Woodbridge Restaurants

Matchbox

(Potomac Mills)
2706 Potomac Mills Cir.
Woodbridge, VA 22192
844-712-1369

Pizza
Burgers

 

$
$15.00
 

★★

Good Value

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Don Rockwell
 
The original Chinatown restaurant was called Matchbox because it is in a narrow, tall rowhouse that resembles one standing on its side. That restaurant has since expanded considerably and evolved into a chain with nine locations in four states, plus the District. But the formula and quality remain largely the same, at least as regards the pizzas and best-in-class miniburgers. A handful of entrees are also offered, but these are a bit more expensive than our price estimate and not what you should come here for anyway.
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Don Rockwell
 
2 Stars (5/11/2016) — Spring 2016 Dining Guide
"Even though it has expanded from its original three-level location in Chinatown to embrace nearly a dozen same-named restaurants in the District and beyond, Matchbox retains many of its opening-day charms. A wood-stoked pizza oven tips off customers to one draw: thin-crusted pies that whisper of smoke. Servers sport black T-shirts printed with “3-6-9” on them, referencing the several ways you can ask for the signature juicy mini-burgers, heaped with Parmesan-dusted onion strings. …" See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
Unrated (6/1/2008)
"… What to get: Plates of mini-burgers—salt-and-peppery Angus patties topped with Gouda and pickles on buttered brioche; a calzonelike crust folded around layers of mozzarella, pepperoni, and spicy meatballs; apple-and-pear salad with Gorgonzola; brick-oven pizzas such as the fire-and-smoke, sausage-and-onion, and Matchbox meat varieties. … " See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
 
Don Rockwell does not recommend this restaurant.

Pupuseria Doña Azucena

13574 Jefferson Davis Hwy.
Woodbridge, VA 22191
703-491-2404

Salvadoran


 

$
$7.44
 

Cheap Eats
Exceptional Value

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Don Rockwell
 
These cheap, overstuffed papusas are some of the best in the DC area. There are five locations in Virginia and Maryland.
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Don Rockwell
 
Italic — Recommended
"Heavily filled, inexpensive pupusas that some feel are the best in the entire DC area."

Bonchon

14563 Potomac Mills Rd.
Woodbridge, VA 22192
703-497-8888

Korean
Chicken

 

$
$12.50
 

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Good Value

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Don Rockwell
 
Bonchon is regarded by most in the area as the top purveyor of the "other KFC" (Korean fried chicken). The twice-fried chicken comes in a choice of spicy or sweet sesame garlic sauce and at some locations you may need to wait as long as 30 minutes for an order.
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Don Rockwell
 
Unrated (8/1/2013)
"In an era when many grow impatient when forced to sit still for 0.49 second as Google spits out search results, the BonChon Chicken chain is a kind of a giant chill pill, asking customers to wait 30 minutes or more for fried wings and drumettes. Allow me to repeat that: BonChon often forces you to wait a half-hour (or more!) for what is, essentially, the Korean version of Buffalo wings. …" See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
Unrated (5/5/2016) — Cheap Eats 2016
"… At Bonchon, you’ll encounter … a symphony of relentless crunching. That’s how ridiculously crispy the chain’s Korean twice-fried chicken is, even—it defies culinary logic—when doused in sticky-sweet garlic-soy glaze. The famed birds are the number-one reason to visit (or to call for carryout, though waits can stretch to an hour-plus), but some locations such as Arlington, Centreville, and Navy Yard serve well-made cock-tails and a short list of starters, too. …" See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
 
Don Rockwell does not recommend this restaurant.

Silver Diner

(Potomac Mills)
14375 Smoketown Rd.
Dale City, VA 22192
703-643-2363

American
Diner

 

$
$13.99
 

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Good Value

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Don Rockwell
 
Silver diner is a local chain which, at first glance, looks like a soulless national one. Yet these retro-looking diners offer a seasonal menu featuring local ingredients and a host of healthful choices.
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Don Rockwell
 
Unrated (5/5/2016) — Cheap Eats 2016
"… Silver Diner isn’t your average diner. The drinks list includes a number of local beers and wines, the quality of ingredients has spiked dramatically with the commitment in recent years to more local produce and meat, and the kitchens work with a surprisingly light hand. This is far from the greasy spoon you might have presumed…. Yes, service can drag, and the ten-page menu has more than a few potholes…, but then you take a chance on an unexpectedly juicy bison burger with pesto, goat cheese, and red peppers and all (well, almost all) is forgiven. …" See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
 
Don Rockwell does not recommend this restaurant.
Ratings Guide:
★★★★ Extraordinary;  ★★★ Excellent;  ★★ Good;  ★ Average
All restaurants listed rate above-average or better. DCDiningGuide.com also includes a number of unrated local favorites, casual places, and other restaurants that we recommend if you’re in the neighborhood.
Price Guide:
$$$$$ Unlimited (>$45); $$$$ Very Expensive ($35-$45); $$$ Expensive ($25-$35); $$ Moderate ($15-$25); Inexpensive (<$15)
Price is based on the average cost of a dinner entree, which generally reflects a third of the cost of a full meal. Please note, however, that appetizer and beverage prices vary widely. Tasting menus are indicated with an asterisk (*).