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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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Helena, Montana
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Recently renovated. Perfect downtown location on the walking mall. Great place for lunch, dinner, or just drinks. Has a full bar. Really great value. I have not had a bad meal here.

Thank rovingnomad06
Level Contributor
22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The original Windbag had amazing dinners; unfortunately it's now just another sports bar with the same lunch menu for dinner. Hamburgers, fries, salads were okay but nothing special. It was so loud even in the rear of the dining room we were not able to hold a good conversation. Very disappointed.

1 Thank May R
Helena, Montana
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to the newly remodeled Windbag twice in the last couple of weeks. The first was at lunch with the office. Quiet at the time. Great tasting food, and a fun atmosphere. The second time was with my wife, Friday night. The place is NOISY when full. Still quick service, and the food was still great. I think because... More 

Thank Brian N
Kalispell, Montana
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

you might want a reservation especially if it is the weekend. Lots of locals there. Noisy but very friendly and great atmosphere. People are friendly and the food was great. Had the Crab Mac and cheese WONDERFUL!! also a BLT on Rye which was also very tasty!!

Thank Lois R
Bozeman, Montana
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Large menu with great options. Service was quick getting lunch, slow returning to table to see if anything was needed. Overall good food.

Thank JATBigsky
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

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

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 10 April 2017

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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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 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...


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$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?