Casual Restaurant Near Omni Bedford Springs
Eat at Bad Boyz Bistro in Bedford, PA
Bad Boyz Bistro is a unique locally-owned bistro located in downtown Bedford, PA at 120 South Juliana Street. We are a casual, family-friendly modern eatery with a straightforward approach. Our themed atmosphere is fun and comfortable. When you are staying at the Omni Bedford Springs you are just 5 minutes away from the Home of the Hottest Hot Wings, as featured on Food Network’s Outrageous Food. We invite you to enjoy our unique menu featuring 100% Angus beef with house-made bacon jam, fresh fried zucchini planks, beer-battered mozzarella, novel pasta dishes, and a variety of succulent fish and steak entrees, soups, salads, sandwiches, and more.
Driving Directions from Omni Bedford Springs to Bad Boyz Bistro
From Omni Bedford Springs, head northeast toward Sweet Root Road. Turn left onto Sweet Root Road. Turn right onto US-220 BUS N. and make a slight left onto Springs Road. Turn right onto South Juliana Street. You will pass by First National Bank (on the left in 0.6 miles) and Bad Boyz Bistro will be on your left.
Omni Bedford Springs Resort History
The Bedford area is rich in historic significance and the Omni Bedford Springs is no exception. Built in 1806 around the local mineral springs, the original “Stone Inn” has been preserved and renovated as the luxury destination we now know as the Omni Bedford Springs Resort. The hotel was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1984, but then shut its doors in 1986. In 2004 property renovation began and the freshly remodeled Omni Bedford Springs began accepting guests again by the summer of 2007.
Bedford, PA Mineral Springs
The mineral springs of Bedford were traditionally used by Native Americans for their curative properties. In the latter part of the 1700s, Dr. John Anderson purchased a 2,200-acre tract of land on which the Omni Bedford Springs Resort now stands. Since the hotel first opened, visitors have traveled from around the world to experience the rejuvenating springs located right here in Pennsylvania. The hotel hosted one of the nation’s first golf courses and indoor pools. In 1858, the lobby was on the receiving end of the first transatlantic cable. It was also previously home to a Navy radio school.
Japanese Internment in Bedford, PA During WWII
The Resort had an interesting and little-known role during WWII, when the Bedford Springs Resort & Spa became an internment center for nearly 200 high-level Japanese embassy staff, diplomats, and their families. These individuals had been rounded up in 1945 from countries including Sweden and Austria, where they had fled as the war was coming to a close. Americans whose children were being held in cruel conditions and tortured in Japanese internment camps were less than pleased that the diplomats of an enemy nation were being accommodated at a sprawling luxury resort. This fury prompted officials to release a statement that the detainees’ rooms were sparsely furnished, their meals served cafeteria-style, and the swimming pool and golf course were forbidden. The townsfolk were placated; however, we doubt that would have been the case if the internment center had been offering menu selections from Bad Boyz Bistro…
The Bedford, PA region has so much to share with you. While staying at the Omni Bedford Springs, be sure to explore the local area. Stop in and join us for great food and amazing times as you travel through Central Pennsylvania!