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Mother Bear's Pizza

1428 E 3rd St, Bloomington, IN 47401-3731
+1 812-332-4495
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Ranked #1 of 300 Restaurants in Bloomington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Cuisines: Pizza
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Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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!
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

I was passing through town to see some family and was told I had to try Mother Bears. It defiitely wasn't a dissappointment! We split a couple 10 inch pizzas, one spinoccoli which was excellen and a pepperoni that was delicious. The pizza is a little breadier than I usually like but it really worked for the pie. After our... More 

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15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

We visit Bloomington IN every December and look forward to eating at Mother Bear's Pizza all year long. Best pan pizza I've ever tasted anywhere. Parking is limited and you will likely have to wait for a table but it's well worth the hassle.

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

The food is amazing. Hardly no where to park, but find a place! So crowded the service lacks..but it's great to just say you've been there. 4-6 is a great food special save $8. Deep dish is great if you like large spoonfuls of sauce on each piece. There are pictures in the menu. Go eat some unique pizza ..you... More 

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Bloomington, IN
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We make our own pizza most of the time and can be critical of others' quality. However, when we want take out pizza we know Mother Bear's is the place to go. Their dough is really good, the sauce is not overpowering and the toppings and cheese is generous. We're fortunate because we live in Bloomington and can get Mother... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Finally got to Mother Bear's and it lived up to the hype. Solid choice for pizza, salads, subs when you are in B-town. Lively atmosphere and great service. How many restaurants let you carve your name or whatever into the furniture?

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Although we had to wait over an hour for our table,it was worth the wait. The servers were friendly and the pizza had fresh and delicious ingredients. Nothing canned or frozen here!

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Bloomington, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is one our favorite pizza restaurants in Bloomington. We usually order the Pride of Palermo with a beer on tap. Unfortunately they do not serve the great local favorite, Upland Wheat. It's a popular hangout for college kids, but old-timers like us always feel welcome. Parking is limited, but we usually find a space.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

It is an ok space, slow and dirty as any other restaurant establishment. But if you are in the mood for extra 2500 calories and fat for your brain, that is good place to visit. Don't forget to sprint it off the next few days.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Mother Bears has good pizza and I've been eating there for over 20 years. But they have like 10 parking spots. I've seen people get towed when they park in the surrounding lots so be careful. There is one small lot that charges $5 to park ,but it is worth it so you don't get a $120 tow bill. If... More 

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Fairmount, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Very nice pizza restaurant near Indiana University. Great atmosphere and very good pizza. Only drawback was there is not much parking area around the restaurant.

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Additional Information about Mother Bear's Pizza

Address: 1428 E 3rd St, Bloomington, IN 47401-3731
Phone Number: +1 812-332-4495
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Pizza

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