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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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95% Recommend
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Los Angeles
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49 reviews 49 reviews
20 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
60 helpful votes 60 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
33 helpful votes 33 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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195 reviews 195 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Palm Desert,CA
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100 reviews 100 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Our whole family loves The Habit. Chicken sandwich is good in addition to their burgers. It's a big hit with the kids.

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Northern California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Great little burger place, with lots of history, local atmosphere and yummy food. Their kid's meal with chicken nuggets and fries is delicious!

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