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The Habit Burger Grill

628 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 892-5400
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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1,233 reviews 1,233 reviews
381 restaurant reviews
295 helpful votes 295 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Spokane, Washington
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106 reviews 106 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Good burger, definitely worth stopping by and having lunch. Definitely better than a chain fast food joint. The staff was quick, accurate and the food came out hot. I think they have 3 locations in Santa Barbara and I visited the one on Milpas.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Walking through downtown Santa Barbara we couldn't deny the delicious smell of The Habit Burger Grill so we decided to give it a whirl. It certainly had plenty of people in line so it appeared this place must be pretty good. I had the original habit burger and added avocado with a side of onion rings. It was a good... More

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Harrow, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We were.lookjng for a small, simple and tasty thing to eat...and remembered that The Habit had been pointed out to us as one of the best places for non-fast food burgers in Santa Barbara (as voted by locals)...bliss! We.ordered the Habit charburger...these babies are the juicy burgers some folk will remember from the days before McD and BK...proper flavoursome juicy... More

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49 reviews 49 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I have always heard about how good the Habit burger was but never had a chance to do so. We were actually looking for a place to use a rest room when we stumbled upon this joint. We ordered tried their original char burger with avocado and it was hands down the best burger I have ever had in my... More

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California
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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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50 reviews 50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Additional Information about The Habit Burger Grill

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

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