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The Habit Burger Grill

5735 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA 93117-3420
+1 805-964-0366
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good36%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (86 reviews)
“fries” (25 reviews)
“salads” (13 reviews)
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10:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Fast food
5735 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA 93117-3420
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Reviewed 17 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...More

Thank Jim F
Reviewed 10 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...More

Thank David_RS_21
Reviewed 6 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.

Thank Ace90266
Reviewed 28 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.

Thank goletagirl805
Reviewed 20 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...More

1  Thank CentralCoastWine
Reviewed 15 June 2016

I always order a double bacon, cheese busrger and a steak sanwich for my wife, they make it perfectly the same every time and that's what makes us come back over and over again............

Thank Sandovab
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Love The Habit! I used to be an In and Out guy but The Habit has won my heart. The really create a delicious, healthier version to the traditional burger. Plenty of great locations around Southern California and now features at LAX airport (my fiancé...More

Thank Kambiz S
Reviewed 26 April 2016

This makes all other burger/sandwich joint pale in comparison. Everything on the menu (and yes I've tried it all) is consistently excellent, prepared just the way you request, and done with a smile.

Thank juliedavis54
Reviewed 16 April 2016

The original. It may have been a victim of unreasonably high expectations. But if I were going for burgers again tomorrow in Santa Barbara, it'd be In N Out and not The Habit. Don't get me wrong, this was a quality burger. Definitely worth a...More

Thank Travis W
Reviewed 31 March 2016

Having never been to their chain I did not know what to expect. Good experience! Great variety on the menu. Very reasonable. Great Santa Barbara Salad and delicious burger. Quick service even though there was a line. Preparation is done on the spot. Very happy...More

Thank Dkommers
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
do you have gluten free options?
8 November 2016|
Answer Show all 4 answers
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
Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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