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“Mother Bear's really is the mother of all pizzas ”

Mother Bear's Pizza
Ranked #3 of 382 Restaurants in Bloomington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 10 - US$ 15
Cuisines: Pizza
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Good for: Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
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!
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 you enjoy beer, they serve several beers from local breweries. The atmosphere is fun, lively and noisy in the evenings. Bring a marker, and add your name to the thousands of others on the walls and benches. Drawbacks: During the IU school year, the wait for a table can be significant (but worth the wait). Parking is abysmal. There are very few parking places, and there have been many times we have passed on eating there because there was no parking available close by.

Thank Christy P
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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 :) We hope to see you again!

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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 this place as one of America's top best pizza places. I agree!!

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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 :)

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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 day.

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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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Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

The subs and wings are awesome. The waiters are friendly and the service is very quick. I see why they are number one on trip advisor!

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

Thanks, Brad!

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Reviewed 16 May 2017

Popular with the university crowd. This is a strictly casual place specializing in quality pizza at a reasonable price. If you are looking for high end....you've come to the wrong place.

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Ejshafer, Marketing Director at Mother Bear's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Thank you for your feedback, Sagebrush!

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