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

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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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89% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (36)
Great for Lunch (29)
Good for Groups (27)
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Good for a Date (26)
Bar Seating (23)
Kid-friendly (19)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Comfort Food (17)
Great for Brunch (16)
Business Meals (16)
Happy Hour (16)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
Fun (14)
Special Occasion (13)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Quick Bite (8)
Seasonal (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Cozy (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Great Beer (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Romantic (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Authentic (5)
People Watching (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Healthy (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Spicy (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Live Sports (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Live Music (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 6 days ago

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

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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·Dined 6 days ago

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 14, 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 14, 2018

A fine dinner on a cold winter's evening with lots of options for all the different tastes in our family. We were seated at a booth in the bar area and it worked out just fine. The waiter was attentive and timely and the food quality was excellent from the appetizer to the salad and steak frites

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I visited this restaurant for restaurant week. The menu was fantastic and so was the food! Service was great!

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I used to love Matchbox but I was really disappointed in my experience this past weekend. Service took forever. I ordered table bread for my kids and it came 40 minutes later after having to ask again. My soup was lukewarm but had pieces of cold vegetables in it.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Got together with my family after the holidays. Food was great as usual but service was a little slow.

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·Dined on January 12, 2018

Ordered an appetizer, and entrees. We got the entrees, my date’s order was completely the wrong dish despite being on the ticket correctly, and had to be corrected. After waiting for her new dish to be made and her food finally coming out, we realized that the appetizer never came. We had to ask twice about it, and they brought it way after we had finished our food. The food was good, but not enough to make up for the poor service.

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·Dined on January 12, 2018

The place is overhyped. I went here on two separate occasions and the pizza was mediocre. The service was slow. The first time was in they day their system was down and they had to do everything manually. I gave them the benefit of the doubt when they were excruciatingly slow. They didn’t even refill my water. The next time, their system was not down and they were slow anyway, slower than the first time, if that’s at all possible. For example, we had been there for so long that we didn’t even want to wait for dessert and asked for the check and the dessert to go. The check took 10 min to come out and the dessert took an additional 30 min. Did they start baking it when we asked for the check? Obviously not, but it was long enough to bake the dessert from scratch. I’m never coming here again. The food is mediocre, the service is slow, and they are expensive for such a poor experience. The only saving grace is the exposed brick walls. The chairs are uncomfortable and after waiting for so long to get my check and food to go, my back even started to hurt. What a trash place.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Very Blissful

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Great service! Wonderful food. Ambience was great!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 11, 2018

We walked in and there were no customers. Approached the hostess podium and we were not even acknowledged by the hostess. Another young lady came around the corner and they spoke...we are still not being acknowledged. I finally spoke up and said we had reservations. She looked at other hostess... mumbled something. We we're seated and joked that that was a terrible start- First impressions go far. Thank goodness our waitress was fantastic (Selena).

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Service was very slow. The computer system was down, and we were told in advance, but why should it take an hour to get a pizza just because the computers don't work??

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Some of the Marriot stiffness we noted previously seems to have dissipated. Hostess and server were far warmer. Food is mostly average bar food but the specialty pizzas are very good.

Tags: Quick Bite, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Its a great locals spot for a quick bite or a long nicer dinner. We usually go to the side bar that connects to the outside and thankfully can close off from the cold in the winter. The servers and bartenders are very friendly and knowledgeable. They are best known for their creative pizzas, but don't overlook their other sandwiches and entrees. While they don't have a huge beer/wine list, they offer a lot of great local beers and rotate the selection frequently.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Our server was GREAT! We love the ambiance. My cheese pizza was good and my husband enjoyed his chicken sandwich. But....the $12.50 for the Arancini (which was 3 large balls) was NOT worth it. It wasn't as flavorful as Arancini I have had elsewhere and the rice was gummy. Other than that, all was well.

Tags: Vegan, Late-night Find, Disabled Access, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Fun, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Noisy by the kitchen

Service very good. Good food.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Matchbox is our favorite ‘go to’ place. It’s the most consistent in the area. Our server, Stephanie, was awesome. The pizza and mini burgers never disappoint. We are picky about our food and service and find that we always end up here.

