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Matchbox - Capitol Hill

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Pizza
521 8th Street SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-2835
+1 202-548-0369
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (20 reviews)
“sliders” (24 reviews)
“pizza” (141 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
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521 8th Street SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-2835
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1 - 10 of 285 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Heavenly combo- Jalapeño cucumber margarita paired with wood oven smoked pizzas fire+smoke fire roasted , Spanish onion chipotle pepper tomato sauce

Thank veenashenoy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We got the 3 slider appetizer and the pear salad and loved it! The whole family enjoyed so much - that we went back a few days later with friends. We'll be back!

Thank HoustonTexasDad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found Matchbox about 9 years ago and ate at the one near the Verizon Center whenever we were in DC. Was dog sitting in the Capital Hill area and tried this Matchbox and it lived up to our standards. There were 3 of us...More

Thank Ragz4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here after a parade, pizza are small and thin, order a long island ice tea had very little liquor in it. They do offer military discount the manager on duty did help us with that. Great place for a quick meal, we had mini-burgers,...More

Thank SantoDR
Reviewed 17 August 2017

I do not understand why this place is popular. The signature pizza is like a soogy cracker with glop on top. Even our server said if you are looking for NYC or Jersey style pizza you will be disappointed. We were. Service is mediocre despite...More

Thank dpz1766
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

This was the third Matchbox restaurant I have eaten at in DC. It was not a disappointment. Menu was the same as the rest, service was good... and the food was good with good portions. Great burgers and pizza. Give it a try.

Thank USMEagleFan
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Went there with an old friend from college. I got the "crab burger" and my wife got the lamb. Both were delicious, and she loved the chickpea fries that came with hers. (I found them a bit gritty myself.) Even better, though, were all of...More

Thank WDavidTF
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

We arrived with a wide age range to enjoy dinner and this place delivered. Pizza was delicious and enjoyed by young and old. Grilled salmon was spectacular. The pear salad was a huge hit and I would order it again - delicious! Service was good....More

Thank juliebfromindy
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

My family of 5 went here for dinner and had a great time with and awesome atmosphere ... The food was very good and at an affordable price. I would go back again ..

Thank millard j
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

My entire family (me, 2 kids, hubby) fell in love with Matchbox. It was recommended to us, and it did not disappoint. We devoured our appetizers (we particularly loved the Crab and Avacado Tower), and the cucumber jalapeño margarita was heavenly. Our pizzas were incredible,...More

Thank lcp1019
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 29 - US$ 31
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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 20003-2835
    (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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