Mechanicsville Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Mechanicsville

April 14, 2018 Brain Ambrose

Mechanicsville is an unincorporated area and census-designated place (CDP) in Hanover County, Virginia, United States. The population was 36,348 during the 2010 census, up from 30,464 at the 2000 census.
Things to do in Mechanicsville

1. Papa In's Donuts

6104 Brashier Blvd, Suite East, Mechanicsville, VA 23111-4580 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible Breakfast, Brunch
Excellent
95%
Good
5%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 19 reviews

Papa In's Donuts

Reviewed By David S - Exton, Pennsylvania

Extremely fresh, light, fluffy, delicious donuts. Just your usual donuts here - glazed, chocolate frosted, eclairs, twists, cake donuts, etc. - so nothing fancy like Sugar Shack, but everything is done right and quality is outstanding, which is what really matters. I put them on par with Country Style Donuts and any bakery that does it the old-school, correct way. You will definitely find that quality here. Some of the best donuts in RVA and beyond.

2. More Than Greek

8161 Atlee Rd, Mechanicsville, VA 23111-1848 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 804-569-2190
Excellent
74%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 84 reviews

More Than Greek

Reviewed By Barbie S - Chester, Virginia

We had lunch here and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Service by Shannon was great. We were both really hungry and ended up sharing the Greek Pikilia 1 platter that had a nice assortment of snacky and salad type food. We also got the Moussaka which was a tomato based version with not a lot of bechamel sauce. The eggplant was a little tough to eat. However the desserts of rice pudding and chocolate baklava were excellent. Would go again if we were near Atlee Road in Hanover County

3. Ginger Red

7500 Jackson Arch Dr, Ste K, Mechanicsville, VA 23111-4458 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Reservations, Television Chinese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 7 - SGD 50 +1 804-427-7256
Excellent
64%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 156 reviews

Ginger Red

Reviewed By WeAreTeamDemo

I only give 5 stars if I am willing to travel more than 15 miles to eat somewhere. I do not give these out easily. That said, when you consider the environment, cost and quality of food, this is a 5 star restaurant in my opinion.

The place is every nicely decorated from the falling water when you enter to the color scheme of the restaurant. There is nothing tacky here. You actually think it’s a chain when you walk inside, but it is not.

The cost is what you would spend at any of the much lesser Chinese restaurants in the area. That is very important because the only Chinese restaurant in the Richmond area that is better costs about 50% more.

We had lettuce wraps for an appetizer, and they were delicious. The filling was good enough to have over rice as a main dish.

I had orange chicken that was sweet and spicy. I loved tasting it that way. My wife had a grilled chicken salad that she enjoyed very much.

She had a drink, I had water and i had a main and she had a main salad and our bill was 35-ish before tip. This is a heck of a deal.

4. Williams Bakery

8084 Mechanicsville Tpke, Mechanicsville, VA 23111-1217 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible +1 804-746-8370
Excellent
76%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 38 reviews

Reviewed By 230frankd - Eden, North Carolina

Williams Bakery (the Mechanicsville Pike location) is a REAL bakery, a throw back to the 40's and 50's type of "family owned" businesses that had people working all night to produce authentic bakery products the way they were produced BEFORE the "industrialization" of pastry items. If you enjoy quality pastry, do not miss this shop. It was thrilling to see all of the traditional bake goods that were in their old fashioned display case. Long johns, cream puffs, donuts, cream horns, are just a small part of their fare. I purchased one or two of almost everything, sampled quite a lot, then gave the rest away to my friends and relatives. My brother for one loved the gift. Williams Bakery also make traditional pies and cakes... and they seem to be noted for their Wedding Cakes. If you like baked goods... do not miss this little shop. If you are an older person, as I am, the flavors are as you remember them from years gone by, but, if you are a younger person and have never visited a REAL bakery... YOU are in for a treat!!! Buy and try as many items as you can, the experience is worth it.

5. Pad Thai Restaurant

8460 Meadowbridge Rd, Mechanicsville, VA 23116-1504 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +1 804-559-0062
Excellent
71%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 124 reviews

Pad Thai Restaurant

Reviewed By hcastleberry - Mechanicsville, Virginia

Pad Thai is very casual, but the food is delicious. Lots of fresh flavors and many menu choices. Great for eat in or carry out!

6. Lark Bake Shoppe and Cafe

6104 Brashier Blvd, Mechanicsville, VA 23111-4580 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe Breakfast, Lunch +1 804-789-1413
Excellent
74%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 22 reviews

Lark Bake Shoppe and Cafe

Reviewed By carmencG7528AU - Mechanicsville, Virginia

Great customer service and atmosphere! I spoke to the owner who is very knowledgeable and helpful. They offer A variety of cakes, cupcakes, donuts, coffee and all sorts of breakfast sandwiches.

7. Roma Ristorante Italiano

7240 Bell Creek Rd, Mechanicsville, VA 23111-3541 Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 26 +1 804-559-9200
Excellent
67%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 120 reviews

Roma Ristorante Italiano

Casual Italian Dining in the Richmond Area since 1979. We have been serving great Italian Dishes for over 30 years. Banquet Room available for large groups or special events. We also offer catering.*visit our 2nd Location In Sandston. Visit Us at our NEW location!

Reviewed By Kerkan13 - Mechanicsville, Virginia

Good food and quick service. A lot of locals eat here as well as armed forces from the airport. Nice and convenient!

8. Giovanni's Pizza

9502 Chamberlayne Rd, Mechanicsville, VA 23116-3957 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 804-746-2666
Excellent
66%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 80 reviews

Giovanni's Pizza

Reviewed By Jeff S - Richmond, Virginia

Delicious and fast this local Italian place gets pizza and subs right. Ingredients are fresh and in good proportions. Pizza has a nice crust and a tasty sauce. The salads are always fresh and the house Italian dressing is perfect. They are big supporters of local schools too. You can't go wrong here for lunch or dinner

9. The Giambanco's Italian Grill

7500 Jackson Arch Dr, Mechanicsville, VA 23111-4458 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 804-730-0900
Excellent
67%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 64 reviews

The Giambanco's Italian Grill

Reviewed By MRX5 - Mechanicsville, Virginia, United States

We visited Giambanco's because our swim team was having a fundraiser there. It was our first trip to Giambanco's. We ordered Calzones, Ravioli, Tortellini, spaghetti and lobster ravioli. The portions were a small for the price. My daughter didn't like her tortellini because she didn't like the sauce. She is picky though. Everybody else enjoyed their meals. We especially liked the homemade bread. We will come back just for that. Our waitress was nice and very attentive.

10. Marty's Grill

9357 Atlee Rd, Ste 1111, Mechanicsville, VA 23116-2542 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 804-559-1323
Excellent
32%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
4%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 147 reviews

Marty's Grill

Reviewed By Kendra S - Mechanicsville, Virginia

We visited one evening after a school event! Restaurant was busy, wait staff was helpful, but food was below quality I was expecting for the prices you pay. Food was overpriced for quality and serving sizes. We ordered a dinner salad, hamburger, and a kids meal. None of the two hot meals were hot when we got them and the salad was extremely small! Surprised and disappointed in the quality of food.

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