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Matchbox

2911 District Avenue, Fairfax, VA
571-395-4869
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Ranked #15 of 346 restaurants in Fairfax
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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ALEXANDRIA, VA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

If you love crowded bars with high volume of noise this is the place for you! Food is tasty and reasonably priced.

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Abingdon, Maryland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We went for brunch. I had the New Orleans French toast and it was scrumptious! The others at my table had the bistro burger. They agreed it was the best burger they had ever had. Our servers were personable and friendly.

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Fairfax
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81 reviews 81 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We checked out Matchboxdc's Merrifield Virginia location and enjoyed our Father's Day brunch. Matchbox has several locations in the DC area and this is their newest location. The outside patio is small but nice and shady. The interior is industrial with barn wood panels and high ceilings. We had read about the "too noisy" issues and it was loud for... More

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I had scallops with brussel sprouts and cauliflower mash. The seasoning/sauce was exceptional. The food was piping hot - just the way I like it. Staff was very friendly (despite being very busy) and knowledgeable about the food. I went there my second night too - it was so good.

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Fairfax
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

So happy this restaurant opened in the Mosaic Center...been here many times and always have excellent food and service for a fair price. So many great pizza choices, but my favorite is the Matchbox Meat to which I add wild mushrooms. The entree choices are varied, allowing any diner to find something he or she likes...both adults and children. An... More

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Falls Church, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

From the outside, Matchbox appears to be a small restaurant in the theater building. Inside, however, it is a different story. The restaurant has cubicles and cubbies extending to the rear as well as variously raised floors. The food tends towards pizza, but they offer salad and sandwiches as well. There is an offering of "chef's" pizza which, if not... More

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Washington, DC
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Great spot in the Merrifield Mosaic District next to the Angelika Film Center. I have eaten at the locations in DC and this is very consistent if not better than the ones in the city. Great atmosphere, service, and food. Here is the scoop: Food: We were 10 people for brunch (brought my 2 month old as well - baby... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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109 reviews 109 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We went to Matchbox for the first time over the weekend and were impressed. We made a reservation through open table (for 5 pm - none other available until 9 on the same day) and we were immediately seated. The drinks were fresh and the wine was good, although my husband would have preferred a wider selection. We only had... More

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Falls Church, Virginia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I've eaten at the Penn Quarter, then Rockville location, so I'm glad to have a Matchbox in Merrifield. Visited this location with a couple of friends for the first time last week. Everyone was satisfied with food which is to be expected, portions are reasonable, a few of us had leftover pizza to wrap up. It's a little more upscale... More

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New York
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60 reviews 60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

It was our first time to go dine in Matchbox after seeing it when we watched a movie in the Angelika theater (right next door). The atmosphere is casual, relaxed but hip. I particularly like their set up of the dinning room and the bar area, a good but opened separation, not too mixed in (like some restaurant, you can't... More

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