About Puckett's Boat House
Housed in Franklin’s old Boat Locker, Puckett’s Boat House will remind you of your favorite Southern beach side restaurant. We serve only the freshest in Gulf seafood. Delivered daily right to our kitchen, our menu features raw and grilled oysters, Gulf Coast grouper and shrimp, along with our wild caught catﬁsh and salmon. For the land lubbers, we’ve added Southern style hand padded burgers, chicken fried chicken and yummy homemade desserts. Our bar features your favorite local brews and spirits, and our patio is the best in town! As with all of our Puckett’s restaurants, we showcase live music throughout the week. Check out our website for the calendar, and be sure to sign up for the weekly newsletter while you’re there!
Seafood, Southern, American
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Lunch & Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We showcase live, local music throughout the week and live music is an important part of what makes us unique! Most shows have no cover charge, but the artists but each show varies, so please see our website calendar for full details at puckettsboathouse.com/events
From catering your office luncheon to hosting your next family reunion, renting out the entire restaurant for your company’s next party to a hosting a graduation party on our river side patio, Puckett’s Boat House wants to help you with your next event!
We have 4 exclusive parking lots- one along the front of the restaurant, another directly behind us and two across the street from the side of the building (located on 1st Ave N). The side lots are marked with signage. There is also a free parking garage just a short walk down Main Street. Free on-street parking is available as well.
The Franklin Transit Authority makes stops a block away from our location: The South bound route stop is #15 at 2nd Ave. & Church Street available Monday-Friday 8am-4pm. The West Bound route stop is #60 at Main St. & 2nd, available Monday-Friday 6am-5pm and Saturday 8am-5pm. Visit tmagroup.org/franklin-transit for more details!
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Puckett's Boat House Ratings and Reviews
We really enjoyed the freshness of the s ...
We really enjoyed the freshness of the seafood. The raw oysters were fantastic as well as the cooked gulf shrimp.
We did not enjoy poorly executed service that was not an understaffing issue. General customer service skills....
Questionable phone skills during our call for reservation time adjustment, appetizers delivered to center of table without small plates, utensils, and napkins for us to eat them with. We noted staff grouped together talking to one another, yet no one responded to us trying to catch their eye while our waiter was in another room.
Our waiter was very friendly but poorly trained about serving bottled wine. (Surprised us considering that the location is marketed as a wine bar.)
So food and wine were both good but the oversights left us feeling like we would be better served elsewhere for our Friday evening dining dollar, (before the theater).
Always a bit uncertain what you will get ...
Always a bit uncertain what you will get. Can be on but not at our last visit. Got apology after an extended wait for the grilled oysters. But as you can guess, oysters, salads and mains arrived promptly at the same time. A "sort of " apology but mostly an excellent example of throwing the kitchen staff under the bus. Grilled oysters were cold but mains were fine. Will try again but.....
This was our first visit to Puckett's Bo ...
This was our first visit to Puckett's Boat House and we're so glad we came! Diners of all ages were there on a beautiful October Saturday at lunchtime and it's obviously a great place for kids. The menu is interesting, the food came quickly and was carefully prepared, and the service was friendly, prompt and excellent. I'd been craving good fried shrimp, which are hard to find in this area, and the butterfly shrimp basket at PBH totally exceeded expectations. It will be worth another visit for those shrimp alone!
We had a fantastic time at Pucketts Boat ...
We had a fantastic time at Pucketts Boat House. The wait staff was excellent, food was some of the best we have eaten before, music was great from the live band and the location within downtown franklin is superb
We came in after 9:00 for a late supper. ...
We came in after 9:00 for a late supper. The waitress was cheerful , helpful and efficient. The food was delicious. I had two young couples with me, and this was their kind of place. They loved the ample servings and the casual atmosphere. The many menu choices was also great. I would have no trouble recommending Pucketts for most any occasion except for a formal affair or for a quiet, romantic dinner! For good food, a casual atmosphere, and fun, Pucketts is perfect.
Puckett's Boat house has always been a f ...
Puckett's Boat house has always been a favorite of ours. Unfortunately, on this occasion, the food was very disappointing. The oysters were tiny and dry (honestly, should not have been served). And the Shrimp & Grits were average at best. We will continue to eat here, and hope that in the future the food is back up to the standard we have experienced in the past. The Boat House is such a fun spot.
We were traveling to florida from Indian ...
We were traveling to florida from Indiana we stopped to grab something to eat. Atmosphere was amazing. Our waiter was fantastic! The food taste was excellent This is a a place to and enjoy a good meal and great fellowship.
Went to Puckett's Boat House very early ...
Went to Puckett's Boat House very early (5:30pm) on a weekday and it was quiet with very few guests. That made it perfect for catching up with some family members and both the food and the wine were terrific. We made reservations but they were not needed at that hour. Service was great, very attentive. No complaints here, would gladly go back again!
I had never been here and thought why no ...
I had never been here and thought why not give them a try. Unfortunately the menu was mainly spicy food that my family can't eat, especially with an allergy to pepper. The server was nice but I felt the service was a bit too slow for having made a reservation at 5:30pm and it wasn't busy yet. We left around 8pm that evening.
For my family we probably won't give them another try. I would still recommend them as someone else may enjoy the spicy food and live music.
Any of the Marshall's restaurants are wo ...
Any of the Marshall's restaurants are wonderful! I am a Franklin, TN native who salutes the Marshall's for their ability to carry-on the dream of the community leaders of the past who worked toward ( I can personally vouch for) their goal of establishing Franklin, TN to be a town of quality, hospitality and excellence for future generations. My dad would have been a regular!
We found Puckett's Boat House on Trip Ad ...
We found Puckett's Boat House on Trip Advisor; it was better than expected and we expected a lot! A great place to visit, a great waiter who led us to the "just right" dishes, and great food at a reasonable price.
We were in Franklin for several days and ate at some great restaurants, this was one of the best! Anyone visiting the area would be strongly advised not to miss eating here!
I have been to Boathouse numerous times ...
I have been to Boathouse numerous times and have always enjoyed the evening... this past Friday was disappointing... took forever to get waited on , in fact I had to go to bar to get my date a beer, the oysters were the size of a nickel, should have added a more... eneed up leaving early and went down the street to finish dinner
We had a 7:30 reservation, and the dinin ...
We had a 7:30 reservation, and the dining room was not that full. Regardless, we were seated right next to the drink station and kitchen. It felt as if we were dodging servers all night as they raced by our table. It took several minutes to be acknowledged by our server. I am not sure if it was he or the kitchen in the "weeds", but things seemed to take a long time to get to the table. We had water and a Coke, because there was no drink menu at our table. The appetizer rolls (forgot the name, they have the collards and black eyed peas in them) were sent back, as they had no taste, just mushy. The cod basket was okay-a bit overbattered, which made it difficult to taste the fish; but the fries were limp and greasy and almost cold when we received them on both orders. The Muffalatta sandwich was okay, but only half was eaten. A manager came by and asked how we liked it, and I said, "it's okay." She did not follow up or ask any questions as to why I said it's just "okay", not good or great. Although our server was very nice, tried hard, was apologetic about the wait time, and did get the uneaten appetizer off of the bill, I don't think we will be back. We live in Nashville, and for the drive and the price of the food, the food isn't good enough and doesn't justify the trip.
The Boathouse is always a great time out ...
The Boathouse is always a great time out for dinner. We had the Rusty Bucket and the catfish over cheese grits. Excellent with a couple of Blue Moons in frosty jars. Stayed awhile for the music and it was a very enjoyable evening.
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