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“Reasonable prices, good food, and more choices than you would expect”

The Habit Burger Grill
Ranked #2 of 141 Restaurants in Goleta
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed July 1, 2012

Three of us ate here on a Sunday evening at 6 and found only a line of three people. We ordered a chicken caesar salad, a Santa Barbara Cobb salad, a chicken sandwich, a side caesar salad and three drinks for less than $30. There was a child's menu, but my 6 year old son devoured his adult sized chicken sandwich. Food was fresh and delicious. We had to wait a little while for the cobb salad, but the rest came quickly. The evening was warm so there was no problem eating outside. There were plenty of tables available. The staff was friendly and helpful. Supplies and condiments were being resupplied while we ate. Plenty of parking was available in back, though we had a little difficulty pulling in and out through the narrow driveway. Maybe locals know a back way in and out that is a little less crowded.

We were surprised at the decent variety of menu choices for such a small hamburger stand. Vanilla ice cream cones were just $0.95. There were several salads, burgers, chicken sandwiches, and turkey burgers as well as the regular sides.

It was a little hard to have a family conversation over the surrounding noises from the traffic, the other customers, staff, etc.

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Reviewed June 30, 2012 via mobile

We stopped for lunch and was surprised how good the food was. I had the #1 which was a burger (I added avocado), fries (plenty to share) and a drink. The only bad thing was I forget we were not in Texas and it came with mayo not mustard. My husband has the pastrami on sourdough and was impressed. Total bill was under $15.00. It is a walk up, order, and sit outside place that could get crowded at noon. Surprised to say we would definitely eat there again.

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Reviewed May 7, 2012

On Hollister food was very hot and tasted fresh. Can be busy with a wait to order and hard to find a seat if busy. Parking in back. Some tables near the road. Large menu with burgers, different sandwiches and salads. There are two more Habits in the area. Santa Barbara downtown and at the mall on Hollister.

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Thank ted40
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Reviewed April 5, 2012

Love to go here with the whole family for lunch. Great burgers, great cobb. Sometimes there's a long wait, but it's worth it for good food.

Thank Valerie K
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Reviewed March 31, 2012

Busy Busy Busy place and for good reason. I usually get their burgers which are always perfection, but tried the Chicken Sanwich this time. Oh my was it good! It was on grilled sourdough, yum, with grilled onions double yum, lettuce etc. and had a choice of BBQ or teriaki sauce. I got the teriaki. It was so perfect, there are no words. The teriaki was not overpowering which it can be at some places.
Can't go wrong wtih this one...can't wait to go back!!
And....the staff are all very nice and friendly. When a place is that busy, you wouldn't be surprise if they might be frazzled or grumpy but everyone was smiling and so nice.

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Thank cmyview
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