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The Habit Burger Grill

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5735 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA 93117-3420
+1 805-964-0366
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 12:00
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Goleta, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

I always order a double bacon, cheese busrger and a steak sanwich for my wife, they make it perfectly the same every time and that's what makes us come back over and over again............

Thank Sandovab
Beverly Hills, California
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Love The Habit! I used to be an In and Out guy but The Habit has won my heart. The really create a delicious, healthier version to the traditional burger. Plenty of great locations around Southern California and now features at LAX airport (my fiancé and I saw this when heading to Cabo at the Alaskan Terminal in LAX).

Thank Kambiz S
Santa Barbara, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

This makes all other burger/sandwich joint pale in comparison. Everything on the menu (and yes I've tried it all) is consistently excellent, prepared just the way you request, and done with a smile.

Thank juliedavis54
Madison, Wisconsin
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

The original. It may have been a victim of unreasonably high expectations. But if I were going for burgers again tomorrow in Santa Barbara, it'd be In N Out and not The Habit. Don't get me wrong, this was a quality burger. Definitely worth a try but don't expect to have your burger mind blown.

Thank Travis W
Warwick, New York
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211 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

Having never been to their chain I did not know what to expect. Good experience! Great variety on the menu. Very reasonable. Great Santa Barbara Salad and delicious burger. Quick service even though there was a line. Preparation is done on the spot. Very happy will go again

Thank Dkommers
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

The Original Habit. Smallish place, patio eating outside, walk up windows for orders. Was here on a Sunday evening and it was very busy. Hours posted on Trip Advisor for this location are wrong - Sunday evenings they close at 8:00 pm. Monday - Saturday they close at 9:00 pm. The items we ordered were really good: the Santa Barbara... More 

Thank LuluGrace8
Buffalo, New York
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

I have probably eaten 200 Teriyaki burgers in the past 3 years. Love this place. Also the patio area is great for people watching in downtown goleta

Thank jamisonmerrick
Geneva, New York
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

This funky little place is home base of the Habit chain, and still produces the best burgers compared with other outlets in Santa Barbara on State and Milpas Streets. We always have their doublecheese with fries. Juicy, fresh, tasty, excellent!

Thank Appleman2309
San Antonio, Texas
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

This place has a lot of chatter since they have now opened several other locations. I would not say they are anything special, but maybe because they are local they have a good following.

Thank Lonnie1957
Santa Barbara, California
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103 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

This place is a go-to if you are in Santa Barbara. Wait... Wifey just informed me that they are all over California now.. Well it is a damn good burger. Their Chicken teriyaki sandwich is also incredible! Make sure you eat the burger with some of their pepperoncinis that they put on the side!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?