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Mother Bear's Pizza

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1428 E 3rd St, Bloomington, IN 47401-3731
+1 812-332-4495
11:00 - 03:00
Closed now
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 01:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

We had pizza here when we took our daughter to IU for Freshman Orientation, and we made a point of returning most every time we visited. So, of course our last meal out at graduation had to be Mother Bear's! It is a classic spot, with cozy booths and big sodas, and the pizza really is fabulous. Look for the... More 

Thank lindav86
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

This place is college-town pizza at its best. Fast and friendly service. Reasonably priced. Everyone is welcome. Draw on your table if you'd like, the place is full of graffiti.

Thank Amy L
Cleves, Ohio
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

Ordered 3 large pizza and 2 salads. Tried it all. This was a really good pizza spot with many varieties and each one good. Salad was fresh and dressings home made. Highly recommend

Thank karenmenkhaus
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

My brother recommended here~ It was nice tasty~ 👍🏻 너무 맛있었어요. 가족과 함께 즐거운 시간이었습니다. 크래프트비어도 훌륭했어요. 하프앤하프시켜서 다양한 맛을 즐길수있어요

Thank Sumin L
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

We were told by the locals to try pizza here - loved the spicy-ish sauce. Toppings plentiful and decor comfy. We signed our names on the benches in our booth like many before us. Good salad too!

Thank Kit L
Bloomington, Indiana
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Mother Bears is a staple of Bloomington. It is the best Pizza in Bloomington. Sometimes the service is slow but is worth the wait.

Thank SimpsonJason88
Danville, Indiana
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196 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Tried Mother Bear's Pizza while in town for a basketball tournament. Got there when opened at 11am on a Saturday. Plenty of parking to choose from, also tables inside. Place is a lot bigger than it looks like from the outside. Service was great. The pizza came right away and was hot and delicious. It reminds me of the Noble... More 

Omaha, Nebraska
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

Mother Bear's is worth the hype; it has won many awards and gets national mention. I have been dining here since my college days ot Indiana University (several decades ago). My whole family loves this place and we often meet friends there when visiting the Bloomington, IN area. I love the pizza and they are the best in town or... More 

Thank Steve N
Bloomington, Indiana
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

The deep dish is great and I think this is the best pizza on town. It has a fun atmosphere too! Parking cab be tricky during busy times, though.

Thank CrazyMom2Three
Bloomington, Indiana
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

Deep dish Supreme is to die for. Lots of good beer. Friendly service. Convite convenient parking behind the restaurant.

Thank Guy L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?