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Ball and Chain Grill

€€ - €€€Steakhouse, , Vegetarian Friendly
87 Salamanca Place, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
+61 3 6223 2655
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“salad” (185 reviews)
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10:30 - 15:00All hours
Steakhouse, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
87 Salamanca Place, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My partner and I landed in Hobart late, looking for a meal. The Ball and Chain Grill we happy to accommodate us. The meal was spot on. You won't find a better steak anywhere and the entrée options were great too. Topped off by a...More

Thank E135UTandrewj
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Atmosphere was lovely but food was well below great. Steaks were tasteless and sides were average. The salad bar however was good.

Thank camjg2705
Reviewed 3 days ago

After having enjoyed so much delicious seafood on our trip, we had a huge craving for a top notch steak. At the Ball and Chain Charcoal Grill, we were not disappointed. The meat selection was excellent, just what the doctor ordered. Our scotch fillets were...More

Thank GinaDonazzan
Reviewed 4 days ago

Love our steak so was excited to eat here after a recommendation. When you order a main you can eat free at salad bar. Salads very tasteless and bland. Steaks come with potato which were two very small portions of roast potato, not really enough...More

Thank l0fty23
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Truly the best pieces of beef we’ve ever eaten! Don’t be put off by the dated decor in this place, if your after delicious juicy cuts of meat you will be going back for more. It was extremely busy being the last week of December,...More

Thank Sharon J
Reviewed 1 week ago

We sat at a table for two in the front part of the restaurant. My husbands pepper encrusted steak is the best he has ever eaten! My fillet Mignon was superb. Salad bar is included with every meal too which we ate as an entree....More

Thank Joanne B
Reviewed 1 week ago

A large well-appointed restaurant with knowledgeable staff. In spite of the crowds, we were seated during the allotted waiting time and had a very enjoyable meal.

Thank Elliot S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Ball and Chain Grill is nothing fancy. The food was good quality. The wine list offered many options. Some servers were better educated on the wines than others. We enjoyed our dinner here.

Thank Emily H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I truly regret taking overseas visitors to this restaurant as they were looking forward to having good OZ steak at a nice restaurant. It was a worst restaurant experience. The service was terrible and the steak was tasteless. To begin with, a waiter broke a...More

Thank Pengapa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Out final night in Hobart saw us try the Ball and Chain Grill for dinner. We didn't have a reservation but were seated promptly when we arrived. The menu is decent, with an obvious focus on steaks. They have an extensive wine list to go...More

Thank camdenham
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Pauline G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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