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Service was inferior. Our waiter had to come back to the table several times to say that the supplies were not available. No gluten free pizza crust, no white sauce, we changed our total order.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 2, 2018

My sister and I had a late dinner on New Year's night at Matchbox-Rockville. It was very quiet with few customers...a very cold evening and people must have been staying at home. This is the first time I've been there were it wasn't packed.

We split a prime rib French dip and Calamari. Both were delicious! The Calamari was very tender and had a sweet/hot jalapeno pepper jelly dip that was a delicious accompaniment. The prime rib French dip was very tender and well trimmed - the way we like it, very lean.

Our Server was very pleasant and efficient. Since no one was around, we chatted with him a few minutes. Couldn't ask for better service!

We definitely will return and also tell our friends about our experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Very average food. Veggie soup no taste and ahi tuna salad very bland. Sat 4 adults in room with a bunch of toddlers banging silverware on the tables. There are a lot of average restaurants and this fits that bill.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Rating based on food almost cold when delivered to table. No coffe refil offered until end of our lunch.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

It would be good if there were more vegetarian and vegan options on the menu. The food we had was filing and tasty.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Very disorganized at the front desk. Had a reservation but had to wait. Special request was ignored. When requesting a different table, organization fell apart completely until the manager stepped in and resolved the issue. Training is needed. "If I let you sit here I'll get in trouble with my boss" is not appropriate. The table server was excellent, food was excellent.

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Had a great time. Perfect place for our gathering

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Holiday party

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Awesome service. Got to sit in the 'box' which was perfect and private for our family get together. Food is always great. One of our favorite spots!

Tags: Hot Spot, Casual, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 26, 2017

I have been to Matchbox multiple times in the past. It is usually an enjoyable experience. On this day the service was horrible. The room was freezing, it took an unusually long time for our appetizer to come out. The appetizer arrived just before our entrees. The order was wrong, the wrong pizza was brought for my daughter and my son's steak was well done when he had requested medium. The glass of wine that I ordered to come with my meal never arrived and was just dropped from the order. They were clearly having issues for a fairly empty restaurant. I hope this is not a harbinger of things to come as we always found it a reliable place to eat in terms of the food and service.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Matchbox has been our favorite for years. Never lets us down. Exquisite food ALWAYS. Delicious perfect mojitos too😍

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Fun, Seasonal, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We were very disappointed with our experience. This is a nice place with great decor, and we had eaten here a couple times in the past. We booked a reservation for Christmas Eve with the expectation that service might be a little slower because it was a holiday. Our server was very friendly and pleasant to deal with, but the service was sub-par. She didn't bring out one of the items we ordered. One of our party requested that his salad be served prior to his meal, and this request was not honored. The quality of the food was fair at best. The entree dinners were barely cooked, and the pizza sauce was too spicy. The manager on duty was extremely kind and removed the pizza from our bill, but the whole experience was less than average. We will not return to this restaurant and would not recommend it for anything other than drinks at the bar.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Been here several times, I will go back. Pizza's are great. Kids liked the selections too.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 19, 2017

My friend and I had lunch at Matchbox. There was no welcoming at check-in and we were grudgingly given a booth as we asked for a quieter location. It did not take long to order our food, however, it took almost 50 minutes for each of us to get our salad. No comment from the server on the delay. I had the chicken Cobb salad; it had about half the chicken it typically has.
Yes the the restaurant was busy, but that's no excuse for the delay and rudeness.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great food as always! I can’t seem to try anything else besides my go to pizza but I want to! I was sitting by the kitchen and every dish i saw looked amazing. Will definitely keep coming back

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Sliders are good with onion strings but no thousand island dressing at Matchbox. Might just be my opinion but I think a lot of people like this rather than ketchup. Pizza was very average.
They serve holiday specialty drinks but they’re only available at the patio bar. The waiter couldn’t take my drink order so I had to walk over to the patio bar, order my drink, pay for it and bring it back to my table. Such nonsense!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 15, 2017

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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