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Mother Bear's Pizza

1428 E 3rd St, Bloomington, IN 47401-3731
+1 812-332-4495
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Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“breadsticks” (68 reviews)
“pizza” (416 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, American, Bar, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1428 E 3rd St, Bloomington, IN 47401-3731
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Reviewed 4 July 2017

Pizza is good, although not the best we have ever had....not even close. Service needs to be improved.....once the pizza was ordered, the time was acceptable. However after we sat down we waited quite awhile before seeing a server.....then a good period of time before...More

Thank gold-vintner
Ejshafer, Marketing Director at Mother Bear's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

We're sorry you didn't fully enjoy your experience. During the summer we are much slower than usual, so our servers are expected to keep an eye on their sections. It seems your server did not notice you in a timely fashion. Thank you for your...More

Reviewed 4 July 2017

Loved the thick-crust, gooey homemade pizza from this local joint. It is super busy with a booming carry-out business. They offer daily specials which make it a pretty good deal. Writing all over the walls reminiscent of a traditional Chicago pizza joint. The staff are...More

Thank famgoeshiking
Ejshafer, Marketing Director at Mother Bear's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Thanks for the great review!!

Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Great pizza with plenty of options. We liked the thin crust with sesame. The breadsticks were excellent and came with enough garlic butter for everybody.

Thank Julie V
Ejshafer, Marketing Director at Mother Bear's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2017

Thanks for the review, Julie! Glad you enjoyed your experience :)

Reviewed 28 June 2017

We went to this restaurant on the suggestion of our Bed and Breakfast hosts. The place had a cool vibe and the pizza was awesome! We had a large thin crust pizza with green olives and mushrooms.We will definitely visit Mother Bear's Pizza again when...More

Thank nancyrK9353ML
Ejshafer, Marketing Director at Mother Bear's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

So great to hear, Nancy. Thanks for the review!

Reviewed 28 June 2017

The Food is always Awesome. There is a really fun Atmosphere at Mother Bears. But the service is Average at best. The Pizza is so good that it almost excuses the below par service. If you are in Bloomington you have to try Mother Bears...More

Thank Kristopher C
Ejshafer, Marketing Director at Mother Bear's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

Thanks for the review, Kristopher. We appreciate the feedback!

Reviewed 25 June 2017

College students and locals know this pizza place is really good. Plain old fashioned pizza and modern day gourmet pizza available. Nothing fancy here, just a comfortable casual restaurant.

Thank Carolynbtown
Ejshafer, Marketing Director at Mother Bear's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Thanks for the review, Carolyn!

Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

My friends and I stopped in for lunch and had a delicious time. The lunch specials are very reasonable and the salad was delicious. I'm not a fan of the writing all over the walls but I know if I had kids they would love...More

Thank Becca P
Ejshafer, Marketing Director at Mother Bear's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Glad to hear from a satisfied customer, thanks Becca!

Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Good selection on menu. Great daily specials. Very happening place. Great service. Good accommodations for families.

Thank diamondddb99
Ejshafer, Marketing Director at Mother Bear's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2017

Thanks for the review! :)

Reviewed 21 June 2017

Mother Bears is a tried and true and now it is open on the westside. The pizza is always consistently good and their side salads with goldfish are great!! If you are unhappy with the downtown location try the west side.

Thank christyjmccormick
Ejshafer, Marketing Director at Mother Bear's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2017

Thanks for the review! Our west side location is quickly becoming a town favorite :)

Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

We ordered a pizza for take out and we're told this was the best pizza around. It did not disappoint! We had the specialty cheese pizza and added sausage- it was delicious! We ordered a large for three very hungry people and it was just...More

Thank adducij
Ejshafer, Marketing Director at Mother Bear's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2017

Thank you for the great review! :)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Meals
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Monday
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Tuesday
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Wednesday
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Thursday
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Friday
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Saturday
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
Description
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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