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Windbag Saloon

19 S. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT
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Ranked #20 of 138 Restaurants in Helena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $25
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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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

If I would have went by previous reviews I would have never visited here, but when you talk to the locals you really can't go wrong. And you won't go wrong if you visit here. I had Cajun chicken salad and hubby had a burger. Both great! And there is interesting history behind this place - use to be brothel.... More 

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Great Falls, Montana
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Cool history but super limited menu. A little pricey too for what they offer. Didn't even stay to try the food so I'm not sure how it tastes.

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Coxsackie, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Don't let the exterior or name fool you - this is a great place for steak. I was recommended to this restaurant by a local. I ate at the bar one Saturday night when it was packed. Steak was perfect as was the rest of the meal. The service was super friendly and fast. Again, don't go by the exterior.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Ordered 1/2 size Cajun chicken salad - enough for two. It was fine. Nothing exciting. Fries are HUGE steak fries, which are nearly impossible to cook well. It's a Helena institution and a perfect place to have a drink with practically any legislator - state or national. Senator Tester was there last night :)

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Helena, Montana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Order the Cobb Salad for a meal you won't forget. add a bran muffin and the house poppyseed dressing to complete the picture. I am a vegetarian and the wait staff is always coming up with ways to eliminate the meet and accent the veggies. How many restaurants would go to that trouble to please a guest?

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13 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

When my wife and I moved to Helena in the 80s, the Windbag was one of our favorite restaurants -- if not our favorite. But in more recent years, we've seldom stopped by for a meal. So we decided to drop by for lunch the other day. For some folks, it might be reassuring that so little has changed about... More 

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Seattle Area
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123 reviews 123 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We arrived there on a busy night, with no reservation. My bad. However, the greeter, and this is a very generous term to use for this person, was rude, haughty, nasty and vile to us. The food may be good there, and some of the plates I saw looked appetizing. However, no food is worth the incredibly horrid behavior of... More 

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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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