Before Leiper's Fork, a rural village about 30 miles south of Nashville, became a fashionable address, attracting celebrities such as Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, it was home to the original branch of Puckett's, a grocery store, restaurant, and gathering place that opened in 1953. Puckett's has branched out in recent years, focusing on the restaurant part of their business, and added several other locations, including one in downtown Nashville, just blocks from the honky-tonks on Lower Broadway. Don't expect to drop by and pick up a gallon of milk and a loaf of bread, the "grocery" in the name is just a nod to the original; what you will find is a fun and lively place to sit a spell and have a meal in a setting heavy on Americana, with simple homey furnishings and bare lightbulbs hanging from the high-ceilinged interior. Whether you're here for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, you'll find that a big portion of the menu is fried something or other—country-fried platter, fried green beans, fried pickles, fried green tomatoes, fried chicken, fried catfish, chicken-fried steak—and it's all good and affordably priced. Live music is performed most evenings.
Puckett's Grocery and Restaurant
500 Church St.
Our Rating Neighborhood Downtown Hours Mon–Thurs 7am–10pm, Fri–Sat 7am–11 pm, Sun 7am–9pm Phone 615/770-2772 Prices Breakfast dishes and main courses $7–$25 Cuisine Type Southern Web site Puckett's Grocery and Restaurant