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Mother Bear's Pizza

1428 E 3rd St, Bloomington, IN 47401-3731
+1 812-332-4495
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (335 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1428 E 3rd St, Bloomington, IN 47401-3731
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

The menu is wide and deep. The service is prompt and courteous, and, as a bonus, the specials and discounts are fantastic. But, above all, as someone who went to high school and college in Bloomington in the 1960s, many friends of mine were quite...More

1  Thank Claudia B
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Locals and those in the know are aware that Mother Bear's is the best place for pizza in Bloomington. There are vestiges of the 60's in the form of a kept mural on the wall, time-worn booths that speak of the countless patrons who have...More

Thank Sean Jamie S
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

The pizza was good. It's a favorite among locals and the college kids. I enjoyed the pizza immensely myself.

Thank Lawrence H
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

For eating or delivery, Mother Bears is excellent pizza reasonably priced. Wings Night on Monday is also a must.

Thank bgalm
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

I have never had such an amazing pizza in my life. Seriously the sauce, the cheese, the crust and even the dipping sauces were to die for. The price was more than fair. We had the special which is a medium pizza with two drinks...More

Thank Alexis S
Reviewed 31 August 2016

You haven't experienced Bloomington until you've eaten at Mother Bear's! It is a part of our history, for good reason. The atmosphere, the staff and the food are all second to none.

1  Thank Mande M
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Grrrrreat !! Mother Bear's, get it? This place is awesome !! I was here for student tours in February and after eating at Mother Bear's Pizza, I thought, "wow, I hope my daughter goes here !" Of course I was referring to the school. Now...More

Thank Mike E
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Lots of seating. Very casual. Love the graffiti. If you are a Coca Cola person you will only find Pepsi products. Being from Atlanta can't go "there".....

Thank LLD2215
Reviewed 23 August 2016

You haven't lived until you eaten a Mother Bear's Pizza. Great college vibe right across from campus.

Thank Cindy Y
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We don;t get pizza anywhere else. It is awesome. Very reasonably priced too. If you get there before either 5 or 6 I think you get a free liter of pepsi.

Thank kzimme1141
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Brooke F
How do you make a reservation for this restaurant?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • 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, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
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
  • E-mail
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!