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Matchbox - Capitol Hill

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521 8th Street SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-2835 (H Street)
+1 202-548-0369
11:00 - 23:30
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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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Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

excellent food, great drinks, nice location. really good menu prices very reasonable would highly recommend.

Mystic, CT
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80 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Six of us were seated in a big, comfortable, well padded booth...plenty of room. We had superb cocktails (my cucumber jalapeno margarita was great), and the burgers, sandwiches, pasta, pizza were all very tasty. I had the Bloody Mary burger and it was unique and delicious. Top it all off with an excellent wait staff and you've got a winner.... More 

Thank HappyCamel42
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 April 2017

We went to Matchbox when our family was visiting us in DC. Their house made pizzas are great and the kids loved it. The pizza may cost little more than your run of the mill carryout variety however, the quality is way better and you get what you pay for. Highly recommend.

Thank KathyWSZ
Wyoming, Michigan
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116 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Matchbox is a great place to grab a meal if you are near Eastern Market or Barracks Row. They have excellent pizza, sliders, and salads. My favorite pizza is the Matchbox Meat. Not too much crust and the pizza itself has a nice flavor with just a slight kick to it. The chicken pesto pizza is also quite tasty. The... More 

Thank BoomerUSA2014
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123 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The food was ok. The tuunaa appetizer, however was really good just REALLY small. I had a wedge salad with tuna. The salad was not bad, just small and was still hungry afterwards. The staff is friendly. The restaurant was a bit cold and there can be a line for the restroom on the first floor. There is one upstairs... More 

Thank Kansas_Traevler
fishing creek, nj
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64 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

nice atmosphere and a menu that HAS to have something that will catch your eye...we had several pizzas....our favorite was the prosciutto white and roasted tomato and mozzarella.....the sliders with a hugh stack of onion straws looked very appetizing and the crab soup was spicy and excellent!

Thank wwc529
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2017

This is the place to come on Capitol Hill when you want to chase the blues away...or anytime you want to have a smile creep across your face. From the time you come in and get a greeting from Josie or Olivia -- or any of their fine associates -- you get an inkling that something good is going to... More 

Thank HillBillSE
Seattle, Washington
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96 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

If you go, definitely try the sliders--they're super good and they give you an ENORMOUS pile of fried onions on the top. Also, don't even think about going without trying the fruit (dessert) pizza.

Thank DP_42_Towel
Tahoe City, California
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

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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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$29 - US$31
American, Bar, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
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
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?