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Windbag Saloon

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19 S. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT
406-443-9669
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11:00 am - 9:00 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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 49
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent food!

I found an ad for this restaurant in a travel magazine as we drove down from Glacier Park. Our timing was going to land us in Helena at dinner time and we were looking for something special. The Windbag is situated in the downtown area of Helena and I was instantly regretful that we did not make... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
Lori L
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Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
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  • Families with children
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English first
salt lake city, ut
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This place was recommended to us, but I'm not sure why. The food was edible, but that's about it. The atmosphere was like a hundred other places I've been.

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Helena, Montana
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The staff is always friendly and great food. Favorite salad dressing is house red wine vinegarette. Prime rib sandwich and Berger with mushrooms or blue cheese or House salad and baked potatoe with chives and bacon are what I usually order at lunch or dinner. Reasonable prices and good menu. An extensive beer offering. The restaurant is in an old... More 

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Minnesota
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Wonderful night out and meal with family. This building has a very unique history. It was a house of ill repute up until 1973! They have old photographs and a bit of history for you to read about. Food was tasty. This is finer dining, yet families are very welcome. Located on the walking mall in Last Chance Gulch. A... More 

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Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I found an ad for this restaurant in a travel magazine as we drove down from Glacier Park. Our timing was going to land us in Helena at dinner time and we were looking for something special. The Windbag is situated in the downtown area of Helena and I was instantly regretful that we did not make this a lunch... More 

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Good atmosphere and friendly service. This is a place where locals eat! We had salmon and steak, both good served with garlic mash and vegetables which is a welcome change to chips/fries.

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Newark, Delaware
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88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Arrived in town and went over to the Windbag as soon as we checked in. We ordered local beers and they were very good. Most of us in the group ordered burgers of some kind. I had the teriyaki burger. I enjoyed it. The service was the best and helped make our dining so much better. The restaurant has a... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Looking for a good steak dinner in a town that goes to bed early, and discovered this local hangout. It used to be a bordello, and the history makes it a fun place to be. The food makes it a great place to be. Service was excellent, and the servings are huge. I ordered the prime rib sandwich, blackened, and... More 

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

If you're in the market for red meat, this will be one of your best bets in Helena. My wife ordered the filet and I the prime rib. Both were delicious. Really enjoyed the service as well. Though I won't knock any stars off this review, I do find it odd that a restaurant with "saloon" atmosphere does not serve... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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152 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This restaurant has an extensive menu. It's burgers to fine dining. We enjoyed their wine and beer selection as well as a filet and encrusted halibut. Scrumptious parmesan mashed potatoes. Great side salad.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Our group of seven ate here during our stay in Helena. Five adults and two kids age 12 & 5. The food was wonderful and everything was a hit. The major standouts were the Club sandwich and the fish sandwich. Delicious fries and onion rings. The meals are gigantic! You will not walk away hungry. The service was very friendly.... 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?