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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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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
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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
Great Burgers, Evev better Shakes

I hate to say this but for me better than In and Out. Bigger burgers that taste as good except I like the buns better at In and Out. They also have Onion Rings and other sides that you can't get elsewhere. The shakes were the Bomb! The service was excellent.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
brucecheryl
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Tehachapi, California
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Tehachapi, California
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hate to say this but for me better than In and Out. Bigger burgers that taste as good except I like the buns better at In and Out. They also have Onion Rings and other sides that you can't get elsewhere. The shakes were the Bomb! The service was excellent.

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Thank brucecheryl
Hobart, Tasmania
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274 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

Saw lots of people enjoying what looked like pretty good burgers so decided to stop by for lunch. Glad we did - had char plus bacon and cheese and a teriyaki and cheese with a share of chips....all was really good and the extra jalapeños was a nice touch...

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Thank richmet
Iceland
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70 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

I´m usually not a big fan of hamburgers but the Habit does it for me! Would recommend if you are looking for a quality, non-fast food burger! You´ll love it!

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Thank Eyrun J
Hayward, California
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88 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

This was a tasty burger. And I'm a picky burger fan. Its one I'd put on a level with In-n-Out. Went with a double Char-burger and it was very filling. I read in another review about doing a half-and-half. That's half French fries and half onion rings. Good choice as you get a little of both. Mostly fries but a... More 

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Thank j3mmr71
Santa Barbara, California
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

This place puts In & Out to shame. Started in Goleta years ago, and now going national! Best burgers, and my favorite is the teriyaki chicken sandwich on sourdough. Go to the original and have their chili fries!

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Thank DMG-SBA
Copper Canyon, Texas
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Yes it is busy, but there is a reason and with just a bit of patience they will whip that burger right out to you! Very tasty burgers and a wonderful old fashioned thick chocolate shake for a very, very reasonable price! LOVE THEM!

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Thank DelightedTrippers
Santa Barbara, California
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87 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

People have their preferences, right? But if you want a great burger, made exactly like you want it, then the Habit will live up to its name. Get one!

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Thank JimFitz210
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

We took in the sites of State St and among the colorful people, high end shopping, tourist traps, bars, and restaurants is The Habit. You walk up to the counter order your food and then try to spy a table to sit and enjoy one of the best burgers in town. My favorite is the Santa Barbara Burger on sour... More 

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Thank Stephen R
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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271 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We wanted a quick meal on State Street and found Habit to be both cheap and amazingly good. There are tons of touristy options all around this place. I'm glad we opted for Habit, with its tasty burger and chicken sandwich and killer fries.

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Thank Robert R
Santa Barbara, California
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

The Habit is now a franchise, but the original is in Goleta, California. Although the line may look very long, this place cranks out the burgers, fries, shakes and salads with incredible efficiency. My personal favorite is the teriyaki burger with sweet potato fries. They make a great barbecue chicken salad too. The only negative thing about this place is... More 

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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: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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