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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 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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English first
San Francisco, California
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99 reviews 99 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

What a fun place! Graffiti covered walls give you some entertainment while you wait for your delicious pizza to arrive. Good vegetarian options too. I imagine this place is hopping when the students are in town!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Food was excellent. Great menu selections, service and atmosphere. We got there early (5:00) and were seated immediately. Really filled up quickly with a wait soon after. But service was quick.

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Bloomington, Indiana, United States
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Probably the best place on campus to get pizza. The wait can be long on game days and weekends, but the food is great! The delivery specials are good too!

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I guess I expected more since it was rated #1 in Bloomington and #4 in the Nation for Pizza by it's sign. There are about 10-12 parking spaces behind for parking and the rest is either a walk or taking a chance by parking in neighboring business spaces. We were there when students were gone, not sure if I would... More 

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Rigby, Idaho, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

probably the best pizza place in town. caters to college age folks. OK when the students are gone. long waits when students are in town.

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Evansville, Indiana
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65 reviews 65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The pizza was good, but the sandwich we tried was lackluster. The atmosphere is what you would expect from a place next to the IU campus. Plenty of space inside, but not much parking nearby

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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
41 helpful votes 41 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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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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