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Ball and Chain Grill

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87 Salamanca Place, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
(03) 6223 2655
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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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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant was not at all what we thought it was going to be, based on the website and menu. The food is over priced and you pay for only what you order, e.g. a steak, then the rest of your meal comes from the salad bar. My local Tas Salmon was average and the hollandaise sauce oily, and lacking... More 

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Thank Michaela S
Melbourne
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We found this place in Salamanca by chance, not that it was hard to find but it is at the end of the street. The food is very good at a reasonable price. There is a well optioned salad bar that comes with the price of the steak which is nice as a lot of places would charge extra for... More 

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Thank AusScotty
Melbourne, Australia
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74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are after the smokey freshly grilled flavour of steak and friendly service, this is your place. They also have an impressive range of wines to accompany your steak!

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Thank Kate G
Toulouse
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Good steacks, perfectly cook. Pepper steack for the rump is the best. Eye filet was very tasty but the garlic butter wasn't good. The small buffet for starters was really nice too.

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Thank Buragol
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Service was rather disjointed and awkward. Waitress was friendly initially, but became too comfortable with her remarks and innuendos, referring to a indecisive guest on our table as a "Typical male" Male waitstaff a lot better but unsure of most questions asked. Food was ok, but not great.. Presentation of food was a let down, as they say, you eat... More 

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Brisbane
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Had dinner here with family from interstate (4 people in total) on a Saturday night. We rang to book a table but were told that a booking of 4 was to small and that we would not have a problem being seated. The reason for not taking bookings is the high turn over of customers during the night and not... More 

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Thank HX76LS2
Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not being a huge steak lover, but the red sounded too good to be true, so "steak please" If I could get a steak of this quality and cooked to my exact request as this was, that would be heaven.

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Thank ritadowd
Brisbane, Australia
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner with my husband whilst visiting the beautiful city of Hobart. Had read some great reviews on this restaurant so decided to give it a go. Definitely not disappointed as the food was simply delicious. The setting is casual yet the booths can make for intimate dinning. Our wait staff were very attentive and friendly, and the wait between... More 

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Thank Lisa M
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Reasonably good and reasonably well priced pub food. Nothing Special! Decor was quite pleasant. Ample salad bar with some really good condiments. But the menu does not list Gluten Free and the vegetarian options were minimal; then again, it was a grill - so steak, pork and lamb in various sizes and types. Decent wine list and a couple of... More 

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Thank Ian E
Launceston, Australia
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11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thought I would try again but disappointed. Beef cheeks were great although small, but the salad bar was terrible. I hunted around a green salad until I found the two bits of fetta in there. No flavour in the coleslaw, and there was something with all colours in the red spectrum that I couldn't identify. a big let down.

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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 Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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?