Matchbox - Sawgrass Mills

4.2
685 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Bubbling, thin crust pizzas, mini burgers, crisp salads, and craft cocktails...four great reasons to visit matchbox today. We’re the 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.

Sawgrass Mills is a shopper’s paradise, and our dining oasis offers plenty of space for intimate dinners, large parties and get-togethers on two expansive levels. Each level has tree-lined patios, unrivaled people-watching, a full menu, plus fire pits for cozy South Florida nights.

Inside, a private 8-seat chef’s table overlooks all the action in the kitchen, and every seat in the house is treated to dramatic views of the bar and exhibition kitchen.
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KerryG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food5service3ambience2

I was so disappointed. I had made reservations since it was Mother's Day. When we arrived all I saw were dirty tables. The hostess said we couldn't sit inside. I had reserved inside, but she said "No". She sat us at a dirty table and my son went to the manager and asked for a clean table inside.
He complied and gave us a table. Our waiter seemed very rushed, although he was very nice. He had 4 tables in his section and 6 dirty tables. He was serving and cleaning, we had to wait for refills, wait for the food and I felt bad for him. The other 4 tables of patrons looked very unhappy and were complaining.
I felt bad for the restaurant that they were clearly understaffed, but instead of having the manager and two people at the hostess stand, they should have been helping.
The food was absolutely delicious and would love to go back, but not if I have to deal with that.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience3

My mom, brother and I came here for Mother’s Day. It’s listed as a black owned restaurant, but there’s no such ‘black owned’ vibe to be found here. It was very commercialized, they played house music, and it was all just, so basic. On top of that, some family’s kids were running around everywhere and no one seemed to care. The wait time was ridiculously long (nearly an hour for our food to come out), and the restaurant was nowhere near packed. No ‘wait food’ like bread or anything to satiate our hunger, and the food was way overpriced. Food was ok, just slightly better than Cheesecake Factory though. It’s safe to say none of us are ever coming back here again.

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vipScp3963
Denver
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Sad to say, but the service here was horrible - and the restaurant was less than half full (on Mother's Day). Hard to say exactly why, but I suspect they had a lot of new people and management was really struggling to train them. Nevertheless, for the price one pays for drinks and dinner here, there is little excuse for poor service.

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vipHarveyM
Miami
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Put up outside upstairs, where it was windy and we got soaked by rain.. multiple tables downstairs outside were open
Obviously understaffed.. on Mother’s Day..
unacceptable... last time at this restaurant

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AlisonG
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great brunch choices along with “mom mosa’s”. Was there for Mother’s Day. Red rose was a nice touch.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, went for Mother’s Day brunch and management handed out a rose to all the mothers. Cool atmosphere, great food, will definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good food in a beautiful atmosphere. Sit outside if you can. The open air feel is refreshing and quite lovely. Only downside is that for brunch, their offerings are limited. Not a lot of options nor sides. Several items on the food and drink menu were not available on day we went. Overall wonderful restaurant, ambience and staff! Will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service! Food was good, drinks a little weak but salmon was very small portion for $27!

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vipCindy
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks, great food, great service!

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vipDonnieC
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gustavo is the best!!

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DeniseV
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends birthday

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pamp
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Service was very slow. No refills. Had to ask for everything. Waited 15 min after reservation. Felt like we were put in a corner and forgotten about.

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vipShmuzy
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

George was a great waiter. Food is “nothing special”, but was a great central meeting place fir a small get together.
Expensive wine menu

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vipElizabethH
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Very slow service. No explanation of menu when we asked.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and great service

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KittyL
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed pizza and a cocktail. Staff was inviting and friendly.

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RobynK
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Such incredible service from the whole Matchbox team!
The fire pit was a little warm as we were seated near it in the airy, covered patio. Our server promptly allayed our concern and said he’d turn it off if we became too warm, as he “didn’t want his customers to be uncomfortable”. Wow! Our food was served promptly and everyone enjoyed it. I had the miso salmon with asparagus which was delicious but the veggies were not hot and the sauce had an oddly grayish tone despite tasting good.

Another gentleman who was opening the screens near our table quickly complied with our request to turn down the music.

The sound improved within minutes and we were pleasantly surprised again at the top notch customer service.

