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216 S Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3608
+1 805-962-7472
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
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Long Beach, CA
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79 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

You know you want to make it a Habit! ;) This location is perfect; if it's lunchtime and you're stuck on the 101, there's no closer place to get on and off the freeway in the heart of SB. Solid patio seating; location is right between the train tracks and the beach.

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Thank Chris B
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Well, I always get the Caesar Salad with grilled fish, so I don't know the rest of the menu. But it is always tasty, but always crowded so we always go picnic or take it home. It is a locally owned spot, but I like the one in Ventura just as well. Especially on holidays when I don't want to... More 

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Thank Malinda P
Santa Barbara
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

Ordered take out from the phone. When I get there they haven't even started it. I wait and wait and wait. Finally I see what might be my order, 4 burgers in a bag. She has to tell the French fries guy to make my fries, another 5 minutes. My bag mysteriously gets moved to another counter. Meanwhile the fries... More 

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Thank jamieSantaBarbara
Santa Barbara, California
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

Food is great, something for everyone. Setting is odd, outside tables feel nestled in traffic, indoor feels like cramped hallway.

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Thank Hfamily42015
Monterey, California
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188 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

On our annual Santa Barbara visit we stay close to this location, great Burgers, Ahi Burger wonderful, super ONION RINGS!!!!!!! Don't forget the fried green beans to die for and have a Malt!!!!!!!! When we travel up and down coast our spot!!!

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Thank DaCoach61
Central coast CA
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

Shakes are the bomb but the fries could use something - don't know what. The onion rings are good and hamburgers decent - my son likes the albacore tuna sandwich without teriyaki sauce.

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Thank 458debbia
spieke3
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

Not quite up to In-and-Out and more expensive. Plus is that it has salads and other non-burger options.

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Thank spieke3
Santa Barbara, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

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.

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Thank murat9700
Delaware
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77 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

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

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Thank paul-delaware
Oceanside, California
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Fast Food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 216 S Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3608
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-962-7472

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