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The Habit Burger Grill

5735 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA 93117-3420
+1 805-964-0366
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good34%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“onion rings” (14 reviews)
“burger” (106 reviews)
“salad” (18 reviews)
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American, Fast food
5735 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA 93117-3420
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Habit is way better than In 'n Out. Great grilled burgers with pepperoncini or hot peppers available. My go-to place when I'm hungry for a burger. And the fries are great, too. Good prices. Also salads and sandwiches.

Thank greeneblues
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we moved here 26 years ago, this place was recommended as the best burger in town and to this day, it still is. We now eat lettuce wrapped burgers and they are delicious. Great turkey burgers and wonderful fries either regular or sweet potato....More

Thank Ann C
Reviewed 14 June 2018

I stopped off here for a late lunch and was so glad I did! I don't know why I haven't been here before now - there is a segment of the population around here that is absolutely wild about The Habit. It looks unassuming from...More

Thank HappyTrails12345
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

Forget In ‘N’ Out. Habit makes the tastiest burgers because they’re grilled over fire. They are seasoned properly and put together with the right sauces and nicely shredded lettuce. Their fries and onion rings are crisp and savory and pair perfectly with house-made Ranch. I’ve...More

1  Thank trishway
Reviewed 13 May 2018

You'll sit outside or drive away with your food. During typical meal times you'll stand in line a bit. But the food will make you forget about anything else. All ingredients are the freshest because the eager crowd keeps produce and protein moving. The burgers...More

1  Thank RickNSB
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

When I heard the original Habit was close by of course I have to check out where this new all the rage burger chain started from. Roadside small town burger stand vibe was on full display at the original. It’s easy to see why they’ve...More

Thank Rick T
Reviewed 1 May 2018

Of all the Habit burgers in the chain I will only eat at this location . I have eaten @ the habit in old town for 40 plus years . The chains don't offer Chili burgers . or one of my Favorites the Laker burger......More

1  Thank chipstar132018
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

These guys do it right, with friendly service to boot! Make sure you get some of the best-ever ranch to go w/your rings, and snack on a pepperoncini while they prepare your order. Great job!!!

1  Thank foodandwinenerd
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Handmade. Incredible quality and value. Must stop if you are hungry, don’t want to spend a lot and want a decent burger. Fries are very good too.

1  Thank SBlisa
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

good hamburgers fries. Trip advisor says it is closed but it is open. Hamburgwrs te good. service is nice. Quick but not fast food quick.

1  Thank Cathy
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Karen L
15 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.
8 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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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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