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The Habit Burger Grill

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5735 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA 93117-3420
805-964-0366
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10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Santa Barbara, California
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This little burger joint recently was franchised and other stands are beginning to pop up all over the US. This one however is the first and likely the best. Located in funky old town Goleta, California but well worth it. Seating is outside like a lot of other beach towns.

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Thank Jim F
Heredia, Costa Rica
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76 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Habit Burger on a late night week in my visit to Goleta and I do not regret it. I had a double bacon cheeseburger with onion rings and it was one of the best burgers I`ve had in a while. Also I tried one of their sandwiches and it was really something else. Good place to eat a... More 

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Manhattan Beach, California
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176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is very unique as it is more of a hamburger stand, with outside eating area. That aside, the burgers are amazing! I had a Turkey burger with fries. So good.

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Thank Ace90266
Goleta, California, United States
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I grabbed a quick char burger & fries. What more can be said about this ORIGINAL Habit in Oldtown Goleta? The service is always great, the food is cooked consistently, and they're very fast considering the volume they're serving. The BEST fast food burger.

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Thank goletagirl805
Central Coast
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188 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 541 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Yes, I said it, the burgers are better than In N Out. Plus, you can have onion rings, which you can't get at In N Out. They will even add BBQ sauce to a burger if you ask them too. I have heard people talk about them having a secret menu too, like the pastrami cheeseburger.

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Goleta, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

I always order a double bacon, cheese busrger and a steak sanwich for my wife, they make it perfectly the same every time and that's what makes us come back over and over again............

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Thank Sandovab
Beverly Hills, California
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Love The Habit! I used to be an In and Out guy but The Habit has won my heart. The really create a delicious, healthier version to the traditional burger. Plenty of great locations around Southern California and now features at LAX airport (my fiancé and I saw this when heading to Cabo at the Alaskan Terminal in LAX).

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Thank Kambiz S
Santa Barbara, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This makes all other burger/sandwich joint pale in comparison. Everything on the menu (and yes I've tried it all) is consistently excellent, prepared just the way you request, and done with a smile.

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Thank juliedavis54
Madison, Wisconsin
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

The original. It may have been a victim of unreasonably high expectations. But if I were going for burgers again tomorrow in Santa Barbara, it'd be In N Out and not The Habit. Don't get me wrong, this was a quality burger. Definitely worth a try but don't expect to have your burger mind blown.

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Thank Madis0n1an
Brooklyn, New York
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189 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

Having never been to their chain I did not know what to expect. Good experience! Great variety on the menu. Very reasonable. Great Santa Barbara Salad and delicious burger. Quick service even though there was a line. Preparation is done on the spot. Very happy will go again

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Fast Food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday
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: 805-964-0366

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?