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“Ruff around the edges”

Grub Stake Cocktal Lounge
Ranked #44 of 166 Restaurants in Helena
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

We had chicken and steak and dinner salads. All the entrees were very good. The girl at the hotel said for us to go there. The place is a little ruff around the edges. Carpet and tables and chairs are not new, if you know what I mean. We would go again if we were in the area. Just be prepared, it is ruff around the edges.

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Reviewed August 24, 2013

We were on our way to Gates of the Mountains and needed a place for lunch that wasn't too far off of the interstate. We like to stay away from the chain restaurants if possible. This place was recommended to us by a retired Montana State Trooper, and we were not disappointed. We got a very friendly greeting when we entered and were served reasonably quickly considering they had a large gathering in back. The food was comfort food that was tasty. It is one of those places where you need to cut your hamburger in half because it is rather large. Our entire bill for a hamburger, a chicken sandwich, two soft drinks, and tip was $22.

As of this writing, the place has and is undergoing a renovation. However it is still open with only the entrance remaining to finish. The inside is nice with new furnishings.

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Reviewed August 1, 2013

This was Terrific anyway you can say it, food, service, clean, wonderful, loved it,very reasonable.
I would go back on every visit to Helena, Montana

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Thank Ginny M
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

the place was full but not packed. The staff was very pleasant but they were understaffed. It took a very long time between each stage of the process ordering, getting food, getting the check, paying, etc. The salad was dry. The vegetables tasted like they haad been thawed from frozen. The ribeye was small and over 1/3 of it was inedible. The vegetables were not warm. The bread was also not fresh or warm. The restaurant itself is poorly lit with a medium sized bar and a bunch of gambling machines. Definitely not worth the drive or the price.

Thank Trooper17
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

Trying to find a reasonably priced good restaurant for dinner in Helena is not easy. We came across the reviews of Grub Steak and decided to give it a try rather than one of the local chain restaurants. This place is filled with "locals" but everyone is welcomed with a warm smile. Service is quick and friendly and the food is quite good. I had a steak that was better than a $50 steak I had in Las Vegas in a well known restaurant. The Broasted Chicken was a nice surprise as well. Give it a try and you will not be sorry.

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