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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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  • 19
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  • 12
    Very good
  • 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
Most recent review
Good fast food burger!

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Sebastian N
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36 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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64 reviews 64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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137 reviews 137 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
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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77 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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123 reviews 123 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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79 reviews 79 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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Santa Barbara, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Local landmark of good eats. Prepared just as you wish and the onion rings are great! Downtown and Milpas are my favorite locations

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The burgers, sandwiches and fries are consistently good at The Habit, across the chain. This location however, left a lot to be desired in the way of atmosphere. The food was good, as usual, but the hang-about hobos, dregs and druggies, that hang around just feet away from the outdoor patio dining area, smoking, cursing and fighting amongst themselves and... More 

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California
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626 helpful votes 626 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

Sometimes only a char-broiled burger will do. And the Habit does them superbly. I sometimes literally find my mouth watering while mine is cooking, they smell that good. There are items other than burgers on the menu, but the double cheese burger is so good I've never been tempted to cheat!

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Our daughter turned us on to this unpretentious burger place. You can smell it from a block away! They have burgers, fries, fried green beans, ( yummy ) which sounds ordinary but it is anything but. Everything we have tried is delicious.

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Saint Johnsbury, Vermont
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I love eating here! They are awesome. Fast service (watch out for lunch hour, because there is always a line. Great for low carb diets because they give the best lettuce wrapped burger in the country. I have tried to get other lettuce wrapped burgers at other burger places, and they just do not measure up.

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?