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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 299 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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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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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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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143 reviews 143 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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193 reviews 193 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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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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