What We’re Gobblin’ About: Thanksgiving Supper + To-Go Orders

Your Thanksgiving planning, prepping and cleanup just got a whole lot easier: All four Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant locations are giving you back time spent with your family by offering extensive dine-in and take-out options this holiday season!

The downtown Chattanooga, Columbia, Franklin and Nashville locations will be open Thanksgiving Day—11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Franklin and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Chattanooga, Columbia and Nashville—for our Puckett’s friends and families to enjoy an all-you-can-eat lunch buffet with the traditional fixin’s: sliced turkey, honey smoked ham, fried chicken and pulled pork, and all of Puckett’s famous sides with fresh-baked pie to top it all off.

Our owner, Andy Marshall, always says we open our doors on the national holiday in keeping with the Puckett’s spirit of community. 

“This time of year is about spending time with family, and we consider our neighbors and customers an extension of that,” he says. “Thanksgiving is a holiday we look forward to each year to share a home-cooked meal with our loved ones, and we’re excited to continue the tradition for another season.”

In addition to the eat-in options, we’re also offerin’ an extensive holiday to-go menu, with options such as whole turkeys roasted, smoked or fried; smoked buffet hams slow-cooked in our tried ‘n’ true smokers; cherry-smoked pulled pork; smoked racks of baby back ribs; and more.

Expect the same made-from-scratch dishes that you can find at any of our stores. Many of the classics are old Marshall family recipes that have been handed down over the years.

“Most of these dishes have been served on the Marshall family Thanksgiving table for years,” says Andy. “It made sense that we would share them on the Puckett’s table as well.

And it would be a shame if we didn’t mention the sides! That’s right—Puckett’s specialities like cornbread stuffing, green bean casserole, corn pudding, sweet potato casserole, giblet gravy, yeast rolls and more, along with our famous homemade pies and cobblers.

We’re taking to-go orders through our website at www.puckettsgro.com/holiday or by phone. The deadline to place your order is Saturday, Nov. 21 at 6 p.m. 

Y’all have probably heard that story that when Puckett’s first opened, Andy would wake up each morning before the sun to slow smoke his award-winning barbecue. Come Thanksgiving, whole turkeys would take the place of barbecue in the smoker and the whole Marshall family would pitch in.

Inviting the community to join us around our table is a time-honored tradition that we hope to continue year after year.

Go to www.puckettsgro.com/holiday for to-go dinner menus and pricing. All to-go menus are fully cooked, but should be heated before serving. 

The all-inclusive Thanksgiving buffet is $27.50, and $13.75 for those 12 and under at the Columbia, Franklin and Nashville locations, and $26.99 and $12.99 for those 12 and under at the Chattanooga location. Reservations are highly recommended, and can be made on the Puckett’s website or by calling 423-708-8505 [Chattanooga], 931-490-4550 [Columbia], 615-794-5527 [Franklin] or 615-770-2772 [Nashville].

UPDATE: Puckett’s Franklin is no longer taking eat-in reservations for Thanksgiving Day.