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Matchbox - Capitol Hill

521 8th St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-2835
+1 202-548-0369
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (32 reviews)
“pizza” (158 reviews)
“sliders” (24 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. Hours
American, Bar, Pizza, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
521 8th St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-2835
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1 - 10 of 306 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Busy night with most every table full. Had reservations and no wait on arrival. Sat in the back. Every portion of the service was lacking. Slow to get to us, to take and deliver drinks and food, didn't have the appetizer we ordered, slow to...More

Thank wyoski
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

recommend reservations. we went on a busy Friday night with reservations. no wait. we only in town for weekend. waitress was very helpful, food was awesome and I thought prices very reasonable. seasonal sangria , I was told was great!

Thank Joyce C
Reviewed May 14, 2018

The restaurant has a nice vibe, great pizzas, very good beer selections, and courteous wait staff. Both our appetizers - fried rice/mozzarella with marinara sauce and fried calamari - were delicious and good portions to share for 4.

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed May 13, 2018

We had a very nice evening here. Service was friendly and the food was good but not great. The appetizer was a little expensive for what you get... (2 mini crab cakes, 2 bun-less mini burgers topped with blue cheese and roasted mushrooms). We split...More

Thank Jan-RPV
Reviewed May 10, 2018

My wife and I eat there a couple of times a year. Friendly service and good food. Pizza is excellent. This time I had the brunch version, which includes scrambled eggs. It works!

Thank sdog41
Reviewed April 30, 2018

Took the family for an evening out to the Matchbox. Everyone had something different. The place was full, busy, yet we received our order quickly, hot and smelling good. The personal pizzas were a hit for those who ordered them. The Cobb salad was adequate,...More

Thank 510dele
Reviewed April 29, 2018

We loved their prosciutto, fig, and bleu cheese pizza. The arugula and honey topping added just the right flavors to complement the savory toppings. We also enjoyed the raw tuna taco appetizer - Sriracha/mayo tuna in crunchy mini hardshells. I probably could've eaten a meal...More

Thank 2pt71828
Reviewed April 18, 2018

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 April 5, 2018

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 April 1, 2018

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
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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, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
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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