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The Habit Burger Grill

5735 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA 93117-3420
+1 805-964-0366
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good36%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“burger” (88 reviews)
“onion rings” (10 reviews)
“salads” (13 reviews)
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American, Fast food
5735 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA 93117-3420
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

Driving San Diego to Carmel and stopped for gas. Across the street was The Habit Burger restaurant. Such a great fresh burger and sweet potato fries were the best ! We will be looking out for more on future road trips.

Thank Indyboy_10
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Absolutely great. Cheap eats, close by the airport, fast and friendly service. Quality burger, good cheese and bacon done right. Perfect place to stop for a quality bite which is fast without being fast food. Parking in the back.

Thank eyecoin
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I actually worked for them when I was 16. They really due use quality products. You can get a nice juice burger for 11.50. Yes its a little price but worth it. They also have grate salads.

Thank Miriam C
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I love their turkey on sourdough, but you have to check--3 times I have ordered it and received it on a regular bun.

Thank SantaBarbarians
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Anytime I am on business in the area. I have to go to the original. It brings me back to the old days. The burgers are great. I love the Tri-Tip Steak sandwich. Not crazy for the lemonade, it has a cucumber taste. The fries...More

Thank lanceboy4
Reviewed 1 February 2017

I've been coming to this location since 1978...never disappoints even after the change in management. Love it!

Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

For the price and freshness it is hard to beat The Habit. Solid consistency and though it is not a hipster place it delivers delicious affordable fare. Live the Habit!

Thank maxwell r
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Delicious pick me up as it open all day. Really great filling burger. Quick service. Can get really crowded at noon.

Thank Susie2423
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

This is the original Habit that started it all. Great charbroiled burgers, solid fries, and outstanding onion rings. There are other things on the menu that all look good but I can't vouch for them. Just sorry they discontinued the chili.

Thank kmfesq
Reviewed 27 December 2016

The habit is a staple in every Santa Barbarians diet. I personally like the turkey burger and fries. If you're in town visiting, you have to stop and enjoy a meal here!

Thank jwhallca
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Karen L
14 July 2017|
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Response from Gretchen O | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe so, but you can call and ask them.
8 November 2016|
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Response from CentralCoastWine | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can get lettuce as a bun, it is called protein style. Also, if you tell them you have gluten problems, they can tell you what they have that is gluten free.
David V
11 July 2016|
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Response from mmirkil | Property representative |
No. Only the first Habit in Goleta offers Chili. Sorry.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 12:00
10:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5735 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA 93117-3420
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Goleta
  • Phone Number: +1 805-964-0366
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