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Sam's No. 3

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Mexican, American, Greek, Diner
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2580 S Havana St, Aurora, CO 80014
303-751-0347
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6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch

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Visitor rating
  • 108
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great for any time of he day

Great family run restaurant with fantastic menu for casual breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The menu is American, Greek, and Mexi - who knew? If you can't find something here you just shouldn't be at a restaurant. I love the breakfast burritos although the burgers are pretty dang good too. Service is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
RussL
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Denver
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  • Families with children
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Denver
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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Great family run restaurant with fantastic menu for casual breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The menu is American, Greek, and Mexi - who knew? If you can't find something here you just shouldn't be at a restaurant. I love the breakfast burritos although the burgers are pretty dang good too. Service is amazing but that should be attributed to the staff... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Everything is delicious. Huge menu, attentive waitstaff and homey atmosphere. My go-to place for years.

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Aurora, Colorado, United States
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Not only can you get a wide variety of food here they also have morning specials that can't be beat. Add the bar (if you are into breakfast bloody Mary's), great wait staff! Great food and you have a winning combination. (can be a bit loud though)

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Denver
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We have been eating breakfast, lunch and dinner at our local (So. Havana St. Aurora CO) Sam's No.3 for years. Over the years the food and service have been consistently excellent. It is a very popular family owned family diner. All of their branches have the same good food and service. They also have a full bar. My favorite, Sam's... More 

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Hot Springs, South Dakota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We went with another couple for dinner on Friday night. I called ahead, fortunately, so our wait was only about 10 minutes. One in our party had the french dip sandwich, and she raved how much beef there was and how tender it was. The rest of us had different Mexican dishes. There was so much on the platters we... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

hadn't been there in a few years forgot how enjoyable it was staff very friendly, food hot and good.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Good food at a great price! I had the Huevos Rancheros, it was just okay. They put eggs & beans on top of a tortilla, never seen that before.

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Be prepared (we weren't) - this is a large, bustling restaurant. Don't get me wrong - food was easily satisfying, wait staff was prompt and knowledgeable. But there was a LOT of activity going on here.

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Aurora
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Yes, you're likely to wait. But it's worth it. Even my grandkids rave about Sams No. 3. Old school breakfasts with sprinklings of diverse Mexican give the menu something for everyone. Service is traditional waitresses you will remember from back in the day or find refreshing in a world of "did you enjoy your meal" fake questions. From bikers to... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This place is OVER THE TOP! We tried their Mexican dishes - very good and LLLLAAARRRGGGE. Neat diner setup.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2580 S Havana St, Aurora, CO 80014
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Aurora
  • Phone Number: 303-751-0347

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15
  • Cuisine: Mexican, American, Greek, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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