Matchbox - Silver Spring

4
196 Reviews
$30 and under
Pizzeria
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.

Reservations are currently limited, although we will honor reservations for dine-in service. Our patio seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 196 people are saying
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3.9
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ChrisB
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sarah was the best server and she made our experience wonderful. She made sure to ask allergies and check on the table enough.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

I would won’t waste my time or money coming back here. Nothing about this dining experience was impressive. The manager and server made a point to make us feel like we were bothering them. The servers humor was inappropriate. I won’t spend my money here again

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vipPaul
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Blackened chicken salad with mango dressing was good except they dumped a half bottle of dressing on it. Needs a lighter hand in the kitchen.

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vipNeilFiona
Miami
50 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

We have been to this restaurant in the past and the menu has recently changed and not for the better. It used to be a fun place to go to but now it is really not worth the drive. We understand that restaurants constantly change their menus but the current one is not well thought out. It will be a while if ever before we go back.

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Derek
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My wife’s birthday

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AjCampbell
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience1

It was a huge disaster choosing this place for Mother's day. I ordered off the regular menu and the order took forever and was wrong. I had to snd it back. We sat there for 40 minutes or more before I just gave up. My kid's food was ice cold and just sugary gross junk food.

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viprmv25
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

neighborhood steady standby. Glad to see the Milk & Honey pop-up

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DeeJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Wasn’t crowded but very slow service. I mentioned more than 3 times it was my daughter’s birthday and the server never really acknowledged. Didn’t ask if we wanted dessert. Didn’t bring a special dessert. That was disappointing. Food was amazing as usual. Service was blah.

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CandaceM
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

I’ve been there before and had a great lunch which is why I chose to return . But I must say I was disappointed. The food was so mediocre. I ordered the chicken sandwich. One bite in and I was looking for the salt or some kind of seasoning to make it taste like something. Very bland even with the egg salad topping.

Matchbox can do better than that.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Asked for outside seating and hostess did not acknowledge the request was made. Waiter wasn’t very friendly. I’ve been to better locations.

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Helhigh
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We ate outside as requested. It was for a birthday lunch. Food was good, but omelet was surprisingly tiny, and the salad was just barely dressed lettuce leaves. Not much for $18. Service was polite but a little rushed - perhaps due to the trainee. Nothing made of the birthday, but request for extra plate was accommodated quickly. No water refills. Overall good but not great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

No vegan friendly options. Cocktails were good. Service was excellent.

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vipMomOf2
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The food was Matchbox quality. However, this was the worst restaurant service I have had since the pandemic. The wait staff was more engaged in their conversations behind the bar while restocking glasses than they were in tending to the patrons. No one came to ask how the food was or if drinks needed to be refilled. It was like our patronage was not needed and more of an annoyance. We asked for a box and it took at least five minutes. We went to the bar to pay for the check instead of waiting so we could meet their 90 minute table limit. It’s a shame, We won’t be returning.

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IrisB
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy my visit at this Match Box, I even invite family and friends because of the great quality and service we received!

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AyokaJ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great service and food. We are outdoors so sound and ambiance was just okay based on the location. I will definitely be back and may eat indoors as the protocols seemed appropriate.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food came out fast and was tasty. No complaints

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience5

The waiter was very sarcastic , he forgot to put in the order for my spinach dip although it was the first item i ordered. It arrived after the entries. We got charged full price for a veggie pasta even though there was no chicken added . The was no team service at all . We asked another waiter for water and he acted like we were bothering him . With very few servers, it important for everyone to contribute equally. Loved the food . Manager was pleasant . Servers not so much

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance. Great covid measures

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience5

The waiter was rude and management doesn’t know what he is talking about.

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Jae1
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I really like this place, it is close, good food, however the service was not good. I felt like a burden and not a customer. Gave a tip even though it was not earned.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Overall good experience

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EvoyaM
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

the Match Box is our favorite place to eat. We missed being there and we seriously missed the brunch

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Char
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

They advertised, both on their website and also inside the restaurant on a sliding screen on the TV, that they had bottomless brunch. We get there and they claim they don't. They also do not have bottomless mimosas. But they have mimosas by the bottle for $20. I ask for that, they say they ran out of prosecco but can substitute with another wine.
Our server told us he would get us a $20 bottle and charged us for an $88 bottle of wine. Did not know the cost until after I had already been charged. The restaurant refuses to call me back and never answers their phone.

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Nesay
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, decent portions and nice ambiance. Great social distancing and the staff were friendly and helpful.

