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Ball and Chain Grill

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Steakhouse, Australian, Barbecue
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87 Salamanca Place, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
(03) 6223 2655
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Today
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Charcoal grill restaurant

Had a great steak and roast vegetables here - wonderful char-grilled exterior and juicy tender steak. Staff were very helpful and pleasant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Leonie S
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a great steak and roast vegetables here - wonderful char-grilled exterior and juicy tender steak. Staff were very helpful and pleasant.

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Thank Leonie S
Tasmania, Australia
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Can always count on a good meal with reasonable service... they do get busy usual wait periods okay - can do big tables upstairs or in atrium.... menu doesnt change allot but that suits us and do have good specials 👍👍

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Thank Gaylene C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Huge restaurant with plenty of staff, we'll run but noisy. Menu typical of most touristy restaurants. My husband was not impressed with his steak but I enjoyed my chicken. There is a salad bar in the middle of the dining space so many people seemed to partake of this bar as entree, my husband used the salad bar to add... More 

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Thank Patricia F
San Francisco, California
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We tried this restaurant based on TripAdvisor reviews and their menu which had a wide variety of mains to choose from. We started with their salad bar, and then ordered the chili lime prawns as appetizers which were pretty good. I selected the Blue Eyed Travail with a Cajun spice for the main which was the special for the night.... More 

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Thank TimeforRnR
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

On arrival you could see both the kitchen and bar from the door, not sure which was more enticing. The smells were incredible and bar had a vast array of every type of alcohol imaginable. We were walk in's and were asked if it was okay to wait in the lounge for a brief time until a table became available.... More 

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Thank TLL05
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Overall, it was an ok experience. Our table's dinner orders were cooked fine and our server was good. Very small bar area when waiting for your table and the atmosphere is very lacking and somewhat dated.

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Thank beachbluffs
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I highly recommend this restaurant - the service was great and the steaks amazing. Just don't get too full on the entrees or you'll find it hard to eat your main. The salad bar was great too. There's also a great wine list full of Tassie wines. Love when restaurants support local wineries and not overseas ones.

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Thank IntrepidTraveller35
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92 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Put our names on the waiting list (a table for 4)- a 10 minute wait that say. We went for a walk came back waited another half hour, before we were seated. Explain actions at the table were great we placed our orders and waited, and waited. Paid 2 visits to the salad bar. We waited. Finished our bottle of... More 

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Thank JEHSAH
Washington DC
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164 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I was hungry enough when I arrived that I questioned the 30 minute wait for a table but the place had been given great recommendations so I stayed. I never imagined that after that wait it would be another hour before my food arrived. I placed my order within maybe 5 minutes of being seated, got my wine and that... More 

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Thank Anna911
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is the 3rd time we have visited the Ball & Chain and we have never been disappointed. The steaks are as good as you can get, the salads varied and tasty, the staff are great and the restaurant decor is "old Tassie". The menu has a good variety as does the drinks list. The bill was acceptable. We love... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 87 Salamanca Place, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Greater Hobart  >  Hobart
  • Phone Number: (03) 6223 2655

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Australian, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?