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Jan 4, 2011 08:41 PM

What's good at Matchbox?

Planning a visit to Matchbox in Rockville. What's particularly good there? Can't eat spicy food, but I'm game for anything else.

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  1. Hard to go wrong with the sliders and french fries. Some folks rave about their pizzas, but I think they're just okay.

    1. Agreed - the sliders are really good. Sometimes the pizza is amazing, sometimes okay. It really depends.

      But the one thing I never fail to order at Matchbox are the doughnuts with baileys for dessert.

      1. Matchbox is the only restaurant where I have asked for sliders medium rare and they actually came that way. I thought the pizza was pretty decent.

        1. beet salad with goat cheese and field greens, the pizza with wild mushrooms and soprosetta and the sliders all were good

          1. I've been twice: once for sliders and once for pizza. I found both to be just OK ... Not worth a return visit. The Chinatown location is deafening as well. I realize I'm in the minority though. This place has a lot of fans.

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            1. re: woodleyparkhound

              I concur with WPH -- the sliders and onion strings were notable when they first graced the menu, but are not worth the calories, the salt or the noise. And the pizza's no good, either.

              1. re: Marty L.

                I've found the 8th Street Matchbox superior in every way to the Chinablock location, particularly regarding service and noise levels.