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216 S Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3608
(805) 962-7472
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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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank jamieSantaBarbara
Santa Barbara, California
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20 reviews
16 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.

Thank Hfamily42015
Monterey, California
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180 reviews
154 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!!!

Thank DaCoach61
Central coast CA
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Thank 458debbia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

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.

Thank murat9700
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76 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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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.

Thank paul-delaware
Oceanside, California
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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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.

Thank nobody12344321
Santa Barbara, Calif
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185 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
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 93103-3608
  • 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?