First Look: Americana Taphouse opens in downtown Franklin

Americana Taphouse
Americana Taphouse opened at 94 E. Main St., Franklin, on Jan. 29. (Alex Hosey/Community Impact Newspaper)

Americana Taphouse opened at 94 E. Main St., Franklin, on Jan. 29. (Alex Hosey/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Executive Chef of Americana Taphouse Paul Brantley, formerly the chef de cuisine of downtown Nashville’s The Southern Steak & Oyster, brings 20 years of experience working in Tennessee restaurants like The Turnip Truck and Watermark to Franklin’s newest taphouse. (Alex Hosey/Community Impact Newspaper)
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A flight of four draught beers next to a plate of pickled fried green tomatoes topped with pork belly and arugula-red onion salad. (Alex Hosey/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The deviled eggs are topped with slow-cooked ham hock, crispy shallot and sriracha. (Alex Hosey/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The ham-cheddar biscuits come with thick-sliced country ham and fig-honey jam. (Alex Hosey/Community Impact Newspaper).
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The chicken and waffles come with a fired chicken breast beside a large Belgian waffle with pink peppercorn butter and fig-honey jam. (Alex Hosey/Community Impact Newspaper).
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The crispy braised pork dish is served with pozole mojo, sweet yankee cornbread and topped with lime-crema slaw. (Alex Hosey/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The hot chicken PBLT is made with fried chicken breast adorned with pimento cheese, bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwiched together with Texas toast. (Alex Hosey/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The Americana Burger comes with country ham, Coca-Cola onion relish, white cheddar, spicy thousand island dressing and lettuce. (Alex Hosey/Community Impact Newspaper)

A. Marshal Hospitality opened the beer-focused American restaurant Americana Taphouse in the space formerly occupied by Puckett’s Boathouse at 94 E. Main St., Franklin, on Jan. 29.



“Our location on Main Street gives us the opportunity to cross paths with both Franklin residents and many visitors whose feedback means a lot to us,” Andy Marshal the CEO of A. Marshall Hospitality, said in a release. “We’re thankful for the tremendous support of Puckett’s Boat House over the last eight years, and we’re eager to introduce a new, comfortable place to the downtown dining scene, where all ages can spend time together over great food and great beer.”



The restaurant carries 24 rotating taps for a variety of draught beer options, including local craft beer options like New Heights’ Navel Gazer Imperial Stout, New Belgium’s La Folie Sour Brown Ale, Rogue Ales’ Hazelnut Brown Nectar and Puckett’s Brew.



Executive Chef of Americana Taphouse Paul Brantley, formerly the chef de cuisine of downtown Nashville’s The Southern Steak & Oyster, brings 20 years of experience working in Tennessee restaurants like The Turnip Truck and Watermark to Franklin’s newest taphouse.



The Taphouse’s menu will have options carried over from Puckett’s Boathouse along with new food choices designed by Brantley featuring a variety of culinary influences from across the continent, including Southern American dishes like shrimp and grits hush puppies and homemade moon pies, Latin american-inspired foods like black bean soup and a variety of tacos and classic American mainstays with modern twists like the Americana Burger made with country ham and Coca-Cola onion relish. The restaurant also serves gluten sensitive, vegetarian or dairy-free food options.



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