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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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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, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great variety yummy food!

Love this place from the second you walk in to the second you leave it is an experience you will want to remember. We ordered the meat platter and the soup for entrée and it was simply delicious! For mains we went the seafood platter for 2 and nailed it in no time! ... perfect way to experience... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Postiekiddo
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Melbourne, Australia
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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11 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

My wife and I ate at this restaurant on Thursday night. We both had steak, and while it was cooked as requested we both found the meat tasteless and tough. The sauce I had was gluggy with flour. I can honestly say I've had better steaks at an RSL. For 6 oysters, a small steak, a medium steak with a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Love this place from the second you walk in to the second you leave it is an experience you will want to remember. We ordered the meat platter and the soup for entrée and it was simply delicious! For mains we went the seafood platter for 2 and nailed it in no time! ... perfect way to experience yummy seafood... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Fantastic place to eat steak , fast service, happy staff and we stayed until we were almost evicted, nice atmosphere

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Forbes, NSW, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I had the pleasure of eating here again on my latest trip (more than once as it was so good) :) I'll say this I have traveled around the world, and I LOVE steak. While the Ball & Chain may not have been the best place I have ever eaten steak- I can confidently say it's the 2nd best, WORLDWIDE... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We came for dinner with our 3 young children and absolutely loved the Ball and Chain. From the open grill and chef explaining the different cuts of meat to an inquisitive 6 year old daughter (and dad), to the good natured, very professional and attentive service from our waiter, Jeremy, not to mention the fantastic steaks. Definitely recommend with kids,... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Enjoyed our visit here, nice atmosphere and friendly staff, very attentive. Ordered Rump Steak and Eye Fillet, both were very good. Liked the different sized Steaks available, good sellection at the salad bar, nice and fresh.

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Hobart, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

If you have kids and like a great steak, this is a good place to eat in Salamanca Place. The steaks come in all sizes/cuts and are perfectly cooked on a chargrill. Unfortunately the accompaniments consist of a buffet style help-yourself and is lacklustre. Soggy slaw, tired salads and limp vegies is about all that can be found, which is... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Went in based on trip advisor, the salad bar reminded me of the old sizzler days....... The steak on the other hand was 10/10 the sauce seriously guys you can do better out of a Maggie sauce pac, service was ok, but when I mentioned the feedback I was advised that everyone loves there sauces, must its just be me.... More 

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Launceston, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We had Sunday lunch and really enjoyed everything. Our waitress was lovely and the meal was very good. Our steaks were cooked as we requested and the salad bar had lots of choices that were very fresh and tasty.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We had an enjoyable meal at the Ball and Chain whilst in Hobart. I had a scotch fillet with satay sauce and my husband had the beef cheeks. Both meals were great. The complimentary salad bar was a bonus. A very nice experience

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Additional Information about Ball and Chain Grill

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

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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: Large groups, Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine
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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