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Mother Bear's Pizza

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Italian, American,
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
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1428 E 3rd St, Bloomington, IN 47401-3731
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Great staff very friendly Djuana and Cam very hospitable.clean rooms great breakfest.Exercise room.Management top notch.

Thank simbo8
Ejshafer, Marketing Director at Mother Bear's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

We believe you may have the wrong place, as we do not have breakfast or exercise rooms. We do have pizza! Thank you for the five stars anyway :)

Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

I brought my kids in for pizza during a visit to IU. The service was awesome and the family enjoyed the pizza. The restaurant has an adorable set up and feel good atmosphere.

Ejshafer, Marketing Director at Mother Bear's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Thank you for the review, we hope you'll be back!

Reviewed 3 March 2017

The pizza was good. Nothing special - wood fired, gluten free, etc. but just good old fashioned pizza. Had a great salad. The service was quick. Worth the wait to see what your kids are eating or relive old college memories.

Thank Liz B
Ejshafer, Marketing Director at Mother Bear's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Thank you for the review, Liz!

Reviewed 2 March 2017

No it isn't from a wood oven or have escargot on it. Just really great toppings on a perfect crust served hot and in good time. The ambiance is lots of wood, big and small booths, and a little fireplace in the original section. The...More

Thank southernjenny
Ejshafer, Marketing Director at Mother Bear's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Jenny, thank you for your great review. You are absolutely right- our east side location has limited parking due to our proximity to campus, but our new location on the west side has a full parking lot with many spaces. Definitely give our west side...More

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 25 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 25 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
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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
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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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