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Windbag Saloon & Grill

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$$ - $$$
American, Brew Pub, Grill, Pub
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19 S Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT
+1 406-443-9669
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11:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 02:00
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Lake Stevens WA
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here to advice of hotel staff and it was a hoot! Best Fish and Chips we've had in a long time: crunchy on the outside, soft and flaky inside - not greasy. Tried the Funnel Fries and they were fun too but needed to ask for more sauce for dipping. Great place for beer and good pub-type foods.

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Thank S H
Billings, MT
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78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Another Helena yell to be heard across the table restaurant. Very slow service on simple hamburgers. Went waitress hunting multiple times. The new owners spent a pile of loot on the nice decor but it's so noisy it's misery. They need to hire a chef that understands what makes a hamburger good ... and pay the guy for steering them... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

1st time in since remodel. Nicely done. Service was very slow, and there was only 3 peeps in there at 3pm. Lots of employees sitting around the bar on their phones while I waited 10 minutes to get my drink. Really it was more like 15. Instead of taking our order to the bartender, the sever had to punch it... More 

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New York City, New York
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Had a great time with friends at happy hour. Service was exceptional, plenty of room for a content crowd. Beer, wine and house well drinks $3 for happy hour. I recommend it

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Helena, Montana
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Like many of the recent reviews on here, I, too, was disappointed by the new Windbag. Gone is the gorgeous old wood bar on the south side, along with the dividing wall between the dining and bar areas. Instead it reminded me of other chain sports bars in Helena...typical, though forgettable food. Service was just ok. And the noise level,... More 

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Helena, Montana
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108 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

This USED to be one to the great lunch or dinner spots in Helena and had, perhaps , the best salads and burgers in town. Not any more! First of all, the place is crazy noisy. Not just chatter but so loud it is impossible to have a conversation! I ordered a Chinese type salad that was listed on the... More 

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alberta
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542 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We were on a bar crawl and went to every pub in Helena. The windbag was pretty typical, nothing to stand out from the others really. We had one drink each and carried on to the next one.

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Helena, Montana, United States
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Went to lunch for the first time at the "new" Windbag. I was so disappointed! It's just another sports bar with no atmosphere, just a large center bar and TV's on the walls. The menu was nothing great, a few salads, a few wings, burgers, sandwiches and a lot of different varieties of "macaroni and cheese"! Gone are the steaks,... More 

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Helena, Montana
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Anxiously awaited the reopening after being sold and total renovation. We arrived at 5:30 on a Wednesday and got the last seats. Almost all high tables and high stools. We shared a table for 6 with another couple as last seats in the house. The old Windbag it is not. Sports bar type with multiple TVs tuned to various games.... More 

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Helena
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49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

The Windbag Saloon and Grill was recently purchased and completely remodeled. Beautiful remodel job however the food has completely changed from what Helena was used to. The restaurant is now more like a sports bar which is OK if that's what you're looking for. First time I went I had a hamburger and it was just OK, went again recently... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$14
Cuisine
American, Brew Pub, Grill, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
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?