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The Habit Burger Grill

628 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 892-5400
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Richmond, Texas
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120 reviews 120 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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
23 helpful votes 23 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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509 restaurant reviews
537 helpful votes 537 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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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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