Matchbox - Rockville

4.2
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$30 and under
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American
Bubbling, thin crust pizzas, mini burgers, crisp salads, and craft cocktails...four great reasons to visit matchbox today. We’re the neighborhood gathering place for fun, upscale casual dining, with local, award-winning beers, broad spectrum wines, and handcrafted signature cocktails you won’t find anywhere else.

New at matchbox: brunchbox, our new unlimited brunch with small plates and drinks. Think: an endless selection of dishes like our avocado toast, breakfast nachos, chicken + grits and, of course, any of our small pizzas

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.
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.2
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4.1
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3.9
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vipspeakeatsy
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great spot for outdoor eating. Staff and managers are well trained and pleasant. The food is always good at this Rockville Matchbox restaurant! Not so much at others. Hope they can get outdoor heaters so I can continue to go as it gets colder!

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AkweleV
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we were seated immediately and we really enjoyed our food. the risotto was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

It was my birthday and only my 2nd time eating in a restaurant since COVID 19 hit... My pizza could have been hotter but it was good.

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BernieS
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went and needed to sit outside. They had my reservation and I didn't have any problem changing. The waiters were very attentive. They all wore masks and had gloves on.

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KacieE
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had a nice meal with our friends. Our server, Nelson, was attentive and friendly. The food was good. The only thing that was slightly disappointing was the beer selection. I asked for a few different beers on the menu but they were out. Overall it was a good experience though. We enjoy the atmosphere a lot too!

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lunchlady
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food and service are good and eating outside is pleasant, even though you are basically in a parking lot.

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KerriL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were SO disappointed in this visit. Matchbox was one of our favorite restaurants before the pandemic hit. We finally decided that we were comfortable enough to make a reservation (so we didn't have to wait in a congregated area) for outdoor dining (again, so that we could make a safer choice--MIL has lung disease, so we try not to take chances). Matchbox is 30 minutes from your house, but our son works nearby, and we had to drive him there anyway. Cool, decision made. Our reservation was at 7:15pm. We weren't able to request an outdoor table, but figured it wouldn't be a problem b/c we would arrive very early (had to drop son off at 5:30pm). So, we arrived at 5:45pm, and I went inside to explain that our reservation wasn't until 7:15pm, but could we please sit outside when it was time? Dude says, "Yes, I can do that" and makes a notation on the computer. Great. I go back to the car, and we decided to just play on our phones and kill time for an hour and 10 minutes. At 7:10pm, we go inside. Not soul in sight near the host stand and 4 parties waiting. OK, it's fine...we keep our distance. One girl arrives and sits a table, not acknowledging anyone else. Then a different dude arrives and grunts something at me. I say, "Hi! We have a reservation for 7:15 outside." He says (rather rudely), "It will be a 25-30-minute wait for outside, but I can seat you inside." I have a mask on, so maybe he misunderstood me, so I say, "Even for people with a reservation"? "Yes." He says (rudely). We left and won't be back. A few things:
1. What's the point of making an OpenTable reservation if you wait with everyone else?
2. When you arrive an hour early to request that you be seated outside, you shouldn't then have to wait an ADDITIONAL 25-13 minutes to then sit outside.
3. The pandemic sucks for everyone. It's hard on everyone, and I realize it's hard on restaurant workers. But others are doing it much better.

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GeoRoam
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and a lovely place for breakfast/lunch.

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vipBrody
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

The service was awful! It took us over an hour to get our food. When it came it was all wrong and they had to send it back and get the order correct. They never even tried to comp anything or make us feel like they were trying to help us out in anyway. The chicken was undercooked and had to go back. I have been to the restaurant many times and this was a disaster of an experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the outdoor seating! Food delicious!

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vipiLiketoEat
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

This is my first time back at this matchbox (or any restaurant, really) since dining inside restaurants has resumed. Everyone wore masks, except when eating, and the servers/waiters/bartenders all had on masks and even gloves. Our server was forgetful and did not check on us very often (when needed). We waited long times in between when we asked for something and when we received what we asked for (if we received it). It wasn't the best service, but it also seemed like there was a small number of staff for the number of patrons in the restaurant. Either way, I would still return as I felt comfortable and of course we loved our food and beverages.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Even though the menu is limited there were plenty of interesting choices. The service was attentive but not overbearing. The patio was lovely and we were well spaced from other diners. All in all it was a very lovely experience.

