Matchbox - Silver Spring

4.3
211 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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 211 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience3

This place is the worst in the chain. Unapologetically awful service that gets worse every time we go. This time was our last.

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KeithL
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The French Fries were cold and it took away from the overall meal. I had to ask for an itemized bill of my purchase as well.

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vipWanda
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday dinner!

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bobnawb
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Always a fun place to go when we want to talk with good friends. Food ranges from okay to good. Great staff.

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DianeH
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as usual!!

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HenriC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Server was personable and attentive.

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Same
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and waitress! Definitely will be back!

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MarthaY
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent staff and Everything was good.
I would love to see gluten free bread for breakfast and plant based milk as alternatives for people who have food sensitivities .
Thank you

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Clare
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Every other Matchbox location has always been excellent. The Silver Spring location was such a disappointment. The wine was warm, cocktails were undrinkable, and our server was incredibly slow and very frosty.

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Jules
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a solid brunch spot to go to! They have good food, nice ambiance and it’s spacious!

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TiffanyS
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Food was good but disappointed because bottomless brunch was not served as advertised

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Super cute, nice ambiance, outdoor seating is covered.

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Guest
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food was really good! the salted carmel waffle was to die for

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Anitabrie
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve always loved Matchbox as a central place to meet friends from Maryland or Virginia. The food is terrific, and lately I’m really enjoying the patio!

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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
2 reviews
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
14 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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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the service was excellent. I’ve gone back at least twice since this time and order their takeout when I want to stay in.

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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
11 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
15 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.

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 4.3 stars by 211 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.