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Windbag Saloon

19 S. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT
406-443-9669
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Ranked #17 of 134 Restaurants in Helena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $25
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner
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English first
Bozeman, Montana
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66 reviews 66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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16 reviews 16 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Mariposa,ca
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57 reviews 57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

The mushroom burger was good, and although the fries came out hot, they seemed a little rubbery. Tried a local porter, which was excellent. Service was friendly.

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Jesup, GA
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70 reviews 70 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Housed in a historic Helena building, the Windbag serves good food. Unfortunately, two of our group of four's dinner choice was "all gone". Would go back, but probably wouldn't be my first choice in Helena. The wait staff was super friendly :)

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Helena, Montana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Wonderful historic local eatery. The food is very good (love their fries) and reasonably priced. If you like a bit of history with your meal, this is the place in downtown Helena. The bar/lounge is a great gathering place for locals and visitors. Their desert selection (if you have room) is also worth exploring. If you have time, enjoy the... More

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