About Matchbox - Rockville

For a modern twist on American fare, look no further than the warm and modern eatery known as Matchbox American Kitchen + Spirit. Starter options include shrimp and grits with cheddar cheese and andouille-spiced butter sauce, and the crab and avocado appetizer, both of which may be too good to share. Unique entrees include the braised short ribs with smashed yukon potatoes and corn bread, as well as wood-fired grinders baked inside pizza dough. You also can't go wrong with our 8oz Certified Angus Beef bistro burger topped with our famous onion straws or our wood-fired pizzas that will leave you looking forward to your next visit. Signature cocktails such as the jalapeño-cucumber margarita and the matchbox mule are refreshing and well-crafted.



Join us for Matchbox brunch, Saturday + Sunday from 10am-3pm.



Enjoy Happy Hour, Monday-Friday from 3-7pm. #MBHappyHour offers include specials on beers, wines, cocktails and tasty bites.


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

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4.2

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4.2

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3.9

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Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (30)
Great for Lunch (27)
Good for Groups (25)
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Bar Seating (21)
Good for a Date (19)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Great for Outdoor Dining (16)
Fun (13)
Business Meals (12)
Kid-friendly (12)
Comfort Food (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Happy Hour (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Special Occasion (10)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Authentic (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Great Beer (4)
Seasonal (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Cozy (3)
Healthy (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Romantic (3)
Spicy (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
People Watching (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Great service. Love the food. Will come back again.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 10, 2017

I was very disappointed. 1. The hostesses were rude. 2. Had a reservation but was given a pager to wait for a table. (The restaurant was not full at all.) 3. The back room where you have the tables for 8 was freezing cold. No one took off their coat. 4. My nephew had a hair baked into his pizza. 5. My daughter's crust on her pizza was burnt. 6. My salad had a lot of brown lettuce leaves. 7. IT WAS MY DAUGHTER'S 16th BIRTHDAY AND NO ONE ACKNOWLEDGED IT. I even wrote down, when I made the reservation, that we were going to matchbox to celebrate my daughter's 16th birthday and also mentioned it to the waiter.
On the other hand, the appetizers were delicious and my husband loved his meal.

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Reservation was for 6 -- table wasn't ready until 6:25. Table was very cold. When we asked the hostess if she could do anything, she told us we could go back to waiting for another table to be ready. Had to eat with our coats and scarfs on. Food was good though.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 10, 2017

My son's hamburger, ordered "medium," came rare. We sent it back and the next one was also uncooked in the middle. When I told the waiter that we were going to take it home and cook it, he responded that he was sorry they messed it up again. However, he did not offer any resolution. They even charged for the birthday dessert!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We were back in the Rockville area and wanted a place that we could meet ol friends at before flying out. We were seated in a bAck room which was great for privacy but had no atmosphere. I felt very disconnected from the restaurant.
We felt like the waitress was not interested in serving us. Her attitude was just flat. Although the pizzas were delicious, all the salads, re: leafy greens were tired and not fresh. I wanted & expected better. Just okay.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We occasionally go to Matchbox in Rockville when we're up that way shopping or whatnot. We met some friends who were down from PA staying at a hotel near Matchbox, so we suggested we meet there for adult beverages and dinner. The service was just right for a casual dinner and the dinner menu was perfect for our various tastes...

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Our meal was fine. We had 2 kids pizzas, a mushroom adult pizza, a salad with tuna, fish tacos, ribs, and cornbread. The cornbread was wonderful. The salad was very fresh but unimaginative. The ribs were great.

Tags: Casual, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Mussels served roar and then never came back with another replacement dish

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Family was in from out of town on a cold winter night. Sat us in front of a big fireplace which was great! Food and service very good. We’ll be back! Our family had a great evening. Thanks Matchbox!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Food was good the service was terrible. Long wait for entrees and appetizers never came.

Tags: Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Restaurant is very loud with high ceilings so request the back room if possible

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Consistently good tasting food!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Service was bad

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I've been to Matchbox before in D.C. and enjoy the food, drink menu, and vibrant ambiance. All were good at Rockville too.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 1, 2017

It was good.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

This particular Matchbox Pizza location has really deteriorated in the last 2 years! It used to be a really well run, fan service and great food ‘pizza restaurant’ now it’s like a typical American bar food-hall!! With pizza as second choice. The service is lacklustre and the ambiance is loud. It used to be our favourite place to go! Not any more....

