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Ball and Chain Grill

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87 Salamanca Place, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
+61 3 6223 2655
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Today
10:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Fri 10:30 - 15:00
Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate here last night. We had 5 kids with us and it worked well. The service was friendly and the food was delicious.

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We walked and didn't expect much from the restaurant as the entrance was small and dark. We were greeted by a waiter who was a bit unorganised but it was later evident that the restaurant was busy. We were then ushered to our table by another waiter who was very nice. We had a conversation with him even before we... More 

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Thank Donna L
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I came to this restaurant in 1997 and have always wanted to come back. Well I did and brought the family. Still awesome and finely service and amazing steak. The kids loved their steaks and said they had never had better.

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Thank Alison M
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Have visitors that love their steak...hmm all very discerning and work in 5 star hotels. Where to take them? Recommendation from friends - The Ball and Chain, Salamanca Tasmania. Table for 6 booked. Friendly waiter, menu to peruse. So many options! Wine to match your selection. Five of us settle on medium size (300g) Pepper Steak - medium rare and... More 

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Thank Linda H
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was surprisingly family friendly. The service was hit and miss with some staff being really helpful and other not. For the price you pay it is quite expensive and although they make it appear more upmarket it is actually more pub like food.

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Thank JenT5
Penguin, Australia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had an excellent meal, steak, fish and a salad bar with plenty of choice. Service was prompt and friendly. No need to book ahead for couples.

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Thank Janet T
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Sadly we were disappointed. We had read such good reviews on all websites so our expectations were high. However my partners 'Meat Platter' for $28 was more like an entree tasting plate. And my crispy skin salmon was delicious and cooked perfectly, but gosh it was a small piece for $34. The bearnaise was out of a jar too I... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After hearing my husband rave about this restaurant I was somewhat let down We could not book a table so had to line up to get in. As a party of 4 we were sent right to the back of the restaurant tucked away in a corner where the noise from the glass pavilion reverberated around us. After our entree... More 

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Thank Kimnarelle
Hobart, Australia
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164 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were in as a large group on a Riday in mid December and the place was heaving. I was a bit disappointed to be split on to 2 tables as we booked months in advance and other similar groups were sat on one table. Service was friendly and efficient as would be e pecked on a busy Friday. Not... More 

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Tamworth, Australia
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok, so heard good word of mouth reviews, so we decided to sample. Had to wait for our table which was no issue, had a drink and was reasonably fast. Chef was smashing out steaks on the grill, seamed he knew his stuff, but did he.... Cannot cook a blue steak. Was extremely disappointed, especially when it was around $60... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
10:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
10:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
10:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 87 Salamanca Place, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Greater Hobart  >  Hobart
  • Phone Number: +61 3 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?