Matchbox - Silver Spring

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166 reviews
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$30 and under
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Pizzeria

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Casual
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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JoyJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 March 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
1 review
Dined on 1 March 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 1 March 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
3 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipMonicaA
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 22 February 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
4 reviews
Dined on 21 February 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 17 February 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
48 reviews
Dined on 17 February 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 19 February 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
1 review
Dined on 16 February 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 19 February 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
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

All good except the waiter was very slow.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Decent experience

Matchbox - Silver Spring
Responded on 18 February 2020

I'm so sorry to hear your experience with us wasn't better on your last visit! The additional details you passed along privately are especially helpful for us so we can follow up further! I'll shoot you my contact information on a PM, and would love to get you a round of drinks or some apps during your next visit so we can make up for falling short when you last stopped in. Thank you, Noah Loudenback Matchbox Restaurants

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vipDrgliv
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Amazing Brunch. Fantastic food and drinks! Great service.

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Barbarad
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The brunch menu has limited breakfast items. Most are savory. If you want pizza or burgers for breakfast/brunch you are fine. I decided that small plates breakfast will not be a go-to choice for me for breakfast/brunch. Their OJ is fountain not premier, and they were out of hot chocolate (in early February). None of the dishes wowed me (chicken with waffles - so so; blueberry french toast - OK; no extra syrup offered or provided; coffee cost as much as a cocktail (???). Service was excellent and we were greeted by the hostess and manager. The brunch is $28 which is not on the menu - server tells you. Mimosas, and coffee are $3 extra each.

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vipMichaelP
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I still like Matchbox and glad it is in Silver Spring but am getting tired of being seated next to the second door on the far side of the restaurant. Cool air comes in every time it opens and it's annoying if you are sitting near there. There really is no need for it. It should be an emergency exit and that's it. I still enjoy Matchbox, but I will re-think my dining choices if I am forced to sit there more.

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
6 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Brunch was good, not great. A bit overpriced unless you decide to gorge yourself. But, the food was good and it's a great location.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Customer service was outstanding & exceptional!!!

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Gail
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great salads

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Date night

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IrisB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy my visit to the Silver Spring location. Service, food, and atmosphere is great!

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vipMorehouseMan
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Server was excellent!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The order was wrong and it took quite a while to fix while my colleagues food which arrived on time, got cold.

Matchbox - Silver Spring
Responded on 30 January 2020

I am so sorry to hear about the poor experience. I am also very sorry that we could not do more to ensure a more pleasurable meal for both you and your colleague. Please let me know if I can invite you back for a future visit. I know we can deliver an excellent experience here at Matchbox in Silver Spring. I will PM if you'd like for me to personally handle your next reservation.

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MacbrideA
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service was top notch. It was a very welcoming atmosphere and the Chicken Kale Soup is a definite must have. It was a fun experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

bethesda restaurant week

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KenF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

our waiter started off fine, but then forgot about us and seemed nearly hostile after taking our initial order

Matchbox - Silver Spring
Responded on 24 January 2020

Ken, Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback. It is truly invaluable. I apologize for the lackluster service and poor attitude of our waitstaff, I can assure you it will be addressed. I hope this does not deter a future visit and I will gladly, personally take your next reservation to hopefully ensure a great experience.

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vipsara
Baltimore
34 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food! Very nice staff! Ribeye was delicious. Kid friendly. Nice gluten sensitive options.

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vipLindsayC
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This location is not as nice as other locations. The food quality is not up to par and the service was lacking too. I was disappointed. I prefer other locations that will be my preference in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Day celeb with daughter

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FredG
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome brunch. Great service.

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Wayne
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a New Year's eve post movie dinner at the Silver Spring Matchbox. The waiter was very helpful, going out of his way to get some ice for my wife who had fallen and bruised her knee on the way to the restaurant. We had a couple of glasses of wine, the pear and apple salad with chicken and a lemon cake for dessert, which was just the right amount for a late meal. All of it was very good.

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vipRebecca
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

This is my third trip to Silver Spring Matchbox and by far the worst. The first time, was great food and good service. Second time was the worst service I have ever had...they forgot 50% of the food, manager forgot to take it off the bill after 3 requests and still had the bill wrong and my card was double charged....so how could it get worse?
Well I made reservations for 8PM for a New Years Eve date for myself and my boyfriend because we LOVE matchbox pizza...we arrived, was sat immediately by the hostess and them completely ignored by the entire staff for the next 20 minutes. No water, no one came over to check on us...nothing. And NO it was not busy. There were under 8 tables filled in the whole place at 8PM.
There were like 10 servers wandering around the half empty dining room. There were 4 ladies hanging out at the server station. Not a SINGLE person bothered to even look our way. No one said..."oh have you been helped yet? let me get your server. Nope! There was a table to the left of us and a table to the right of us, both being served...and both servers ignored our empty table and avoided eye contact. There is NO TEAM at Matchbox, just some people with temporary jobs apparently. Any other restaurant would have been a better choice, what a WASTE of a New Years Eve. After we passed the 20 minute mark of being ignored we left.

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DanE
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very nice atmosphere for lunch. Sat at the bar and it was quiet (maybe because it was New Year's Eve day and people were preparing for NYE). Was able to watch the Caps game and enjoy a pizza (meat lovers, which was excellent). The bartender took our order quickly and was quick with drink refills when asked. I like that they have sections of the newspaper at each seat at the bar for diners that are alone and want to read during their lunch. Will definitely go back.

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PennyH
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was great and the service was excellent. Ambiance as value were both great. I will be back

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vipErinK
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

We had five people, four ordered the endless brunch, one ordered a salad from the menu. The server told us that they were “known” for their pizzas, but that their salads were “the best”. The restaurant was not at all crowded, but the service was lackluster. The brunch plates were very slow to come out, and several of our items never arrived. We had to track down our server several times for coffee refills and plate selections. The brunch food was tasty, but overall the experience was disappointing.

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PiaW
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Easy, private place for a quick business lunch particularly if you get a booth.

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MariannS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Met a friend for lunch and had a great time. The service and food were both very good. We didn’t have to yell to be heard and we weren’t rushed out, so we had time to catch up. This is a great addition to downtown Silver Spring’s dining options.

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AliR
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious! They were out of sweet potato fries but I wasn't notified when I ordered my meal and brought out regular fries. For the inconvenience they allowed me to get a side salad as well free of charge. Waiter was friendly and the environment was great! Cocktails were great!

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VickieP
New York Area
4 reviews