About Matchbox - Rockville

A titan of a space, Rockville was modeled after a hunting lodge yet still manages to feel cozy.

A comfortable fireplace fills the space, as well as two wood-fired ovens that churn out thin-crust pizzas in minutes. With two outdoor patios and the private 30-seat Congressional Room, there’s plenty of space for intimate dinners, large parties and get-togethers.

The best seat in the house may be the elevated mezzanine, but everyone is treated to soaring views of the glowing wood wall, reclaimed from a New York State barn built in the early 1900’s.

Below, the bar hints at its former life as a Douglas fir, once suspended up in the 25-foot ceiling. Outside, the shaded fire pit bar is an ideal spot for drinks for you and thirteen of your friends.

Exposed pipes, warm reclaimed timber walls, cool concrete and steel make for an attractive place to gather.

1699 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:30pm
Friday: 11:00am - 11:30pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 11:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 10:30pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(301) 816-0369

Website:
http://www.matchboxrockville.com/

Parking Details:
Ample parking in adjacent lot

Public Transit:
Located across the street from the Twinbrook Metro (red line)

Executive Chef:
Al Nappo

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Matchbox was designed to offer a number of different choices in planning your event. Toast your guests with a delicious infused martini or spread out in our spacious and inviting dining room.

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Matchbox - Rockville Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

service

4.1

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4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (46)
Great for Lunch (33)
Good for Groups (30)
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Good for a Date (28)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Bar Seating (24)
Kid-friendly (24)
Fun (21)
Comfort Food (19)
Special Occasion (19)
Great for Brunch (18)
Happy Hour (17)
Great for Outdoor Dining (15)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Business Meals (14)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Seasonal (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Quick Bite (9)
Authentic (8)
Great Beer (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Romantic (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Cozy (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Healthy (6)
Disabled Access (5)
People Watching (5)
Spicy (5)
Notable Wine List (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Live Sports (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Music (1)
Scenic View (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

Other than being flagged on open table as not showing up for our reservation, the food and service was good.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Service was fast and server was friendly and helpful. They left us alone when my friend and I lingered for conversation after our lunch was done.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined 3 days ago

The food was excellent. Price was a little steep. The atmosphere was great. And the wait staff were very nice

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

I made a request for Valentine's day and they were able to fulfill it.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

We dined for Valentines. Our last visit was disappointing but we decided to give matchbox another try and I’m glad we did. We had a nice table, wonderful server (Stephanie) and a delicious meal. The kitchen as a little slow but that was understandable given the holiday. Stephanie was super attentive and very friendly. I loved the mini burgers and salad I ordered. My husband loved his chicken sandwich.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Matchbox is ALWAYS delicious!! Absolute perfection. We love it and go there frecuently

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 3 days ago

My good gf and I met for a late lunch. Our server and food were both amazing. Second time I've been to Matchbox, though first time to Rockville location. Both experiences were excellent. I was a bit sad that on my 2nd visit, they had taken their crave-worthy, left me salivating for days lemony mustardy salmon off the menu, but one can only pray they bring it back (or give me the recipe!!!). I highly recommend Matchbox and hope it continues its tradition of great food and service despite being a chain of sorts.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

We ordered gluten-free pizza, delighted to discover there was a gluten free option available. The pizza was good!

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

We went there Sunday afternoon - good food and service - we were seated near a large party so noise level was a little high - but not disruptive - love this restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Vegan
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

As usual, the food was very good, but unfortunately we had a very bad experience on this visit. We were placed in a back room behind the bar and it looked to be used for large parties. There was a very nice large group next to us, but across the way was a large group with several out of control loud small children.

We asked to be moved very early on when the noise was getting out of control, but were told there were no other tables available and there was nothing that could be done. Throughout the evening there were several times where we found our conversation more about the other table than our own. It was just not the way to spend a Saturday night out. Not sure I would return based on how the situation was handled.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Constantly cold temperatures even during winter months. Kitchen does not follow waitress instructions regarding diet. Took a long time for waitress to initially come to table. Moved us to different station.

Tags: Healthy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

I had a great experience at Matchbox. The food was excellent and not too expensive; the service was great; and the ambience was perfect. I had the spinach salad with grilled salmon and it was perfect. Matchbox is now one of my favorite restaurants. I highly recommend it.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Love the side room with the fireplace!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 6, 2018

It was good and fun!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 6, 2018

I took a large group of my staff to lunch here. We had a reservation, which when I needed to change it from 4 to 8 people, the hostess was very willing and able to assist and make the change. The food was really delicious- everyone loved their entrees, and most of us had delicious leftovers.

