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The Habit Burger Grill

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Hamburgers
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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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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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Visitor rating
  • 45
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
Best fast food burger in town!

Forget the long line at In and Out for an average fast food burger! The original Habit in Old Town Goleta is the best one, though the one on La Cumbre and the one on Milpas are good too. They have amazing onion rings, the burgers are char grilled so they taste great, they have great toppings, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
goletagirl805
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Goleta, California, United States
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Goleta, California, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Forget the long line at In and Out for an average fast food burger! The original Habit in Old Town Goleta is the best one, though the one on La Cumbre and the one on Milpas are good too. They have amazing onion rings, the burgers are char grilled so they taste great, they have great toppings, and the shakes... More 

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Miami, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Real milk shakes and great burgers ata good price. Nice outdoor dining too for burger joint. This old favorite has only gotten better,

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San Diego, California
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85 reviews 85 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I had never eaten at the Habit and we stopped in Ventura on our way south. Really tasty and fresh Club Sandwich. The burgers looked really good. Hopefully the owners are the same. I was at E. Thompson Blvd

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Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I think the habit in Goleta is one of the best of the 4 restaurants in Goleta and Santa Barbara The service and the food was good and it is cheap. The ranch sauce is very good there. I recommend you to go there. it is great

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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169 reviews 169 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

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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216 reviews 216 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 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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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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59 reviews 59 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?