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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 - 3:00 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, 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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  • 149
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 7
    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
Great Pizza, limited parking

Some of the BEST pizza I've ever had. Been there twice with more than 7 people each time. Can get very crowded but virtually no wait both times we were there. Had several of the specialty pizzas as well as the simple pepperoni pizza. Can't go wrong with any of them. Only down side was the parking... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
JeffreyMoby
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Some of the BEST pizza I've ever had. Been there twice with more than 7 people each time. Can get very crowded but virtually no wait both times we were there. Had several of the specialty pizzas as well as the simple pepperoni pizza. Can't go wrong with any of them. Only down side was the parking. We had to... More 

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Kansas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This is my second visit to Mother Bear's! Best pizza ever! Delicious veggie pizza and salad. The parking around the area is very limited, and you have to drive around for awhile to get a space. But once you finally get to park, your dining experience is great!

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I graduated from Indiana University 30 years ago, and during my four years I spent there as a student, Mother Bears was a favorite destination for me and my friends. Now I have a son who is at IU, so I take any opportunity I get to visit one of my favorite pizza places. There were seven of us dining... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I didn't eat any pizza in Bloomington like that. It is delicious and the place is really nice. They have different flavors and nice prices,also, besides its sales.

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Clinton, Indiana, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Admittedly, the bad thing about this restaurant is the same problem that plagues all of Bloomington. ..VERY limited parking. That being said, we still enjoyed our meal at Mother Bear's. The atmosphere is laid back (bring a sharpie, as they allow signatures and things on all the surfaces), we liked our server (she gave us the early bird coupon even... More 

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Indianapolis
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68 reviews 68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The pizza here is very good, but not perfect. The regular option is too crusty and has too little sauce for my liking. We all ordered personal pan pizzas, which were smaller than I would've liked. The other issue was the horrible parking situation. There were no handicap spaces available and we had to pay $5 for a regular spot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

It was delish! Loved the pizza. Great prices, great vibe, loved it! Will go back! QuicK to place order and get food. friendly waitress. Loved it!

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South Bend, Indiana
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

the pizza is very good and service is very fast. We have been here twice in the past and have always enjoyed our meal. The decor is a little run down but food is good.

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

As a Chicago pizza fan, I was a bit skeptical but we all agreed-- great sauce, excellent sausage and pepperoni and a terrific crust-- truly a treat. Waitstaff was great and they accommodated a gluten sensitivity. Definitely worth a stop.

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Kokomo, Indiana
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

If you've not stopped by Mama Bear's Pizza on a visit to Bloomington, you don't know what you are missing. The fun atmosphere and the great food will keep you coming back. My daughter had the lasagna, WOW it could have feed two people. She said it was the best she has ever eaten, even mine. :-( I had the... More 

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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?