Matchbox - Penn Quarter

4.2
193 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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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.
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JakeN
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We loveeeee going to Matchbox, we’re from Richmond Virginia and our Matchbox location closed unfortunately. I will note it took our server a longer time to greet us than I would’ve liked and the host/manager on duty ended up taking our food and drink order. BUT the food was great as always, this place has some of the best pizza!

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Twensj
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting the matchbox penn quarter and I loved the experience. The ambiance, food, and service were excellent. I certainly will frequent this location.

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pabafree95
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was good definitely was busy I wish they kept the temperature cooler and had more air circulation. They must be short on staff which is OK after we had our dinner server gave us a check did not ask if we were done or if we want to desert so probably just need to retrain staff
But it is in a good location

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

I had the Spicy Tuna Poke bowl and it was delicious. Definitely spicy so be prepared - but so good.

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vipR2d2
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Opted for an outdoor table as inside was a full. Hostess was nice and let us know that outside service could be delayed due to staffing shortages, but service was great. All good and drinks came out pretty quick and with no issues. The manager jumped in and was helping with tables and service which kept things running smoothly. Will def visit again

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DeniseG
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience1

It is very small inside. We stopped in for lunch yesterday but it was so so hot in there that we just got an appetizer and left.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I miss the original Matchbox!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience as always at Matchbox!

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Benjamin
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Food was overpriced, over salted and cold. Crab bisque came out luke warm. Medium rare steak was tan all the way through. Salad came out after the entree, it was also warm. Would not recommend.

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vipPapaZ
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Over priced dessert! $17 for this! Meals were on point but this dessert for takeout ruined the experience!

What are they thinking?

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vipDiningindmv
Washington DC
166 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Service was very slow. Dirty dishes at the bar and at tables were never cleared while we were dining. Pizza arrived lukewarm, but didn't want to send back because of the wait.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Worst service I ever rcvd in dc in over 10 years at Sunday brunch. Server took or order, someone else delivered the food. Server never once came back to table to ask how we were doong. After waiting once we were finished, had to finally call him over for the check. Shrimp app was great. Chicken was dry, waffles ok, sausage gravy was so small in a condiment ramekin that it was a joke, eggs were tasty and partner loves the breakfast potatoes. Crab cakes were good, but fishy. I wouldn’t go back to this location.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience5

Great food, but I think the bartender and the manager were the only ones working the front of the house. The Bartender and the Manager worked their buts off and we're very nice but overwhelmed.

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vipspatzdo
Washington DC
139 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food and service but compared to years past the menu was quite limited.

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KEM63
Baltimore
34 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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Lingdc
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Matchbox has good food, good service and good value. I love the tuna poke bowl as well as the burgers, crispy chicken and several other things. Also very good Arnold Palmers!

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Jb101
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great meal with great service. The ambiance was good but the light level was way too low.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Just ok. Food good but service was slow and spotty

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ConnorP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good, really enjoyed, would definitely come back

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vipKashonnaH
Baltimore
27 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service. Parking not so easy, (but that's DC).

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch

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EvaMarie
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent and the service is even better. If you're unsure of what to order, you can't go wrong with a pizza.

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vipMariaN
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and satisfying burger and fries.

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teachnengr
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Pizza and Sandwiches, it was not busy, but that may be because of Covid restrictions.

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ErinC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice meal. I would recommend to a friend.

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vipDrCAT
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff is always so friendly and helpful at Matchbox and our young server was no exception. They seemed a bit understaffed so she was very busy! The only downsides were that I chose the table near the door, forgetting that last night I chose that spot, it was summertime and this time, it was pretty cold out so it was freezing whenever people went in and out, but that was my fault! The place was lively, so was pretty loud at the tables by the bar area - and it was St. Patrick's Day after all. But that's good - at least things are opening up again in DC and we were safe with the tables very far apart and ventilation is great!

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vipDianne
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was my first time to eat at Matchbox and it was great! My friend and I had a wonderful experience. The weather was really good so we chose the outdoor seating. The food tastes really great and we enjoyed people watching at the patio too. The level of noise is just right. The only thing that I can complain of is that because we are outside, maybe the waiter cannot see us right away and it takes some time for us to get attended to and we have to wait for someone to go out first. But over all, we loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was great, limited brunch menu though! Crab soup wasn't all that!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good time with friends

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vipDrCAT
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Matchbox servers and staff were EXCELLENT - our server (female) was great, very attentive and checked on us numerous times. The only issues I had (but did not complain about) were that the music was really loud (the place was empty, but conversation was difficult due to having to yell over the music), and the air conditioning was cold - but I can understand that since we were inside (due to the rainstorm) - and adequate ventilation is essential with the pandemic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Took myself out to brunch on election day. Peaceful, good food and drinks.

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vipDanielleS
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience3

The menu seemed limited and they didn’t have a stocked bar. Kind of disappointed.

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vipScotty40
San Antonio
52 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food in a convenient location. Love the 3-6-9 burgers! I will be back for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Our overall experience was great. Our waitress Damiana was wonderful and took very good care of us. Our food was ok, but not great. The fries that came with the steak frites were a little undercooked and my friend’s brussels and quinoa bowl had very little brussels and quinoa and way too much onion. However, our cocktails and dessert were great!

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vipShorty24
Miami
29 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

The food was wonderful. The service was okay. Could have been a bit better. But all in all a good experience

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love trying a new cuisine

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vipDrCAT
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

I was surprised by how poor the service was this time as they’re usually great. Maybe it was an off night?

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food4service2ambience3

Lunch. Obviously not fully staffed. Took a while to get our food but it was hot and fresh

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

The restaurant was severely understaffed. We were never served. We didn’t even get drinks after 50 minutes, decided to patronize another establishment.

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vipAKsNYC
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good food! The waiter messed up my order and brought the wrong items, but once it was corrected it was a good meal. Good service, nice outdoor seating. Worth it for good food at a good price with hearty portions.

FAQs

Matchbox - Penn Quarter does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Matchbox - Penn Quarter is rated 4.2 stars by 193 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.