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“Great food, Great Service!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ball and Chain Grill

Ball and Chain Grill
87 Salamanca Place, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
(03) 6223 2655
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Ranked #37 of 416 Restaurants in Hobart
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Australian
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Melbourne
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65 reviews 65 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Great food, Great Service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Let's get something straight. This is a steak house. It's not haute cuisine, it doesn't do fancy Masterchef type meals. It does Steak. And it does it well. You get a self-service salad bar with a number of choices, hot and cold, you get attentive staff, and you get great steaks.

Wine list looked great, beer selection was excellent. Menu is not extensive, but they have quite a few options, and a number of cuts of steak to pick from. One thing the menu doesnt say is the steaks come with a couple of small roast spuds. I'd personally prefer chips, but that's just me (you can buy them as a side).

Sure, you can't book a table for a small booking, but we visited on a Saturday night of a long weekend, and we waited no more than 15 mins. Staff were friendly, and very accommodating.

I think some reviewers need to get over themselves a bit, as I don't consider any of the bad reviews to have a legitimate complaint. I'll return to Ball and Chain, and recommend it wholeheartedly.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Hobart, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Steaks plus more steak”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

If you like steak, this is the place to go in Hobart. Reliable but often noisey because people are having a good time.

Visited October 2012
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“Outstanding quality and price!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Best restaurant in Hobart. Great location by the harbour. Amazing steak and seafood cooked to perfection and wines to match. You'd be a fool to miss it!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“A must Visit for steak and wine lovers!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

What a fantastic restaurant located on Salamanca Place! Excellent staff, brilliant service and atmosphere with an extensive menu.
The steaks are amazing and complimented by an interesting wine list full of some great small producers!
Make sure this is on your to do list while in Hobart! Enjoy

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hobart, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
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“Good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Came here last November with a group and had such a great meal and service it made sure to come again. Wonderfully cooked steak.We had dinner with guests from interstate and were keen to impress them with the culinary delights our lovely state has to offer. A table of eight in total and the decision was easy to make,

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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