Matchbook Traveler
Restaurants with Matchbooks
MATCHBOOK COLLECTING - Just for the Fun of It


If you are traveling and want to remember where you ate or stayed, or if you just want that little souvenir of a special occasion, you should patronize restaurants that have matchbooks with their names on them and stay at hotels and motels that have matchbooks with their names. 

Matchbooks not out for the taking?  Be sure to ask if the place has matchbooks with its name.

On the left are states, provinces, and countries showing places we are aware of that have matchbooks or matchboxes (whether with matches, notepaper,  toothpicks, or mints) with their names.  If you know of additional places that have matchbooks with their names on them, whether from your travels or from the area where you live, please send us an e-mail (at jxw22000 at yahoo.com) with their names and addresses. We would be glad to list them on this site. 

Planning a trip? We will be glad to help match the cities and towns listed with your itinerary. We might also be able to tell you what restaurants and hotels have had matchbooks with their names in the recent past (but not recent enough information to include them on this site).

Please visit us regularly. This Web site will change often as we travel and as you and others send us information about restaurants, hotels, casinos, etc., with matchbooks with their names on them.  If an establishment no longer has matches, let us know -- and, similarly, if a place still has matches with its name, let us know that , too.

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Here are monthly updates about restaurants with matches (and hotels, too):

September 2016 started with matches at Charlie was a sinner in Philadelphia, and The Meadows in WashingtonPennsylvania, and Foxwoods Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut.  In Springfield, Illinois, Maldaner's and Saputo's have matches with their names.  Rocky Gap Casino in Cumberland/Flintstone, Maryland, has matches, too, as do the Hotel Captain Cook and Chilkoot Charlie's in Anchorage, Alaska.  In Washington, District of Columbia, The Hamilton has matches with its name.

For August 2016, matches started with Good Dog Bar in Philadelphia, Mount Airy Casino and Stray Dog Edibles & Gifts, both in Mount Airy, and Mendanhall Inn in Mendenhall,  Pennsylvania.  Matches continued at D4 Irish Pub, The Allis, The Owl, and Longman & Eagle in Chicago, Illinois, and, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, at Marvel Bar, Monello, and Anchor Fish & Chips.  August continued with matches in New York City, New York, at Indochine, Spotted Pig, Walker's, and Wolfgang's Steakhouse (Tribeca), and, in Brooklyn, at Maison Premiere.  In Newark, New Jersey, Fornos has matches with its name.  In Delaware, matches were found at The Starboard in Dewey Beach, Dos Locos in Rehoboth Beach, and Delaware Park in Wilmington

New York City, New York, began July 2017 with matches at Sant Ambroeus plus, in Brooklyn, matches at Cafe Colette and Five Leaves.  In Feasterville, Pennsylvania, there are matches at the Buck Hotel and in Philadelphia there are matches at Dante and Luigi's.  The ITC Rajputana in Jaipur, India, has matches as well.  Matches have been found in Michigan at The Pretzel Bell and Scorekeepers in Ann Arbor, at Jim Brady's Detroit in Royal Oak,  and at Goodfellow's, Inn at Stonecliff, and Woods on Mackinac Island.

For June 2016, we have heard good reports about Dock's Oyster House in Atlantic City, New Jersey, The Kitchen Consigliere in Collingswood, Braddock's Tavern and Femmina in Medford, and Schellenger's in Wildwood.  In Spain, there are matches at Hotel Alfonso XIII in Seville, Hesperia Hotel in Cordoba, and, in Madrid, at Hotel Emperador, Restaurante Hegar, Cafe de Oriente, and Westin Palace Hotel.  In Washington, District of Columbia, B Too, Le Diplomate, and Hotel Tabard Inn have matches with their names.  Baja Cantina, Lager Heads, and Rudee's in Virginia Beach, Virginia, have matches, too, as does Pink Pony in Mackinac Island, Michigan.  In New York, New York, there are matches at Bowery Meat Company and Cooper's Craft & Kitchen plus, in Brooklyn, at Black Rabbit.  Meanwhile, in Florida, we there are matches at Tri-City Motorcycle in Flagler Beach, Island Girl Cigar Bar in Jacksonville, Stogies and Trade Winds Lounge in St. Augustine., and Casey's, Corona Cigar Co., Frank & Steins , Mango's, Taverna Opa, and Tommy Bahama's in Orlando.  Finally, in Nashville, Tennessee, Acme Feed & Seed, Dick's Last Resort, and Third Man Records have matches with their names.