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vipBarbaraB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my out of town visitors to Matchbox because we wanted to celebrate my brother's birthday at a restaurant that had outdoor tables. Because of their outdoor first come, first serve policy, when we arrived all the outdoor tables were occupied. Although I was skeptical about sitting inside a restaurant, Matchbox indoor social distancing policy was excellent. We were at least 25 feet(!) from the nearest diners so felt completely safe. The food portions were large and the taste was amazing. 4 of the 5 of us took home doggie bags but by midnight we had consumed all our leftovers, and it was still amazing. We will definitely dine there again.

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RebeccaD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service and social distancing procedures in place. We enjoyed our visit!

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Jani
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We made reservations for outside seating and were seated promptly outside at a table six feet from the other tables. We planned on having the unlimited small plate brunch but were told due to the current situation they were not offering that. We ordered from the menu which had a little something for everyone. The portions were large, presented nicely and were tasty. Our waiter Joshua was outstanding, from his knowledge of the importance of distancing to his service. We felt very comfortable dining here! This was our second dining out experience since mid March. Definitely recommend this restaurant. The coffee was good and the lemon pound cake French toast was worth the calories. We will return!

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Iman
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Mediocre. Poke bowl was just plain rice with not fresh fish (rice was not sticky rice, and definitely not even close to being authentic). Got charged an alcohol tax even though we didn’t order alcohol.

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VetMan
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Getting back out was a welcome return for my friend and I. And with outside dining as an option on the OpenTable app at my favorite pizza place made my visit very well worth the trip around the beltway.

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Robert
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Had to wait to be seated even though I had a reservation. Took like 10mins for our server to greet us after we were seated. Why no soups on the menu??? I love the Matchbox in Rockville and never had issues like I did at the Silver Spring location so I’ll probably just go back to Rockville in the future. Disappointing to have this type of experience on Father’s Day.

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JoyJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch box is a great option for late breakfast or lunch on weekends. Lots of good, small plate options at a pretty decent price. There are vegetarian options, but not vegan friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It was ok, things took forever and they kept taking my silverware so when food came out I had to wait and it wasn’t hot when I could eat it.

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Nahlla64
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed brunch at Matchbox. The food was good and the choices were interesting. Our server was great. She never appeared tired, agitated or unwilling to fulfill our many requests. Without a doubt, a return visit is in order.

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MonikaD
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for the Brunch Box. The food was outstanding and the service was great.

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MonicaA
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The brunch here is great and you can definitely has as little or as much as you want with the small plates.

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JulieR
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Besides the attitude of the hostess, everyone else in the restaurant was amazing and the food is always delicious.

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MELISGPHD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Unlimited brunch was well worth the value. Great food and service. Will definitely return again soon.

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vipFrancisco
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was decent, and you can get as much as you want with the Brunchbox. I just thought that a few of the dishes could have been prepared better (the biscuits were a little hard for the biscuits the cheese wasn't melted on the mini burrito; the crust on the fried chicken wasn't my favorite and a little oily especially when added to the grits or waffle with honey butter). The pizzas are always a good option too, but I would like to see a bit more variety in the brunch menu.

Matchbox - Silver Spring
Responded on February 19, 2020

Hi Francisco, I'm sorry we didn't deliver better on the food quality during your recent visit, but your feedback is a huge help to us so we can trouble-shoot and make things better going forward! I hope you'll give us the chance to make a better impression on a future visit. I'll send you my contact info momentarily so we can connect further and I can make sure to take great care of you next time! Sincerely, Noah Loudenback Matchbox Restaurants

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vipTomG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Sunday brunch service was very slow and unresponsive. Servers seemed overworked and kitchen staff couldn't keep up with the orders.

Matchbox - Silver Spring
Responded on February 19, 2020

Hi Tom, I'm sorry to hear you had such a poor experience with us on your last visit! Your feedback is especially valuable to us in order to help us make things better going forward, would you be up for connecting with me so I can get a few more details of what happened? I'd also like to make sure and do something to make up for things on a future visit, if you'll give us the chance! I'll shoot you my contact details in a PM momentarily. Sincerely, Noah Loudenback Matchbox Restaurants

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GisellO
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time and the waiter Cameron was exceptional, good food, we wait short time period between each order.

FAQs

Matchbox - Silver Spring does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Matchbox - Silver Spring also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (240) 247-8969.

Matchbox - Silver Spring is rated 4 stars by 196 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.