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216 S Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
(805) 962-7472
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
Best burger anywhere

Californians swear by In n' Out, but Habit has them beat by far. Chargrilled in front of you. The smells are enticing. Burgers and chicken. Salads and more. Fries are wonderful as well. Enjoy.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
EDD1967_83
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Santa Barbara, California
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Santa Barbara, California
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174 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Californians swear by In n' Out, but Habit has them beat by far. Chargrilled in front of you. The smells are enticing. Burgers and chicken. Salads and more. Fries are wonderful as well. Enjoy.

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Thank EDD1967_83
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Great food and fast service! The atmosphere was okay, however the seats are limited. Conveniently located near a public parking lot.

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Thank Joseph A
Santa Barbara, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

The sweet potato fries! The soft serve! Don't even get me started on the burgers... there's a reason they won best in town. Never a bad experience.

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Thank kateatseverything
Caterham
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Average burgers at an average price. Saw the raving reviews on Tripadvisor and that is why I went there but was underwhelmed. Ordered their signature burger which was just like any other burger and the fries were black burned.

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Thank Christie9
Caterham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

Had this place marked after reading the reviews. Had their signature burger. Nothing special, far from it. Very average.

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Thank CPat50
Huntington, New York
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227 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Everyone talks about In N Out- but honestly Habit burgers are better!! Very tasty, inexpensive and good quick service! Shakes are also terrific!!

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Thank drjeff77
Tucson, Arizona
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111 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Within walking distance from the Fess Parker Doubletree Hotel, a great lunch place. Busy with lots of locals which we always feel is a good sign. Limited menu but you go to Habit for the hamburger and fries. Reasonably priced for Santa Barbara. Outdoor eating area although it is beside the parking lot and street.

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Thank TwoRetiredFolk
Loughton, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

This was a great find round the corner from the Hilton Double Tree I really liked the buzzer motif which read something like... 'Better to wait a short while for your burger than have a burger that has waited a long time for you...' I had the teryaki burger was a bit concerned about the pineapple but it was great... More 

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Thank Paul O
Nevada
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21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Great burgers at a great price. The hamburgers and fries were fresh and of good value. This small burger place is a great place to pick up a cheeseburger that exceeds the fast food chain fare.

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Thank lv2trvl3
Saint Louis, Missouri
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91 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The burger was great and the prices are good. If you're on a budget, but looking for good food, this is a place to try.

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Thank Christine G

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 216 S Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: (805) 962-7472

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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?