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The Habit Burger Grill

628 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 892-5400
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Ranked #145 of 439 restaurants in Santa Barbara
Cuisines: Hamburgers
Most recent review
- May 14, 2014
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22 reviews from our community

81% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I don't like your typcal fast food chains, and I am always looking for healthier options for a Burger, Chicken Sandwich or Salad. I must say, The Habit is one of my favorite places because they are quick, organized, clean kitchen and always make the food fresh. I love the Garden Burger there and sweet potato fries are awesome! You... More

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Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

When I last visited Santa Barbara five years I was recommended to try Habit burgers and enjoyed them very much. Returning today I found the standards unchanged and just as high. The burgers are properly char grilled and very tasty in a good bun. The chips are crisp and substantial. Drinks are standard and included with fries in a burger... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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112 reviews 112 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Nice thing about the Habit is good food and good service. It's basically a hamburger joint - order and pickup up your food, then sit outside on nice days (inside when it's not). Been around for years and they are very consistent in the quality of the food, providing good eats and a good price.

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Bloomington, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

I miss this place. The Habit. The delicious smell wafting over as you wait in line on one of the perfect Cali days.. As a visitor first time to the West Coast, I was eager to try it all. I was also surprised by how many burger places existed as we traveled through. To me, the Burger is to So-Cal,... More

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Lathrop, California, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

I go here at least once a year. It's a great spot to get a burger at a very reasonable price. Even when there is a large line to order, it moves quick and you won't need to wait long.

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Blaine, Minnesota
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120 reviews 120 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013 via mobile

We stopped here on our way through Santa Barbara. I was extremely impressed with the prices and especially with their burgers and onion rings!! It was probably one of the best burgers I've ever had which was surprising because I've had some delicious burgers. The bun was soft, and the veggies were fresh and well proportioned to the meat. the... More

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Gig Harbor, Washington, United States
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85 reviews 85 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

We happened on this place on State Street and it was a hit with us and our granddaughters. The burgers and fries are especially good. We'll definitely go back whenever we want a quick bite.

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Adelanto, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013 via mobile

Not bad... But not great. Average burger. Less than average fries. Our order took longer than necessary and they got it wrong. Fries were cold.

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Santa Barbara, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

you can get anything at this local chain- burger, turkey burger, chicken or veggie burger. Fries and onion rings are always good- great kids menu too.

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Santa Barbara
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

But don't just think that the Habit has just burgers. They also have several salads, and other sandwiches, all done the Habit way. Always consistant and just the best place to get a burger and fries at lunch. They will even do a combo of 1/2 onion rings (deliscious !) and 1/2 fries.

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