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Windbag Saloon & Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Brew Pub, Grill, Pub
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19 S Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT
+1 406-443-9669
10:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 02:00
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I never had chance to try the old Windbag and decided to give the new one a chance and the best decision I made. I have been there 4 or 5 times now and ❤️there Gyro sandwich. I kept wanting try something different when I go but the gyro is so yummy I keep ordering it and there Huckleberry mule... More 

Thank Nicole S
Level Contributor
26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The place is newly renovated with a hip vibe, but that is where the niceties end. The buffalo wings made BWW taste gourmet. Way too much vinegar and the blue cheese dressing was nothing short Kraft dressing. The fish tacos were cold and bland. The pretzel was giant plate of dough. The waitress was apathetic at best. The orders came... More 

Thank rubyblue1
Billings, Montana
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287 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have been eating at the Windbag for decades. It's an historic old building in Montana's capitol City. It has recently been totally remodeled and improved. This is a beautiful historic space with great food and service. We were very impressed with the service. Our server was busy, but took great care of us. The food was presented well and... More 

Thank MontanaSplash
Watford, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here for lunch on the advice of a couple of locals. We managed to park close by on Broadway. We expected it to be busy being a Saturday but it was heaving; A good sign in my opinion. We found a spot on the bar. The restaurant 'specialises' in pub type food. The burgers were recommended. Firstly we... More 

Thank Mike P
Billings, Montana
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located in a really neat area would be great in summer or nice day to walk shop...restaurant is old brothel I believe... pub style style seating kids ok till probably 9 then more bar crowd presume..Have corn hole game out front with heaters...will go back and walk around more...

Northern Illinois
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195 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in to check out the "new" Windbag. They really opened up the eating spaces between the dining and bar areas so it appears much bigger but it is also louder. It definitely is more of a "sports bar" feel with nearly a dozen TVs. The food was good (we had burgers and salads) but they have more on... More 

Thank bclarke292
Helena, Montana
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first time visiting. It wasn't my first choice. We had planned on going elsewhere, but there was no parking at the other place. It took a while to find parking for this place. It is on the walking mall, so at least it is fun walking around here. My husband, our 4 y/o, and I came to... More 

Thank HappyLifeMt
Tahuya, Washington
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86 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for a bite and some brews while walking the historic last chance gulch and were not disappointed. The service was great and the beer was cold. I was a big fan of the giant pretzel, I also can't say no to fried cheese curds. We had our kid and that was not a problem, they brought her... More 

Thank Skattman
Bozeman, Montana
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102 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went running on the trails around Helena and hungry when we finished. Windbag Saloon's menu is full of good choices from burgers to salads to sandwiches. Nice atmosphere and our waitress was prompt and friendly too. A good place to go when in Helena.

Thank vtultrachick
Lake Stevens WA
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

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.

Thank S H

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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
USD 9 - USD 14
American, Brew Pub, Grill, Pub
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
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?