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“Good food good for kids not so good with reservations” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Matchbox

Matchbox
1699 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852
301.816.0369
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Ranked #15 of 343 Restaurants in Rockville
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Pizza
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Transit: Located across the street from the Twinbrook Metro (red line)
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12 restaurant reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Good food good for kids not so good with reservations”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

First the good. Food is always good. Great pizza -sauces have flavor etc. sometimes take a little but it's a big place. Great for kids. Big open air restaurants where kids can be loud and that's ok. They could work on reservations. They always seem to be full on opentable. When I asked the front desk they said they only take reservations for about 1/3 of the tables... Meaning if you want to stop by your neighborhood pizza place you need to think about it a good week or two in advance or you'll find yourself waiting for an hour....

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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McLean, Virginia, United States
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4 restaurant reviews
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“Good Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Friendly staff mixed with great food... They had a great selection of their signature pizzas as well as other non-pizza options that we sampled. Delish

Visited August 2013
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Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
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32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Tough location for restaurants for some reason”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

This location seems to be tough on restaurants. There have been a number of different ones at this location over the years. Don't really know why they don't last for more than a couple of years each. Matchbox is at least the forth different restaurant at this shopping center that I can recall. Seems they are doing a decent business. Went on a Thursday night and there was a good crowd. The food was very good and the service was courteous, helpful, and good as well. They have a good variety of food from pizzas to ribeyes. The prices are reasonable and the atmosphere is very comfortable. Will have to see if this restaurant outlasts the others.

Visited October 2013
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Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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“wonderful food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

the food here was really great, very creative dishes. the atmosphere is good and the quality of service is good. the only disadvantage to this place i find, is the wait - you can easily wait for 1/2 hour to 45 minutes if you don't make a reservation. so book before you go!

Visited September 2013
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California
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Met expectations”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

The pizza was good. The service was good considering I was eating at the pizza bar. They have a nice, though not extensive, selection of draft beers. The brownie dessert was just okay.

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