PUCKETT’S GROCERY & RESTAURANT
Where the main ingredients are Real Food, Real People and Real Atmosphere
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.
Puckett’s once again won multiple Sizzle Awards in 2010 including: Best Catering, Best Meat n’ Three, Best Value, Best Live Entertainment (music), (2nd) Best Burger, (2nd) Best Breakfast, (2nd) Favorite Retail Merchant, (2nd) Best Business Lunch, and more. Puckett’s of Leiper’s Fork was also featured in 2010 on Tennessee Crossroads and in magazines such as Southern Living, Garden and Gun, and BBQ Magazine, just to mention a few. Puckett’s stage has recently held 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 became 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 were wanting the home-cooked meals and cherry-wood smoked meats all within the atmosphere that you can only get at a place like Puckett’s.”
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 as well as downtown Nashville. 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, maintaining the authentic Puckett’s food and music.
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. Last Fall, 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. We recently shot a Puckett’s pilot and are currently shopping it to television. Come experience it for yourself. It’s all real and it’s all here, the authentic article, Puckett’s of Leiper’s Fork.