Matchbox - Silver Spring

4.2
234 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 234 people are saying
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4.0
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4.0
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The service is continuously getting worst every time I visit the SS location. The food quality is ok.

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AyomideA
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed being at matchbox and the service we received was great great !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Celebrating a friend’s birthday. I really enjoyed the Roadhouse burger.

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chessboy
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The service was erratic but not because of our waitress. The orders were put in in a timely manner but one of the three entrees did not make it to the table. The manager was exceedingly apologetic and comped the one entree even though it did arrive 8-10 minutes after the others.
We had the prix-fixe three course meal. The appetizers: ginormous meatball, calamari, and a pear apple salad were all on point. The surf and turf entrees were particularly good, and the desserts: cheesecake, chocolate brownie, and a peanut butter pie were all tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server Joseph was absolutely amazing all around with food and drink recommendations and his family friendly vibe. A great experience

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SusanP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for a birthday dinner for my husband, just he and I. Our waiter was Keith and he was awesome! We will DEFINITELY come back!

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vipkia4u
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Disappointing..

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greenbean
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good food and friendly staff. Service was a little slow.

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FloydF
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best service I had in a very long time.

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EkaU
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Prices are definitely not what they used to be... but overall food still consistent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience3

Service on this particular day was very slow. Waited often for drinks as well as common questions and the checkout bill.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was mediocre! Service was slow. I was expecting something different. Maybe Covid put a damper on food/ services. Not sure if I’d visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It good the food was delicious and the service was fast

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

The menu has significantly changed. Not as many options

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Jacquelyn
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This Matchbox now serves some offerings from Milk & Honey and I was delighted to give it a try. The blackened salmon and grits was perfectly prepared and seasoned!

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vipBarr94
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joe our server was great

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BizzleT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Love this place but the service is so SO slow. The food and drinks are always good but I have to figure in additional time for the slow service. Not a place you want to go for a quick in and out bite, but if you have some time on your hands it’s perfect.

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StephanieM
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice location. Food was good and fresh. Service was excellent.

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BarbH
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Food was fine, although a bit pricey. We had Nashville hot chicken sandwiches, small pizza, and dessert. We sat outside which was pleasant.
Service was poor - the server was pleasant and friendly but the wait for drinks, once ordered, was long and we had to remind her that we were waiting for the second drink. Dirty dishes and empty glasses were not cleared until we asked it they could be removed (two different times); the server and food runner walked by several times without glancing over to see the stack of dishes at the corner of our table.

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vipBertha
Richmond
44 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I ordered the pear salad and asked for blackened salmon. The salad was good? But the salmon was not blackened, just tasted average, nothing special. My daughter order the burrito w/a side of Parmesan French fries, they were " just" French fried sprinkled w/ Parmesan cheese. The manager came out and told us the Parmesan fries, we may be use to, they do not do. No revelation...

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MarvinT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

After the meal, I ordered the pretzel with sauce. The sauce did not appear as good as I've remembered it and the pretzel appeared stale. The balance of the meal was good.

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vipTXNDC
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Really great service. Everyone was friendly and seemed to enjoy being there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
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
15 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as usual!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was good and the wait wasn’t excessive for not having reservations on a Friday night. Look forward to going back to try brunch.

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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
10 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
8 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.

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 4.2 stars by 234 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.