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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 good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (423 reviews)
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CUISINES
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 10 September 2017

My opinion differs from some of my family members on this, but I think this is a "Top 5" pizza place in Bloomington but not #1. Pros are very family friendly, and a diverse menu, along with some nicely portioned salads. The breadsticks are also...More

Thank Bill_1971
Ejshafer, Marketing Director at Mother Bear's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

Thanks for the review! However...we do offer multiple different types of crusts. Our thin crust is VERY GOOD!

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We ate at the new west side location and the service was super friendly and attentive. The kids loved the cheesy bread and the pizza. I will say if you don't want your children learn foul language do not take them to the campus location...More

Thank Tutoman64
Ejshafer, Marketing Director at Mother Bear's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

Thanks for the review!

Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

This is a great, local pizza joint that is a very important part of our community, and of campus life. The variety of ways to put together a pizza is staggering. Someone from the math department should calculate the permutations. There is a variety of...More

Thank J J
Ejshafer, Marketing Director at Mother Bear's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

Great review!! If you haven't already, check out our newer west side location. HUGE parking lot!

Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Had lunch at the historic pizza place in B-town. Had two 14 inch pies. Too much food for 5. Pizza was good. Service good. Parking in rear but pay lot. Breadsticks good. Nice to see all the signature on the walls from prior visitors. One...More

Thank Rick47172
Ejshafer, Marketing Director at Mother Bear's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

Thanks for the review! :)

Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Two locations now, the 3rd and Jordan and the new one near Kohls on the west side. Will please everyone.

Thank John H
Ejshafer, Marketing Director at Mother Bear's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2017

Thanks John! Great review :)

Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Good pizza, atmosphere. Was visiting my son at IU and this was a place he frequented often. Didn't have to wait long for order.

Thank travelerocc
Ejshafer, Marketing Director at Mother Bear's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

Thanks for the review! We're a college favorite :)

Reviewed 28 August 2017

Went with a group of young soccer players and their parents, plus a few even younger kids. Needed a very large table (about 18 of us) and had no problem getting seated. We would have been an inappropriate group for a quiet restaurant, but our...More

Thank genew
Ejshafer, Marketing Director at Mother Bear's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

Great to hear! No problem with loud parties here :) thanks for the review.

Reviewed 22 August 2017 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
Ejshafer, Marketing Director at Mother Bear's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

We think we're the best too :) thanks for the review!

Reviewed 20 August 2017 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 21 August 2017

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

Reviewed 17 August 2017 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 19 August 2017

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
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
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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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