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Ball and Chain Grill

87 Salamanca Place, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
(03) 6223 2655
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Ranked #47 of 447 Restaurants in Hobart
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Australian
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Hobart, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is an all time favourite with my family. We have eaten at this restaurant for many years and in our opinion it really does have the best steaks in Hobart. Steaks are provided in different cuts and various sizes and are cooked to your taste. My son always has the largest. My daughter who does not usually eat... More

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67 reviews 67 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The restaurant is popular for a good reason, the steak and the sauce was delicious. The restaurant was in a great setting and has a good menu. Only draw back is in the space of an hour we were asked 6 times by different staff if we wanted a drink as well as the enquiry for about whether our meals... More

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Mackay, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Not your run of the mill grill, brilliant and attentive staff, truly beautiful food, the seafood chowder and hot fudge dessert are to die for. Very friendly and value for money. Going again before we leave Tasmania.

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Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

Almost something out of the 70's at first. The you look at the menu. The wine list. The whiskey list... It all gets more impressive. Great service, all staff trying. Great steak, faultless from what I ordered. Salad bar still novel and an obvious attraction to Americans who like that sort of thing first. Enjoyable venue with great character!

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Osaka
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

If you want a large, juicy, tender and aged steak with a reasonably priced bottle of 'boots and all' red then this is the place to go. You can choose between the different cuts and choose the size you like. The service is good for a busy place and staff are friendly and efficient.

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I had been reasonably unwell prior to travelling and wanted to eat something plain, really plain, no sauces, no spices but flavour, a simple 'chicken and rice' type meal that wouldn't upset my tummy. DD wanted 'steak' and DH wanted something meaty and warm. All our needs were more than adequatly catered for. My request for no butter on my... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We were impressed! We were not assigned one waiter.. Every waiter who walked passed checked in to make sure we were well looked after, without making us feel rushed or hassled. The Morton Bay bugs were devine! And the steak was the best we have eaten. The wine list is extensive, ensuring to highlight the Tasmanian choices and pairing these... More

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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

After the meal we'd had just next door the night before, we found the Ball and Chain to be really disappointing. Food was just average. I had to send one of my balmain bugs back as it was raw and even though I had eye fillet steak, it was a bit grisly. Salads were fairly basic and bland. This was... More

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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Very popular meat restaurant in one of the old convict sandstone buildings. It is a big restaurant but still has atmosphere. Obviously they specialise in all things beef cooked on a charcoal grill. But there are other alternatives such as chicken and fish which is just as good. The free salad bar is a nice touch. If you can save... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Recommended by locals and tourists, we really enjoyed the great quality food in Hobart. Oysters and steak very nice. I recommended to other visitors and they also have not been disappointed. Lots of bars and other nice restaurants nearby but this was great for the steaks.

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