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Jail House Grill

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Steakhouse, Australian
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32 Wellington Street, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
03 6331 0466
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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  • 102
    Excellent
  • 112
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Steak perfection and fast service!

We dined here on a busy Saturday night just after Easter. We had a 7.00pm booking and had finished our entrée of garlic bread and main course by 8.00pm. Staff are friendly and ensure you are well looked after. The food is fantastic, we both ordered steaks and they were cooked to perfection. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Launceston, Australia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

I expected more from this place from the raving reviews but it was so below average. I got the salmon and it was substandard and overcooked. From what i saw the steaks looked good but for the prices of the meals it honestly seemed very expensive for what i deemed a very simple meal with an average buffet. Sorry to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

A great selection of Tassie meat and fresh produce. A shame though that the scallops were Peruvian, and the wine selection was limited to a few bottles of Tasmanian wine. It would be good to see more local stuff on the menu, apart from the beef. Meals were cooked well, prices were reasonable. The salad bar was a bit underwhelming... More 

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Launceston, Australia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We dined here on a busy Saturday night just after Easter. We had a 7.00pm booking and had finished our entrée of garlic bread and main course by 8.00pm. Staff are friendly and ensure you are well looked after. The food is fantastic, we both ordered steaks and they were cooked to perfection. The salad bar is free with your... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Really enjoyed this restaurant. Inviting & lovely atmosphere. Staff are top, and very professional. Food was yum- very satisfied and left feeling full. Salad bar is an excellent addition. Would return here again & would definitely recommend a visit.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Came here when visiting family in Launceston, fantastic food and service. Pretty reasonably priced too. The self serve salad and veggie bar was a hit!

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Lake Macquarie
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192 reviews 192 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The Jail House Grill is worth a visit if you are in the area, and in need of a good steak dinner. Our group of 4 persons enjoyed 3 steaks and a salmon dish, accompanied by the buffet salads and vegies. Prices were a bit higher than expected, but the meals were of a good size and delivered in a... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

One of our favourite restaurants when visiting launceston. Always enjoyable, great food and excellent service. Highly recommend!

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Singapore, Singapore
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64 reviews 64 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We arrived in Lauceston just past 9pm and was glad to notice Jail House Grill on our way to finding a dinner joint. We were really thankful that Jail House Grill still smells like the kitchen is cooking! My husband ordered the pork rib eye because of the great port we have had in Hobart. It did. It didn't disappoint.... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

A typical looking pub maybe the decor is a bit tired however they serve a Great and perfectly cooked steak. The wait staff were very attentive on both visits. The buffet salad bar is easy and was regularly topped up. The food was served quickly and piping hot. Including an extensive wine list it was a very enjoyable experience.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Food was excellent. Great salad bar. Was a bit expensive. Staff were friendly. Thought there could have been more Tassie wines to choose.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 32 Wellington Street, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Launceston
  • Phone Number: 03 6331 0466

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?