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Ball and Chain Grill

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87 Salamanca Place, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
+61 3 6223 2655
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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Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I enjoyed 'dinner for one' at the Ball and Chain, and was treated to perfect hospitality and a fantastic meal. Staff were clearly good at their jobs and all very polite and friendly. I enjoyed the fish of the day, Blue Eye, cooked perfectly, and a house wine. With all mains is access to the extensive salad bar. No sea... More 

Thank EmBenno
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My son and family came from Darwin for Christmas..being a Hobart boy he always wants to go back for meals. Didn't disappoint all our family happy with our meals and the service by staff was very good. Recommended a visit

Thank 236carolf
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fantastic food, great service, perfectly grilled steak. have been here before. Always great steak and salad bar with the great service

Thank Adam R
Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Delicious food that was very competitively priced. In a great location within Salamanca precinct. Friendly staff.

Thank alanchin2016
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220 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great steaks, salad bar (good value) Pate is great and pretty big (to share) for entree seafood chowder is alright too Coffee with liquor is weird (it is not an espresso, but a rather long coffee

Thank Natalya Z
Sydney, Australia
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Feels like a tourist trap. We didn't enjoy our food nor did we appreciate the lack of service .Fish and pork belly over cooked and dry. Some items in the Salad buffet tasted a little stale.

Thank bellitoe
Hobart, Australia
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

well its an oldie and a goodie, This restaurant hasn't changed much over the years and that is maybe not such a bad thing ... as they don't take bookings for small groups 4 of us thirsty souls got lost in a bar up the road , promptly phoned at 9:20pm and reassured that they would be serving til 10:00pm... More 

Thank Paul M
Apollo Bay, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been to The Ball and Chain before and very pleased to say that we enjoyed it just as much. I had Surf and Turf and my wife , a seafood platter. Both delicious, then cheesecake to share.

Thank regmaiva
Townsville, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were greeted at the door by a very friendly staff member and shown to our seats. The service was very good; in a nice atmosphere. The food was excellent; I had a nicely cooked rare steak as did my wife. However the whole experience was let down by the salad bar; for the prices charged and the reputation which... More 

Thank 16davethebrave
Australind, Australia
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant was very popular with families and bookings are required. The menu was extensive, catering for all tastes. Steaks were cooked exactly as described and the staff were very attentive. Best of all the servings were generous 😊 Would go back when traveling through the area.

Thank RCurie

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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
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?