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“Good Pizza” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mother Bear's Pizza

Mother Bear's Pizza
1428 E 3rd St, Bloomington, IN 47401-3731
+1 812-332-4495
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Ranked #1 of 300 Restaurants in Bloomington
Price range: $10 - $15
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!
Bloomington, Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Good Pizza”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

straightforward college campus pizza place- no frills- but really good pizza! may be hard to get in on a game night, but worth going on a quieter weekday.

Visited December 2011
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Mark H, General Manager at Mother Bear's Pizza, responded to this review, December 7, 2012
Thanks Regen! Glad to hear you enjoy our pizza. Hope to see you back again soon!

Best,
Mark Hajduk, General Manager
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English first
Bloomington, IN
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Awesome!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Without a doubt, Bloomington's BEST pizza. From standard toppings to their Treasure OF Monte Cristo or Paulie Pinenuts Pesto Pie (MY FAVE), this place rocks! Their salads even come with Gold Fish crackers instead of croutons! YUM! Don't miss this when in Bloomington!

Visited October 2012
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Mark H, General Manager at Mother Bear's Pizza, responded to this review, December 3, 2012
Wow, without a doubt Bloomington's best pizza! I'm honored to know you feel that way. Thanks so much for your review and recommendation. Looking forward to your next visit!

Take care,
Mark Hajduk, General Manager
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Bloomington, Indiana
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“BEST PIZZA IN BLOOMINGTON”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

If you have not eaten at MoBear's, get off the internet and order a Divine Swine pizza, or whatever you like. From the salad with goldfish to the specialty pizzas, Mother Bears is possibly Bloomington's best local restaurant.

Visited October 2012
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Mark H, General Manager at Mother Bear's Pizza, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Wow, the best local restaurant! As a proud Bloomington-ian, I really appreciate your review, Carlye. The next time you're craving a Divine Swine, be sure to stop by!

Take care,
Mark Hajduk, General Manager
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Best pizza anywhere!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

This place has an excellent college atmosphere but is also friendly for families. Sometimes the wait for a table can be quite long but it is well worth it because the food is excellent. No surprise that locals come again and again for years.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mark H, General Manager at Mother Bear's Pizza, responded to this review, December 3, 2012
Thanks so much for your review! We want everyone to feel welcome dining here, so I'm happy to hear you think we're a good spot for both families and college students. Looking forward to serving you again soon!

All the best,
Mark Hajduk, General Manager
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Rochester
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great pizza”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

We did take out and it did not disappoint. We loved it. The salad was good too. Good deep dish pizza.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Mark H, General Manager at Mother Bear's Pizza, responded to this review, December 3, 2012
Thanks! I'm happy to hear we didn't disappoint. Next time you feel like pizza, be sure to give us a call!

Best,
Mark Hajduk, General Manager
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