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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, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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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Good for:
Large groups
Dining on a budget

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  • 139
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
No vegan or gluten free options

We were really excited to visit this epic pizza joint. Unfortunately we didn't stay because they have no vegan crust options or gluten free crust options. Very disappointing, especially on a college campus. Boo

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Rene317
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Fishers, Indiana
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Fishers, Indiana
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We were really excited to visit this epic pizza joint. Unfortunately we didn't stay because they have no vegan crust options or gluten free crust options. Very disappointing, especially on a college campus. Boo

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

My family was in town for the recent Beach Boy concert. Before the concert we met up with some of my brother's friends at Mother Bears. I had been here once before when I was in college, but I didn't remember how good the pizza was. We had the Divine Swine (deep dish) and it was so good. Besides the... More 

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Lafayette, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

Love the restaurant's atmosphere. Great pizza. Limited delivery area, but well worth the drive in for this pizza.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My favorite place for pizza! The taste is consistent and the atmosphere is great! Must give this place a try when visiting Bloomington/Indiana University.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Almost as good as my pizza. They're sausage was very good my son even ate it and he does not like pork.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great Pizza - Carried out - They use a unique blend of spices on their pizza which gives it a one of a kind taste. We all enjoyed it!

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Bloomington, Indiana
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Pizza was fine, not exceptional. Well located to IU. Very popular with the college crowd. Well located on the bus route.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Outstanding place to eat. must do in Btown. Only downfall is lack of parking. We always go when students are off campus for holiday

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Fort Wayne
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Off season at Mother Bear Pizza left something to be desired. Took our order via carryout, happy we did the place is filthy, smelled awful. We always seek hideaway places and local fare, but this was a little too dirty for our liking. The food was just ok, not great. We are Chicago and New York Pizza lovers, so this... More 

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Bloomington, IN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I don't get Pizza very often because my wife is not a fan. So when I get pizza I want first quality pizza. Mother Bear's is top quality and worth the effort. I was an instant fan. 'Nuff said.

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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

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?