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The Habit Burger Grill

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5735 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA 93117-3420
805-964-0366
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 56
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  • 40
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Always delicious!

I've been going to this restaurant since I was a small child and it's always been fantastic. Decades have passed and it's still always fantastic! The only wish I have is that they would carry a larger sized drink (only one size) so that I could bring more of their fabulous Iced Tea home with me... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Santa Barbara, California
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Santa Barbara, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I've been going to this restaurant since I was a small child and it's always been fantastic. Decades have passed and it's still always fantastic! The only wish I have is that they would carry a larger sized drink (only one size) so that I could bring more of their fabulous Iced Tea home with me when I received my... More 

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Elk Grove, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We walked to this location from our hotel. There is only outdoor seating and it was a beautiful evening to sit outside and enjoy a great tasting burger and fries! We have a Habit Burger in our hometown as well and it never disappoints. They just have a good recipe for burgers! The workers at this location were very friendly... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This is the site of the original Habit, and it's easy to see why so many of these burger joints have popped up around Southern California. Yum!!

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Goleta, California
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is the very first habit burger of the now growning chain. It's a very good fast food burger. Fresh and juicy. You cannot go wrong with the habit! In my opinion it's better than all the other regular fast food Berger joints. Enjoy!

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Santa Barbara
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We've been regular diners for more than two years, the food is always fresh and fast. Recently there has been a very big improvement in the friendliness of the service. I don't have an expectation of service in a fast service restaurant, but the Habit has smiling, outgoing counter staff and when dining in staff came to our table to... More 

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Agoura Hills, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Nice place for burgers, chicken and veggie burgers. Quick service, outside seating. Lots of choices so something for everyone. I walk here when staying at local hotel.

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Goleta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

If what you seek is a really good freshly prepared burger, this is the place. It is not fancy with an order window and pick-up window and streetside tables but the food is excellent. The terijaki chicken burger is another very good choice especially if not overloaded with sauces and onions. Tri tip burger also ranks high. Strawberry shake was... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I've been going to the Habit for more than 10 years. It's a favorite of our family. They usually get some kind of amazing burger. My favorite is the house salad with grilled albacore. If you keep your calorie count even lower, their fat-free Italian dressing is delish. The value for the price is excellent! Bon appetite!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Having read the reviews we stopped here en route to the local drive in cinema. We were no disappointed. The burgers were excellent with very friendly staff . The food was cooked from fresh but came very quickly . Don't forget to try the milkshakes they are really good .

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Goleta, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The original Habit in goleta is always packed. There's a reason for that. Fortunately they get the orders out quickly and accurately. Staff is friendly and helpful and the food is outstanding!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5735 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA 93117-3420
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Goleta
  • Phone Number: 805-964-0366
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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