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The Habit Burger Grill

5735 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA 93117-3420
+1 805-964-0366
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good36%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“burger” (88 reviews)
“onion rings” (10 reviews)
“salads” (13 reviews)
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American, Fast Food
5735 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA 93117-3420
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Reviewed July 1, 2017

I really love the Habit--it is hard to rate it over In n Out but I would take either any day of the week.

Thank Steen H
Reviewed June 27, 2017 via mobile

This place cooks one of the best burgers I have ever had. It has so many options and it takes such few time to eat that you won't even realize. It has also gluten free options.

Thank francescobotti98
Reviewed June 13, 2017

Being mostly vegetarian, I was prepared for the worst when invited to this burger stand by family. However, I was pleasantly surprised by all of the following: The friendliness of the cashier; the flavor of the veggie burger; the option to add avocado (yum!); and...More

Thank CJLH337
Reviewed May 15, 2017 via mobile

My son who lives in Goleta recommended this place and we were not disappointed at all. It's great to be eating an awesome burger with fantastic onion rings in the California sunshine. It was all good - food, service and value for the money. It...More

1  Thank Randy B
Reviewed May 3, 2017

This place is just walking distance from my hotel and was highly recommended by my co-workers. The burgers are delicious!

Thank JohnLKK
Reviewed April 11, 2017

Nearly always a line, so if you're in a hurry, go elsewhere. But seriously---quality fresh fast food is worth the wait. Everything is cooked to order, nothing frozen. Try their terrific signature charburgers or excellent chili dogs, though you won't see the latter on the...More

Thank Drach1111
Reviewed March 28, 2017

I have been going to The Habit for the past 20 plus years. They now have several locations which is fantastic. The service is always good and the people are friendly and they make awesome lettuce wrap burgers (I do this to justify eating the...More

1  Thank Gretchen O
Reviewed March 13, 2017

Can't beat the quality and taste of a Habit Burger and fries. Service was prompt, seating limited, dining area was clean.

Thank BrokerPaul
Reviewed March 8, 2017

This is a great newer franchise place that has a very college atmosphere, play fun tunes, and even better, has GREAT FOOD! Here in Goleta, UC Santa Barbara is right there so the atmosphere fits right in. You can set your burger and fries up...More

Thank tjsage
Reviewed March 5, 2017 via mobile

Great burgers and fries. Can't help but love the old school approach. Took a little longer but tasted way better than fast food and was worth the wait. I think this is a chain but it had an original feel to it.

Thank Paul H
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Karen L
July 14, 2017|
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Response from Gretchen O | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe so, but you can call and ask them.
November 7, 2016|
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Response from CentralCoastWine | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can get lettuce as a bun, it is called protein style. Also, if you tell them you have gluten problems, they can tell you what they have that is gluten free.
David V
July 10, 2016|
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Response from mmirkil | Property representative |
No. Only the first Habit in Goleta offers Chili. Sorry.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5735 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA 93117-3420
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Goleta
  • Phone Number: +1 805-964-0366
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