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The Habit Burger Grill

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The Habit Burger Grill
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628 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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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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  • 15
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  • 11
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  • 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
Always a good Burger

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2014
Brad M
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Santa Barbara, California
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Santa Barbara, California
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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
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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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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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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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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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
19 helpful votes 19 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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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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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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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?