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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 - 9:00 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
Good for:
Families with children

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 91
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 13
    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
Most recent review
SAMS #3 - Downtown - Always good.

This is a downtown diner and they are a really great one. There are really good reasons they have been in business for decades and multiple generations of family ownership. Good food, lots of variety, very reasonable prices, quick service and come as you are. What more could you want !!!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
busarch
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Parker, Colorado
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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159 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Parker, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is a downtown diner and they are a really great one. There are really good reasons they have been in business for decades and multiple generations of family ownership. Good food, lots of variety, very reasonable prices, quick service and come as you are. What more could you want !!!!

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

You will definitely come back. Don't be put off by the wait. There is almost always a line but it's worth it and they get you in pretty quickly. The menu is extensive. The service is friendly and fast. The food is great. There is also a bar if you would like an adult beverage. They also have TV screens... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This place never serves a bad meal. Portions are huge. The wait staff are always friendly and fast. Try it and you will be a return customer.

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Aurora, Colorado, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Very well run restaurant....good food, good service and reasonable prices. Always busy though so you might have to wait a little to get a table.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

When I need some good home cooking, I always go to Sams No. 3, whether in Denver or Aurora. I always top it off with a good Mimosa or Bloody Mary. It's great to sit back and relax with friends or significant other and even catch a sporting event on TV.

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Denver, Colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great staff and the most attentive cooks int he world. My father-in-law has severe allergies and they accommodated his requirements. They cooked his food separately and came back to make sure all was well. Even when he isn't in town we love the food. It's our go-to place for anytime time of day both on Havana and over in Cherry... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

We found ourselves at Sam's 3 because the youngest ( aka the fussy eater) liked the windows. We had to wait ten minutes for a table which is normal for this eatery. We were seated, read the menu and I time traveled. I have eatern here many times over the years.I hadn't eaten here with my kids and I never... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Sam's 3 is an old fashioned family restaurant with all the comfort food you'd want. Their food is not fancy, but comes in filling quantities and satisfies the need for good old diner fare. The service is good, the dining room big enough to accommodate a family night with kids. Not a fancy date night place, but a great place... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I went to the Glendale Sams #3. The wings and rings are the best. The bar tenders are the best in the area. They had sports on all the TVs. I go as often as I can. They also have the best breakfast in town.

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Denver
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you like burritos, there are enough varieties here to satisfy critical taste buds. Also a good place to cure a hangover with a Bloody Mary.

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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 0 - 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?