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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 #2 of 298 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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Fairmount, Indiana
2 reviews
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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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Best pizza in town, hands down. Now that I've moved away, I really miss this place, the taste cant be beat. And now that they've expanded, wait times are MUCH better.

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Pensacola Beach, Florida
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139 reviews 139 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Excellent pizza abounds be it thin, thick or stuffed crust. Something for anyone & everyone ! Very abundant salads, wings and sandwiches as well. They've a very extensive beer and wine list AND, local Cream Sodas. Highly recommended 'cept parking is somewhat at a premium..... take the local buses !! Buono Piasan

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Waverly, Iowa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Really good pizza! Finally tried it after everyone talking about it! It was perfectly cooked and had a great sauce! Loved it!

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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191 reviews 191 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Clearly Mother Bear has a huge fan base on Trip Advisor and the pizza is very good. This is not the best pizza I have ever had, but it is certainly very good pizza. The crust is perfectly cooked and lots of good toppings made for a great lunch. Of course, pizza is a subjective thing and we all have... More

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Bloomington, Indiana
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I know that Trip Advisor reviews are mostly focused on the food and the service but this review is about the accessibility of this establishment . Mother Bear’s is located on Third Street in Bloomington, a very busy two lane, one way thoroughfare through the IU campus. There is no parking on 3rd St so one needs to park in... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We always have a meal at Mother Bear's when we're in town because we love it. There really isn't a bad choice on the menu. I wish the parking was a little easier but the location is excellent

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Tomball, Texas
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Loved the pizza, we went during happy hour so got free breadsticks with a medium or larger. Loved it. Great beer selection, pizza was great. Seat yourself!

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Bloomington, Indiana
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I love the variety of ingredients you can get on your pizza here. From gourmet sausages to just regular 'ol sausage, it seems they have it all. They could improve their breadsticks. Service is sometimes lacking, just depends on who you get. I live a couple blocks from here and have enjoyed the pizza for years.

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100 reviews 100 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We were moving our son in on campus a couple of weeks ago and got hungry. Based on a friend's recommendation, we gave Mother Bear's a try. We were too busy to go in and wait and the delivery time was an hour and a half, so we ran over and picked one up. It was ready in about 20... More

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