytime. And a pecan pie. What’s hushpuppy (beside shoes, but I guess you wouldn’t eat shoes for the dessert 🙂

    • Ashley Hubbard

      February 22, 2014 at 7:30 PM

      bahaha a hushpuppy is I don’t really know – a whole bunch of tasty goodness fried. We like to fry everything.

  5. Kelly Dunning

    February 22, 2014 at 3:13 PM

    I would totally eat that mac and cheese. I love mac and cheese so much. Mmm… now I’m hungry. 🙂

  6. Chris Boothman

    February 22, 2014 at 5:11 PM

    You keep doing these Nashville restaurant reviews Ashley and I am thinking that we have missed out big time on our recent trips there!! But no fear, the next time we are heading along I-40 we will be sure to check some of these spots out.

    I love seafood and enjoy mac and cheese also, so in reality a perfect combination right with the seafood mac option!

    • Ashley Hubbard

      February 22, 2014 at 7:28 PM

      I’ll have you many more options before you come back this way! 😀

  7. SJ @ Chasing the Donkey

    February 22, 2014 at 5:31 PM

    Mac n cheese, shrimp AND crawfish OMG take me back to the states plllaaaaaease!

  8. Sam @

    February 22, 2014 at 5:57 PM

    Sounds great!!

    Massive fan of mac & cheese

  9. Sharon

    February 23, 2014 at 1:42 AM

    Yummy, looks and sounds delicious. We had some great food when we were in Tennessee. In fact, the food was one of the highlights. What I would do for another slice of lemon icebox pie (at least I think that’s what it’s called?!)

  10. Raphael Alexander Zoren

    February 23, 2014 at 8:09 AM

    It looks extremely delicious! Gotta make some breakfast now haha 😀

  11. Michele

    February 24, 2014 at 2:24 AM

    I am now officially hungry, have always wanted to try crawfish might have to pay Pucketts a visit.

  12. Erin

    February 25, 2014 at 11:30 AM

    Banana Pudding! *faints* My favorite! Also, can I try a bite of your mac n’ cheese? Sounds fierce 🙂

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