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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
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“breadsticks” (68 reviews)
“pizza” (416 reviews)
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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 17 June 2017 via mobile

While visiting in Bloomington decided on Mother Bear's for pizza. The breadsticks, cheesy breadsticks and pizza were great. However the food was slow with the pizza coming out right after we got the breadsticks/cheesy breadsticks. Our server was very nice but was really busy and...More

Thank pbell123
Ejshafer, Marketing Director at Mother Bear's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Thanks for your feedback!

Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

My son, who is a freshman at IU, chose this place to eat at, one of his favorites. The place was busy and our party of 6 had a 20 minute wait which was great. We were seated and the server took out drink order....More

1  Thank KH2127
Ejshafer, Marketing Director at Mother Bear's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

We're so sorry for your experience. It sounds like your server may not have gotten your order in in a timely manner, causing the delay, and should have also written down your order. We hope you'll give us another chance one day, as we often...More

Reviewed 12 June 2017

Pizza is very good and ingredients are fresh. It's a very well known attraction in Bloomington and highly recommended.

Thank ANDRETS1966
Ejshafer, Marketing Director at Mother Bear's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Thank you for the great review!

Reviewed 9 June 2017

Ordered for takeout and told it was happy hour special which included free breadsticks and a 2-liter bottle of soda. Pizza ready at time promised. Could tell that the restaurant was filling up quickly even at 5:15pm on a Thursday evening. This pizza is worth...More

Thank Rosalie S
Ejshafer, Marketing Director at Mother Bear's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Rosalie, thanks for your great review. Our Early Bird Special runs every day from 4-6! We're so happy you enjoyed it :)

Reviewed 7 June 2017

Fun atmosphere with good pizza. Got a 6" pizza that filled me up. Great selection of pizza and toppings.

Thank rdvance
Ejshafer, Marketing Director at Mother Bear's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Thanks for the review!

Reviewed 4 June 2017

While you might read a lot of reviews that say "Mother Bears" is excellent, somehow excellent does do justice for the "Mother Bears" experience. We were at a week long professional development at IU. Unfortunately, we didn't discover " Mother Bears until the next to...More

Thank Mark D
Ejshafer, Marketing Director at Mother Bear's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Thank you so much, Mark. It's hard to please everyone in the group, so we're happy to hear you all enjoyed your experience :)

Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

The pizza is excellent. Great proportion of toppings to dough and the mother bear sauce is perfect for deep dish pizza. The atmosphere is exactly what you'd expect from a college staple, low light, groups laughing and drinking, and plenty of seating

Thank Seth R
Ejshafer, Marketing Director at Mother Bear's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Thanks for the review, Seth! :)

Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

This is a review for the original restaurant on campus. Mother Bear's pizza is a thick, deep dish pizza, with lots of wonderful toppings. You will not go away hungry. Their cheese bread and breadsticks are amazing. The soft drinks are a generous size. If...More

Thank Christy P
Ejshafer, Marketing Director at Mother Bear's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Thanks for the great review, Christy! We would love to solve the parking issue, but we do now have a west side location as well with a full parking lot. It's a great second option so you don't have to miss out when it's busy...More

Reviewed 24 May 2017

I first ate at the campus location 40 years ago while attending IU. We always got our pizzas there. They are still great now as they were then! This is the only pizza that my husband & I agree on, it's great! People magazine rated...More

Thank Robin792
Ejshafer, Marketing Director at Mother Bear's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Thank you so much, Robin. It is great to hear from such loyal customers :)

Reviewed 23 May 2017

They offer a good variety of pizzas including some for the spicy lovers. Thier specialty pizzas are always good. If you show them your license on your birthday they will give you a percentage off of your pizza based on how old you are that...More

Thank cdogthetrader
Ejshafer, Marketing Director at Mother Bear's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

We're happy to hear you enjoyed your experience! && thank you for spreading the word about our new Birthday Special :)

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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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
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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