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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
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“breadsticks” (72 reviews)
“pizza” (362 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
1428 E 3rd St, Bloomington, IN 47401-3731
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you are looking for the best pizza place in town, look no further. They have every kind of pizza that you can imagine. Save some money and get the Early Bird Special.

Thank RatNtheHat
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place has the best pizza in town! We stopped by on our way home and we weren't disappointed! Thanks for the food!

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Ejshafer, Marketing Director at Mother Bear's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

You are so welcome :) Thanks for the review!

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I am from Long Island NY not to brag but I think we have some of the best pizza in the USA. This place is right there. Lots of pizzas to chose from. Divine swine is my personal fav. Beer cheap. Only gripe is they...More

Thank rtrump
Ejshafer, Marketing Director at Mother Bear's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Great to hear it stacks up next to NY! Thanks for the review! :)

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Stopped by for a quick lunch. Ordered salad and breadsticks, order arrived less than five minutes later. Best salad ever. Homemade ranch dressing and goldfish crackers. Breadsticks are light and fluffy with just the right amount of garlic salt I top. Great experience.

Thank snp51023
Ejshafer, Marketing Director at Mother Bear's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

So happy you enjoyed your experience :) Thanks for the review!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mother Bears is a staple in Bloomington. Their pizza has the crispy crust edge that everyone loves. Sandwiches are huge and handmade. Their breadsticks are great as well. The service is fast and friendly. You have to try Mother Bears!

Thank kilhill
Ejshafer, Marketing Director at Mother Bear's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for the awesome review! :)

Reviewed 1 week ago

This pizza place has taken over most all the 1/2 block where it started many years ago and for good reason. They have great pizzas: thin, regular, thick crust and deep dish. You can get one of their specialty pizzas or create your own. Plan...More

Thank Kathy A
Ejshafer, Marketing Director at Mother Bear's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Great review, Kathy! Thanks! :)

Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined at the west side Mother's Bear this past Sunday. We arrived at noon, and there was plenty of seating. We chose to eat outdoors. When we left 50 minutes later, the place was packed!! A sure sign of a great place to eat....More

Thank Vickie D
Ejshafer, Marketing Director at Mother Bear's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Vickie, so glad you both enjoyed it so much :) Thanks for the review!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can't come to campus without stopping at Mother Bear's Pizza! Their pizza is so good! If there is a wait, trust me, it's worth the wait for this pizza!

Thank lyntayzac
Ejshafer, Marketing Director at Mother Bear's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for the great review!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Mother Bear's is the best pizza in Bloomington. The Pizza comes out quickly and is always perfect from all my experience. The service is as good as the pizza. We were in and out in 45 minutes on Monday. I wish they had a pressure...More

Thank markbZ8209EB
Ejshafer, Marketing Director at Mother Bear's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Glad you love the pizza :) Thanks for the review!

Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I went down to hang out on campus and visit friends 40 years later. Always go to Mother Bears when we're in town. Always is the best!

Thank Rich L
Ejshafer, Marketing Director at Mother Bear's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Great to hear! Thanks for the review, Rich!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 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, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
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
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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