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Mother Bear's Pizza

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1428 E 3rd St, Bloomington, IN 47401-3731
+1 812-332-4495
11:00 - 03:00
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Thu - Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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Portage, IN
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We ordered carry out from here. I didn't find any reason for the avalanche of 5 star reviews. Pizza was ok. The night we ordered that were "out" of 14" thin pizza crusts which suggests to me that they're not making the dough fresh. We"ll try every other place before we go back here.

Thank crazydadusa
Bloomington, Indiana
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25 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

As good as the pizza is, I find the breadsticks absolutely addicting. Also, depending on how much you go for, you can get out for a reasonable price.

Thank ericvangucht
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Top ranked restaurant in the country next door to Indiana University campus and the Jacobs School of Music operas, orchestras, jazz events, etc. !

Thank 198pattip
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great staff very friendly Djuana and Cam very hospitable.clean rooms great breakfest.Exercise room.Management top notch.

Thank simbo8
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87 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I brought my kids in for pizza during a visit to IU. The service was awesome and the family enjoyed the pizza. The restaurant has an adorable set up and feel good atmosphere.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The pizza was good. Nothing special - wood fired, gluten free, etc. but just good old fashioned pizza. Had a great salad. The service was quick. Worth the wait to see what your kids are eating or relive old college memories.

Thank Liz B
Bloomington, Indiana
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No it isn't from a wood oven or have escargot on it. Just really great toppings on a perfect crust served hot and in good time. The ambiance is lots of wood, big and small booths, and a little fireplace in the original section. The only drawback that I can find with this place is the tiny parking lot in... More 

Thank southernjenny
Lebanon, Ohio
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food - we had a party of 25 and all employees handled our crowd very well! Would definitely return again & again.

Thank Akopf2016
New York
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185 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The pizza selections reminded us a bit of the Pizzeria Uno chain. Nice choices and really good pizza. We really enjoyed it! Chicken wings and fried ravioli equally as good. Laura back atmosphere. Bring a sharpie to leave your mark on the wooden booths. Very friendly and right across the street from the IU Jacobs School of Music and the... More 

Thank vjcg5
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some of the best food I have had at a pizza place in a long time. You can make a custom pizza - with different cheeses, sauces, and toppings. I had the stromboli sub - it was fantastic! This is definitely a college town favorite!!! Can't wait to go again. Parking is tricky - there are some places in back... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
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
Ask anyone in Bloomington where you can get the best pizza and they're sure to say Mother Bear's Pizza. We've become an institution, and many students and locals alike call our restaurant home. Our crust sets us apart, but our toppings are the freshest ingredients anyone can come by. Not in the mood for pizza? We also have crisp salads, hot sub sandwiches, wings, quiche, pasta dinners, such as Chicken Parmesan and Spinach Lasagna. And don't leave without grabbing a brownie for dessert! Better yet, try our 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 $11.95!We also serve beer and wine!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!We take Campus Access and deliver until 3 a.M. Thursday - Saturday!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?