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Matchbox - Capitol Hill

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521 8th St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-2835 (H Street)
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Closed now
All 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
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West Coast
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Looking for a child-friendly place to have a sit-down dinner after a long day of museum-hopping. We found this place online and took a Uber there and wasn't disappointed at all. We ordered the meatball appetizer, and for entrees, the scallops, the rib-eye, a rigatoni dish, and the meatlovers-type pizza. Everyone really liked the meatball and the bread that came... More 

Thank Snowbeardude
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81 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The service is very good as is the people watching. Good pizza and bar food. One of a chain in DC. Interesting collection of beer that go very well with the food.

Thank legaleagledc
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72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Prob the best salad i ever had ( apple pear) and one of the best pizza combi ever.... Fig and Prosciutto with honey drizzled over it. Amazing! Other food and pizza are very good as well.

Thank KC O
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found on Tripadvisor after a long day of DC sightseeing. Great atmosphere and outstanding food and service...so great we went back the next two nights.

Thank jawright3
Kerrville, Texas
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my 11 year old granddaugher for dinner, although it was more of an adult atmosphere. We LOVED the ginormous meatball and probably should have just ordered two of those. Half of a small pizza went back to the hotel with us after just one leatball.

Thank Lisa B
Baltimore, Maryland
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84 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Let me first say I love pizza, and being that I am originally from New Haven a good pizza is heaven! So my husband's co-worker raved about the chicken pesto pizza from Matchbox ssoooo we decided to try it out on his next day off from work. We arrived and were seated with in 2 minutes, inside because boy is... More 

Thank DR5115
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A real treat after a long day...truly a friendly welcome a the door. Very clean and well decorated...my eyes and nose were both happy of my choice. The menu offered variety and unique selections. I have to say the salads matched the definition of refined and the thin crust pizza has no peer. Make a reservation and enjoy. OBTW...the wine... More 

Thank Rico A
Rocky Mount,NC, United States
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

We split the club sandwich and the simple salad for lunch on a hot afternoon. We loved the restaurant and our lunch. It was a nice atmosphere in which to catch up with friends.

Thank William Lee H
Encinitas, CA
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154 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Barrack Row used to be a place for upscale, unique food establishments. It's been two years since I visited the area and found the area has really gone downhill. A few of the remaining restaurants seem to be doing well, including Matchbox which is actually one of several in the DC area. Still, the personal pizza I had with a... More 

Thank SoCalEncinitas
Clarkston, Michigan
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120 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

I loved that they gave our three kids balls of dough to shape into anything they wanted and then baked them as an appetizer. They were delicious! I ordered the scallops and the dish was very good. Their burgers are large and my kids (ages 10, 12 and 14) split a pizza and still had left overs. Not cheap, but... More 

Thank MichiganMom71

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$29 - $31
American, Bar, Pizza, Italian, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
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: 2025480369

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?