Two downtown Franklin favorites, Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant and Puckett’s Boat House, have rolled out new menus, a yearly occurrence that allows the popular eateries to introduce new dishes, reimagine old standards and showcase their chefs’ creativity.
Andy Marshall, CEO of A. Marshall Hospitality, emphasized that alterations made to menus are not taken lightly and that the ultimate goal is to provide diners with the best experience possible.
“We are constantly striving to be innovative and fresh with our menu items, and it’s exciting to have some new, delicious dishes accompanying our classics on the menus at both Puckett’s Grocery and Puckett’s Boat House,” said Andy Marshall, CEO of A. Marshall Hospitality. “Our team has put a tremendous amount of thought and hard work into developing these menus, and we hope that our guests are excited about them as we are.”
Most notable of the recent Puckett’s Gro. menu release are new breakfast items, like the Smoked Brisket Hash, which consists of brisket, sweet onions, bell peppers, home fries with two sunny-side up eggs drizzled with spicy BBQ sauce. The Hoss omelet is a guaranteed crowd favorite with crumbled sausage, bacon, home fries, onions and peppers smothered in pepper gravy, served with a side of white cheddar Weisenberger grits.
BBQ Pimento Cheese Bites add a savory touch to the appetizer selection at Puckett’s Gro. — pulled pork mixed with pimento cheese and bacon, breaded, flash-fried and topped with pepper jelly. Additions to the entrée selection include ‘The Whole Farm,” giving diners a little taste of everything, like beef brisket, pulled pork, a fried chicken leg and baby back ribs. This dish comes with smoked baked beans, collard greens and coleslaw, making it ideal for sharing among friends and family.
The new TN Pound Cake dessert is an excellent conclusion to any meal, a thick slice of homemade pound cake pan-fried with butter until golden brown and served with vanilla ice cream from Hattie Jane’s Creamery, all topped off with caramel sauce.
The new Puckett’s menu can now be enjoyed at each of its five locations in downtown Franklin, downtown Nashville, downtown Columbia, downtown Murfreesboro and downtown Columbia, Tenn.
Billed as a seafood eatery with a Southern twist, the new menu at Puckett’s Boat House incorporates a few items that carry a Southwestern flair, like shrimp fajitas with chorizo, ancho salt, pineapple, dirty rice, red beans and corn tortillas. Street corn couscous, with a unique sweet and savory combination is featured as a new side offering.
Braiden Mallon, chef at Puckett’s Boat House, said the menu offers guests several new meal options that are both healthy and rich in flavor.
“We were inspired by the zesty, bold flavors of Mexico, especially around the Gulf Coast,” Mallon said. “We’ve combined fresh seafood and vegetables, along with festive seasoning, to make creative dishes that guests are sure to enjoy.”
The Boat House’s coastal cobb salad pairs fresh, grilled shrimp with roasted grape tomatoes, avocado, egg, bacon, croutons and a green goddess dressing. In another new addition, flavorful grilled cobia is served with chimichurri, chipotle cheddar grit cakes and roasted summer vegetables.
The full Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant menu can be viewed at puckettsgro.com, and the Puckett’s Boat House menu can be viewed at puckettsboathouse.com.
About Puckett’s Boat House
Puckett’s Boat House aims to stay true to local flavor while delivering an atmosphere that makes you nostalgic for family vacations and good times. The grill and oyster bar menu offers by-the-shore dishes reminiscent of the Gulf coast and the Big Easy, plus Southern staples that draw from the Marshall family’s Mississippi Delta and Memphis roots.
Enjoy Puckett’s trademark Southern fare and reputation for a live music venue—both with a Boat House twist. To learn more, go to puckettsboathouse.com.
About Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant
With locations in downtown Franklin, downtown Nashville, downtown Columbia, downtown Chattanooga and downtown Murfreesboro, the Puckett’s roots go way back to the 1950s, and a little grocery store in the village of Leiper’s Fork, Tenn. Ever since then, they’ve been focused on providing friends new and old with great food and Southern hospitality.
When it comes down to it, Puckett’s is a community kitchen, with live pickin’ performances just a few feet from your table. Authentic comfort food—barbecue smoked slow ‘n’ low over cherry wood, the home-cooked sides, even a few upscale dishes—is what Puckett’s aims for you to remember. For more information, go to www.puckettsgro.com.