One can’t tell the whole story of Puckettís Boat House without mentioning Puckettís roots stretch way back to the ë50s and a little grocery store in the village of Leiperís Fork,TN. The catalyst behind the transformation of a single little grocery store into the dynamo that has become the Puckettís Family of Restaurants is entrepreneur Andy Marshall. Marshall grew up in the grocery business and at 26 he launched his own career. Eventually he owned and operated multiple grocery stores spread across the Southeastern United States. Andyís love of community, food and music eventually began to lead him in a different direction. In 1998, he decided to sell all of his grocery stores and purchase a single store in the heart of Leiperís Fork. In addition to groceries, he intended to sell homemade food based on old family recipes. In 2002, Andy transformed the grocery into a restaurant and music venue.Combining a dining experience and music programs. Soon the Puckettís name became synonymous with great barbecue and even more amazing musical talent performing on a small stage. In 2004 Andy seized an opportunity to expand to his hometown Franklin. 2010 brought a Puckettís to downtown Nashville. Andy launched Puckettís Trolley in 2012, offering made-to-order food from a historic mobile venue. And other recently added locals.Also In 2012, Andy developed a second Franklin location and the familyís first seafood concept in the Puckettís Boat House. Housed in a historic 60 year old building that was once a boathouse and a Gulf gasoline station. The building was loving restored paying homage to its original character. The grill and oyster bar menu is inspired by the Marshall family’s frequent Gulf coast vacation destinations and Southern staples that draw from the Marshall familyís Mississippi Delta and Memphis roots. Appetizers and small plates include a BUTTERMILK FRIED GREEN TOMATO. Thick slices of green tomato, seasoned and lightly breaded. Topped with yellow and white cheddar pimento cheese and bacon jam. Also the SHRIMP & GRITS HUSHPUPPIES. A blend of cheese grits and fresh shrimp rolled into hushpuppy goodness and served with a side of fresh mango pepper relish for dipping. It just wouldnít be a boathouse without oysters and the Boathouse menu features them prepared multiple ways. The AVOCADO & BLUE CRAB Salad. A fresh blue crab salad on top of avocado slices and spring mix, served with a green goddess vinaigrette and garlic crostinis is a favorite. The most popular entrees on the menu are the THE RUSTY BUCKET, A fried sampler of shrimp, oysters and catfish strips served with hand-cut fries and hushpuppies and the BBQ SHRIMP & GRITS. Fresh large Gulf shrimp sautÈed in butter and garlic, with Puckettís BBQ sauce drizzled over white cheddar whiskey grits. Served with a house salad. The Boathouse also serves a great selection of sandwiches and burgers. Whatever you choose remember to leave room for desserts such as NANAíS BANANA PUDDING. Smooth layers of banana pudding and vanilla wafers or KEY LIME PIE. A perfect balance of sweet and tart with a homemade almond and walnut crust.The Puckettís Boathouse Wine Bar is a separate space. It is a special place with itsí own unique vibe and atmosphere. With itsí creole inspired decor and The terrace, overlooking the Harpeth River one gets the feel of being transported to the French Quarter in New Orleans. The knowledgeable staff are one hand to guide you through an wine and spirits experience unmatched by any in the area. The wine list is populated with a long list of rare wines appealing to every palate. There is also a unique selection of spirits for your sipping pleasure. To enhance your enjoyment The Wine Bar offers humidors stocked with fine cigars appealing to every taste that can be enjoyed in a special designated area on the outside terrace.Puckettís Boat House is open Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. To learn more, go to www.puckettsboathouse.com.
94 E Main St
Franklin, TN 37064