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Windbag Saloon & Grill

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Brew Pub, Grill
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19 S Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT
+1 406-443-9669
11:00 - 02:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 02:00
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Spokane, Washington
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there on re-opening night and love what I saw and experienced. Food was amazing, service was good. The servers were professional and had great customer service. Also love the seven different types of mac n cheese and Moscow Mules!

1 Thank KMFC1988
Gillette, Wyoming
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

This is the best place I've found to eat and drink in Helena.....and it is CLOSED until September, 2016. I was told that they are remodeling and it should be better than ever when it opens back up. If you stay at the Holiday Inn this place is about a 3 minute walk away.

Thank Steffany B
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016 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.

Thank Jay A
Helena, Montana
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109 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 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 

Thank CharlesS916
Helena, Montana
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 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 

1 Thank Karen A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 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 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Helena, Montana
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 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.

Thank FireGod2112
Leduc, Alberta
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 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!

Thank JohnLeduc_Alberta
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61 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 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.

Thank Bill M
Boulder, Montana
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 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!

Thank James W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$14
American, Brew Pub, Grill
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 S Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Helena
  • Phone Number: +1 406-443-9669

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?