Slapfish, whose only MoCo location was at 12033 Rockville Pike in the Montrose Crossing shopping center, has closed permanently, according to its Google listing and signage recently posted on the door. The restaurant opened in July 2018, when it gave away 107 lobster rolls as part of its grand opening celebration.
The “modern seafood shack” is a fast casual restaurant with locations primarily on the west coast and Southwestern United States, but has recently opened location across the country. It has been called “the Chipotle of Seafood.” The Rockville location was their first on the east coast, as it joined Cava, Honeygrow, and MOD Pizza at Montrose Crossing. The strip where the restaurant is located was constructed over the previous home of Timpano Italian Chophouse, the restaurant that was demolished to make way for the current structure that was home to Slapfish and is currently home to other fast-casual eateries and stores.
Slapfish has been “discretely listed” as being available for a sub-lease for over a year. As of now there is no word on what will be replacing it, but we’ll let you know as soon as we find out. A sign placed on the door at Slapfish reads “Dear Slapfish guests, thank y ou for the patronage over the last few years and for letting us be a part of your wonderful community. This Slapfish location is close permanently. We hope to see you at Slapfish-Ashburn.”
Featured photo courtesy of Google Maps