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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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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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  • 4
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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
The Habit Burger Grill, Goleta, California

This place is very near the hotel where I stay frequently. Every time I walk past this place, I always noticed a lot of people seated outside and others waiting to pick up their take out order. Not a a fancy place. Just a local burger dive that appeared to be popular with the locals. That was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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158 reviews 158 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

This place is very near the hotel where I stay frequently. Every time I walk past this place, I always noticed a lot of people seated outside and others waiting to pick up their take out order. Not a a fancy place. Just a local burger dive that appeared to be popular with the locals. That was enough to raise... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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111 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We stumbled on Habit looking for a place to grab a quick meal. When a burger place is rated the top restaurant in a town, you feel a need to go. It's not too far off 101. You can tell this location has been there for a while. All ordering and eating is outdoors, but covered. You walk up to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

My husband and I were driving through the area at lunch time and took a chance coming here. Best decision! His steak sandwich was delicious and my teriyaki burger very tasty. Definitely get the sweet potato fries. We will be making a Habit of stopping here on our travels!

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Goleta, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The Habit is Goleta is a dive. It's old, over 45 years. Never chnaged much. You order at one window and pick up at another. The seating is all on the surrounding open patio. But the burger is the very best there is. Very good beef, cooked to perfection. No secret sauce here! Just excellent food. There would be very... More 

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Southern California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We love to eat here. The burgers are about as good as it gets. We also love their onion rings and fries. The burgers are always hot and juicy. I highly recommend it. Recently, we had a small problem where they lost our order so we had to wait a while. They gave us a certificate for a free burger... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

You will not find a better fast food burger in California. They don't even taste like fast food, and everything is made and grilled fresh in front of you. They serve good quality and succulent patties, and all their sides are great. The choice of other sandwiches is great too and I would highly recommend the teriyaki chicken sandwich if... More 

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Pune, India
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Nice place to have lunch and snacks. Onion rings are great with Coke. Sandwiches are also good. Centrally located.

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Goleta, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The Habit is a great hamburger joint and I’m rating it as that. It’s not comparable to a nice sit-down restaurant so don’t go expecting a maitre d. That being said, they’re simply the best. The burgers are great, fries are wonderful, shakes are rich, malts are even better, and they even have a good veggie burger and salads. They... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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79 reviews 79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

No matter when you go, the burger will always come out like you expect it to: fresh, quick and tasty. It's definitely one of the top burgers in SB (#1 in it's price range). They consistently produce great burgers...and I consistently leave happy. What more can you ask for?

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Santa Ynez, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I have recently heard that the Habit was rated as providing the best burger in the nation...would believe it...I work near one in Santa Barbara and the entire staff thinks of getting their lunch at the Habit as a treat...The burgers are delicious and super yummy fries...They also have a rather varied menu so if you are not into beef,... More 

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Hamburgers
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?