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The Parrot Confectionery

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42 N Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601-4122
+1 406-442-1470
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good15%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“chilli” (15 reviews)
“tamales” (2 reviews)
“ice cream” (6 reviews)
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42 N Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601-4122
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Stopped in to experience this rather historic establishment and was delighted with all the old time memorabilia and the large collection of parrots. A fun place to enjoy an ice cream, listen to the jukebox and reflect on days gone by.

Thank Questovia
Reviewed April 12, 2017

My favorite is the Tamale Mac....with a large Mexican Lime.naturally! The chili is awesome too! A couple of pieces of candy for desert rounds it all off...

Thank lars211
Reviewed March 20, 2017

Great chili, tamales, and of course the outstanding home made candy. Make sure you try the soda drinks, my favorite is the Red Ace.

Thank TryTroy69
Reviewed March 13, 2017

I have frequented the Parrot quite often and love their varied selection of candies and chocolates. I wouldn't rate them *top of the line* for the value as they are rather spendy for *average* candy but they are a nice treat, especially to stop in...More

Thank desert-muse
Reviewed March 1, 2017

When you go to the Parrot you feel like you're walking back in time to the early 1900s. But the 'feel' isn't the best. The taste is awesome. Just about anything you can imagine from an old ice cream/candy bar.

Thank stevea7777
Reviewed February 22, 2017

The Parrot is an awesome stop along Last Chance Gulch. My husband and I went on a first date there and ate beef stew for lunch. We sat in one of their traditional booths and felt like Archie and Veronica from the old comic book...More

Thank Patti C
Reviewed February 15, 2017

Helena's Parrot Confectionary is Amazing. I went there as a child and it was always a great treat. Even though it has been sold two times since the original Dunsing family owned it, it has kept the same family traditions. I'd recommend going there so...More

Thank Vickie M
Reviewed January 22, 2017

The Parrot is a Helena treasure. It hasn't changed in 85 years. The soda fountain, handmade ice cream and home made candies are excellent. Our grandchildren must go there on every visit. If you ask, you may be able to watch the gals hand dip...More

Thank D0nlan40
Reviewed October 27, 2016

I love to visit the parrot for homemade chocolates. The decor is eclectic and the staff is friendly.

Thank janadian3
Reviewed September 1, 2016

My favorite childhood candy shop still to this day and I get to share that experience with my daughter every year we come home to visit Helena! I miss those precious days I had ice cream Sunday's with my grandma, one of her favorite places!

Thank CMyers91611
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 N Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601-4122
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Helena
  • Phone Number: +1 406-442-1470
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