Restaurants in Williamson County Serve All Types of Food
Williamson County restaurants are as diverse as the city's residents, which means choosing among the many popular establishments can be pretty difficult.
International, Regional and Local
Diners can find stuffed grape leaves and made-from-scratch hummus at Kalamatas Mediterranean restaurant, while City Cafe offers Southern fried chicken and homemade pies.
The Chill Spot, a laid-back cafe, is known for its fresh wrap sandwiches and a unique drink called bubble tea. Formerly known as Elena's Cafe, this restaurant is just one of the many locally owned restaurants that give Brentwood its one-of-a-kind flavor. The Berwary family of Northern Iraq took over ownership of the popular eatery in October 2008 and changed the name to Chill Spot in July 2009 to reflect its laid-back atmosphere. In addition to the bubble tea and tasty wraps, the place is known for ethnic platters prepared by Zindan and Jerwan's mother, Zehra.
One of Chill Spot's specials is Mama's Vegan Cabbage Rolls, which are stuffed with rice, veggies and herbs and topped with taztiki sauce. The borscht is another favorite. Their wraps come in dozens of varieties and are stuffed to order with chicken, steak, fish, fruits, nuts and greens.
Local barbecue fans were thrilled in July 2009 when Judge Bean's Bar-B-Que opened on East Church Street. The well-known barbecue and live music joint thrived in downtown Nashville for eight years before moving to its current location in Brentwood.
Famous for Texas barbecue (made with beef, not pork), Judge Bean's smokes its brisket for at least 16 hours with mesquite wood and serves it piled high on a sesame seed bun with side items such as smoked green beans, fresh-cut fries, coleslaw and spicy cowboy beans.
Judge Bean's Shrimp Diablo is another signature menu item, consisting of jalapeno peppers stuffed with smoked shrimp or chicken with cheese and wrapped in bacon.
Many popular chain restaurants have set up shop in Williamson County as well.