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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” (75 reviews)
“pizza” (460 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM Hours
CUISINES
Italian, American, Bar, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
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1428 E 3rd St, Bloomington, IN 47401-3731
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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I placed an order to be picked up and was told it would be 20 to 25 minutes. We go to pick it up get charged for pizza and wings clear as day in the ticket that she took the payment for...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Melissa I
Ejshafer, Marketing Director at Mother Bear's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

We apologize for this experience, Melissa. It sounds as if the kitchen just forgot to make your wings...our mistake! We hope you'll be back anyway :)

Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Yes..... spinoccholi is the winner pizza for vegetarians. I think I go get it asst least 5 times a year. Oh and arriving early is best - it gets huge lines in both campus and west side locations. A Bloomington favorite. You won't get disappointed.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Priscilla B
Ejshafer, Marketing Director at Mother Bear's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

Great tips! Thanks for the review :)

Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Went here on my ladth night in the area. Very good pizza. It is a college crowd so it can be lively. Pizzas were great. Pepperoni and sausage was fantastic. Service was good. Pizzas are filling.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Joel M
Ejshafer, Marketing Director at Mother Bear's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

Great, thanks for the review!

Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Passing thru town, met up with family here. Back off main road, large eating area. The reg pizza was great. Lots of meat..wr also ordered 2 orders of breadsticks. Which were awesome.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank terre203
Ejshafer, Marketing Director at Mother Bear's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

Thanks for the review! :)

Reviewed 11 September 2017

My boyfriend and I went here and were not impressed. We went to the West side store and the wait staff was terrible. I mean, we were seated right away, but waited 40 minutes before someone even came over to take our order. We saw...More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank HAPPYMama13
Ejshafer, Marketing Director at Mother Bear's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

We're sorry to hear about this. Our severs often make small talk and were probably not intending to be rude by what they said. We appreciate all of your feedback though!

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

Date of visit: August 2017
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

Date of visit: September 2017
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

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank JJ395
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

Date of visit: September 2017
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.

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

Thanks John! Great 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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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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