Matchbox - Rockville

4.3
2554 reviews
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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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JH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A pleasant evening. We were in the back room which was more quiet. The good is good.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch was great

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A
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Many of the brunch options were tasty!

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A
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was great and very helpful .

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a
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I always enjoy my meal at Matchbox, and the waitstaff is always friendly and accommodating.

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C
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Another great Matchbox experience. The food was exceptional...quick to arrive, flavorful, hot and good to the last bite. Anytime you give back 5 completely empty plates, 3 of which came from kids, that is success.

Service was top notch, especially given the fact that it was Valentine's Day. Again, not a surprise, but appreciated.

Once they get their fireplace working again, the "warmth" of the back room will be back to 5 stars as well.

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MD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice office break for lunch with a colleague.

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EH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Very attentive server. Meal was great but prices on the high side compared to other locak restaurants. Sent back a glass because it wasnt clean but over all we had a pleasant time.

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FM
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time. Our server Josh did a great job.

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T
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific food, beautiful venue (huge!!!) and great service! Some of the best pizza and a great fresh salad! Nice quiet section of the restaurant so we were able to have conversation and enjoy.

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CM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

This was my first time at this location. I normally eat at the one in Merrifield near my job. The service was subpar. We had to constantly reach out the server several times to request more drinks and refill waters. He was not attentive.

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CL
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We were a party of 4 adults and 2 preschoolers who had come to Matchbox specifically for the a la carte brunch we had seen on the website. We arrived to discover that they only had a very expensive all-you-eat brunch in addition to their regular lunch menu. I ended up having a fig and prosciutto pizza which I didn't really want which gave me indigestion for the next couple of days. Others were okay with their orders, it just didn't meet our desire that day.

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OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

First time it was good

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OT
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent except pricey for casual restaurant. Would not return if I’m paying!

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MR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Servers were forgetful and seemed confused. Recommend training. Love that you accommodate large groups. The brunch small plates were wonderful!

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VE
Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food at a good price; service was friendly and prompt.

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WB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed another fun dinner at the Rockville location. It was my sons’ birthday party (turning 9) and this was their request. Loved the 3-6-9 mini burgers and (double) pepperoni pizza!

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N
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 1

We love Matchbox for the food. The pizza (and the bread) is always so good. But the ambience and service in the suburban locations isn’t the same vibe as the ones in DC or Mosaic. Now it feels like another TGI Fridays with screaming kids and lost waiters. We waited fifteen minutes for our waiter, another fifteen to order drinks, and then another fifteen to hear that the bar was out of sweet vermouth, so no serious cocktails. Service picked up after that, but unlikely we’ll go back to the Rockville (or Ashburn) locations.

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k
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a catch-up lunch with a friend I hadn't seen in a while. We enjoyed the food, the service was very good, and the booth where we sat was quiet enough for a lot of conversation.

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A
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

There was a snafu in the kitchen and our food order was messed up, the small plates at brunch were very slow to come, coming cold, wrong, missing. The manager did get involved and she was awesome about getting it fixed but it was a long meal of waiting and fixes. We would come back for dinner/happy hour but might skip brunch

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 5

Went for bottomless brunch. Had a good time but did not get to taste many items as they never arrived. Out bill did have 27 food items but we probably only got a total of 15 items. Did not get to try shrimp and grits, mini burgers or Nashville chicken. Disappointed

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed all you can eat brunch

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HH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tapas style brunch was fantastic for about $30. Also $3 mimosas went well with our meal. Luke is a great server!

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere for friends to gather together !

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HC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great but the service was incredible. Our waiter was Tee and if you can get him, he will take great care of you. I highly recommend the lettuce wedge. Wow it was sooooo good.

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OT
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Service was great. Some of the food was cold, i.e. onion straws and one of the sandwiches.

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d
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Really good pizza. Decor is indifferent and it is loud like a barn. Not fine dining but really good pizza

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T
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding "bottomless" all you can eat brunch! And... $3 mimosas and other breakfast cocktails!!

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LW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Late night wholesomeness

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

First time sitting near the bar. Much louder and hard to have a conversation and the service is slower than in the main part of the restaurant. Food is always consistent and flavorful. We come here often and will make a note to request seating elsewhere next time.

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T
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Matchbox is a reliable go-to restaurant. They have great salads, and their pizzas are delightful. Based upon the diners the night we went to the restaurant, it is a popular place for families. I am always able to get a good meal at a reasonable cost. Service also tends to be fast and efficient.

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ZI
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Į had a great Birthday celebration there. Couldn’t ask for anything better.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 3

Sorry but the food was very disappointing...greasy and just not what I remembered (first time I’ve been there in quite some time)

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DE
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were seated in a wonderfully comfortable booth near the lovely fireplace. Food was very good as always and our server was extraordinarily attentive!

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OT
Washington DC
152 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a good meal took a long time to get our pizza out but it was delicious.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It was very cold inside the restaurant. Most of us kept our coats on.

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L
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

Matchbox has always been one of my favorite places to grab lunch prior to events at the Strathmore Music Hall. Service and the food has typically been wonderful. This visit I found the pizza to be dry and the service to be non existent. My salad, which was explicitly requested as an appetizer showed up with my meal, our server was no where to be found, even when waiting to pay the bill and seemed to be clueless. I'm willing to write this off as a one time bad experience, but do hope this hasn't become the new norm.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday party, brunch. Service was great, food was delicious. Will definitely come back many times!

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N
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Early brunch on a Sunday was great. The shrimp and grits were delicious. It's a little pricey (even for bottomless small plates) unless you really like to just completely overeat, but as a once-in-a-while treat, it was fine. My only wish it that there were a couple more savory options that didn't include any meat.

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FF
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time trying the brunch box and it was fantastic.

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