There's a lot to love in More Than Greek - the 2½-year-old Greek restaurant in Mechanicsville: There's traditional Greek dishes, of course (gyros, dolmades, moussaka), but the soups, roast beef melt and Italian fare is just as lovable, at least if the Yelp reviews are any indication.

And now that little Greek restaurant in a former convenience store on Atlee Road has been named one of the 100 best places to eat in 2019 - according to Yelp, based on Yelp reviews.

More Than Greek came in at No.  55 on the list - and is the only Virginia restaurant mentioned.

Yelp told Food & Wine magazine that the list was comprised using "'both the rating and the volume of the reviews' for all of the restaurants on its site, 'while accounting for the overall volume of reviews in each business's area so as not to disadvantage businesses in areas with relatively low review volume.'"

More Than Greek opened in 2016, but Denise Katz and her husband, Steve, took it over last summer.

"[It's] quite a surprise for our humble, little place," Katz said. "Awesome and humbling. My second daughter is on the waitstaff and my youngest helps with desserts and other small items. The restaurant has been here over 2½ years, but we took over this summer. Made some great changes while retaining most of the amazing staff. Couldn’t have done it without them!"

More Than Greek is at 8161 Atlee Road in Mechanicsville and is open Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Read the full top 100 list here.

(804) 649-6321

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