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Ball and Chain Grill

Certificate of Excellence
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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 280
    Excellent
  • 242
    Very good
  • 94
    Average
  • 31
    Poor
  • 22
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Our visit

Pleasant surroundings although did get a little noisy as the place filled up. Staff were friendly and helpful. The meal we had was of a pleasing standard. particularly enjoyed the quail entrée.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Rosemary H
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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669 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Maybe we were spoilt having visited Rockwall the previous night. The service at Ball and Chain was ok although they forgot our entree. It's a big place, and very busy and noisy. Salads and sides are buffet style and you help yourself. The main, eye fillet steak - was a bit tough (med/rear). Too be honest in the end we... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

A beautiful dinner for our last night in Hobart. I don't eat meat but my partner is very much a carnivore and we both left here very happy. The trout I had was fabulous. It flaked off the bone and was cooked to a beautiful medium. My partner was grinning from ear to ear when his rib eye came out,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

From the moment we stepped through the door we were impressed by the wonderful service and we were certainly not disappointed with the food. Steaks and lamb racks were cooked perfectly for us on the grill. Bird's nest meringue dessert was sensational. We had a wonderful evening and would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Hobart.

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Pleasant surroundings although did get a little noisy as the place filled up. Staff were friendly and helpful. The meal we had was of a pleasing standard. particularly enjoyed the quail entrée.

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Albury, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The staff from being greeted to leaving were all without exception friendly, helpful and good natured. We started with Jamaican chicken and quail. Both dishes were well prepared and tasty. Chicken a little dry but beautiful sauce. I had the porterhouse for main which I ordered med rare. It was well cooked and nicely prepared. Wife had lamb which was... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Both stars are for the service. This place has historically been something of a Hobart institution for steak. Eaten here before & the food was good. Wasn't very busy for a Friday evening & I fear the reason why is that the quality of food has gone downhill considerably & the locals know it. Had Moreton Bay Bugs for Entree.... More 

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Hobart
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We have been going to the Ball and Chain for 25 years or more and have never had a lousy meal. This restaurant is not what I'd call 'fine dining' but if you want a consistently good steak, cooked the way you want it, you cant go past the Ball and Chain Grill.

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We visited here for dinner while in Hobart on our honeymoon. We had an amazing dinning experience. Front the moment we walked in the door the staff were friendly and inviting and this continued throughout our meal. They were not pushy, they gave us time to decide and offered us advice when we needed it. The food was amazing. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We live quite some distance from Hobart so when we do come into the city for a meal we want to ensure that we have the best meal possible so we usually meet friends at the Ball and Chain restaurant in Salamanca. We have probably been there around 20 + times since moving to Tasmania 8 years ago. The atmosphere... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A great steak house that never disappoints. The service is friendly and good. The salad/extra bar is much better than the average, always fresh and a little bit different. And of course wonderful Tassie beers on tap. Lovely old building, Supposed to have a haunted spot too...If you only have a couple of nights in Hobart, and you want to... More 

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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, 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?