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The Habit Burger Grill

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628 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 892-5400
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10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Strong Contender for Best Burger

I am an east coast girl who dreams of In N Out burgers daily and it pains me when people say Shake Shake is better. In N Out is by bar the best and cheapest burger around!! With that being said, The Habit is a very close runner up and I'm happy to see that is rapidly popping up in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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104 reviews 104 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

I am an east coast girl who dreams of In N Out burgers daily and it pains me when people say Shake Shake is better. In N Out is by bar the best and cheapest burger around!! With that being said, The Habit is a very close runner up and I'm happy to see that is rapidly popping up in... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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47 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

There are so many of these all over California but still, every location continuously provides awesome burgers at a good price. I tend to get the double char or the BBQ burger with the onion ring/fries half half. I never leave unhappy. The service is usually very fast and the taste reflects its food quality. Perfect on a nice day... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Spent close to $50 for burgers and fries for 6 people! A bit pricey! Service was fast, food was tasty.

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I loved the burger, the sadwiches and the fries. There is a sweet fries that it's incredible! It was an amazing surprise. It's in downtown, at State Street.

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Los Angeles, California
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Chicken burger, grilled onions in a lettuce wrap and fries... yum! When you want food fast, but you don't generally eat fast food. I love this place! They started in SB and have expanded for good reason. Ranked the #2 Burger place in the country, trailing behind In and Out, which I don't eat, I'm not a red meat person... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Very fresh and excellent tasting burgers! Really good sweet potato fries as well! Good value and one of the best choices for a quick bite on State

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Before I ate at this establishment, I was told that it is the best burger in America. I'm not sure I would go that far! it's very good, and I can see why it has a loyal following. It just reminds me a little bit too much of in and out burger.don't get me wrong either, I love in and... More 

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Goleta, California
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

This local chain does burgers right. This downtown location is handy for a quick bite while at Tuesday farmers market, strolling State St, or watching movies at the nearby theater. Burgers are made to order and are fresh & hot. There used to be a loitering problem but the situation has been dealt with.

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Richmond, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Stopped here when returning form Reagan Library. First time in area so did not have knowledge of eating places. This place was in Target shopping area, so wanted a quick, good meal. Habit Burger proved to be very good place to stop. Service was quick, friendly. Food was very good, tasty. Vet good food for value.

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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Minutes from our hotel that we stay at in Santa Barbara, but we cannot go through Santa Barbara without an Ahi Burger or a Double Charbroiled!!!!!!!! Great Chocolate Malts

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 628 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: (805) 892-5400

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Hamburgers
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm

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