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216 S Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
(805) 962-7472
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Santa Barbara, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a little bit more expensive but also that much more delicious. The service is especially good, and they try hard to make sure you get what you want. If you want a quick meal but also quality then The Habit is a good restaurant for you.

Thank murat9700
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68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The burgers, fries and shakes were excellent and we liked the fresh approach. Felt like a nice alternative to regular fast food.

Thank paul-delaware
Oceanside, California
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Great place for a tasty hamburger, it can get a little busy at times but it is definitely worth the wait.

Thank nobody12344321
Santa Barbara, Calif
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179 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

The Habit started in old town Goleta. The Charburgers are indeed grilled, just as you order it. The menu is a bit broader than just Burgers. There are Salads, a fish item, pastrami and the drinks you can refill.

Thank Oski80
Colton, California, United States
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

Try the Tri Tip sandwich. Meat is tasty and tender. Good atmosphere. Clean. Not much more I can say about my visit

Thank David T
Santa Barbara, California
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329 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

Californians swear by In n' Out, but Habit has them beat by far. Chargrilled in front of you. The smells are enticing. Burgers and chicken. Salads and more. Fries are wonderful as well. Enjoy.

Thank EDD1967_83
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Great food and fast service! The atmosphere was okay, however the seats are limited. Conveniently located near a public parking lot.

Thank Joseph A
Santa Barbara, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

The sweet potato fries! The soft serve! Don't even get me started on the burgers... there's a reason they won best in town. Never a bad experience.

Thank kateatseverything
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59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Average burgers at an average price. Saw the raving reviews on Tripadvisor and that is why I went there but was underwhelmed. Ordered their signature burger which was just like any other burger and the fries were black burned.

Thank Christie9
Caterham, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

Had this place marked after reading the reviews. Had their signature burger. Nothing special, far from it. Very average.

Thank CPat50

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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: 216 S Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: (805) 962-7472

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