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Marlin & Rays Replacing Bel Air Ruby Tuesday

The restaurant is expected to open in September.

Bel Air restaurant-goers will soon have a new seafood spot to try.

Marlin & Ray's Seafood is coming to Bel Air, filling the vacancy left when closed its doors July 21, according to Marlin & Rays guest services manager Sam Parker.

"That's looking like it's going to be pretty solid [opening date]," Parker said.

The restaurant will be the first Marlin & Rays location in Maryland and the 12th nationwide.

Parker explained the Ruby Tuesday and Marlin & Rays chains have the same owner and closing the Ruby Tuesday was a step toward balancing the number of both chain locations.

The building is still undergoing significant renovations, but hiring is moving forward. The seafood restaurant is holding daily interviews at the business, located at 593 Baltimore Pike, until hiring is complete most likely by the end of August, Parker said.

Those interested in working at the new restaurant can submit applications online.

LB August 09, 2012 at 12:17 PM
We had dinner at a Marlin & Ray's while on a recent road trip. It was just OK, don't get too excited about the "seafood" part in the name.
Lady August 09, 2012 at 02:10 PM
I have never eaten there, but expect the seafood part to be similar to Joe's Crab Shack. Which is just going to disappoint a true Marylander.
june schmidt August 09, 2012 at 06:07 PM
Why can't there be an AMERICAN BUFFET in Bel Air again.. Reasonable priced for seniors and good food. Like Cactus Willies. Over priced leasing pushed them out. Haven't been shopping at Harford Mall since they left, as a lot of other people. Bring back AMERICAN Buffets. :*)
Patrick B. August 09, 2012 at 08:54 PM
Don't care if the seafood is that good or not ,but I have a question for someone who has been there.I see that "endless house salad" is included with alot of their meals.Do they go with the former Ruby tuesday"s make you own or is this a salad served to you like Olive Garden?They have a seafood gumbo and "endless salad "on their menu for $7.99,this (salad bar) was my favorite thing about Ruby Tuesday's.
LB August 10, 2012 at 12:16 PM
The salad at the property we dined at was not Ruby Tuesday-style. And, it wasn't the most impressive either.
Mary Lloyd August 10, 2012 at 12:49 PM
Why yet another seafood restaurant? why why why? Won't go to this one either!
Patrick B. August 10, 2012 at 08:17 PM
Thanks for the info,figured it was too good a deal and keep the old style salad bar.Looking at the menu almost half of it is devoted to alcoholic drinks,another way to eat sorta healthy is lost ,along with Baja Fresh across the street.
Patrick B. August 10, 2012 at 08:26 PM
Other lease-holders in strip shopping and malls hate all-you -can eat.The customers rarely shop anywhere else after eating and tied up paking spaces.Other food sellers don't like being near them either.ACYE is a bad business model in an area that dosen't have the lowest of low wage peoplefor workers,the profit margin is too thin.Also 25 years ago or so you had one big eater to maybe 4 or 5 moderate eaters.Now you have tables full of over-eaters,which would be fine if buffets could raise thier prices to reflect this.However once you get past $10 lunch/$13 dinner,half the people who go to buffets will just eat at a junk food place like McDonald's and the other half will just eat at a sit down place.AYCE is dead here in Bel Air and that is a good thing.
Amanda Nagle September 29, 2012 at 04:21 AM
I think that people should stop leaving negative comments & let others make their own opinions. Marlin & rays goal is to meet all or their customers wants and needs, Their is a great crew at the bel air marlin and rays and I believe every customer that comes in is going to have and amazing experience.
Voter October 31, 2012 at 07:08 PM
Glad to see Ruby Tuesday closed. They had made a horrible turn for the worse in past years. And the decision to significantly downgrade their Salad Bar was the last straw for me. The Salad Bar is what made me go to RT. They did it to themselves.
Sheila Shannon November 06, 2012 at 06:09 PM
My husband & I love Marlin & Rays! We have have eaten there about 4-5 times and have tried several different menu selections. I have never had a bad experience . I have tried the Jumbo Hand Breaded Shrimp, the Talapia, Lobster & Steak, the all you can eat shrimp, and mac & cheese and the Chocolate Brownie with ice cream adn we have never been disappointed! I like their salad. We will go back! :)
steve November 10, 2012 at 06:52 PM
I have to say I have been there several times. For there awesome happy hour and with the family for dinner and I have found the service and food to be awesome . Keep up the good work.
steve November 10, 2012 at 06:55 PM
You must try!
drew December 16, 2012 at 01:04 AM
our time at marlin and rays was pretty bad...bar tender did not know how to make mojito....the long island iced tea had no alchool...food was ok but server had no idea what she was doing...prob go 2 bone fish for seafood

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