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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 #1 of 295 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

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
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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Bloomington, Indiana
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Mother Bear's seems bigger than ever, but the food is still up to par. The pizzas have always been excellent, but last time I also tried the Buffalo wings, which also were great. Often beer specials, so call to find out what is good and at what price. Being a traditionalist, I prefer the Supreme pizza; all the usual ingredients,... More

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Alameda, California, USA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

College towns are always known for good Pizza, but Mother Bears stands out with both regular and thin crust, great toppings and fun selection of beers both craft and bottled. Can get crowded on Game Days but a fun place in a great colleg town.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Great pizzas. Love the Dixie Two Step with barbecue chicken. Reasonable prices, especially with their munchie madness special. Brownies were great too!

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48 reviews 48 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Awesome place with electrifying energy.a nice bar to hang out whilst your table is ready as it's always crowded with IU students.luckily the IU food card is not accepted here and only in their 15 food halls coz otherwise this place wud b even more mobbed.i personally do not like pizzas but this one was just perfect.awesome crust with just... More

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Akron, Ohio
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I always check trip advisor for restaurant suggestions when visiting a new place. I was surprised to see a pizza place rated number one. Our family of five, visiting our son in Bloomington, wanted a easy, inexpensive dinner, Mama Bear's was the choice. Three beers, a soda and 2 large pizzas for under $50! We had a large Monet thin... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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99 reviews 99 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Seeing anything rated #1 always makes it a target, but it is difficult to argue with this one. The pizza is as good as you have probably ever had. The atmosphere walks the line between college-oriented and reasonably classy very well. There is nothing wrong with either, but you rarely see them blended this well. Service is informative, reasonably efficient,... More

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