Matchbox - Silver Spring

4.3
178 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 178 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.1
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4.2
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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 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
13 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
2 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
20 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
1 review
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
3 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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vipMonicaA
Washington DC
5 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
48 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
1 review
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
3 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.

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

All good except the waiter was very slow.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Decent experience

Matchbox - Silver Spring
Responded on February 18, 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
13 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Amazing Brunch. Fantastic food and drinks! Great service.

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Barbarad
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 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
34 reviews
Dined on February 8, 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 February 8, 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 February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Customer service was outstanding & exceptional!!!

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Gail
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great salads

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

Date night

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IrisB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 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
7 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Server was excellent!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 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 January 30, 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
10 reviews
Dined on January 21, 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 January 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

bethesda restaurant week

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KenF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 18, 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 January 24, 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
37 reviews
Dined on January 18, 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 January 12, 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 January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Day celeb with daughter

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 178 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.