Looking for something to do while beating the heat with your pet this summer? How about an outing to a nearby pet-friendly restaurant! We here at You Heavenly Dog love discovering new dog friendly places to visit! That’s why we decided to dedicate a blog post to the nearby restaurants we like to frequent. Seafood, Mexican, American fare… we’ve got it all in the area so take a look through our list and swing by to support a pet friendly restaurant today!

Seafood

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Puckett’s Boathouse: Grill, Bar & Bait Shop

“A little bit of seaside heaven when you’re far from the shore.”
94 E Main St
Franklin, TN 37064
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Click to Call (615) 790-2309
Visit online at http://puckettsboathouse.com/
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Open Daily from 11am-9pm and featuring 2 patios you’ll find a solid menu featuring catfish, salmon, shrimp, mahi, burgers and plenty of shareables! Puckett’s Boat House delivers an atmosphere that makes you nostalgic for family vacations and good times. Puckett’s achieves this through their trademark Southern fare and their reputation as a live music venue and a signature Boat House twist.

The grill and oyster bar menus offer wide-ranging flavors of by-the-shore dishes that are reminiscent of the Gulf coast and the Big Easy, plus Southern staples that draw from the Marshall family’s Nashville and Memphis roots. The Boathouse Wine Bar offers a carefully selected list of high class vintages and fine cigars. The wine list focuses on unique varietals and blends that are organized by weight and mouth-feel, and is designed to guide guests by their taste buds rather than preconceived notions. Once a month you can experience “Uncorked,” a monthly wine-tasting series that focuses on informative topics, food pairings and all things relating to sipping and swirling.

And if you happen to stop in on a Tuesday through Saturday evening you can expect to hear great live music with a Middle Tennessee stamp while enjoying a swinging good time on Puckett’s big ole dance floor!

Check out their calendar for a list of performers throughout the week.

Mexican

Blue Coast Burrito

“The Freshest, Finest, West Coast style Mexican food, or as we like to call it… ”Surf Mex!”

4091 Mallory Lane
Franklin, TN 37067
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Click to Call (615) 794-0320
Visit online at http://bluecoastburrito.com/
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Open Mon-Sun from 11am-9pm, Blue Coast Burrito offers the freshest, finest West Coast-style Mexican (coined “Surf-Mex”) food available. Here you’ll find a food philosophy centered around build-your-own burritos, fresh fish tacos, from-scratch salads and much more.

As you drive north on Highway One from Cabo San Lucas you’ll come across a little stretch of white sand known as “Playa Costa Azul,” a.k.a. “Blue Coast Beach.” Here, where the Pacific meets the Gulf of California, people from all over gather to eat Baja’s famous fish tacos, listen to the rhythms of Mexico and surf some of the best waves in the world! It’s Blue Coast’s chief goal to try and bring as much of that experience as they possibly can to middle Tennessee.

Pizza

Marco’s Pizza

“Ah!thentic Italian Pizza”
4115 Mallory Ln Ste 212
Franklin, TN, US 37067
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Click to Call (615) 790-2244
Visit online at http://www.marcos.com/
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Marco’s Pizza founder Pasquale “Pat” Giammarco moved to the U.S. from Italy when he was nine years old and grew up working in his family’s pizzeria. He later embarked on a mission to make high quality pizza on a larger scale using a secret sauce recipe that he developed and refined with his father.

Giammarco established three standards in order to deliver the consistent levels of quality and freshness expected of Marco’s products: dough made fresh daily in each store; a proprietary sauce recipe that blends imported spices and three types of vine-ripened tomatoes; and an exclusive blend of three fresh cheeses that are never frozen.

Marco’s founder Pasquale “Pat” Giammarco understands better than most what makes for an authentic Italian pizza. It’s not about a certain thickness of crust or a particular combination of toppings; it’s about using the best, freshest ingredients available. It’s about making something you’d be proud to serve to your mother. “In Italy, they take pride in what they serve, whether you go to a restaurant or to someone’s house. In Europe, if they don’t like your food, they’ll throw it back in your face,” says Pat.

Pub Fare

Corner Pub

“The Neighborhood Meets at the Corner”
1916 Columbia Ave.
Franklin, TN, 37064
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Click to Call (615) 595-7447
Visit online at http://cornerpubtn.com/
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Established in 2006, The Corner Pub is a full service, family friendly neighborhood restaurant located right around the corner! The Corner Pub prides themselves on being THE place to get together with your family, friends and neighborhood. Their friendly staff makes your stay a relaxed and enjoyable. They have large but cozy restaurants that welcomes you with friendly service, highest quality fresh food, and a laid back atmosphere.

You can enjoy a wide range of foods at The Corner Pub with everything from traditional southern Meat & Three to Pub food classics. As the perfect place to take in a game, The Corner Pub always have an event going on and games on our HD Large Screen TV’s.

Family, friends, good food and good times sums up Jeff Rippy’s passions in life. Wanting to be surrounded in his professional life as well as in his personal life with those 4 elements, Jeff turned a corner in his professional life. After 25 years of working for J.C. Bradford & Co. in the municipal bond department, Jeff opened Rippy’s Bar & Grill in 2000. Then in 2004 Jeff and his wife purchased the original Corner Pub in Green Hills. They eventually sold that property in 2008, but Jeff opened Corner Pub Midtown in 2006, Corner Pub Bellevue in 2007 and Corner Pub Mt Juliet in 2011. Their Franklin,TN location opened in March 2013, and following their success was a Brentwood location off of Old Hickory Blvd in 2015.

Irish

McCreary’s Irish Pub

414 Main St.
Franklin, TN 37064
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Click to Call (615) 591-3197
Visit online at http://mccrearyspub.com/
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Convivial and family-friendly, with Irish & American pub grub, beers on tap & live Celtic music, it’s no wonder McCreary’s is so popular with the locals! The friendly staff is always ready to make sure your experience is the best. Guinness 3-pour Imperial Pints, Fish and Chips, Bailey’s Cheesecake, Live Celtic Music and special events make sure your experience at McCreary’s is one you will never forget!

The eclectic mix gives guests a menu of simple comfort foods in hearty portions, from Annie McCreary’s original Shepherd’s Pie recipe to a homemade Bailey’s Irish Crème cheesecake. And it’s even open for breakfast, serving up Irish Omelettes, “Bangers and Taters” and deep-fried fish as morning food.

“This is food you come get after a long, hard day,” she said. “It’s simple but tasty. We have homemade bread pudding and we bake our own soda bread. Our tartar sauce sells by the pint.”

Between the crackly fish ‘n’ chips and its intimate mom and pop feel, McCreary’s Pub is a watering hole for both the business lunch crowd and the wandering tourist. The restaurant promotes communal seating in an intimate, 1,300-square-foot space nestled in the middle of Main Street’s fourth block.

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