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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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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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  • 100
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  • 32
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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
Perfect steaks and fresh salads!

It was a busy Friday night when we walked in without a booking but we were given a good table and were well looked after by our waitress. Our steaks were perfectly cooked (rare for me, well done for my husband) and the self-serve salad bar was fresh and plentiful. Good wine list featuring excellent... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
NickyAUS
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Melbourne, Australia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
Hobart
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I see some mixed reviews about this place but I consider it one of the most consistent restaurants in Hobart. So many arty farty places with precious food and lousy service but the B and C strips that back to a really good eat and friendly, attentive staff. Their wine list challenges even the most posh joint and I give... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It was a busy Friday night when we walked in without a booking but we were given a good table and were well looked after by our waitress. Our steaks were perfectly cooked (rare for me, well done for my husband) and the self-serve salad bar was fresh and plentiful. Good wine list featuring excellent local wines.

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3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Absolutely and without doubt- THE WORST MEAL WE HAVE EVER PAID $90 for!!!! Service was attentive, a little hostile but ok, but the worst food we've ever eaten (and we've eaten a lot). Please don't waste your money, walk four more steps and eat in ROCKWALL.

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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

when you're in hobart and in the mood for a delicious piece of meat, there really isn't anywhere better to go. Always cooked beautiful with an all you can eat salad bar, cant get much better than that.

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

After a Thai meal in Victoria st Hobart friends and I went in search of a good coffee and dessert. The waterfront was packed and we finally found parking directly in front of the Ball and Chain so we decided to give it a try. What a pleasant surprise. The staff were friendly and helpful, knowledgeable about the menu and... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Our favourite restaurant in Hobart. Consistently the best steak I have eaten, and the best value. An excellent salad bar, and super-friendly and obliging service. If in Hobart, don't miss this place! It fills up early, and every night.

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tasmania
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81 reviews 81 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Arrived unannounced and seated quickly, I was dining with someone who hadn't been there for a very long time so the waitress informed her on how the restaurant works. It was quite difficult to hear her clearly due to being quite noisy, I ordered the most expensive cut of meat a large eye fillet cooked rare, as I have ordered... More 

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Moama, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We were in Hobart for a long weekend away with some friends & had the most Amazing Steak at the Ball and Chain. The salads are beautiful with a huge range to pick from the serve your self salad bar. The 2 girls who waited on our table were just lovely, full of conversation which added to our overall experience.... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Went for early dinner. Great food and location. Prices were a little high but we got a great feed for the price.

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Hobart, Australia
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25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

We had high hopes after reading reviews but it wasn't as good as we had hoped. Salad bar very basic. Chicken and steak well cooked but not high end food. Probably good for family meals and large groups but if you want a higher standard I would go next door to rockwall or into North Hobart to roaring grill.

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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: 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?