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Ball and Chain Grill

Certificate of Excellence
Steakhouse, Australian
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87 Salamanca Place, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
(03) 6223 2655
Website
Today
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 240
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    Very good
  • 81
    Average
  • 27
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  • 21
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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
Most recent review
a bit of a wait for food

We went there for a meal and were told to use the salad bar- they did not say we could use it once or several times, well we had eaten our salads by the time the meat was cooked- as we had to wait aobut 30 mins plus for it! also because I only wanted an entree size chicken breast... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
den003
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Melbourne, Australia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We went there for a meal and were told to use the salad bar- they did not say we could use it once or several times, well we had eaten our salads by the time the meat was cooked- as we had to wait aobut 30 mins plus for it! also because I only wanted an entree size chicken breast... More 

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Fern Tree, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

If you want a good steak in Hobart this is the place to come! When you come to Hobart make sure you look up the Ball and Chain...

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were on the lookout for a steakhouse and we found a good one. The steak was cooked perfectly and had free access to salad bar. We did find it a tad pricey but worth the effort.

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Hong Kong, China
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

Reading all the positive comments in tripadvisor I decided to end my one week fantastic TAS trip with this restaurant for my final lunch. Quickly seated coz the restaurant is almost empty on Thursday 1pm (shocked already) and place my order pretty quickly. While me and my wife just finish the salad bar and waiting for our seafood platter as... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The Staff and service was excellent the food was of quality and the chef's had cooked the meals perfectly to our liking. My Husband had the Trout for his main and it was the best cooked trout that he has had at any restaurant, I had the Chicken with herb butter and couldn't fault it. It was the highlight of... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We have eaten here before and they have never failed to deliver. The variety and choices of steak cuts is awesome. Pepper sauce is to die for. Fresh salad bar with meal. Our healthy eating plan went out the window when the smiling waiter convinced us to try the Creme brûlée. Service with a smile and great value for money.

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Hobart Town, Tasmania, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

For those visiting Hobart who don't know their way around or where's a good place to get a meal, The Ball and Chain in Salamanca is consistently Good. Not every now and then or maybe you'll be lucky and get them on a good week, but every time and the steaks will cut without needing to wrestle them to the... More 

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Samos, Greece
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Grilled to perfection to exact 'listed specifications' . Size by weight when ordering and many 'upgrades' to choose from eg ribeye fillet and upgrade it to carpetbag for $5. Huge variety of sauces to choose from as well. Really popular spot so book.

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Darwin, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

During a recent business trip to Hobart (with wife in tow) we were looking to enjoy a meal for our last night and ventured down to the Salamanca area. Whilst there were a number of restaurants in the area we chose the Ball and Chain Grill due to the variety on their menu and the "olde world" atmosphere and decor.... More 

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Hobart, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Great steaks at an affordable price, good wine list, warm surroundings, booking recommended as can be very popular.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?