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Mother Bear's Pizza

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1428 E 3rd St, Bloomington, IN 47401-3731
+1 812-332-4495
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11:00 - 03:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 01:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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Bloomfield, Indiana
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped in at lunch and had a medium Gibraltar and a large sausage and pepperoni and drank water the cost was around $35. The sausage and pepperoni was good the Gibraltar was outstanding one of the best combos I have had on pizza. I will go back again

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

After spending 20 minutes at the bar top I was finally able to track down a server for some help. It is clear that the front of the house manager is clueless, as he doesn't communicate with staff. The two bartenders were horribly undertrained, (not their fault) and they were both "in the weeds" with 17 or 18 bar customers... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had lunch with three coworkers at the new facility. Thank goodness we had time on our hands. By far, the worse service I have ever witnessed. Food was average. No refills on drinks were offered.

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Michigan City, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My son and I were in Bloomington, Indiana for an IU baskeball game. We spent the day in Bloomington for the IU night game. For lunch we ate at Mother Bear's Pizza. Very customer friendly, nice layout, friendly prompt service. We order a suasage and pepperoni pizza, and they didn't scrimp on the ingredients, plenty of cheese, sausage, peperoni

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Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to the soft opening of the new west location before the North Carolina game. Pizza great, service trying very hard - will be really good soon. As an out-of-towner, my first visit but my son's 20th!

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indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staple of btown. Such good pizza and nice choices of beer !!!!!!!!! Service was good on Thanksgiving weekend

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love their tasty pizza and great service. A great place to take the family. You won't be disappointed.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always have to go to Mother Bears when in Bloomington to visit my son. Daily specials are the way to go (depending on if you are good with whatever their slice of the day is. Great value. I always enjoy their salads. Nothing spectacular, but typical fresh, good portions, fresh dressings and topped with goldfish crackers. Yummy goodness

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Mother Bear’s just because of its reputation and we were not disappointed. We had the Veggie Pizza, and it was excellent. Great college pizza place which is a part of IU culture. Go and enjoy whether you currently attend or are an alumni of IU or you want to be a part of a bit of the culture... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here during my recent visit to Bloomington. The inside is all wood with some interesting graffiti which adds to the ambience of the place. We were seated promptly and menus were given. These contain an impressive selection of pizzas, both staple classics and in combinations that are unique and unusual, or you can build your own! The waiting... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 15
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 01:00
Monday
11:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:00
Thursday
11:00 - 03:00
Friday
11:00 - 03:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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