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2018

This visit was not like in the past. My food was terrible. I ordered the Holy Grail Pizza. It arrived with the crust burnt... not light, brown... but BLACK. The basil looked like it had sat under the heating lamp for a while. It was wilted and lifeless. The sauce looked like it was dumped straight from a can of tomato paste. What also surprised me was that the restaurant was not busy. I was there on Super Bowl Sunday at 11am. The place was very quiet. Boo, Matchbox... you are better than that.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Spicy meatball pizza was bland. I’m not sure our sever heard us clearly when ordering. Overall, not my best Matchbox visit - several items I like were not available - crab stack and salad ( with banana peppers and Calamari?) 😒

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Despite calling ahead and indicating this on my reservations online, there was no high chair or booster seat there when we got to our table. We had to wait until our table was 'ready' yet they still didn't have the proper chairs or the kids dough ready as I had asked when I called 15 minutes prior to arrival.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Loved the crab cake sandwich. Waitress messed up order but was quick to fix error. Would definitely go back.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The menu has changed a bit (where my French dip?) but there’s still something for everyone. Service was great. This is a really good choice in the area when you want more than fast food.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 31, 2018

A nice dinner place. My salad was a little vinegar-y. But still pretty tasty. Service is nice. Ambiance is nice too.

Tags: Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

i love the view. The food was not amazing but it was fine overall

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Fun, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great pizza and consistent entrees. Server seemed a little overwhelmed with two large parties but did his best.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The atmosphere is great, but our pizza arrived and it was cold.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Always good food we had a terrific server named Manny made our lunch very enjoyabke

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 21, 2018

One of our our 4 pizzas arrived less than hot, and three of them were soggy in the middle. Wine and liquor frinks are overpriced - $9-10 for a glass of blended red wine is too much! Server was good.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Due to confusion at the front of the restaurant, another couple ended up getting seated at the table that had been reserved for us. I complained after waiting 20 minutes, and the problem was cleared up quickly. Also received a free appetizer personally delivered by the manager. The restaurant was crowded (it was Saturday nite) and everyone was very busy. But the food was good, and once we were seated the service was OK, although our waitress was busy with another large party. I would recommend the Matchbox for its good food, but best to avoid peak hours.

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We love Matchbox and never disappointed in the food... but on this last visit, we had a 5:30 dinner reservation, and when we arrived at 5:00 to meet friends at the bar for drinks before dinner, we were told by the hostess that we HAD to sit down then! If we wanted to wait till 5:30, it would cancel our reservation, and we might have to wait longer for a table. Huh? If our reservation is at 5:30, why would we need to sit down at 5:00 or lose our table? Doesn't make sense. The staff were actually quite rude about it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 20, 2018

the food all was hot and looked nice but burgers were over priced and over cooked in my opinion.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great time , great food, will definitely be back real soon!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Sliders with onion strings - Great Bargain. Try 3 with stings is a lot. Start with Calamari and it is winner

Tags: Spicy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Quick Bite, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 19, 2018

I was there on a weekend night and the kitchen was busy. There was a kernal of corn in my salad, so one might guess they are not cleaning their salad mixing bowls between salads.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Everything were excellent except the table that was reserved for me was not comfortable for my party and I ended up had to swap for another one that fitted better ! I thought I can get a better table since I had reserved weeks prior as the restaurant had some many better choices !! A bit disappointed.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Polite host team, good service and an array of classics featuring wood fire oven thin crust pizzas with fresh ingredients.

Some items (including drinks) are overpriced. An enjoyable Wednesday night out at Matchbox Rockville.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 17, 2018

I took a client there for lunch. I had requested a quiet booth. The place was not full, but the hostess tried to give us a table in the back next to a large group. We asked to be re-seated and were. This is not the first time. They don't have a big attention span there.
The food was good, but the 3 courses arrived to fast, one after the other, before we had finished the previous course. We felt rushed for no apparent reason.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Service was okay. Pizza was so cold when it came out, made the meal sub par.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Went for Restaurant Week lunch special. Slight wait for reserved table at 1pm but ok. 3 burger appetizer ordered as medium rare and medium. Both came well done. Service VERY slow. Start to finish was over 2 hours. Check came wrong (with added entree on bill). Visit not entered on our rewards account.

Tags: Seasonal, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Great Brunch! I'm so glad they had brunch menu on MLK day. They didn't disappoint!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We went to Matchbox on Saturday night and it was very packed. Although we had a reservation, we were told it would be a 10 to 15 minute wait. We tried to have a drink at the bar and were met with a very rude bartender. She ignored us completely several times and then told us she would get us a drink but first had to check on her other tables as she was waiting on the tables in the bar as well. A few minutes later, she handed us menus and told us we had better order because they were so busy they were had shut down the kitchen. We inquired with the hostess and she said that wasn't true and oddly, we were immediately seated. My husband is not eating carbs and requested that the potatoes for his salmon be replaced with asparagus. His salmon arrived with no seasoning, just the salmon and the asparagus. When we asked, we were told that you could not do substitutions. We will not be back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I love Matchbox but this was not my best meal. My chicken sandwich was dry and sloppily put together. My husband's pizza wasnt the best. Luckily our waiter was phenomenal!

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