Matchbox - Silver Spring

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$30 and under
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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.

Try brunchbox, our new unlimited brunch with small plates and drinks. Think: an endless selection of dishes like our avocado toast, breakfast nachos, chicken + grits and, of course, any of our small pizzas
For parties of eight or more, please contact the restaurant directly for availability.
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KN
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good food and service at reasonable prices, my kind of go-to place!

AB
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. One of my favorite places to eat.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wish I could say more nice things about our incredible server, Yahya, tonight! She was extremely personable and friendly and fully catered to every detail of our girls night out. She even was able to help accommodate my allergies and make sure that we were all able to enjoy our meals. Can’t wait to come back soon!

A
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went here for a quick dinner on a Monday night. Very quiet, estimate the place was less than half full, so conversation easy. Service was pretty fast, waiter helpful in explaining the specials. Two of us shared the Margherita pizza, which was above average but could have used more basil. Another patron happened by our table and told us if we had sat at the bar, could have paid half price. I don't know if you can sit at the bar on an Open Table reservation, but worth considering.

BC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food2service3ambience3

Saturday nite and crowded. It took a minute for the food to arrive. I personally did not enjoy my meal, little over cooked. I'm a fan of Matchbox and think this was just a busy nite.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Our waiter - Daniel - was great. And in DC, good service is hard to come by.

TM
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great staff, great location! Can’t think how they could improve. So glad they moved in to the neighborhood

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It was a good experience

JL
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I love Matchbox but have continued to have poor experiences at the Silver Spring location. I typically go back for the food and hope that the service will be better, but last night not even the food was good. We got ribs and the half chicken. Typically my boyfriend loves the ribs, but last night he thought they were less flavorful and poor quality. The half chicken was unseasoned and the mashed potatoes were bland and over whipped. I don’t see going back to this location again, which sucks because it’s across from the movie theater we frequent.

F
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Tonic water versus club soda??? Ordered tonic water twice got club soda. Let it go!!

Appetizers were a long wait. Kitchen tanked!! It was the end of HH so folks were perhaps pushing in last minute orders. Got it. However they did not wait for us to finish before they bring out and put down the entrees. Table was crowded.

Server was lovely attentive and always apologized.

JO
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Yes, but, I found the music too loud and the server kept interrupting our conversation which was annoying. He checked on us way too many times!

AB
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food for brunch was great—lots of tapas type choices, and server was lovely!

L
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Daniel provided excellent service, engaging with kids. He gave them dough to play with and then baked it. Food was great. Fries were plentiful. I asked for light on salt and food was perfect. My only complaint is that temperature was warm inside — more A/C!

M
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Went for my husband’s birthday. The service was abysmal (which hints very strongly at poor management), our food wasn’t fired on time between courses, sliders were dry, my food order was wrong and was so garlicky I couldn’t finish it and found myself only eating it to be polite, we had to ask for napkins and silverware 5 minutes into having receiving our appetizers when tables around us were pre-set with them, my husband’s second drink order took 15 minutes for a glass of wine, and when it finally arrived it was the wrong wine. Needless to say we didn’t bother trying to correct the mistake fearing it would take another 15 to receive the correct order. AND no mention from staff about my husband’s birthday at all. We will not be returning. What a waste of a restaurant taking up a great real estate spot in Silver Spring. We couldn’t wait to pay our tab and get out of there.

MT
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Marta,was EXCELLENT! She was very attentive to our needs. Excellent customer service. We will be back.

L
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Kyle was a great server. Food was good though a little salty. My only gripe is that we had a reservation and still had to wait 20 minutes.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place- especially for brunch...and Isiah is everything! He takes care of us even when we’re not assigned to him. Will be back.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Really enjoyed our dinner here. We came for a small family party. Drinks were great. Food came out pretty quickly. Good variety on the menu. Pizza was awesome

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our experience, the great service and ambiance. The food was awesome and the unlimited brunch was great value for the money! Only $28 and the mimosa was also tasty. I’ll definitely do this brunch again, and try new dishes!

