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Mother Bear's Pizza

1428 E 3rd St, Bloomington, IN 47401-3731
+1 812-332-4495
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Pizza, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1428 E 3rd St, Bloomington, IN 47401-3731
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stopped by for a quick lunch. Ordered salad and breadsticks, order arrived less than five minutes later. Best salad ever. Homemade ranch dressing and goldfish crackers. Breadsticks are light and fluffy with just the right amount of garlic salt I top. Great experience.

Thank snp51023
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Mother Bears is a staple in Bloomington. Their pizza has the crispy crust edge that everyone loves. Sandwiches are huge and handmade. Their breadsticks are great as well. The service is fast and friendly. You have to try Mother Bears!

Thank kilhill
Reviewed 2 days ago

This pizza place has taken over most all the 1/2 block where it started many years ago and for good reason. They have great pizzas: thin, regular, thick crust and deep dish. You can get one of their specialty pizzas or create your own. Plan...More

Thank Kathy A
Reviewed 2 days ago

We dined at the west side Mother's Bear this past Sunday. We arrived at noon, and there was plenty of seating. We chose to eat outdoors. When we left 50 minutes later, the place was packed!! A sure sign of a great place to eat....More

Thank Vickie D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Can't come to campus without stopping at Mother Bear's Pizza! Their pizza is so good! If there is a wait, trust me, it's worth the wait for this pizza!

Thank lyntayzac
Reviewed 3 days ago

Mother Bear's is the best pizza in Bloomington. The Pizza comes out quickly and is always perfect from all my experience. The service is as good as the pizza. We were in and out in 45 minutes on Monday. I wish they had a pressure...More

Thank markbZ8209EB
Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I went down to hang out on campus and visit friends 40 years later. Always go to Mother Bears when we're in town. Always is the best!

Thank Rich L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have eat here a lot. Great everything, food, and service. Family friendly, big or small groups. The small children in our group loved the pizza.

Thank Carolyn R
Ejshafer, Marketing Director at Mother Bear's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

So happy to hear, Carolyn. Thanks for your review!

Reviewed 1 week ago

They have great pizza specials. Eat early for a discount or certain days for a different discount. If it is your birthday you get a discount that is equal to your age in percent off your bill!

Thank Kpthartford
Ejshafer, Marketing Director at Mother Bear's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for the review! Our specials are the best in town! :)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had eaten earlier but our son said they had awesome brownies! Since we were ready for a little sweet treat, we tried them. Excellent...served warm...so very good We've had their pizza at another visit and it rocks too

Thank Pat S
Ejshafer, Marketing Director at Mother Bear's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for the review, Pat!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
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
At Mother Bear's, we have established ourselves as an icon of the Bloomington, IN community and welcome many students, alumni, and local residents into our restaurant every day. Customers are welcome and encouraged to bring a Sharpie to your name on our wooden booths. Our unique dining environment also features an eclectic collection of local art.

We are best-known for our traditional pan pizza but also offer sesame-seed thin crust and deep-dish options. All three choices are made with our homemade dough!

Not in the mood for pizza? We also offer crisp salads, hot sub sandwiches, wings, and pasta dishes. To complete your meal, try one of our warm, homemade brownies.

Ordering for carry-out or delivery? Try our most popular deal: the 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 $12.95!

We also serve beer and wine with many selections from local breweries.

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! Whether you're new to Bloomington or just stopping for a visit, please stop by to enjoy what we have to offer!
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