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“Very Average”

Ball and Chain Grill
Ranked #28 of 616 Restaurants in Hobart
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Australian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed February 3, 2013

No....went to the Ball and Chaion a couple of times in the past 2 months on different occasions and will not go there again....very average steaks considering they claim "we do steaks"....mine have been consistently overdone and the quality of meat is poor....slad bar is pretty grogan-like and the service leaves so much to be desired.....wait ages for a drink or for people to provide any assistance....My advice ??.....SAVE YOUR MONEY AND GO TO A DECENT PUB FOR A REALLY GOOD STEAK !!!!.....EAST AT THE BALL AND CHAIN AT YOUR PERIL.

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Thank Nathan C
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Reviewed February 1, 2013

First class service and the place seemed popular with the locals.Myself and Friends visited the Ball and Chain .The steaks were spot on and i had the lamb shank and that was ellcellent cooked to perfection.Staff was helpful and it was very busy for a week night.overall a great night with good food and deserts were very good too.We enjoyed the food that much and the place that we went back the next night before we flew back to Sydney Deffo place to try.

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Thank RichieC82
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Reviewed January 30, 2013 via mobile

Went here a couple of nights ago. Very noisy large restaurant, popular with locals and tourists.
Had the octopus followed by a rump steak. The octopus tasted like it had been drowned in vinegar. However the steak was excellent. Cooked 'blue' to perfection. Unfortunately, despite asking for it on the side, the steak was swimming in the sauce I ordered. It comes with two cold and dry roast potatoes and , quaintly, you have to go up and queue at a mediocre salad bar.
The service was second rate as well.
It is a steakhouse, and the steak cannot be faulted, but they need to work on the rest.

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Thank Dragonman32
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Reviewed January 27, 2013

No doubt about it, the steaks are first class. Friendly place to eat and you can help yourself to as much salad as you wish. A Hobart institution and a place much loved by American sailors for their steaks.

Thank Annette O
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Without doubt you visit this establishment to eat a great steak. Six of the seven members of our group ordered steak ranging from porterhouse to eye fillet - rare to well done. Have to admit that all were cooked to perfection per the diners' instructions. Whilst you expect this from an establishment that specialises and has a supposed repuatation for quality steaks, it is not always achieved - per some prior reviews.

My eye fillet rates up there with the best steak I have eaten. The deserts were also very good, even if not very original. The restaurant was packed for a Wednesday night and must confess that the young waiter, given he was under the pump, did an excellent job. I rarely tip wait staff as are often underwhelmed by their performance, but gladly left what I would consider a sizable tip. It did help that the overall price for the meal was very realistic.

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Thank tasdiver
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