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Mother Bear's Pizza

1428 E 3rd St, Bloomington, IN 47401-3731
+1 812-332-4495
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, American, Bar, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1428 E 3rd St, Bloomington, IN 47401-3731
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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Great food - we had a party of 25 and all employees handled our crowd very well! Would definitely return again & again.

Thank Akopf2016
Ejshafer, Marketing Director at Mother Bear's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Thank you for the review!

Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

The pizza selections reminded us a bit of the Pizzeria Uno chain. Nice choices and really good pizza. We really enjoyed it! Chicken wings and fried ravioli equally as good. Laura back atmosphere. Bring a sharpie to leave your mark on the wooden booths. Very...More

Thank vjcg5
Ejshafer, Marketing Director at Mother Bear's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Thank you for the great review!

Reviewed 27 February 2017

Some of the best food I have had at a pizza place in a long time. You can make a custom pizza - with different cheeses, sauces, and toppings. I had the stromboli sub - it was fantastic! This is definitely a college town favorite!!!...More

Thank JRCPrez
Reviewed 27 February 2017

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

Thank kimmenzel
Reviewed 27 February 2017 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.

Thank Jeremy M
Reviewed 26 February 2017

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

Thank barbarag8_11
Reviewed 19 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...More

Thank caleb h
Reviewed 15 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.

Thank kbird324
Reviewed 15 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

Thank indiana12mom
Reviewed 15 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....More

Thank Flambel
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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
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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