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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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Martinez, California
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

The original Habit has more than just burgers. I had the grilled fresh albacore tuna on sourdough bread while my husband had one of their burgers. Food was so delicious that we didn't exchange one word until we finished our meal! It was so good. A must visit.

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Thank IrisPleasantHill
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80 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

If you're a Habit fan, it's fun to visit the original location. Always a crowd and tight on seating, but it's worth it.

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Thank gottafly2stsomewhere
Henderson, Nevada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Only outdoor seating. If the weather is bad, Wendy's is across the street with nice restrooms. Burger and fries are just your standard fare. A lot like In and Out burger. Way overrated on Trip Advisor, my 4 was being kind. Not bad, just your average burger joint.

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Thank Brooks H
Santa Barbara, California
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

This is the original Habit, I have lived in Santa Barbara all of my life and this Habit has been the best, it's always busy but it's worth the wait. The eating area is all covered out door seating. if you are looking for good fast food I would highly recommend the Habit in old town Goleta

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Thank hrly
Santa Barbara, California
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75 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Best cheap hamburger joints in town. Burgers are grilled to order, lavishly garnished with lettuce, tomato and onion unless you tell them not to. Alternately order a chicken, fish or veggie burger and, feeling righteous, allow yourself a side of crisp onion rings or fries. Covered patio and tables. They have several other locations, but the service is still fast,... More 

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Thank IdeasAndOpinions
Santa Barbara, California
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

This little burger joint recently was franchised and other stands are beginning to pop up all over the US. This one however is the first and likely the best. Located in funky old town Goleta, California but well worth it. Seating is outside like a lot of other beach towns.

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Thank Jim F
Heredia, Costa Rica
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78 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

I visited Habit Burger on a late night week in my visit to Goleta and I do not regret it. I had a double bacon cheeseburger with onion rings and it was one of the best burgers I`ve had in a while. Also I tried one of their sandwiches and it was really something else. Good place to eat a... More 

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Thank David_RS_21
Manhattan Beach, California
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269 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

This place is very unique as it is more of a hamburger stand, with outside eating area. That aside, the burgers are amazing! I had a Turkey burger with fries. So good.

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Thank Ace90266
Goleta, California, United States
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

I grabbed a quick char burger & fries. What more can be said about this ORIGINAL Habit in Oldtown Goleta? The service is always great, the food is cooked consistently, and they're very fast considering the volume they're serving. The BEST fast food burger.

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Thank goletagirl805
Central Coast
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197 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 545 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Yes, I said it, the burgers are better than In N Out. Plus, you can have onion rings, which you can't get at In N Out. They will even add BBQ sauce to a burger if you ask them too. I have heard people talk about them having a secret menu too, like the pastrami cheeseburger.

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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?