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Mother Bear's Pizza

1428 E 3rd St, Bloomington, IN 47401-3731
+1 812-332-4495
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, American, Bar, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1428 E 3rd St, Bloomington, IN 47401-3731
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Although my daughter loves their Vodka Sauce and Meatball pizza, Mother Bears pizza is not much to my liking. I know Mother Bear’s is beloved by many IU students, and I do “get” why it is popular, but I much prefer the thin New York...More

Thank JA M
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Not sure what the secret is but year in, year out, this is the best pizza. Dining in is nice experience as is carry out or delivery. Pizza alway arrives hot if delivered. Good fresh salads to which they add goldfish. They don’t skimp on...More

Thank PurplePanthers
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Mother Bears has the best pizza in Bloomington, IN. Atmosphere at both locations is unique and quality of service is excellent

Thank fieldinggeorge
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Great new location! Still the same fantastic food as always.We love the service every time we go. Fast, friendly and delicious!

Thank lporter77
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Mother Bear’s has lots of different ways you can build a pizza. Important to me is that they still do traditional pizza great, loaded with cheese and toppings. We had a deluxe and garden and both were excellent. We also really liked the breadsticks.

Thank bruce h
Reviewed 19 February 2018

We ordered Mother Bear's Pizza to be brought to our hotel room. It was fast courteous service and the pizza was great! The flavor was different but in a good way.

Thank Cathy B
Reviewed 15 February 2018

We needed a quick, authentic dinner and asked the hotel front desk clerk for a recommendation: "Send us to where the students go for a quick, decent meal." He didn't hesitate: "Mother Bear's Pizza on 3rd Street, right across from the Jacobs School of Music."...More

Thank mshapiro99
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

In the mood for Chicago-style, deep pan pizza we went into this campus hangout and ordered a medium gourmet deep dish pizza. It came out to us quickly and courteously. What an unexpected surprise: it was square. If we hadn't been so hungry we could...More

Thank bfindysz
Reviewed 8 February 2018

This place used to be one of my favorite. Unfortunately, the food is no longer suitable for my stomach. Perhaps my immune system is not that strong anymore, but I tend to experience some stomach upsets after eating here.

Thank pqphan
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

The place has not changed since I last went there when I was in college in the mid 80’s. Food and service and the atmosphere is still brilliant. Thank you.

Thank ChrisB2059
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
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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