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Matchbox - Capitol Hill

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Pizza
521 8th St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-2835
+1 202-548-0369
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Pizza, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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521 8th St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-2835
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good food and service. I had the crab soup and salad and they were was fantastic. wife and son were very pleased with pizza.

Thank Patrick R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this establishment and utilized their outdoor seating - this was the best decision that I could have made. Be sure to order the red pepper jelly wontons!

Thank Tyler C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one very busy place on a Friday night! Both seating and receiving our meal took a very long time. Even the bread we asked for took a long time. They must use pizza crust and cut it into strips. It was very good...More

Thank Annette R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a party of 7 and had an eclectic mix of apps and pizza. They serve wood fired pizza with very good sauce, toppings and cheese. Generally, a small is about $14 and large is around $20. I do like a thicker crust but...More

Thank jbelair2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took three teen girls with very different tastes here. The picky one enjoyed her steak and fries very much. The eclectic one had a lovely salmon salad. And the vegan ate a cheese-less pizza with tomatoes and basil, and she finished it herself! Husband...More

1  Thank Becky H
Reviewed 7 March 2018

We absolutely loved our dinner at Matchbox Pizza! We loved that we could make a reservation and we were seated right away. It was also only a short walk from the Metro station. We dined with two kids and they had good options for the...More

Thank Sheri H
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

This is a larger restaurant for DC so we were able to walk in and get a table of 6 with no wait. Service was very good and the food was excellent . The yogurt and fruit was out of this world.( I usually don’t...More

Thank Trixtravels
Reviewed 4 February 2018

I've dined at Matchbox several times, and like its pizza and burgers. I also enjoy the salads. It's a popular spot, especially on weekends -- making a reservation will save you a long wait. Matchbox is very family-friendly. The only thing I dislike about Matchbox...More

Thank DCtravler244
Reviewed 19 January 2018

We had a very enjoyable evening at Matchbox. We hosted a coworker's going away party here and had a blast. The waitress was very accommodating. The bartender I believe Lawrence was spectacular. All of us enjoyed the pizza, calamari and lobster dish.We are actually going...More

Thank Dcemperor
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Wanted a low-key dinner for our New Years. Very hipster place with a nice vibe. Our waiter was a bit quirky (could barely understand him) but we liked him. Ordered a pizza to share, and the pepperoni was real! Not crazy pricey and pretty good...More

Thank Andrea D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 29 - US$ 31
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, 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, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 521 8th St 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
  • E-mail
Located on the bustling 8th Street corridor of Barracks Row, our second location in Washington, D.C. was built out of love for the revered Capitol Hill neighborhood. A former vending machine warehouse built in 1927, some of the treasures found in this building are skylights covered up for decades, original timber beams, and a shuffleboard that now serves as the main bar top. Our lofty mezzanine mezzanine accommodates 44 guests seated, or 30 guests standing, so there’s plenty of space for intimate dinners, private parties and get-togethers. For the best seat in the house, ask for “the Box.” It’s the original cube booth that we’re famous for. For nights when the call of the couch is just too strong, bring home the matchbox experience by pick-up or delivery through Amazon, Caviar, or DoorDash. We’re Capitol Hill’s neighborhood gathering place for fun, upscale casual dining, with local, award-winning beers, broad spectrum wines, and signature cocktails you won’t find anywhere else
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