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The Habit Burger Grill

) #1 of 111 Restaurants in Goleta €, American, Fast food
5735 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA 93117-3420
+1 805-964-0366
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good36%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (85 reviews)
“fries” (25 reviews)
“salads” (13 reviews)
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American, Fast food
5735 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA 93117-3420
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Reviews (155)
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11 - 20 of 155 reviews

Reviewed 13 February 2017

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

Thank SantaBarbarians
Reviewed 10 February 2017

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...More

Thank lanceboy4
Reviewed 1 February 2017

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

Reviewed 1 February 2017 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!

Thank maxwell r
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.

Thank Susie2423
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.

Thank kmfesq
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!

Thank jwhallca
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...More

Thank deborah1518
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We consistently go to the "Habit." Great food. They also have chicken and salads if you're not looking for a burger. But why wouldn't you want to try the best burger ever? They purposely waft the grilling burger smell to the outside. So as you...More

Thank EDD1967_83
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

We only had a half hour to get a burger, so ate a quick bite. I had a salad and the rest of the group had a burger. Everyone liked their food. Very close to the campus.

Thank timteresa0
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
do you have gluten free options?
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.
David V
does burger have chili on it?
11 July 2016|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from mmirkil | Property representative |
No. Only the first Habit in Goleta offers Chili. Sorry.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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