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The Parrot Confectionery

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Address: 42 N. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT
Phone Number: 406-442-1470
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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A Helena Institution!

Since 1910, The Parrot has offered up amazing sweets, great chili, and real fountain drinks. My parents had dates at this place in the 60's. The Parrot hasn't changed after all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Brent N
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Dallas
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Dallas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Since 1910, The Parrot has offered up amazing sweets, great chili, and real fountain drinks. My parents had dates at this place in the 60's. The Parrot hasn't changed after all these years, and that's a wonderful thing. It's one of those places we hope never goes away. If you're in Helena, stop by a locally owned and operated establishment... More 

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Thank Brent N
California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a childhood favorite for me. I moved away but make sure that I come back every summer while I am in town. I even have them mail me a little something special during the winter. This is the quintessential old fashion candy shop. They don't have much actual food so don't come expecting a full meal. This is... More 

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Thank medicgal131
Nampa, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Oh my a chocoholic's dream. Every kinda of confection plus Ice cream and old fashioned sodas. My husband's family sent care packages overseas to him when he was serving in Germany. A taste of home.

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Thank Nampa_IdahoDeeDeeW
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

On a suggestion from someone we decided to stop in here on our roundabout of Montana. Smell of the place is heavenly if you are a chocolate fan. Would I live anywhere near there I would be there on a daily basis and hardly be able to fit my fat butt through the door. They have some delectable creations. The... More 

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Thank Leeniebeanie
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Some of my earliest memories growing up in Helena were sitting in a booth at The Parrott with my parents and grandparents, eating chili and chocolate. As a fifth generation Helenan, I imagined my great and great great grandparents sitting in the same booths. Several years ago I moved away to New England. This year, when it came time send... More 

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Thank Stephen S
Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Absolutely charming shop, visit even if you aren't going to make a purchase. The décor is great, a complete time warp!

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Thank Corky1969
Boulder, Montana
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

another icon for a visitor to stop and see in Helena.I love to stop in and have an icecream soda with a friend or bring someone there to sit in one of the booths and enjoy a memory!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

Classic candy shop! Everything is made in house, great old-fashioned candy. Pretty good amount of sweets and treats for the price

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Thank Niko G
Helena, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

A step back in time! So fun standing at the antique chocolate case trying to decide which chocolates to buy. The chocolates are expensive but these are all hand dipped in the back room! If you come in the back door you get to see where all of the magic happens. The food served isn't fancy but it is a... More 

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Thank Helena Traveler
Contoocook, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This is a perennial favorite store. We stop here every year to enjoy chocolate, vanilla and cherry Cokes made the old-fashioned way! For lunch, the hot dogs and homemade chili can't be beat! The candy is lovely and pure- no wax in the chocolate, and no additives in the other candies! All candies in the counter are made on the... More 

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