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Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant in Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee, is more than just a place to enjoy a good meal. It’s a popular destination for locals and tourists alike. With mismatched tables and chairs and an eclectic clientele of tourists, farmers, songwriters, and country music stars, it’s a restaurant serving up a dining experience unlike any other.
Rob and Shanel Robinson bought Puckett’s LF in 2008 to preserve authentic Puckett’s food and music. Puckett’s LF has since been added to The National Historic Registry. “We put the love in everyday”, says Rob. We wanted to expand the live music and we now have live music almost every day. We brought studio quality sound to a vintage country store. It’s a great place to slow down, hear incredible music and eat award-winning burgers and barbeque.
Puckett’s regularly wins multiple Sizzle Awards including: Best Catering, Best Meat n’ Three, Best Value, Best Live Entertainment, Best Burger, Best Breakfast, Favorite Retail Merchant, Best Business Lunch, and more. Puckett’s of Leiper’s Fork was also featured on Tennessee Crossroads and in magazines such as Southern Living, Garden and Gun, Country Living, She and BBQ Magazine, just to mention a few as well as national newspapers USA Today, New York Times and the Washington Post. Puckett’s stage has held Winona Judd, Tanya Tucker, Rodney Crowell, Keb Mo, Jill Sobule, Phil Everly (The Everly Brothers), Don Schlitz, Casey Beathard, Phil O’Donnell and many more hit songwriters.
Founded by the Puckett family in the 1950s, Puckett’s served as a country store to several communities in Williamson County. From fresh groceries and a good southern meal, to a tank of gas and a place to catch up with friends, Puckett’s has become a staple in the Leiper’s Fork community.
In 1998, the Leiper’s Fork Puckett’s Grocery was purchased by Andy Marshall, a veteran of the supermarket industry who decided to sell his other stores and serve one small town with just one store. “Before long, I realized what I had here was a restaurant pretending to be a grocery store. More and more customers wanted the home-cooked meals and cherry-wood smoked meats all within the atmosphere that you can only get at a place like Leiper’s Fork.”
Puckett’s has been serving up award-winning burgers and barbeque along with hit country songwriters ever since. The winning Puckett’s formula has expanded from Leiper’s Fork and there is now a Puckett’s in Franklin, Nashville, Columbia and Chattanooga. In 2008, Andy Marshall sold the Leiper’s Fork location to Rob and Shanel Robinson. Rob and Shanel have continued Puckett’s award winning ways.
Leiper’s Fork is the only historic district on The Natchez Trace and is a tourist destination point. The community hosts events March through October that bring folks from near and far. Leiper’s Fork recently hosted Willie Nelson for an outdoor show that drew 6,000 people. Waylon Days, a family reunion for the Waylon Jennings band, drew 4,000 and featured performers like Tony Joe White, Michael McDonald and Jamie Johnson.
When you put it all down on paper it is hard to believe. Come experience it for yourself. It’s all real and it’s all here, the authentic article, Puckett’s of Leiper’s Fork.