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216 S Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
(805) 962-7472
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Ranked #79 of 454 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner
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English first
Santa Barbara, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Love the BBQ bacon Charburger with cheese and fries! Great pastrami sandwich too! There is 3 locations in Santa Barbara and the first original location in Goleta on Hollister.

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Bakersfield, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I 100% agree with the positive reviews. The burgers are made when you order them, not sitting there waiting for you. The fries are crispy and delicious. Will definitely go back when in the area

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Guildford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
264 reviews 264 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

If you like burgers, go here. That's all. It's delicious. Yummy, yummy burgers and fries. Wish I had had the milkshake because that looked absolutely divine.

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is fun open air covered patio dining on Hollister in Old Town Goleta. The food (hamburgers, salads, fries, onion rings, shakes, etc.) is always good, the diners are all ages and walks of life. It is easy to strike up a casual conversation while waiting for your order or just people watch. My family has enjoyed eating there for... More 

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Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
19 helpful votes 19 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Top Contributor
243 reviews 243 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Additional Information about Habit

Address: 216 S Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Phone Number: (805) 962-7472
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: American

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