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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, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Prime Rib Sandwich around, But Go early they run out.

Best Prime Rib Sandwich around, Just beer and cheep wine at the bar but good food and service. I did have the prim rib dinner once but the sandwich is a better deal and a large portion of food. Go early they run out.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 4, 2015
FireGod2112
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Helena, Montana
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My uncle who is a Psychologist said his filet mignon was the best he has ever had in his lifetime! It is located on a really cool pedestrian friendly area and near a cool outdoor supply store.

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Thank Jay A
Helena, Montana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

It started when I found out that they don't have a liquor license anymore so no cocktail before dinner, wine and beer only. Then I found out that the place is under contract to change owners, not a good sign. The food was adequate, but not the large portions I remember and certainly not the great prices of the past... More 

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Thank CharlesS916
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

I met some friends for drinks and possibly dinner. We sat in the bar area for about 20 minutes before anyone even came to our table. The manager finally brought us waters and menus and said the server would be right with us. We waited for another 20 minutes before she finally came. After looking at the prices on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

My wife, two small children and I had dinner at the Windbag tonight. The food was great, cooked just to order with large portions and tasted wonderful. The service was even better. The waitress could see right off I had hungry kids and she and the kitchen got the food right out. It's also nice to go to a place... More 

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Helena, Montana
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Best Prime Rib Sandwich around, Just beer and cheep wine at the bar but good food and service. I did have the prim rib dinner once but the sandwich is a better deal and a large portion of food. Go early they run out.

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Thank FireGod2112
Leduc, Alberta
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

We were very pleasantly surprised to find such an excellent restaurant in a rather old looking building in downtown Helena.The service was top class. The menu offered a wide variety of food. We choose shrimps and scallops.It has been a long time since we had such good quality seafood. A pleasant experience!

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Thank JohnLeduc_Alberta
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56 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

Good old historic restaurant. A little expensive for a pub and grub type of place. I had a Cajun Chicken Salad. The size was relevant to price for this area of town. Service was ok.

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Thank Bill M
Boulder, Montana
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

great menu check out the variety of Good food.this place has four things most restuarants don't have "nostalgic true western atmosphere,abundunce of space a bar and family style eating...comfortable.It's a landmark must see in last chance gulch.Try the side orders ...I could make a meal of them!

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Thank James W
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380 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

This one time brothel is now home to a bar and restaurant. Pretty good food they have a full selection of salads, burgers and steaks. Frankly I'd pass on the bergers my medium well was so rare it scared me to eat it. But the folks in the group who got steaks were all very happy. Great specialty wine called... More 

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Thank Cardiotron
salt lake city, ut
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38 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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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?