We are open for indoor and outdoor table seating only during the COVID-19 pandemic.
R.J. Bentley's was founded in 1978 by a group of Maryland graduates. Over 40 years later, R.J. Bentley's is a well-known landmark in College Park, richly steeped in Maryland tradition with a unique décor. Bentley's is located conveniently near the University of Maryland's south gate at the intersection of Knox Rd. and U.S. Rt. 1
The building chosen to house R.J. Bentley's "Filling Station" was originally a 1920 gas station known as College Park Auto Place and sat on the main drag in College Park.
In 1956, a Hudson dealership stepped in and with College Park Auto Place, continued service on the East Coast's arterial highway Route 1.
In 1978, R.J. Bentley's Filling Station was founded as a welcoming "roadhouse" for College Park residents and returning alumni. The interior was decorated with antique automobile accessories and license plates from around the country.