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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: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, 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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  • 76
    Very good
  • 16
    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
Amazing sesame thin crust!

My favorite pizza on the entire planet has always been Turoni's (Evansville/Newburgh, IN) .... Until I had the thin sesame crust at Mother Bears - I have to say it is right up there if not at the top, very close! My wife, who does not care for pizza, has found one she will eat and love. Yeah!! A... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Redtomatobone
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Newburgh, Indiana
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
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Newburgh, Indiana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My favorite pizza on the entire planet has always been Turoni's (Evansville/Newburgh, IN) .... Until I had the thin sesame crust at Mother Bears - I have to say it is right up there if not at the top, very close! My wife, who does not care for pizza, has found one she will eat and love. Yeah!! A must... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Amazing pizza and bread sticks in a fun college atmosphere. Casual, good for families too. Mom's Choice and Early Bird (4pm-6pm) specials are good bonus. Would like a bigger variety of salads, though.

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Burnaby, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Amazing, piping hot pizza served on a pizza stand. They have great choices and specialty pizzas on the menu. I like the idea of allowing patrons to write their comments on the walls.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

I cant comment on the food. We were planning on making a reservation for 25 people on a Thursday night but we're told they don't accept reservations. Knowing that I went 30 minutes early to try and make arraignments with the staff. 30 minutes later I actually got a manager to speak with me. I asked about the room roped... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Fun, fun atmosphere. Very casual. Excellent pizza. Don't know that it's the best I've EVER had but it was really good. I would go back. Excellent pricing!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I like Mother Bear's because of their wing nights. Enjoy some thai sauce on the side and that is probably what you'll love.

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Best in Bloomington!! On campus but easy to get to. I ate there during May after school was out so it was over-crowded with college students. Wide range to choose from on the menu. Also serves beer and wine.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

My son enjoyed writing on the booth in the restaurant, which is decorated by patrons and college students alike. The bread sticks were good, but after ordering a cheese pizza, two drinks, and bread sticks I felt poor when I got the bill (just under $30). Nothing was bad, but for the price I'd probably just call Pizza Hut. For... More 

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Columbus, Indiana
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105 reviews 105 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Excellent pizza. Service was friendly and fast. Atmosphere is relaxing . Parking is virtually non existent.

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Lafayette, IN
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

Excellent pizza! This was recommended to us by the bed-and-breakfast where we were staying. It was a wonderful choice! You feel the campus atmosphere with all the students buzzing around. We had a great time and excellent service. Highly recommend!!!

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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: Dining on a budget, Large groups

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?