After touring Leiper’s Fork Distillery, I decided to ask the staff in the gift shop where I should grab lunch locally. Hands down they said I needed to experience Puckett’s in Leiper’s Fork. As I drove into the small town of Leiper’s Fork, I felt like I was driving into Mulberry as I was greeted by Barney Fife’s patrol car – this was going to be fun.
Puckett’s has served as a staple in the Leiper’s Fork Community for more than 60 years. If you are looking for a good southern meal, authentic LIVE music, and a place to catch up with friends or make new ones, then this is a MUST stop.
I stopped in for lunch and had the most amazing fried chicken and sides. The crew was extremely friendly as were the locals I ended up eating with at the bar – why take up a table when it’s just me, besides you make more friends sitting at the bar!
There was to be music that night and full preparations were underway for the incoming artist. They highly recommended reservations as most nights they are sold out as the musicians and Puckett’s are both extremely popular. It’s easy to see why. This place and the people just make you feel at home.
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.
Puckett’s Leiper’s Fork
4142 Old Hillsboro Road
Franklin, TN 37064
HOURS AS OF DECEMBER 1, 2021
Sunday 8am – 7pm
Closed Mon & Tues
Wednesday 11am – 9:30pm
Thursday 11am – 10:30pm
Friday 8am – 10:30pm
Saturday 8am – 10:30pm
After 9pm the grill will remain open but the rest of the kitchen will close.
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day