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The Parrot Confectionery

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Address: 42 N Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601-4122
Phone Number:
+1 406-442-1470
09:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 18:00

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Candy is back up to par with new owner!

I'm a local but had quit going to The Parrot after the original owner died and his family sold the business. It all went downhill from there with corners cut and an attitude of... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2017
helena, mt
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helena, mt
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170 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

I'm a local but had quit going to The Parrot after the original owner died and his family sold the business. It all went downhill from there with corners cut and an attitude of "take it or leave it". The new owner who just recently took over operation of The Parrot is once again making chocolates, chili, ice cream and... More 

Thank islandgirllil
Houston, United States
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41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

This time of year they make "potatoes", marzipan rolled in fine cinnamon to create a realistic looking potato. They are absolutely delicious. All the other things were as well.

Thank Virginia H
Belgrade, Montana
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

We stepped in here on Christmas Eve to see if we could find some last minute gifts. We walked in and there were 5 people behind the counter and not one of them even acknowledged that we were there. We looked around all the while they were still having their conversation. We decided to walk out and as we were... More 

1 Thank Jeff H
Helena, Montana
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Our kids love the Parrot, and ask to be taken there on special outings with Mom and Dad. When my Mom visits Helena from time to time, she loves the old fashioned feel of the place and the timeless style that is unspoiled by decades of passe trends.

Thank subscribe2016
Vancouver, Washington
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Went to visit for the candy, stayed for lunch. Had their tamale with chili. Best chili I have ever had, but did not resemble what you normally think of chili; no beans, smoother texture, and tamales to die for. I wish they would share their chili recipe, so I could recreate it. I would even learn how to make tamales... More 

Thank QueenG56
Sacramento, California
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 August 2016

This is an authentic soda fountain and candy shop. Was a great place to visit and buy some treats. Very fun. Would highly recommend.

Thank andersmorrison
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68 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

The place is really 3 things in one – a chocolate shop, an old fashioned soda fountain (with bar) and a little restaurant. We tried the chocolates and the soda fountain and were impressed. Soda fountain – so many options. They have malts, sodas and phosphates. It seems like they have limitless options and the staff is very helpful in... More 

Thank js6872
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Since 1910, The Parrot has offered up amazing sweets, great chili, and real fountain drinks. My parents had dates at this place in the 60's. The Parrot hasn't changed after all these years, and that's a wonderful thing. It's one of those places we hope never goes away. If you're in Helena, stop by a locally owned and operated establishment... More 

Thank Brent N
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 July 2016

This was a childhood favorite for me. I moved away but make sure that I come back every summer while I am in town. I even have them mail me a little something special during the winter. This is the quintessential old fashion candy shop. They don't have much actual food so don't come expecting a full meal. This is... More 

Thank medicgal131
Nampa, Idaho
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Oh my a chocoholic's dream. Every kinda of confection plus Ice cream and old fashioned sodas. My husband's family sent care packages overseas to him when he was serving in Germany. A taste of home.

Thank Nampa_IdahoDeeDeeW

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