I
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall a great experience!

AE
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They have an unlimited brunch option, which is fantastic - if you do this, there are three breakfast cocktails that are $3/each. I wish they also did unlimited bloodys/mimosas. Lots of good options on the brunch menu.

JS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The food was good, but the service was nonexistent. We got there right when it opened, with only a few customers there, and waited 15 minutes to see a waiter and 25 minutes to get drinks. I never received one of the food items I ordered, asked the waiter again 15 or so minutes after receiving my other selections, and still didn’t receive it. Only after asking the manager when he came to check on our table, did I finally receive the item I had ordered initially, probably 45 minutes after ordering. We had to ask twice for an item my wife had ordered too. The brunch was overpriced given that it was difficult to actually get the items we ordered. It would be nice to have more food selections for the brunch as well. Literally half the menu is taken up with expensive specialty drinks, so it looks like a large menu but really is not. Beware that the pizzas on the brunch menu are huge (albeit delicious), so you’ll be hard pressed to eat more than a couple other selections along with a pizza, so it’s hard to get your $28 worth if you order a pizza. I’d rather have the pizza be smaller to allow trying more items and making it a better value.

AJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time out, good clean and tasty food, attentive service.

N
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The spinach artichoke appetizer was not distinctive at all. I would take it off the menu. It was just fine, not exceptional, and the portion of dip wasn’t enough for all the chips — wasn’t enough period for the price

The scallops dish had great flavor but the scallops were too small for the $30+ price tag, and they were a bit over cooked. $24 price point would be better IMO

Meatball pizza and kids meals were great, and loved getting dough for the kids to play with. Waiter was great.

LP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday bunch is worth the money

B
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We needed a pallet jack to get us out of there. The food was delicious.

MD
Washington DC
65 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We enjoyed happy hour drinks, appetizers and prices; our wait staff Carla was fantastic. Quick, efficient and pleasant service.

DR
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My waiter was awesome! We received a free appetizer for being time customers. Thanks for the fried risotto balls.

AB
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Matchbox's food is always delish!! The half chicken dish is my favorite. Tuna Tare tare yummy!!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Food (sliders, calamari, pizza) arrived cold. Didn’t eat most of it.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

it was an amazing experience, my first time at this location for Matchbox. Silver Spring easily became my favorite location with shops close by and adequate parking.

Our waiter, Demetrius was very attentive to the party of 5 who all had a million questions.

TB
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Crispy Chicken Sandwich with Devil Egg and Shredded Cabbage was Outstanding. Lemon Cake dessert was a pleasant treat.

C
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience3

There was a mouse running around!!! Totally unacceptable. Children were sitting on the floor and a mouse was running around

JG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience2

I've eaten at various matchbox locations multiple times and normally enjoy the pizza but the pizza on Saturday night was not good. I had the spicy meatball pizza which I normally love. The meatballs had no flavor or spice and were rubbery - didn't even seem like meat - and even when I removed the meatballs from the pizza the rest of the pizza just did not taste good. It was very disappointing.

D
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service, and good ambiance. Can't beat their brunch.

OT
Washington DC
68 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

On a Saturday afternoon, we could choose between a lunch or a brunch menu, unusual but delightful! Food was great, service attentive, and we will be back!

K
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was great. No issues. The food was delicious and served hot. Great service. Friendly staff.

S
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Matchbox and the Silver Spring location is no exception

LS
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The food was very disappointing, not what I was expecting because I've been to the Matchbox on Rockville Pike. I had a glass of the mixed grape Happy Hour red wine special, which was too sweet. Ordered fig/prosciutto/blue cheese pizza, which was so salty it was almost inedible. Surprising, because pizza is the Matchbox 'specialty' -- oven baked, etc.-- but it was simply blah, cooked too-salty dough. I would not return.

IM
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience5

This is my second time to eat at this location. The food was great, the service was terrible this time. Slow service, didn’t get my order correct, it took over 20 minutes to receive my incorrect order.