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Ball and Chain Grill

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Steakhouse, Barbecue, Australian
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 313
    Excellent
  • 270
    Very good
  • 102
    Average
  • 39
    Poor
  • 24
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Recommended by passer-by

Last night spent in Tasmania, want to find something nice to end our trip. The whole family loves steak a lot, so we are looking at the menu. A customer just left the restaurant saw us and highly recommend the restaurant. Great choice, juicy grilled steak, I got the plum source, matched with the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
Janicepooh
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Hong Kong Region, China
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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melbourne
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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Big disappointment as ive been here for for 5days and have yet to experience a bad meal.. Sadly despite the food review we didnt enjoy ours at all :( Free salad bar was exciting but no one told us how the concept worked - we worked it out ourselves. Took 40mins for our mains to arrived - beef was very... More 

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Hobart, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We just returned home from a wonderful 6th Birthday dinner for my daughter. The salmon was excellent, kids meals were spot on and the pepper steak rump was 10/10. The staff were so lovely tonight, and they went above and beyond with a special little treat for my daughter at the end of the meal. Well done Ball and Chain... More 

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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We travelled to Tasmania for my 40th and the family ate at the 'Ball and Chain'. The food was outstanding! The best steak I have eaten. The seafood was fresh, tasty and beautifully presented. The additional salad bar was something that the kids enjoyed. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone in the Hobart area after an awesome meal.

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The place reminded me of an old motel. The salad bar looked like an old bath tub or trough, painted in the likeness of a cow with wellies on. The steak itself was fine but the sauce was gluggy. In the upside the servers were nice although they really didn't do much.

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Hobart, Australia
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Visited last week for lunch. There would not be another restaurant in Hobart that has offered the same level of great food and service for over forty years and certainly no other restaurant matches the consistency and quality of the steaks. My lunch companion and I both had the eye fillet served with their delicious sauce and both steaks were... More 

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Maroochydore, Australia
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We found this place to be a bit average, over priced for what you get. The medium rump was very nice, but..... Very small, only 2 small rounds of meat (would expect to get 1 piece of meat) and a baked potato. Quail was very nice with a potato. These came with help yourself salad bar. Expected better and a... More 

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Bendigo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Ball and Chain Grill was recommended to us and we loved the experience. Great food and wonderful customer service which is always welcome. The steaks were cooked to perfection, some of the best food we've had whilst visiting Salamanca. One little suggestion would be for the plate which the rib eye is served on to be bigger. The steak takes... More 

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Hong Kong Region, China
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Last night spent in Tasmania, want to find something nice to end our trip. The whole family loves steak a lot, so we are looking at the menu. A customer just left the restaurant saw us and highly recommend the restaurant. Great choice, juicy grilled steak, I got the plum source, matched with the steak. Love the self- service salad... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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66 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The good thing about this restaurant is that all their steaks come in three sizes, so if you love eye fillet but want it big then they can cater for you. The steaks come with a salad from the slad bar and two roast potatoes. Not the best i have ever had but ok. The service was good and the... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

First day of our Hobart trip we went to Ball and Chain. Nice decor. The meat being cooked on the coal and Iron used all looked really great and great atmosphere. Hubby ordered the steak and I ordered the fish. Both were cooked well. But lacked a bit of seasoning. But overall service and food was good.

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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, Barbecue, Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
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?