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“A great place for a great Pizza!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mother Bear's Pizza

Mother Bear's Pizza
Ranked #1 of 342 Restaurants in Bloomington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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!
GRAND RAPIDS
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“A great place for a great Pizza!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2014

There's only really one word that can summarize our experience here ---- GREAT. The pizza is outstanding, and there are selections for those who want to try something different. Pricing is reasonable. Anyone who enjoys a well run pizza place in a college town will love this place.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CHARLES M
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Mark H, General Manager at Mother Bear's Pizza, responded to this review, January 5, 2014
There's only one word that can summarize our feelings about your review — Thanks! I really appreciate you taking the time to recommend us on Yelp. The next time you're in the mood for pizza, be sure to see us!

Take care,
Mark Hajduk, General Manager
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Columbus, Indiana
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142 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great pizza”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2013 via mobile

Relaxing place. Service was pleasant and excellent. Bread sticks were surprisingly just ok. The pizza was excellent! Parking is a nightmare but worth the hassle.

Visited December 2013
Helpful?
Thank Pvh16
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Mark H, General Manager at Mother Bear's Pizza, responded to this review, January 5, 2014
Happy to hear you thought our pizza and service were both excellent! We want all our customers to have a great time and enjoy a delicious meal. For next time, please know that parking is available Mon-Fri after 5pm and all day on weekends directly south of the restaurant. You can park in the "At Swain" parking lot during these hours.

Hope to see you back again soon!

Best,
Mark Hajduk, General Manager
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Indiana
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“best deep-dish pizza”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2013

I mean THE BEST.
You can (you must) write on the walls.
re: delivery.... they are up front about it, we're not Dominoes.
Like another great local place Hinkle's Hamburgers ... We do it OUR way.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mark F
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3 reviews
“Didn't receive the ordered food”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2013 via mobile

Ordered pizza like 2 hrs ago & was told that it will be delivered within an hour. Despite waiting for 2 hours & tried calling several times did not receive any pizza. Food might be good but delivery service sucks.

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Thank Tulika R
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Mark H, General Manager at Mother Bear's Pizza, responded to this review, December 20, 2013
Tulika,

I sincerely apologize for what happened. I completely understand your frustration, and I agree that there's no excuse for us to forget your order. Do you mind calling me at (812) 336-8497? I want to personally make things right with you.

Best,
Mark Hajduk, General Manager
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Granger, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Awesome pizza!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2013

I haven't eaten here in 10 years and while we visited campus for a basketball game we had to stop and eat! The place is HUGE now that it has expanded. The pizza is the same as I remember when I went to college at IU. Good crust, great sauce and lots of toppings. Service was great. Bathroom was clean. There were some loud college kids next to us, but they were just having a good time and I do remember being their age! One of them apologized for being so loud, so that was nice.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ColieandJJ
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Mark H, General Manager at Mother Bear's Pizza, responded to this review, December 16, 2013
Thanks for coming to see us! I'm happy to hear that even after 10 years, you still think our pizza is delicious and our service is great. That's the goal! It was great having you back, and I hope you get a chance to visit B-Town again soon.

Take care,
Mark Hajduk, General Manager
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