With May 2016, matches have been found at Tahquamenon Falls Brewery in ParadiseMichigan, while in WashingtonDistrict of Columbia, The Dubliner also has matches.  In Atlantic City, New Jersey, the Golden Nugget has matches with its name.  Word has been received about matches at Anejo (Tribeca), Baked, Balzem, Blue Ribbon, Cafe Luxembourg, Cafe Standard, Center Bar, Charlie Bird, The Blakely, Boulton & Watt, Circo, City Winery, Duplex, Egg Shop, Fig & Olive, Fred's, Jack's Wife Freda, Jams, Kingside, The Lambs Club, L'Artusi, Limani, Mamo, Mandarin Oriental, Marc Forgione, McHale's, The Mercer Hotel, The Modern, Musket Room, Near & Far, Nice Matin, Nurse Bettie, Pera SOHO, Pinks, The Plaza, Porter House, Quality Eats, Quality Italian, Schapiro's, Spur Tree, Standard East Village, Ten Bells, Top Hops, Ulysses', and Whiskey Ward in New York City, New York, plus Elbow Room and Uncle Barry's in Brooklyn, The National in Greenwich, Connecticut, and Angel of the Winds Casino in Arlington, Washington.  And, in Lisbon, Portugal, Ritz Four Seasons Hotel has matches.

April 2016 started quickly with matches in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at Bud & Marilyn's, Dante & Luigi, Garage, and Parc.  In Ann Arbor, Michigan, Biercamp Artisan Meats has matches with its name.  Matches have been found in Denver, Colorado, at Ace, Atomic Cowboy, Brown Palace Hotel, Charlie Brown's, Denver Wrangler, Jax, Jerri's Tobacco Shop, Renegade Brewing Company, Sobo 151, Sputnik, Steuben's, and SubCulture.  In Tampa, Florida, there are matches at Acropolis, The Bricks, Nicahabana Cigars, and Tabanero Cigars.  Ramblewood Country Club in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, has matches with its name as does Lockeland Table in Nashville, Tennessee

It is a good start for March 2016 with matches at Poco's in Doylestown, Parx in Bensalem, and Szechuan East in PhiladelphiaPennsylvania.  In Goa, India, Zuri White Sands Goa Resort & Casino has matches and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Coquitlam, British Columbia, Grey/Salt in Tampa, Florida, and Scorpion Bar in Mashantucket, Connecticut, all have matches with their names, too.

In February 2016, matches have been found at Empire Steak House, Louie and Chan, Mission Chinese, Untitled, and Victor's Cafe, in New York City, New York, Union Oyster House in Boston, Massachusetts, Bluestem in San Francisco, California, Foxwoods Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut, Lola in Seattle, Washington, and J's Oyster in Portland, Oregon.  In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Creperie Beau Monde has matches with its name as do The Jug Handle Inn in Cinnaminson and Don Francisco Cigars in East Brunswick, New Jersey.  And, in Pune, India, the Hyatt Regency Hotel has matches.

Our thanks to the bulletins of the Empire Matchcover Club, Maryland-Virginia Matchbook Club, San Diego Matchcover Club, Rathkamp Matchcover Society, and Liberty Bell Matchcover Club for printing articles mentioning places that have matchbooks or matchboxes with their names. 

 

   
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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