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Jail House Grill

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$$ - $$$
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32 Wellington St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very busy restaurant, offering mainly meat dishes. We had burgers which were OK. Buffet salads were quite nice, with plenty of variety.

Thank jgirls
Launceston, Australia
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

5 of us had a wonderful meal here on Fathers Day... Great service even though the venue was totally packed. perfectly cooked steaks for those steak lovers and perfectly grilled scallop kebabs for the rest of us. perfect!

Thank Amanda M
Elanora, Australia
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87 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Meals do not reflect value for price. Service is very good and the staff are switched on. Roast potatoes served with every meal are fabulous - either the chef has a marvellous recipe or they are a culinary mistake ! Bar prices are normal for Tasmania. Try their oysters which are seriously good particularly with chilli and motza cheese. Worth... More 

Thank Jimkirk
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151 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our trekking party chose the Jailhouse for our post Overland Track nosh up because we couldn't get in anywhere else but that shouldn't dissuade you - we tried to book late coming out of Lake St Clair on a Saturday night - D'Oh... They were friendly and accommodating and the steaks were good. Not awesome, great but good. The wine... More 

Thank A380FlyBoy
Launceston, Australia
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101 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hadn't been here for sometime but we were all very disappointed with our steaks, the prices are quite expensive for the size of the steaks and the quality of the steaks poor. Won't be heading back any time soon. Paid as much for dinner there as I did the night before at a high end restaurant!

Thank shazpeta
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there again after a sustained period of active avoidance. Second chance as some might say. Was there with my parents who were visiting from overseas. Ordered 3 steaks, eye fillet, medium rare, medium well and medium. Steaks came to us well done, medium rare and medium well. Well done Jail House grill! Personally, I would say the most important... More 

Thank Paul L
Adelaide, Australia
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Steaks (scotch fillet, porterhouse and rump) were all beautifully cooked for perfection and the small size option was a great one. The duck was cooked perfectly but the highlight was the hot grilled vegetables in the salad bar. We all agreed we could have just eaten the wonderful salads and vegetables. Next time I would select chips over the fried... More 

7 Thank Tim R
Hong Kong, China
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We dined in this restaurant without any research before hands. It was surprisingly out of my expectation. The staff was very helpful. Steak was perfectly cooked and it was really juicy. There was a self-help salad bar that you could tailor-made your favorite salad. The price was reasonable. It was a good dining option in Launceston.

Thank miss_meow_cat_green
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in before a visit to the movies with the family on a lazy Sunday. all our steaks where sensational and the salad bar was great as well.

1 Thank Roger_radford
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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78 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Busy little place and the food was nice enough but bit on the pricey side. There was a salad bar which came with the main meals and had a reasonable selection. I wouldn't say the service was overly attentive or friendly, but not outright rude either.

Thank Del C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 Wellington St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Launceston
  • Phone Number: 61363310466

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