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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, daily fresh catch specials and Gulf coast 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 homemade desserts. On Sundays, we feature our signature brunch, with Southern staples along with Boat House seafood favorites. And, as with all of our Puckett’s restaurants, we showcase live, local 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!
Franklin, TN 37064
Seafood, Southern, American
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
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, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Puckett's Boat House Ratings and Reviews
We started with an exceptional waitress who made us feel at home and another waitress who was new and shadowing our waitress... she was learning from the best!
Then it just keep getting better as our food came out and we realized we were in for a treat. It was the best meal of our stay in Franklin!
This was my second time eating at Pucket's Boathouse. It's a relaxing atmosphere with good food and excellent upbeat service. The prices aren't bad either and there's plenty of parking around back at lunch time. Parking is definitely a challenge at dinner time.
Great bartender, drinks were wonderful. And oysters were tremendous. Service was enthusiastic, but entrees were pretty bad. Fish and chips were soggy and mahi-mahi was rubbery.
Came from out of town and we were just disappointed as the restaurant had been recommended .
Good Pick, lots of food varieties....Good Seafood. Inside and outside dining with entertainment in the evening. Very spacious but limited restrooms. Very tentative and knowledgeable wait staff. All tap beer is from local breweries. Everything from sandwiches to Steak.
The music was fun and enjoyable. The food was mostly just adequate. However, the french fries were a soggy pile under good fried catfish. I have not had such poorly cooked fries in years. Considering they were shoestring fries, there is no excuse for sogginess. The other items we ordered were ok, but we generally cook these foods as good or better at home. It's hard to mess up chocolate cake, but the cake was dry and the icing tasted as though it was from a can.
Puckett's had been highly recommended to us, so perhaps our expectations were too high.
Puckett's Boathouse is always a great choice for casual seafood. We were there on a Tuesday night to celebrate a 75th birthday and had a party of 6. We were seated directly next to the stage which made it very hard to have a conversation. The musician was great, and we will go back to hear him again, but the seating choice for a reservation was poor on the part of the hostess. We ordered the spinach dip appetizer, which was delicious. We had to ask for more chips twice, so there was LOTS of dip. At our table, we ordered salmon, tuna, and a bucket. Everyone enjoyed their meals and special considerations and temperatures were honored and executed well. The seared tuna salad was great, but there could have been a bit more salad - portion was small for an entree. The salmon was a delicious cut, and well cooked. The bucket of a fried medley was also good. We will go back.
We frequent Franklin numerous times every year and this is the perfect casual place to enjoy some great seafood. We love seafood and there are few places that offer this cool, family friendly atmosphere. One of us always has the Rusty Bucket. The shrimp & grits hush puppies are also a must try. This place never disappoints. I would recommend reservations to keep things simple if more than two dining.
Food was great. However we had reservations and because they were busy, we were asked to set upstairs. If we would have asked to be seated downstairs we would have needed to wait for 45 mins. Service upstairs was lacking, they were very busy, requests were forgotten, and we had to request for things again. Been there before without a reservation and we experienced a much better overall experience. I guess it's hit and miss.
Waitress was warm and charming. They had a large party come in a few minutes ahead of us and so the kitchen was backed up. Once we got our food it was absolutely delicious. We tried the shrimp and grits Hush Puppy appetizer and it was absolutely wonderful. I had the Rusty Bucket and my wife had the barbecue shrimp and grits and they were all wonderful.
We ate at PBH for Father's Day dinner this year and everyone was delighted with the experience! The food was delicious, and the service was excellent. It can get a little loud on the weekends with the live music going, but everyone seemed to appreciate the band. Overall, really enjoyed our experience!
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