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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 - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Mooroopna, Australia
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The teenagers and I. (The caveman). Must have meat. We dined here twice.And we absolutely loved the food and salads. Wait staff very friendly. Service was also very prompt. We will come here again.

Thank Mooroopna1
Melbourne, Australia
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Originally planned on going to the 'fancier' joint next door, but was booked out. Happy I ended up at ball and chain. Steak was so so delicious! Salad bar isn't always to my liking, but this one did the job. Staff were super friendly, and went above and beyond the usual service. Good joint

Thank LukeGalley
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great steaks, and the ribs are huge! Salad bar adds value. Would definitely go back when traveling through the area.

Thank William N
Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago 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 6 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks 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

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
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?