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Windbag Saloon

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19 S. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT
406-443-9669
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Bar food & atmosphere, but good service

I had heard that that is place had good burgers, so stuck with that. Mine was fine. The fries were hot and fresh, if not crispy. It was so dark in the dining part of the restaurant where they had seated me, that I could hardly see....but, they greeted me with a warm welcome when I arrived. All in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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  • Families with children
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Portland, Maine
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW

I had a wonderful prime rib, ate it at the bar. I was treated very kindly by the bartender. He set me up with a great desert that I took to go.

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New York City, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I had heard that that is place had good burgers, so stuck with that. Mine was fine. The fries were hot and fresh, if not crispy. It was so dark in the dining part of the restaurant where they had seated me, that I could hardly see....but, they greeted me with a warm welcome when I arrived. All in all,... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

First they have a piece of paper posted by the door with their hours and food options. Certain hours with full menu and other hours with bar menu, I had to check my watch to see if there was food at 7;00 pm. From my table I could see everyone that entered did the same thing. A couple of people... More 

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Belgrade, Montana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We tried this restaurant because it was voted as the best burger in Helena. So far from the truth. The burger's are 1/4 and served on a bun meant for a real burger. Also, they charge $13 for these burgers because they put them on a fancy bun. The next day we ate at the Motherlode Casino and our daughter... More 

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Helena, Montana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Excellent meal- I had filet mignon. Great service top quality food. Beer and Wine available--they sold the liquor license so no martinis for me.

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montana
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269 reviews 269 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We had delicious sandwiches for lunch. All were huge with large sides. No one left hungry. The historic setting is quite welcoming and all at a reasonable price.

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Butte, Montana
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This is a very good restaurant...not cheap..but the food and service are both very good. I had a burger and fries-delicious and my husband had prime rib with garlic-basil parmesan potatoes. I was able to get a rare burger-which was great and the fries are fresh cut. Have your dessert at Big Dipper across walking mall..as the desserts at Windbag... More 

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Helena, Montana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The food is consistently great ! The menu has a large variety of entrees from wonderful fish and steak meals to burgers. Thus, a wide price range to offered. This is one of Helena's most "colorful" historic sites (the "colorfulness" continued into the 1970's). It is well preserved and has pictures and information included in the decor. The bar recently... More 

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Indianapolis, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Windbag is located on the Gulch, so it's a great place to stop for a meal. I recommend the salmon and the steaks.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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97 reviews 97 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Food was great, service excellent, atmosphere fun & lively and the history of the place (local folklore) added for good conversation. All the staff was friendly and quick with responding to requests. Wide selection of beers, wines and full bar. The food was very yummy, hearty portions and a good selection to choose from (from burgers, salads, soups, sandwiches and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 19 S. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Helena
  • Phone Number: 406-443-9669

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 25
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?