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Matchbox - Capitol Hill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pizza
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521 8th Street SE, Washington DC, DC 20003 (H Street)
+1 202-548-0369
11:00 - 22:30
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri 11:00 - 23:30
Sat 10:00 - 23:30
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Tahoe City, California
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Matchbox is a step up from your regular pizza gig. The atmosphere is casual and friendly and the food is good. Nothing exceptional but certainly above average.

Thank Hilary S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've taken numerous family members here looking for middle of the road American food. I recommend the pizzas and the doughnuts. Yum! Cocktails are also wonderful.

Thank vacagirl2016
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came for my office's Christmas luncheon. Really great food, I tried the Bloody Mary burger with the fried egg. The pico de gallo was authentic and added a nice kick to the burger. Their 'Matchbox Punch' was so good! Sweet & strong at the same time.

Thank Sabrina M
Long Island City, New York
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134 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We came here for brunch. They have an extensive menu as well as a separate kids menu. The atmosphere was bright and they have large tables for families. We ordered the French toast, steak and eggs skillet and a waffle for our son. The food came our quick. The food was delicious. We will definitely come back here again to... More 

Thank twinklec28
Boise, Idaho
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

After enjoying a play at the Folger Theatre on Capital Hill we wanted something American. The Match Box was just the play to go. After a short 8 block walk from the theater, with reservations we were able to get seated immediately! People walking in without reservations had a long wait. That being said, it was worth the walk. The... More 

Thank KayKatie
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544 reviews
299 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

The food was good but now amazing. The service was good. Our server was nice and corrected my order promptly after the kitchen made an error. The burger bites were just the right portion.

Thank AJCC1
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We love Matchbox for always being such a great option for us whether it's theater night or date night or having the parents over for the weekend. We personally love the mazzi carazzi and the chicken sandwich. The pizza is good too, but we prefer other menu items. The matchboxes in the table are very fun.

Thank Matt J
Palmetto, Florida
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108 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Located on a street with lots of bars and restaurants, you'd think a place would need to compete in service, value, and overall quality- but that isn't really the case here. Prices are slightly on the higher end for bigger cities; downright expensive if you're from some place where hamburgers aren't $15+. That wouldn't be the issue if the food... More 

Thank sethreaux
Chicago, Illinois
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156 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

My family ate at Matchbox before attending the Marine Corps Silent Drill team performance. We absolutely loved this place. The food and service were top notch. The setting is really hip, in a neighborhood that keeps gentrifying. You must try the pizza!

Thank Worldtraveler68
Miami Beach
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

I had the pear salad, scallops and Watermelon drink. The watermelon lemonade is one of the neat adult beverages I've had in a long time. It was fresh, light, tastey, and just what I needed after work. Kevin our server was the best and we laughed and ate all night.

Thank Tina W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 29 - USD 31
American, Bar, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 521 8th Street SE, Washington DC, DC 20003
    (H Street)
  • Public Transportation: Eastern Market Metro
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-548-0369

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?