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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, 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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  • 79
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 7
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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
An IU family lunch

The Pesto cheese bread and regular cheese bread were wonderful! We each had sodas and 2 10 inch pizzas. The white sauce with chicken is a nice combo & the jalapeño sausage pizza hit the spot. I see more visits in our future.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Misty A
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Pendleton
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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Pendleton
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The Pesto cheese bread and regular cheese bread were wonderful! We each had sodas and 2 10 inch pizzas. The white sauce with chicken is a nice combo & the jalapeño sausage pizza hit the spot. I see more visits in our future.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This place was recommended by a friend. It is defiantly a cool place and is frequented by college kids. I got a Greek salad that was huge. The house balsamic dressing was good, but different. It had what tasted like worstershire sauce and honey in it. I probably should have gotten a specialty pizza but instead got a plain pepperoni... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Hit up Mother Bear's today for a different lunch. Had the Stromboli, trying to stay a little lighter than a six since pizza. Quite good but missed the objective of not filling me up (a little too full,). Will make the afternoon a bit challenging, the snoozies are already threatening. Service was acceptable, not really outstanding until the money was... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The pizza here is on the rich side -- loaded with ingredients and cooked pan style, so the crust is very crispy on the edges. Some of my favorite dishes are the deluxe (supreme) pizza and breadsticks with ranch sauce. Never had a bad pizza here though, so try what sounds good to you! Many of the tables are in... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

If I was rating just the pizza, I might give it a "Very Good" rating, but our server was a bit rude, parking is almost non-existent, an the price for the quality was somewhat inflated. A lot of people have mentioned the writing on the walls, so just to caution parents, there may be some inappropriate writing/drawing. Most of it... More 

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Guadalajara Metropolitan Area, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Spent four years in Bloomington! Ate at many restaurants however Mother Bears is the best! No one can beat their stroms!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Every time I go to Mother Bear's I'm always more than satisfied. No matter what type of pizza I get, I love it. My family always fights over the garlic bread because it's that good! Everyone is so nice and the service is great!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Mother bears is on the must visit lists for Bloomington. Honestly some of the best pizza I've ever tasted. I've visited several times but the menu never gets old. I'd suggest the Monet or the Cosmo

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Plymouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

My favorite pizza place! By far the best pizza in town. They have great service and reasonable prices. Don't forget to get breadsticks!

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Bolingbrook, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Our server Emma was amazing. On top of giving great service she was very friendly with a great smile! Prices were very good and the pizza was up to participate with any I have ever had. If you decide to visit ask for Emma as your server, you won't regret it. This is an IU college hangout so be prepared... More 

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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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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?