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Mother Bear's Pizza

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1428 E 3rd St, Bloomington, IN 47401-3731
+1 812-332-4495
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11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 01:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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Bloomington, Indiana
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mother bear's is my all time favorite pizza place in all of Indiana.. such a fun staff and amazing food. Great local spot.

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Thank kimmenzel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mother bears is a very busy place to eat, but the staff is nice and attentive and the wait isn't very long. Menu full of great dishes.

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Thank Jeremy M
Boston, Massachusetts
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The establishment serves a large variety of pizzas that are all thick crust. The interior is typical college style.

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Thank barbarag8_11
Jacksonville, North Carolina
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63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

Place is rather large inside, great for groups I think. My waitress was nice, but nothing outstanding. Hostess was on her phone for quite awhile before she noticed me, so it kinda has the college town feel in that the workers are a bit younger and not quite as attentive as some might want. The interior has a cool feel... More 

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Thank caleb h
Bloomington, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

In a town full of great pizza places, Mother Bear's is our favorite. Excellent quality and service at both locations, but the parking is much easier at the West side location.

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Thank kbird324
Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We had carry out pizza and bread sticks and they were great and service was good Might have to wait at the new location if you go for dinner

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Thank indiana12mom
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We went to the new Mother Bears on the westside, and loved it! It's a little tricky to get to - you have to go through Kohl's parking lot, but it's worth it. It's huge, there is plenty of parking, and the pizza is wonderful. We also had a very friendly waiter that we liked a lot. I would recommend... More 

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Thank Flambel
Bloomington, Indiana
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Quick , family friendly place to eat. Variety on their menu and clean interior. Highly recommend this place.

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Thank Christina D
Bucharest, Romania
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55 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Went there for lunch with colleagues while visiting IU. Aparently one of the must dos in Bloomington. Great value lunch specials. Good food. Nicely decorated walls. Highly recommend for lunch.

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Thank CatalinAlbu
Kentucky
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Mother Bear's is the best pizza I've had across the whole nation. It is a must have when visiting Bloomington. The atmosphere is fun with enjoyable artwork on the walls.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 01:00
Monday
11:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:00
Thursday
11:00 - 03:00
Friday
11:00 - 03:00
Saturday
11:00 - 03:00
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
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!

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