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Windbag Saloon

19 S. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT
406-443-9669
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Ranked #22 of 138 Restaurants in Helena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $25
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
montana
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Wife loves the pita pocket so we eat here fairly frequently. Warm and friendly atmosphere but historically old so don't expect a modern facility. Menu is varied and priced competitively. Burgers and fries are great.

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Helena
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We eat here a couple of times a year. My husband has the steak or prime rib, and I have the encrusted halibut. They serve an excellent salad and roll before each meal. The food is always good and the service is prompt and friendly. They also serve lunch; the menu has a good variety and is also good!

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Helena, Montana
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Used to be good bar and the halibut sandwich for lunch is a good choice. Liquor license gone, just wine and beer. Bartenders used to be great. Servers not too concerned about best health practices. My friends disagree to some degree but don't go much.

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Bozeman, Montana
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The Windbag is very different. The door way is narrow and the inside is long, very long. Tin ceilings and original brick walls. The atmosphere is wonderful. Could have been just a little brighter to read menu but otherwise just right. I was there with a group for a day tour of Helena. We visited a museum, took the Last... More 

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Peoria, Arizona, United States
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65 reviews 65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We were looking for something different this Sat. evening. We researched a few other places and decided on this one. It is a former brothel and has lots of history. We got there a bit early, they opened at 5:30PM, so we sat at the bar. I ordered white Zin and hubby had beer. My wine was served in a... More 

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Montana City, Montana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This place used to be a brothel and it definitely retains a bit of the bawdy feel. The Cajun salad is my go to choice. No one else does anything close. Really. Nowhere on Earth. I love it! If I've had enough of those (~2 months after session begins ;-), then I get an awesome burger. If it's a hamburger... More 

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NEW HOLLAND
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Fun place to eat and excellent food. Housed Helena's Big Dorothy's until 1973 when it was closed down.

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East Coast
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I've been here a couple of times, each time ordering one of their burgers. Both times, the meal was quite tasty -- the burger was good-sized, and I really like their fries, as they look and taste like they were just cut and cooked. Be sure to get a side of their ranch dressing to use for dipping your fries... More 

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Missoula, Montana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

sold liquor license so only had beer and wine but amazing steak dinner quite environment good service

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Helena, Montana
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I've liked everything here. It's a bit pricey, but typical for good food downtown. There's a strong political wind that blows the pols in from the left...

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Additional Information about Windbag Saloon

Address: 19 S. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT
Phone Number: 406-443-9669
Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Helena
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 16 - 25
Cuisine: American

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