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The Habit Burger Grill

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5735 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA 93117-3420
+1 805-964-0366
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10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 12:00
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Shanghai, China
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Thank eyecoin
Goleta, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Thank Miriam C
Goleta, California
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Thank SantaBarbarians
Salt Lake City, Utah
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 are wonderful. They are now franchising out so there are lots of locations. But go... More 

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Thank lanceboy4
Goleta, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Thank EMACRAB
Santa Barbara, CA
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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!

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Thank maxwell r
Santa Monica, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Susie2423
Los Angeles, California
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125 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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.

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Thank kmfesq
Santa Barbara, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Thank jwhallca
Goleta, California
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Forget In-and-Out-Burgers and fries. The best burgers and fries are at The Habit Burger Grill. We especially enjoy the "protein style/lettuce wrap" burger with sweet potato fries -- a perfect combination. The sweet potato fries are just the right size and cooked deliciously. And the lettuce wrap cheese burger is fabulous (either one patty or two). Yum. Also, very reasonable... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Fast food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 12:00
Saturday
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?