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Ball and Chain Grill

87 Salamanca Place, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
(03) 6223 2655
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Ranked #50 of 444 restaurants in Hobart
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Australian
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Melbou
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

I went to this restaurant with a group on a business trip. The steak was great and that was a consistent view of those in the group. Salads were also nice and desert great. The old style building in the Salamanca area made it a great night all round.

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Toowoomba, Australia
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Nothing was wrong with this restaurant at all .... Fact! Service was great, wine choice was comprehensive and the food was simply stunning. A very busy restaurant but unlike many other restaurants we have dined at they made sure there was enough staff to cope and give everybody the attention they deserved. Enjoyed our evening very much, well done Ball... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We recently had a mini holiday in Tassie and we had a booking for dinner at The Ball and Chain in Salamanca and, if I hadn’t started eating meat a few months ago, I would have been in trouble! They had a wonderful salad bar and the rest of the table had several entrées to share including some mixed sausages... More

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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105 reviews 105 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I had the steak medium with the steak sauce and black pepper sauce of course and the way it was presented and tasted was excellent! You could choose your own salad and also order some side dishes. It came to be a bit pricy but overall I highly recommend this restaurant for steak lovers visiting Hobart.

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Melbourne Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I have dined here for many years whenever I come to Hobart for business. I ate here tonight and ordered a porterhouse medium-well, which was so juicy, tender and flavorsome! The salad bar is great and you can go back as many times as you like. The staff are lovely and the restaurant is very cosy, I feel comfortable dining... More

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Wallan, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The food service was great staff new the menu great up selling had the lamb shanks med size awesome, man size prawns was good

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We dined here with friends and all had positive comments regarding the meals. The steak was cooked very well (2) as was the fish and chicken meals. Make sure you try the hot bread rolls. The only downside was that the wrong sauce was served to one steak twice in a row but was very quickly rectified. The bbq sauce... More

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Geelong, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Hubby and l went looking for a place that has good steaks, came across this place. l must say inside has a very comfortable and warm feeling, staff are lovely. You help yourself to the salad bar as many times as you want. Their selection of steaks and other meals are great. Cooked to exactly how you order, you can... More

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Elizabeth Town
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150 reviews 150 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I had a midweek meal with my son here recently. It is a large restaurant and even though there were quiet a few diners it was less than half full. The waiter was efficient, gave us our seat quickly and described the menu and concept of the place well. We settled on having the taster plate for entree. I had... More

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South Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Steak pressed with an iron. A wonderful cellar. Seafood entrees wonderfully fresh and tasty. Small salad bar. When in Hobart we always have a meal here.

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