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food and services was good, but we were seated in the glass-fronted bar area, which was too cold and too loud (football was on the TV). Entrees are tasty and reasonably priced, but the drinks are over-priced; my bottom shelf martini was billed at $12 (a recurring theme for me). The churros are delicious!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food was good but the service was not on top of it. I didn’t see the flow of services as I often see with new employees. We had to wait on each segments which taking orders, serving food and check...
Otherwise it was good.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 24, 2017

On all our previous visits the servers have been so pleasant. This visit the server was not.
Also, she brought the check and we had not requested it and members of our group had not finished their lunch, also never asked if we'd like coffee or dessert before just dropping the check on our table. The food was good. The young man who brought out the food was very pleasant and sweet, however.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Quick Bite
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Nice dinner- staff was wonderful, food good. Good Times with good friends.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Yummy Sunday brunch! Love the menu selections and prices. We had the huevos rancheros, chicken and waffles, and the crab bene. All were great, but especially the crab bene. Instead of an english muffin, it's a crabcake with a poached egg on top with hollandaise sauce. There was also a slice of brioche topped with homefries and bacon with arugula garnish (see picture). We also enjoyed a delicious blackberry Bellini. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Fun, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 17, 2017

I went for dinner two nights in a row...great menu, food and price! I would highly recommend Matchbox.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Love Matchbox! We dine there weekly. Tuna tacos, pizza, French dip, just everything is good. Service is great and consistent.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Tapas, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Spicy, Casual, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Food was very good as usual. Good service and nice atmosphere. We got seated upstairs, better for our business conversations

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Our lunch was delicious, and the only reason I did not give it 5 stars in ambience is that there was cool air blowing on my neck from the dealing above.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Unfortunately, we had a bad experience this time around. We did not receive all of our order and our waiter seemed to be overwhelmed. They did remove the two meals that came 15-20 minutes after the others. However, I let them know in advance that we were celebrating my daughter’s 8th birthday, but they did not accommodate my request and after dinner took so long, we left. They are normally very good, so I recognize this may have been an “off” night. However, it will be a while before I visit again!

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Matchbox has become a very reliable restaurant for good pizzas and general menu items. The menu has been pared back and a few of the items, such as their popular Mozzi Carozzi, are missing. The food is, however, generally good, and the ambiance is pleasant.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food and service are always excellent. I have been here many times for business and pleasure.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Service was very slow

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great onion straws, yummy burgers and a server with a great sense of humor, which made for a fun afternoon.

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great customer service and great food. Food was beyond great would recommend it to anyone. I dine there often.

Tags: Casual, Late-night Find, Romantic, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Spicy, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The pizzas and hot entrees here are very good. I don't recommend the salads though. I've ordered different ones that last 2 times here and was disappointed both times. They don't have much to them beyond the greens and tend to be flavorless.
They have a beautiful fire pit outside for when the weather is ok, but we arrived on a beautiful October evening and they were not allowing anyone to sit at or near the fire pit because they didn't have a server assigned to that area.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The food was great as well as my server but it was way too loud and children were running around.

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

I have never had bad service or a bad meal at Matchbox. It is good food and good service.

Tags: Business Meals, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Great spot for pizza, casual dining. Staff friendly and will try to find a quiet spot if asked

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Our waiter Nick was great he was very attentive and just overall made our dinner perfect!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 1, 2017

This was our first time at Matchbox. The thin crust pizza and the crab cakes were great. We are spreading the word.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Best appletini that I have ever had!
Although the $13.00 price was a bit too much.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 19, 2017

This matchbox is one of the worst for service when you arrive. We had a reservation and still waited 20 minutes to get a seat while people who walked in right before us without reservations got seated before us. The food is amazing and our waiter was really good at least. The pizza and salads are really good...its just the reservation system is bad.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Got seated right away with a reservation even though there was a long line of people waiting for a table. Service was friendly & prompt, food-yummy!

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