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The Habit Burger Grill

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628 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
+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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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Made to order burger, outdoor seating in Santa Barbara on State St. equals 10 for value, taste, location, and atmosphere. The Habit is a block from the free public parking garage. We walked down to the pier and checked out the shops on State St.

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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131 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Came here for dinner while shopping at the Farmers Market on Lower State Street. Food was excellent. Seating is kind of limited so it could be hard to get a seat during a peak.

Thank Eric H
Sacramento, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We stopped by this busy burger joint on State St & we now understand what all the hype is about! Its a small walk up place where you can see them grilling the burgers with perfection! It hit the spot! 2 burgers, 1 fry & a drink all under 10 bucks!

Thank Marc R
Santa Barbara, United States
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63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

The Habit is consistently the best burger in all of Santa Barbara. As a matter of fact it is a toss-up between the best ever with In-N-Out. Love all they do!

Thank Steen H

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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
Child-friendly, Kids, 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 Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • 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?