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The Habit Burger Grill

5735 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA 93117-3420
+1 805-964-0366
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good35%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“onion rings” (13 reviews)
“burgers” (53 reviews)
“salad” (16 reviews)
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10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
American, Fast food
5735 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA 93117-3420
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Uber-casual, quick but with top-notch quality ingredients, The Habit leaves its competition far, far behind. From the albacore tuna sandwich to its char-broiled burgers, it’s hard to go wrong here. Get extra crispy fries or onion rings (tell them you want them extra crispy!) and...More

Thank Geofrey W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome ambiance. Great food. No indoor seating. Street parking, then order at the outside counter. On this occasion we just got shakes & ice cream, but we do love their burgers too.

Thank GigiLJ
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Been there with colleagues. The burgers are awesome and we were served very quickly. The terrasse is nice but I wonder how it is in winter...

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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Folks get emotional about their love of The Habit. Visiting is a hectic heartwarming experience. The burgers are fine and the green beans are unusual. We were lucky to get a booth. I like the options available beyond the world of burgers. Just wish they...More

Thank OldOldBob
Reviewed 24 January 2018

There is fast food for both adults and kids. They also have healthy options like chicken and fish. We always get our food to go.

Reviewed 22 January 2018

We have been going to The Habit for years and are never disappointed! Everything is fresh and fantastic!!

Thank erin t
Reviewed 13 January 2018

Lots of salad choices. Several different burger styles too, including the Santa Barbara with avocado.

Thank lindasoup
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Dinner was great. We did take away but could have eaten at the tables out front. Nice staff and very tasty food. Great value for money.

Thank Jules S
Reviewed 21 December 2017

It is great and quick. The staff are friendly. You eat outside so the weather needs to be nice. I haven't had anything that wasn't good! There are salads for those that want to eat healthy.

Thank doviel2017
Reviewed 17 December 2017

Sometimes a really good throwback hamburger is the only thing that will satisfy. And despite the passing years, the original Hamburger Habit location still delivers. A textbook demonstration of how the whole is better than the sum of its parts. The microscopic patty is more...More

Thank WanderJenn
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Questions & Answers
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.
7 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.
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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 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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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