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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Overall Rating

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4.2

service

4.2

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4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (30)
Good for Groups (26)
Great for Lunch (25)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (24)
Good for a Date (19)
Bar Seating (18)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Kid-friendly (14)
Great for Brunch (13)
Comfort Food (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Business Meals (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Fun (11)
Quick Bite (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Cozy (4)
Great Beer (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
People Watching (4)
Romantic (4)
Authentic (3)
Healthy (3)
Seasonal (3)
Spicy (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Sports (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

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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·Dined 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

Service was very slow

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 (Birmingham)·Dined 6 days ago

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 7 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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 (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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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The good: food and drinks were good, tasty. Also, one person required gluten free menu choices and that worked out well.

The not so good: we ordered 3 appetizers and 4 entrees. The appetizers and 3 entrees all came to the table at the same time. Why bother to call them appetizers if served at the same time as
the entrees? Not pleased with poor timing and delivery of ordered items. Then had to remind waiter we were waiting for the 4th entree.

Outcome: manager came to the table to apologize, adjusted our check.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

This was our third visit to the Matchbox in Rockville and, as in the past, we weren't disappointed. The service was good, the food was great.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Thank you so much for making our celebration very special! This place will always be remembered.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Afternoon Tea
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Great food, service and atmosphere. Nice menu, good options

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Great for business meetings. An energetic atmosphere in the restaurant with different cuisine and lots of healthy options.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Healthy, Fun, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Yesterday was not at their best. Food and pizza were just marginal!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Business Meals
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

Love this spot. Shrimp and Grits are amazing. Meatballs are to on point.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Authentic, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Had a great experience as usual. We had salads there just right for lunch, Salmon and Chicken Cobb. Service was excellent, food came out quickly and just right for business meeting. It is my go to place.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Great experience! Highly recommend to try their pizza!

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 10, 2017

After looking at the menu I selected Matchbox for brunch. I was disappointed to see that none of the vegetarian options online were offered. I was told that every Matchbox menu is different. Had I known this I wouldn't have come for brunch. The coffee was terribly bitter and the others in my party were quite bothered by this.
The service was the best thing about the brunch. The food was okay but not great.
Overall my party and I were disappointed.
I have been for lunch before and not had this experience. The restaurant needs to offer vegetarian/vegan options for brunch.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Menu has gotten more limited, but service and food are good.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Absolutely mediocre! The server was so disinterested in us and her surrounding tables. Why was she even there if she dislikes her job and guests that much? Ruined my birthday meal with family. She was cold, rushed and rude.

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 4, 2017

The pizza over was broken, which sucked because that is what they are known for. They were also out of calamari and the French dip sandwich.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Enjoyed Matchbox because I was with my 2 godsons...in their late 20's. The have great choices and creative appetizers as well as burgers and all other foods that young people that age like.
It was noisy and there were lots of kids. Would not go there on a date.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Service was excellent, but food was disappointing. The breakfast sandwich was greasy and the potatoes with it were cold. First time for brunch...maybe the other offerings are better.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch
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 (Naples)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Matchbox has a large number of options on the menu, and they are mostly good or very good, just not great. The pizzas seem to be a nice choice, while salmon on salad was nothing special. Ribs were tasty but too smothered in sauce. Service was good.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 25, 2017

It was a nice night to eat outside and we took advantage of their outside dining. The food unfortunately was only ok. My request for a hamburger cooked medium was really rare. And, the pizza we ordered was cold vs hot. If the food could be delivered to the table with more consistency we would frequent this restaurant more often.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Love the outdoor patio and the cover which keeps the whole area shady, even on thesunniest summer days!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Coffee, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Always a go to for something for everyone. Sliders are the best ever!!!

Tags: Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 24, 2017

THE MATCH BOX has great service, good food and best of all, online reservations.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Was in town for a course and visited for a group dinner on Monday which was AWESOME! Returned on Wednesday with a group friends and I had another exceptional experience. Can't recall the names of the servers and bar tenders but they were all impressive and customer focused. Overall a great experience and I will definitely return on my next visit. Not sure there are any in the San Diego area.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Worst meal ever there. Salads were bland. Ingredients not properly cut into proper size pieces. Unlikely to return.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 21, 2017

In general, the good is always amazing, but the prime rib dip sandwich was lacking. Going for the burger next time.

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·Dined on August 20, 2017

I woke up randomly 3 weeks ago and said to myself... Self? Myself said hmm? Lets go to brunch. I ended up at Matchbox Bistro. I just left for the 3rd week in a row and was completely satisfied! I usually get the same thing each time. Shrimp and Grits and Crab Bene. A LOT of food! I have no complaints ... well maybe 2. The butter sauce in the grits has an interesting flavor. Not completely sold on it. I also have them remove the diced tomatoes for allergy reasons. Also, while week one I dont recall biting into any, weeks 2 and 3, there were remnants of shell in the crab cake. p.s. the crab cake is great otherwise! I had a Mimosa week one and it was okay. Not sure why it was served in such a large glass. The drink to glass ratio didnt match lol. No Alcohol weeks 2 and 3. Im not a drinker and realized that after week 1. I also downloaded the Matchbox app this week and got $10 off of my meal. That was definitely an added bonus. A great experience. See ya next Sunday!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 20, 2017

I made reservations for 7 through Open Table for a Sunday at noon. We arrived a few minutes early and our table was ready, so we were seated immediately. We were given a brunch menu along with the regular menu -- so there were plenty of options. Our server was friendly and attentive. The mini burgers are juicy and delicious with a ginormous pile of onion straws-- plenty to share! The meats pizza I ordered was cheesy and delicious with just a kick of spice from pepperoni, sausage, & bacon. Others ordered chicken and waffles, the lunch burger, and a salad. Everything was fabulous. The classic (brownie with ice cream) was the perfect dessert . We will definitely be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Fun place, great atmosphere and good food. If the weather allows, outdoor dining is lovely.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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