It was a great dinner with exceptional service!

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DanielleY
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've walked by the restaurant many times on my ways to the shops. Today, we wanted to have an Easter Meal with the family before shopping. The meal was beyond my expectations. Everything was freshly prepared and had superb taste. I definitely frequent this restaurant in the future.

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GreatExperience
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! I went in with my daughter after the Disney on Ice show and our server (Scott I think) was super nice. Our food tasted absolutely amazing. We had the minestrone soup and spinach dip to start and then the chimichurri steak and frites and kids pizza for dinner which was all excellent and then shared the doughnuts. We’ll definitely be returning soon.

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Juju
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a nice casual place, wish brunch menu had more options, bottomlesss mimosa were great! Pizza was nice thin crispy flavor filled. Service was excellent.

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Shay305
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a reservation at this place for 6:45 arrived on time and was told by the hostess to wait a couple mins until they clean a table for us... mind you this place had many opened tables. We sat on the inside waiting area and several minutes and several patrons came in and were sat (some of whom DID NOT have reservations because I heard them tell the hostess that. We actually had to walk back up to a new host after waiting for about 20 mins total and asked if our reservation was still being honored. I mentioned that I notice people were sat before us, the hostess apologized (didn’t seem genuine) and I just had to walk out! Will never visit again. Unacceptable!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very nice! It was not too crowded and health considerations were respected! Also, food and service were excellent!!

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VeronicaE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was CLOSED. I went to the place and found it out

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vipFrancineB
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was excellent! I dined with my family, and we each enjoyed our meal. The special for the day was the Cajun Ribeye with roasted potatoes and it was exceptionally delicious and cooked perfectly. I recommend that it remains on the menu as a permanent meal selection. We also enjoyed eating the ribs and the half chicken with the couscous. We will definitely return to this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delish and wonderful service. 💙

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience5

Ahi tacos were not as good quality tuna as before and swimming in sirracha Mayo.

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CarolH
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Two of us ordered a signature cocktail and it was so weak I honestly didn’t believe alcohol was included! My crispy chicken was really good, but the skirt steak was too chewy and too over seasoned. All you could taste was the cumin. Our waiter was great. Sitting outside was fun and nice.

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vipmegt
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very helpful staff. The food was very good. The waiter was very helpful and described the food perfectly. Couldn't ask for better.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall a good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!! Light on top of table is wayyyy to bright!

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vipzifor
Atlanta
55 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Service was superb and waiter was engaged with his guests.

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JoleneS
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Waiter was the bartender! Didn’t get good service. I ordered the chicken...initially it came out horrible! Chicken was dry, no sauce,substance...nothing! Waiter fixed issue and bought out a much better plate. Extremely disappointed with experience!

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vipSara
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Every time we go service is so slow

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PedroH
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Nice restaurant but limited menu options. Good ambiance, excellent service

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vip123456789
New England
19 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was ok, nothing great. It was ok, nothing great.

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vipDanasia
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Emily wasn’t a good server. Sat and waited for about 10 minutes before anyone came and spoke to me I had to have another server get my actual server. She barley came by when my food came out to see if I needed anything else. Bad service

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vipMJM1
Miami
66 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Danny was a great server and James the manager was attentive unfortunately the kitchen messed up both orders and the wait for the food to arrive was unacceptable. We were first told that our pizza burned and had to be remade then our salad arrived with the chicken undercooked. The manager made up for the kitchen's error and the server was very apologetic (Clearly not his fault) however it is unfortunate that for the last few times we dined here, the kitchen has had problems.

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Courtney
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fast service, good food, nice ambiance, parking may be difficult due to being in a busy shopping area

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vipAshley
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Prices have increased substantially. The food is good but a lot of my favorites (Fig and Prosciutto Pizza!!) are gone. The kale and brussels salad was just 'ok'. My Husband's chicken sandwich came out so insanely burnt he couldn't even cut through it. The server and GM were wonderful and made him a new one and it was delicious and also gave him a free drink to compensate. We sat outside near the firepit and heaters as it was actually really chilly. Great atmosphere.

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PeggyW
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice social distanced tables all staff with masks

FAQs

Matchbox - Sawgrass Mills does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Matchbox - Sawgrass Mills is rated 4.2 stars by 685 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.