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vipVAnative
Washington DC
76 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate on the patio and both ordered the Restaurant Week menu. Server was great in spite of the fact that things were busy. Food was great, especially the banana split!

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Varbah
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome space especially for social distancing. Great family restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a good experience. Food was delicious and service was good as well.

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vipSimonee
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not the greatest experience being that my husband got a glass of water with pink lip stains on it and our food was like warm. It felt like their restaurant week promotion was recycled food and we didn’t feel comfortable eating anything else to be honest, so we just left and didn’t bother to take our desert. This place has really gone down hill, and it’s more surprising because it’s COVID right now, we thought the sanitation would be better

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vipDBDiner
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is working hard to give diners the best experience under the circumstances. Pizza was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impressed with length taken to assure customers.

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vipMikie
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although they were sold out of some food items ( no pizzas) and some beers, the service by our lovely waiter was friendly and attentive. All salads and sandwiches were excellent and delicious except the lobster roll , though fresh and tender, seemed a bit shy of actual lobster. Considering the price and the comparison to Luke’s Lobster or Clyde’s , it was disappointing.

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vipmservedio67
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was great!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite place, enjoyed so much as usual.

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AmirT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Daughter’s birthday

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TheresaS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience1

Experience was relatively fine, but would have expected there to be fans in the outdoor under cover seating area like all of the outdoor restaurants we've been to have.

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vipCarol
Washington DC
85 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The service was excellent, as were most of the dishes we had. The spaghetti with a big meatball was strange. It had alfredo sauce on it with just a little marinara. I would not gmhave ordered this dish if I knew about the alfredo sauce. The blueberry french toast was delicious, as was the shirt rib rigatonu.

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Bobo
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere and the food was delicious! Highly recommend.

RS
vipRobynS
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was amazing! Our food came out in a timely manner and was all correct and delicious.

DG
DanielleG
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was a great deal and our server Stephanie was fantastic!

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LimorD
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food great service. We will come back again .

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BarbaraS
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

the service is above average and the food varies from good to fair. Their pizza is very good and the baby back ribs are also very good. My pasta dish was fair.
The noise level is high and they play the same sound track over and over.

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FatimaG
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall1food3service5ambience2

We order some small burgers With a mozzarella cheese and they add American cheese

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

service was very slow

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Stef
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food was great. Service could be better. Waited over 20 minutes despite having a reservation. Our server was less than competent. Actually he was terrible

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vipHealthyEater
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

dinner was great. and most importantly, our waitress really listened to some of our dietary restrictions and requests. food was good and a fun time was had by all.

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vipMarcy
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Very slow service tonight and not at all busy.

PC
vipPeerCo
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Again surprisingly pleased with all of our food, from the giant meatball to the salmon salads with an excellent dressing, to the chicken sandwiches. The service was excellent. Her and fruit drinks are competitively priced. My only complaint is that the price of bottled wines is way over inflated.

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vipTiger
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Brunch small plates were good but seemed pricey at $31. I guess $3 mimosa makes unlimited food brunch and 2 drinks for under $40 ok but I wasn’t drinking. My issue was the waiter was one of the most unhelpful servers. We asked about the small plates - he proceeded no extras into. We asked if we could do a la carte - he said probably fir some items and then walked away giving no info. He cane back we asked again and he said all could be done ala carte “probably “. Then didn’t give prices or say if it Gould be full size not small plate.

Rest was decent we did small plates brunch and it was filling and interesting but service really turned us off.

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vipMMT2
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

service was awful and food was cold. the server did not share information and it was hard to figure out what the brunch was about.

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ViviP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Chicken Alfredo was really good and the salmon was cooked to my liking. The server was quite friendly and efficient. The amount of food is a little less than average I think but not a deal breaker. Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always family friendly and great service!

TX
vipTXNDC
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Sat in strange little knook next to the fireplace. It was uncomfortable and ackward.

FAQs

Matchbox - Rockville does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and Uber Eats. Matchbox - Rockville also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 816-0369.

Matchbox - Rockville is rated 4.2 stars by 2945 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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