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Mother Bear's Pizza

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1428 E 3rd St, Bloomington, IN 47401-3731
+1 812-332-4495
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Takeout
Description: Ask anyone in Bloomington where you can get the best pizza and they're...
Ask anyone in Bloomington where you can get the best pizza and they're sure to say Mother Bear's Pizza. We've become an institution, and many students and locals alike call our restaurant home. Our crust sets us apart, but our toppings are the freshest ingredients anyone can come by. Not in the mood for pizza? We also have crisp salads, hot sub sandwiches, wings, quiche, pasta dinners, such as Chicken Parmesan and Spinach Lasagna. And don't leave without grabbing a brownie for dessert! Better yet, try our Munchie Madness: a 10" one-topping pizza, an order of breadsticks or cheese bread, two homemade brownies, and a 2-liter bottle of Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Sierra Mist, Dr. Pepper, or Mountain Dew, all for $11.95!We also serve beer and wine!We are consistently named the Best Pizza in Bloomington by Indiana Daily Student Poll, and People Magazine named us one of America's Top Nine Pizzarias!We take Campus Access and deliver until 3 a.M. Thursday - Saturday!
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    Very good
  • 18
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Always a winner

The Cosmo and the Illinois central were the two pizzas ordered on this most recent visit but you can't go wrong with any of the pizza creations that they have.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
JonJasper_IN
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Jasper, IN
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  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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Jasper, IN
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The Cosmo and the Illinois central were the two pizzas ordered on this most recent visit but you can't go wrong with any of the pizza creations that they have.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The pizza is good, and wings are the best. however my friends felt that the pasta is disappointing. We came at late night, and everything besides pasta were all in a regular level, but just the pasta, we will never order any of those again

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Mother Bear's Pizza is EXACTLY what you want a college town pizza place to be, let alone any pizza place, from the food to the décor. The pizza is cheesy, crunchy (we ordered the deep dish) and the tasty sauce is poured on over the cheese. There are a variety of creations to choose from or you can create your... More 

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Jericho, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

not only the best pizza (by far) in Bloomington, quite possibly the best pizza ever. we also had the stuffed mushrooms as an appetizer and they were so amazing we got a second order! Very friendly staff and laid back atmosphere make this a great place to grab a bite! You will not regret eating here!

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Carbondale
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Honestly, some of the best pizza I've ever had. I went to school at IU and find myself craving Mo Bears constantly. Every time I go to visit, their pizza is a necessity. I'm not very adventurous with my pizza, so I only ever get cheese, but if the rest of their pizza is as addicting, you will NOT be... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We've had pizza all over the country from New York to California and we never would have thought that this little pizza joint would win hands down. The place is packed it seems at all hours but the service was very good and efficient. When we go back to visit, Mother Bear's is a first stop for us.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The title of this review is a little misleading. This isn't just some of the best pizza in Bloomington. This is some of the best pizza in the Midwest! Maybe even some of the best in the country! My favorite is just the standard pepperoni pizza, but they have some really good specialty pizzas too, like their barbecue pizzas. Try... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Mother Bears is a great place for pizza and a salad. Love the "goldfish croutons". Everything is fresh and tastes amazing!

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Bloomington, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Mother Bear's has been around in Bloomington a long time and for good reason. It serves fantastic pizza, especially Chicago-style pizza. The pizza is consistently delicious. If you order a salad, you will find Goldfish (crackers) as a topping, which is an interesting twist. The breadsticks are great as well. We always order some. There are a variety of toppings... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

One of the best pizza places around. Good is always outstanding. A must visit place when you visit Bloomington.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1428 E 3rd St, Bloomington, IN 47401-3731
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: +1 812-332-4495

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget

Description

Ask anyone in Bloomington where you can get the best pizza and they're sure to say Mother Bear's Pizza. We've become an institution, and many students and locals alike call our restaurant home. Our crust sets us apart, but our toppings are the freshest ingredients anyone can come by. Not in the mood for pizza? We also have crisp salads, hot sub sandwiches, wings, quiche, pasta dinners, such as Chicken Parmesan and Spinach Lasagna. And don't leave without grabbing a brownie for dessert! Better yet, try our Munchie Madness: a 10" one-topping pizza, an order of breadsticks or cheese bread, two homemade brownies, and a 2-liter bottle of Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Sierra Mist, Dr. Pepper, or Mountain Dew, all for $11.95!We also serve beer and wine!We are consistently named the Best Pizza in Bloomington by Indiana Daily Student Poll, and People Magazine named us one of America's Top Nine Pizzarias!We take Campus Access and deliver until 3 a.M. Thursday - Saturday!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?