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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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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Description: Ask anyone in Bloomington where you can get the best pizza and they're sure...
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
  • 20
    Average
  • 8
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  • 6
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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
Great food! Great service!

Had a meal here last night, and had the lasagna. It was fantastic. Will return again. Waiter was friendly and informative.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Charles B T
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Evansville
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Evansville
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a meal here last night, and had the lasagna. It was fantastic. Will return again. Waiter was friendly and informative.

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Thank Charles B T
Lockport, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved Mother Bears! Our server was very knowledgeable in all of the choices of crusts, sauces, etc. He also did a great job of recommending craft beers. Well worth the wait of 20 minutes on a Friday night! Can't wait to come back the next time we visit IU!

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Thank lizw1313
Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
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94 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In a city of great restaurants, nothing tops Mother Bear's, and nothing competes in terms of pizza quality - I won't even try to describe the pizza, except that a 10' pan pizza pie will satisfy an average appetite, but a 14" gets you plenty for 2 and you will want leftovers. Reheated Mother Bears the morning after is a... More 

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Thank Jake F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of variety, great specials, yummy pizza, good beer. Solid place for pizza, and most people you talk to will name it as btowns favorite

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Thank Watsufizzi
Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food and environment. I recommend the pizza of course. The salads are also great (and they put goldfish on them, what could be better?)! Definitely order the breadsticks

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Thank Shelby S
La Grange, KY USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the most amazing jerk wings and Palermo thin crust pizza. The server made lots of recommendations all of which we greatly appreciated. Fast friendly and anazing food!!

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Thank LaGrangeLassie
Greentown, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mother bears is an icon in bloomington, the pizza is great, the service was awesome, we jus love the atmosphere and the people, we try to go every time we come to Indiana University.

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Thank Shawn M
Bloomington, Indiana
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best pizzas I've had in Bloomington. Also loved the salad italian salad dressing and bread sticks. The only draw back is limited parking.

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Thank Sherry H
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9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Upon hearing about how yummy Mother Bears was, I decided to try. Couldn't find a website for the restaurant. Finally found a menu on yelp. The person who answered the phone couldn't answer my questions about the breadsticks. Don't order. Very bland!!!. The pizza tasted like Pizza Hut. I was very disappointed.

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Thank Cicicher
Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

After having lived in Minnesota for the last 10 years I brought my husband to Bloomington to show him around IU and some of my favorite places in B-town. Undoubtedly, Mother Bears is still the best place to eat in Bloomington! Mother Bears has a fun, casual atmosphere, along with fabulous food! We enjoyed a bottle of local wine with... More 

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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, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?