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Matchbox Palm Springs

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155 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262-8303 (Tahquitz Canyon & Arenas)
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was probably 8:00pm or later, stopped for a light meal. Sure glad we did. We were seated by the bar outside gazing at the beautiful mountains. I had a beet salad and shared a pizza. Sure wish I could remember what was onthe pizza, it was delicious as was the small salad. We sat quite awhile visiting and enjoying... More 

Thank PrincessJJYermo
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114 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My friend and I were wandering the street fair and decide to stop at Matchbox for dinner, knowing nothing about it. We were glad we did. Errol our server from London was very friendly, helpful and attentive. The menu had lots to offer for both my vegetarian friend and myself. We had the spicy ahi tempura roll (yum!! All mine)... More 

Thank jmelch
Whittier, California
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242 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's no surprise that Matchbox Palm Springs has high reviews. The food is amazing and the 2nd floor view is not so bad either. We had some amazing pizza, but my favorite on the menu was the big meatball, bread and salad. You can't go wrong with any of those. Our server was very helpful and gave us great recommendations.... More 

Thank pgalido
Walnut Creek, CA
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in this restaurant after a long road trip at the recommendation of our good friend Keith. We had the ginormous meatball and it lived up to its name. Large appetizer with zesty thick Sauce with fresh warm breadstick. We also had the spicy tuna roll. Really creamy wasabi dipping sauce that topped off the roll just perfectly. We... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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94 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here for pizza, beer and the football game. Matchbox did not disappoint. Great menu, a wide selection of pizza's, great outdoor space, and cold refreshing beer. What else do you want? Great prices too.

Thank billyrod1
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a large restaurant on the first floor of an attractive building in the centre of Old Palm Springs. There is outside, balcony dining. Staff are wonderful and the food deilcious. There are many choices of pizza, including build-your-own; as well as pasta and meat dishes. prices are reasonable for the area.

Thank Judith W
Montreal, Canada
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51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family of four stopped into the Matchbox during a recent stay in Palm Springs and we are happy we did. We love LULU, but for meat cooked on a grill, Matchbox was just was the doctor ordered! The brick oven pizza was delicious, the salads were a delight, and the burgers were great. Everything we had was excellent and... More 

Palm Desert, California, United States
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Food very over-hyped, and nothing to rave about. We shared one appetizer, a salad, one tiny burger and she had one martini. The bill was an eye-popping $61. After a brief stroll at the Thursday night Village Fest below - we were both famished again. Our Verdict? Pass-up this tourist trap chain. For the same money, Ruby's Diner can fill... More 

Thank Zachary A
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Arrived in Palm Springs at night after full 24 hour travel. We had booked this restaurant from Trip advisor. We were not disappointed!! It was busy but we got seated and served very quick. The food was fantastic. Pizza and beer. Would highly recommend. Great atmosphere!!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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319 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

I love it so much I was told it was for sale tried to but it but already sold.Great food, awesome location, amazing service a must if in PS

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $30
Italian, American, Bar, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 155 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262-8303
    (Tahquitz Canyon & Arenas)
  • Public Transportation: There is one transit stop 50 yards from our building on the main strip of Palm Canyon Drive, in down town Palm Springs.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Springs
  • Phone Number: 17607786000
what makes a great pizza? It starts with a great oven! Ours is an authentic wood- fired masonry oven where the fire has burned constantly since the day we opened. Modern gas and electric ovens cannot produce the intense heat needed – over 800 degrees – to achieve the crispy, smoky crust that our oven provides. With dough made fresh daily in-house, our goal is to make the best pizza in Palm Springs!the space. The challenge? How do you build distinctive restaurants in unique urban spaces? Our original location in the Chinatown neighborhood of Washington, DC was a Chinese grocery in a structure 15 feet wide and three stories tall. Our newest location in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington was a 90 year old vending machine warehouse. matchbox Palm Springs was opened in 2005 in a second floor location with spectacular views of Mt St. Jacinto and Palm Canyon Drive. Our partnership group, with backgrounds in restaurant operations and construction simply have a great time designing and building all of our projects!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?