If we weren't trying to pack in all the seafood we could while in the area, we would likely have lived on food from Papa Bear's while visiting Petersburg. Our son is "the pizza kid" so he was stoked to see that our dining venue of choice was going to include a few slices of pie. He was even more thrilled when the owner showed us the fun mural on the wall and gave him a Papa Bear's Bear and water bottle, not to mention a few sweet tattoos as parting gifts!
The story of Papa Bear's in the small town of Petersburg is a unique one and rather sweet too. The restaurant moved a few times before finding its' forever home on Nordic Street in downtown Petersburg. The father-daughter team (and the rest of the close-knit family) run the business with friendly faces and welcoming attitudes. The mural on the wall is proof in the pudding, or maybe I should say in the pizza, showing pride in the business, family and town. Happy bears with individual details that locals can pinpoint to family members in the restaurant are surrounded by an ocean with pizza abounds, including a fisherman, hauling in the bounty!
We can recommend the pizza easily enough -- it's even award winning -- and for a small fish in a big ocean of pizza makers, winning an award in Vegas is pretty major! The other mind-blowing entree that should be tasted while on the property is the Paine. Yummo! It's a creation the owner came up with and it's phenomenal. I am tempted with my pregnancy cravings to offer to pay shipping to overnight a bacon cheeseburger one to my home!
Bottom line? Worth your time and money to eat at Papa Bear's. Kids love it. Adults drool over it. It's a family-owned and operated business that understands the needs of family dining. Oh--and ice cream and tattoos for the kids? You can't beat it. We're smitten.
Disclosure: My family received a complimentary lunch while in Petersburg. All opinions are our own. Thank you!