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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 good26%
  • Average4%
  • 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 yesterday

Love the ghost pepper chicken pizza, it's hot and great. I've been to the original restuarant and parking is difficult, but the pizza is worth it.

Thank U3221ZNdanielc
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went to the new west side Mother Bears- Amazing! Service was great and their big cheese pizza was even better!

Thank aejbb
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

They have ghost pepper cheese you can have on the pizza. Crowded & hard to find parking on weekends. Very good place for pizza, wings, etc.

Thank Sun B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The pizzas were terrific. We had two, a 10 inch Hawaiian and a 14 inch all meat Devine swine pizza which were terrific. The place is filled with graffiti which is a large part of the decor so read some of the names and dates.

Thank Charles S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We’d always heard quite a bit about this place, so decided to try their convenient location by Kohl’s. It was a really good pizza, and the service was efficient.

Thank TravelChic4469
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Now with a second location in town it makes it much easier to visit Mother Bears and get their great pizza. Try the munchie madness but whatever you get you will not be disappointed.

Thank johnp36942
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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

The pizza is so good, it belongs in a city much larger than Bloomington. We’re very lucky to have an A+ pizza joint in town!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

I ordered a pizza for delivery. Was told it would be there in half hour. At the hour mark I called and the person that answered the phone told me it should be there any minute. 20 minutes later I called again to be told...More

Thank Anon12448
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Gotta go to Mother Bears every football season. This time we went to the new location on 3rd street. Had an hour wait after the game.

Thank rfjenn
Reviewed 24 October 2017

We ate here late on a Friday night. It is nice that the hours extend late into the evening. We ordered 1 each of the three crust options. My favorite was the deep dish which had cheese on the crust to caramelize as it baked,...More

Thank Travellover1869
Ejshafer, Marketing Director at Mother Bear's Pizza, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

So happy to hear you enjoyed it! Thanks for the review :)

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
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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