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2911 District Ave, Fairfax, VA 22031-2279
571-395-4869
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10:00 am - 11:30 pm
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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
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Virginia, USA
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151 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Service, salads, onion rings, and churros were tasty. Ambience was great. Their signature item, pizza, is okay but not something to write home about; especially if you're from the NY/NJ area.

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Thank dctrentster
Centreville, Virginia
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84 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the pb crackle bar (rice crispies, peanut butter, dark chocolate) is to die for! ahi tuna salad is a favorite of mine. chicken pesto pizza and spicy meatball pizza are my other go to dishes. Can you tell I like this place? I've met here for business meetings and luncheons with girlfriends. It's a place to check out

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Thank Stauffenecker
Crisfield, Maryland
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95 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I decided to visit Mosaic and then it rained. We were dressed inappropriately, wet and cold when we arrived a Matchbox. The waiter was very attentive and brought me a cup of tea immediately. The soup and salad were delicious and you can never go wrong with a Matchbox pizza.

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Thank Linda R
Pasadena, California
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Pizzas are great, plenty large for one person. Good beer and wine selection. Try the half chicken. Nice place, large enough I would think a reservation might not be essential

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Thank Kelly R
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

I think this place is just ok, but my wife loves it. The pizza is ok, but I've never understood why this place is so popular.

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Thank phillsea
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

This place can accommodate couples or fairly large groups. The menu has plenty to choose from -- burgers, pizza, salads, and brunch items -- without being overwhelming. Everything I have had is very tasty. The staff is friendly and willing to ask the chef to customize an order.

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Thank MizCharli
Bedford, Texas
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

very nice casual and reasonably priced place. the food was excellent -- and the service better than expected in a busy mini-chain. I would go back -- in fact, I tried another of the restaurants in the group the following day!

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Thank AAirman
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

After spending almost a week in a rental house for an extended family reunion, we had cooked dinner every night and everyone was ready for a meal out. We found Matchbox by chance and LOVED it. We had 15+ people in our group, and have quite a few jokesters in the group, but the staff handled us all well and... More 

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Thank Rebecca B
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

I always try to fit in a dinner at Matchbox when in the DC area. Usually the Chinatown location but I've visited the Fairfax local a couple times. My favorites are the brick oven pizza and the apple/pear salad and the craft beer selection. Casual and relaxing atmosphere with a great vibe.

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Thank Tom G
United States
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123 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

I had an averagely pleasant time, although very loud even though late lunch meant not a lot of full tables. Crispy chicken was the most flavorful, and they kindly subbed with risotto instead of the usual mash. The grilled asparagus was burnt on the edges, and needed a fairly sharp knife (not the butter knife). Ended up eating the asparagus... More 

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Thank Birdsong859

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2911 District Ave, Fairfax, VA 22031-2279
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax
  • Phone Number: 571-395-4869

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