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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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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (159 reviews)
“sliders” (24 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pizza, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
521 8th St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-2835
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

We enjoyed the outdoor seating and the ambiance of the city. The block this restaurant is located on is full of bars and restaurants. It's a neat area of DC, not very city-like, and there was ample street parking. The restaurant itself was just average,...More

Thank Local_Diner66
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Matchbox is a staple on barracks row. Good pizza and mini sliders and salads. The restaurants are small on Barracks Row, and often hard to get a table for a large group, or for a group with high chairs. Matchbox has a minimal wait time...More

Thank jennmosley
Reviewed 17 August 2018

A few friends and I went to this Matchbox location and overall, the food was vaguely similar to all the other locations, this one is smaller and more cramped for space. They have the typical “set aside“ booths that is basically a hallmark of Matchbox,...More

Thank jg325
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Great food but over priced for pizza. The place needs remodeling. Not children friendly. Location is convenient to public transportation.

Thank Gwendolyn J
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Located near China Town, Matchbox offered a decent menu. Nothing food wise was bad. The service was adequate, not great. Inside this restaurant, it is surprisingly large with lots of rooms. For value, this is on the “expensive” side of average.

Thank dkbrig
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Our daughter lives nearby, and we have eaten here once before several years ago. Place is bustling. Servers are efficient and pleasant. Crabcakes were just fair.

Thank Adventure615920
Reviewed 28 June 2018

The menu of burgers and pizzas seemed simple and pleasant enough, so we booked a table for four of us. The reception didn’t seem professionally managed, with an absence of any ‘welcoming’ feel and haphazard decisions when dealing with customers. The food, when it arrived,...More

Thank Andrew F
Reviewed 8 June 2018 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 30 May 2018

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 15 May 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$29 - US$31
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids
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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