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Habit

216 S Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
(805) 962-7472
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Ranked #105 of 442 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner
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Boston
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78 reviews 78 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

It is close to the Doubletree on Milpas. We usually grab a burger once while we are visiting. Parking is limited and once we were not able to eat because there were not enough spaces. Burgers are good - some of our favorite. Outdoor patio too.

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London
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64 reviews 64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I go to the La Cumbre Plaza branch. The staff are interested, the food is freshly cooked, hot and tasty, and this particular branch is a pleasant place to eat. There are several good burger places in Santa Barbara, and its their delicious chocolate shake that brings me back to Habit!

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Jasper, Tennessee
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

While visiting we biked about town and on the beach path. We purposefully sought out Habit. We smelled the grilled aroma a block away as we approached. The hamburgers lived up to their reputation. It is not a large place but it seemed to move the customers quickly. The outdoor patio seemed to be popular.

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Reno, Nevada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Got here right at closing time, but the service was fast and friendly. One of the best burgers I've had in a long time. Good portion of frys and my wife's sundae was big also. Prices aren't bad either.

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CALIFORNIA
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174 reviews 174 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

The Habit is one of the best eating deals in Santa Barbara where everything seems to be very expensive. The quality of food is very good and the prices are reasonable. There are several locations so it is convenient also.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

I found the food to be very good and at a fair price. The burger was done and juicey,the French fries were of a good quality and piping hot and the onion rings are some of the best I've ever had!! The Cob salad is large and very good and filling.I've been there twice now ,had full meals and spent... More

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Simi Valley
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

The 2 girls behind the counter at registers sat there talking for 5 minutes while I waited to order. Finally a 3rd girl came out from behind the counter and offered to take my order. If anybody had greeted me or said they'd be right with me before that 3rd person came their rating would have been higer. I love... More

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Fair Oaks, California
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90 reviews 90 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Never tire when in a hurry and these juicy options make all happy. I particularly enjoy the the tuna melt, haven't had it as good elsewhere.

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Whittier, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

you might have a hard time finding parking, but if you want a great burger go to the Habit. Its worth trying to find parking. We visited both locations while in Santa Barbara and were not disappointed. Affordable and Good Eats!

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California
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129 reviews 129 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

So this is really not a five star restaurant, but it was a five star fast food experience. We were staying at the East Beach Inn and looking for a place to eat dinner nearby. We were planning to head down to the pier when we stopped for gas and saw Habit across the street. The cashier was super helpful... More

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