Overview: If you’re looking for a down-home barbecue restaurant, Williamson Bros. Bar-B-Q is a winner. The eatery slow-cooks all of its meats to perfection. The brothers opened the original restaurant in Marietta in 1990. Then came one in Canton and another in Douglasville. It has grown to be a state landmark. Williamson Bros. Bar-B-Q caters and sells its barbecue sauce onsite.
Entrée: There are many platters to choose from, but if you’re really hungry, try the all-you-can-eat platter with a choice of meat and sides. The sides will fill you up on their own. Favorites are fried okra, Brunswick stew and baked beans. If you’re interested in lighter fare, the salmon or grilled chicken is delicious. They also have domestic and imported beer.
Décor: The restaurant is decorated with a cabin motif. It’s open and inviting with a large waiting room, where the restaurant usually provides sample of its wonderful steaks. Williamson Bros. Bar-B-Q also has an open rotisserie where you can view the slow-cooked pork. Platters cost $8 to $20.
Service: Service is usually quick. Plates of all-you-can-eat sides and pork come out almost as soon as you order them. There’s usually a wait on weekends.
Hours: Williamson Bros. Bar-B-Q is open Sunday through Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Williamson Bros. Bar-B-Q is at 1600 Marietta Hwy., Canton. For more information, call 770-345-9067. It is approximately 12 miles from Woodstock and four miles from Holly Springs.