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The Habit Burger Grill

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628 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3302
+1 805-892-5400
10:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 21:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visiting on spring break and stopped here for lunch- I can now understand why there was a big crowd. I had the "Santa Barbara style" hamburger with sweet potato fries- terrific. Very fresh toppings. I could only eat half- quite big-took the rest home for later!

Thank Minn63
Santa Barbara, California
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great prices and wholesome as burgers can get. Good options for kids. Best to-go. Shakes are decadent.

Thank Hfamily42015
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I expected a burger place, but their salads were fantastic! As a take-out quick meal, this place definitely won my approval. We chose it instead of Panera or Chipotle that day, and I'm glad we did! The salads felt surprisingly "clean" (read: not-greasy) and full of real vegetables. I'd definitely come back!

Thank amybO8204JN
Santa Barbara, California
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83 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This chain restaurant is our "go to" place for a quick fix burger and fries. The prices are reasonable, The food is fresh. The counter servers are fast and efficient. They make great onion rings (with real onions) that are crispy and not too greasy.

Thank NoStopSigns
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

If you're looking for great burgers with a local touch, the Habit is the place to go. Although it's a chain, it is not as big and mass production as McDonalds or Burger King. Burgers are made fresh on the grill and they are terrific!

Thank Rob J
Goleta, California
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Habit Burger Grill has it all. The burgers are terrific, and are so much better than In-and-Out Burgers. Our favorite items on the menu, however, are the delicious grilled chicken sandwiches in lettuce wraps, wonderful sweet potato fries and the turkey burgers. There is something for everyone, and it is so fresh. The grilled chicken sandwiches are made with real... More 

Thank deborah1518
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

I've been to this location twice, and it's in the older part of downtown Santa Barbara (conveniently next to a parking structure behind it on Anacapa St). The burgers are ample and freshly made, and I have not been disappointed. The onion rings were crispy but a bit bland, which was helped by a small tangy dipping sauce. My friend... More 

Thank Joe G
Santa Barbara, California
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

THE burger place for the Central Coast! All the burgers are great but the Teriyaki burger is my favorite. I just wish they had a better selection of fries and onion rings.

Thank Lacey S
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124 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

A pretty typical burger joint with nice outdoor seating. Burgers are very fair in price. Has a nice setting for a visit with friends or family.

Thank reneein2art
Boston, MA
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Incredibly good California burger chain, their cheeseburger with bacon, along with fries and AMAZING chocolate shakes are enough to kill any healthy eating plan. But SO worth it.

Thank navi_jen

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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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 628 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3302
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-892-5400

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