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The Habit Burger Grill

5735 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA 93117-3420
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Ranked #2 of 113 Restaurants in Goleta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Hamburgers
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los gatos, california
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

the place was packed, which we took as a good sign. we ordered take out and received our food quickly. the place serves classic burgers and fries. my son tried the vanilla malt which was delicious. the food was great and the prices very reasonable. if we are back in goleta we would definitely go there again.

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Franklin, Massachusetts
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

One of the locals told us about this burger place. It was the original Habit Burger and it downtown Goleta. We ordered our burgers and boy were we surprised! Delicious! Worth the wait! Don't be deceived by the location! You will love it!

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Los Angeles
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Been going to the Habit in West Covina, so I had to try the Original Habit in Goleta. Seating is all outdoors, unlike in W. Covina. Line to order at 6:30pm on a Monday was short. Person at counter must not be able to hear me very well through the screen, I had to repeat my order several times. He... More

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Palm Desert, California
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95 reviews 95 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

So the reviews are out and The Habit Burger Grill was rated higher than my So Cal favorite, In n Out. My family of four each went with the single burgers and we have to agree that they are very very good. The kids thought they were better than In n Out, I am on the fence. Either way, a... More

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Ventura, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This is only Habit I have been to where there is no where to sit outside. It was so crowded that you had to take your food to go.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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86 reviews 86 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Was at UCSB and stopped by with my brother who had been touting "The Habit". The meat was juicy but not at all greasy and everything on the burger (including the bun) was very fresh. I was told the lines are always long but on this day I had minutes to spare so it was fine.

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Thousand Oaks, CA
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

You just can't beat The Habit. I've been a huge fan since I attended UCSB in the early 90's. Great burgers (try one on grilled sourdough - you'll thank me) and fries... and probably the best restaurant ranch on the planet. YUM!!

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Santa Barbara, California
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220 reviews 220 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is a really solid hamburger joint in Goleta. The double burger is very good, the shakes are really good, and the fries are just ordinary. I've also had the tri-tip sandwich and enjoyed it, but the burgers are best. This particular location has chili burgers which are my favorite. However, they put mustard on them, so if you don't... More

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Atascadero, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

If your looking for a good quick lunch and only a burger will do this is the place. The shakes are excellent too!

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Great prices, especially for Santa Barbara. The burgers were awesome, though at these prices, organic or excellent quality beef would be hard to use (I would have liked that option). Sweet potato fries were delicious. Burgers were made to order, not sitting around waiting for someone to pick them up.

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