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Mother Bear's Pizza

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1428 E 3rd St, Bloomington, IN 47401-3731
+1 812-332-4495
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 am
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Bloomington, Indiana
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Best pizza in Btown, hands down. The service isn't always the best but it has a great atmosphere. I recommend it to everyone.

Thank aaronlingenfelter
Bloomington, Indiana
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

MBP never disappoints. They always have the same dependable good taste. I have been frequenting this establishment for many years and recommend it.

Thank GrandmaAC
Bloomington, Indiana
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Best pizza in Bloomington and because of ththis there is usually a wait so go early or go later than the usual meal time.When IU students are on campus the wait time is even longer--but worth the wait!

Thank elalucas
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have tried to stop at local food places when we are out of town. I must say this ranks right up there with one of the best. The "meat feast" was perfect for me and my wife. She also ate the mushrooms that were ok. If your in the area do not miss out and take a sharpie marker... More 

Thank jason s
Sugar Land, Texas
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A visit to Blooming MUST always include a stop here. Busy with daily lunch & dinner specials. Serves alcohol, family friendly, eat in or take out. Love it.

Thank Anita R
Castle Rock, Colorado
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38 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Mother Bears had excellent pizza and the best Caesar Salad we have ever eaten! The service was excellent and the staff is very friendly

Thank kgoil
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As the son of an alum and future student I have stopped at Mother Bear's and many other of the signature Bloomington restaurants. This is by far my favorite. Always great service even when the wait is 2 hours on IU basketball gamedays (best time to go btw). Always great experience pizza is the best I've ever had and from... More 

Thank Haden B
West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The pizza was wonderful. We were there for lunch and it was a great value. Our waiter was excellent.

Thank Bill F
Indianapolis, Indiana
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120 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an apple Gouda chicken sausage and mushroom regular crust pizza. The sausage was a bit sweet but the pizza was very good.

Thank Scuffy13
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a fun day at the lake, we headed into town for some pizza. We should have brought our Sharpie - it's the kind of place where you write on the walls. The staff appears to be mainly college kids as is much of the clientele. Loud and somewhat obnoxious would describe the atmosphere. Saying all that, it works. The... More 

Thank Lee K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
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
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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