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The Habit Burger Grill

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628 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3302
(805) 892-5400
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow!! Best burger stop so far!! Enjoyed the view just steps from the beach. Great convenient location with friendly staff.

Thank Techanlada
Santa Barbara, California
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Burgers, fries, onion rings, chicken sandwiches--all the stuff you used to be able to get without gasping for air when you got the bill. Anyone who says quality has to be expensive and excellent service only available at a steep price, hasn't been here. They have several "stands" but they aren't a chain and you don't get wilted lettuce, mushy... More 

Thank IdeasAndOpinions
County Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lettuce wrap means NO burger bun. I thought it meant the patty was wrapped in lettuce and then placed in bun but no. Otherwise, was tasty food. Seating was limited and toilet non existent except for the portable loo out back beside the car park.

Thank Paul M
Moss, Norway
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110 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was even more fast-foody than I had imagined. You order through a hole i the wall, all seating is outside. But the burger was very tasty, and the shake was decent. Inexpensive option for a quick bite.

Thank ElinJanitz
Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Family of 2A/3C ate here during lunch stop on drive on Hwy 1. Great burgers in a great location. Nice eating area outside to watch the world go by. Friendly and helpful staff. Would stop here again!

Thank mmodlt
Moriches, New York
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have a unique way of offering a char burger. It's wrapped in lettuce so there is no need for a bun. Great for Gluten-free Diets. The burger is fresh, juicy and delicious and the place is spectacular. All kinds of delicious burgers( with the bun) as well. The grilled cheese sandwiches and sweet potato fries are a hit, too.... More 

Thank Cathy C
Santa Barbara, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Their burgers are SO delicious, there are lines outside of each location, waiting to order! I personally love the cheeseburger without tomato, fries and a chocolate shake. This is when I am not feeling so fat, and want an excellent meal!! They were voted the Best Hamburger in the United States recently and I sure can see why! Delicious, inexpensive... More 

Thank Beaglesm0m
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I used to be a loyal In-n-Out fan on my visits to CA, but the Habit has now won my devotion. The hamburgers are so delicious! I had the bbq bacon burger and it was perfect. My husband had a Santa Barbara style which was served on sour dough. He thought it was great. The fries and onion rings were... More 

Thank Sara J
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for a burger and fries (both hot and tasty) after the line died down. Friendly service. Outdoor seating only and was super crowded. They could use more outdoor seating and some indoor seating as well. Yesterday.

Thank amanda d
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

I am a HUGE Five Guys fan guys but I have a new fav burger joint and it's the Habit. This place rocks, nice condiment bar, cool atmosphere and burgers to die for!!! Portion sizes were hearty as well and the staff is super cool. I can sense a HABIT forming as we speak. I went with the Teriyaki burger... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 628 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3302
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: (805) 892-5400

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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?