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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, 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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  • 146
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  • 71
    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
Enjoyed

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Amber S
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Clinton, Indiana, United States
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
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Clinton, Indiana, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
32 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 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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South Salem, New York
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111 reviews 111 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Mother Bears is a very popular pizza place that has been around for years. Ask anybody who has lived / traveled to Bloomington and they will most likely rave about this place. The pizza was good and they have a nice selection of beers. We had a nice meal and the place is very comfortable but nothing exceptional. The “Goldfish”... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This is one of our regular pizza joints for Friday night pizza. Love their unique pizzas, atmosphere... Just a great place and fun for kids. They love reading the writing on the booths.

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Avon, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This is the best place to get pizza on campus. It isn't expensive at all. They do now however have a limit on your refills, you can only get one free refill. Their salad is really good but pizza is obviously their big suit. They have tons of options plus the build your own. Parking is an issue, whenever we... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Each year we renew our WFIU member card and love cashing in our BOGO here because Mother Bear's allows you to buy one extra large pizza and get one free, so it feels like a luxurious bargain! This a great pizza place for large parties- delicious salads, good beer selection, tasty pizzas. My only complaint? No thin crust....

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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: 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?