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The Habit Burger Grill

628 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 892-5400
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Ranked #102 of 442 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Cuisines: Hamburgers
Most recent review
- Aug 26, 2014
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83% Recommend
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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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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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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