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Ball and Chain Grill

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Steakhouse, Australian, Gluten Free
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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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Sun - Fri 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Don't get me wrong the night was fantastic. Wife and I enjoyed ourselves and the food and service was great. Just felt it was a little over priced for what you get.

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Thank Ian B
Hobart, Australia
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ball and Chain is part of the fabric of Hobart. It has been feeding Hobartians and others for decades as a dedicated steak restaurant. The décor is dated, the streaks are great in value and taste and the service usually is good. The wine list also is reasonable. Ball and chai is a sure bet if one wants a good... More 

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Thank tim_sauer
Launceston
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Ball and Chain is a Hobart institution. The food is always spot in and the steaks are terrific. No booking required, just drop in and you will be shown to a table on either of the two floors. Ask for a booth if you can. The restaurant is in the historic Salamanca Place convict built warehouses. Makes for great... More 

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Thank blueeulb69
Hobart
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Doesn't matter how you like your steak they will always cook it to your liking, I like mine over done and it has never been tough! Would recommend the Ball & Chain also for their yummy help yourself salad bar.

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Thank sallyd330
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had dinner there based on reviews from trip advisor. On arrival the place was buzzing and busy for a Sunday night. We were seated at our table and attended to by friendly and tentative staff. Wine list was comprehensive. This place seems popular for steaks and does not disappoint. Great for a casual bite to eat, steaks are pricey but... More 

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Thank Craig M
Perth, Australia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic restaurant, we had the eye fillet and asked for it to be cooked well done and it still melted in our mouths. The chargrilled vegetables had a nice smokey flavor which complimented the steak. We put this steak house up there with Ruths Chris in NYC , which is a fine dining steak house. Staff and atmosphere are welcoming.

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Thank tilly1452016
Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time I come here I have ordered the steak as a main and I never have to go up to the salad bar because the steak is amazing and filling. The garlic breads are really good and the Greek kebabs are amazing although I have only had as an entree and shared. On two occasions out of many my... More 

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Thank Mikayla W
Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great steak, Great service. Excellent drink reccomendation. I'll be back again, it's still the steak restaurant of choice in Hobart in my opinion. Many come and go but this remains a Tassie icon. Only thing I can criticise is the salad bar wasn't as good as it used to be somehow.

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Thank Kristi-Lee R
Bendigo, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was amazing a must try when in Hobart. We just walked in on a Friday night with no reservation and was made so welcomed. Debbie was our waitress for the night and she is a God sent to the restaurant, she is friendly, humorous and a genuine beautiful person. Thankyou for our wonderful night of food and dining.

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Thank Family3-2000
Buderim, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had received a recommendation to visit the ball and chain for the most delicious 'Creme Brûlée'. And with only 4 days in Hobart am so glad we visited. Arrived without a booking, and walked past a delicious looking salad bar, to our table. It is a large restaurant and the thing that impressed me so much was all the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Australian, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 87 Salamanca Place, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Greater Hobart  >  Hobart
  • Phone Number: (03) 6223 2655

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?