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216 S Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
(805) 962-7472
Today
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: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    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
Nice find

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2014
Scott B
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Reno, Nevada
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Portland, Oregon
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I'm not sure what all the fuss is about this place. It tasted like an average burger to me. The price was reasonable though.

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Santa Barbara, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
324 reviews 324 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
253 helpful votes 253 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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Boston
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95 reviews 95 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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104 reviews 104 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
20 helpful votes 20 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
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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319 reviews 319 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
163 helpful votes 163 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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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: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
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

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?