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Sam's No. 3

1500 Curtis St, Denver, CO 80202-2343
+1 303-534-1927
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Ranked #25 of 2,527 Restaurants in Denver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $15
Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu 5:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 5:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American, Diner, Greek, Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Sam’s No. 3™ was the third of five Coney Islands restaurants opened by Sam Armatas during the 1920′s. The original location was at 1527 Curtis Street in the heart of downtown Denver.On Sept. 28th, 1998, Sam’s son, Spero, with his grandsons Sam, Alex, and Patrick, re-established his most famous of the Coney Islands restaurants, Sam’s No. 3™. In honor of the age old tradition, they made a promise to each other to continue to provide excellent quality of food and embrace the inviting, warm atmosphere started by “Mr. Sam” more than 75 years ago!In April 2011, our little kitchen was featured on Food Networks "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives". We were selected because so many local fans had written. A must-stop on any trip to Denver.
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

I went to Sam's for breakfast, and I had a huge breakfast burrito. The servings are unbelievable, and everyone in my party had something different that was amazing. The menu had multiple options from Colorado cuisine to Mexican or Greek flavors. I would go back every time I visit Denver. I was surprised at the assortment, and it would also... More

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Orlando, Florida
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67 reviews 67 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

The title says it all. Had breakfast her while in town for business. Had the Kitchen Sink Omelet with Potatoes, Bacon and Toast. Best omelette ever. Service was great considering how busy this place is. This will definitely be my breakfast spot while in downtown Denver

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Bethesda, Maryland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

A HUGE menu, so it can take a while to read through it. Typical diner food, but with some healthier options...or ways to make them healthier, like egg white substitution. While my first call predicted an hour and 20 minute wait, I called back for a "call ahead" reservation and was told it would be just 20 minutes (a different... More

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Orlando, Florida
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76 reviews 76 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Definitely come hungry if you are dining here. When we arrived to Denver we came to eat dinner here and had great service with Anthony! He was able to help me pick a great option in this bible of a menu. It is truly a melting pot restaurant when you have American, Mexican, and Greek cuisine in one menu. The... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This diner, featured on Dives and Diners (tv show), is very convenient if you're at the conference center, and a nice alternative to fancy fadist food. You could get burritos, breakfast, hamburgers, ribs, and pies and ice cream served many ways. I was disappointed they were out of one of the lunch specials - ribs - but I ate mid-afternoon... More

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Havertown, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We went here on recommendation of friends. Lots to choose from on menu with breakfast available all day. We waited a bit to be seated while they figured out who was supposed to be seating people? We ordered burgers which were cooked perfectly and came with delicious fries. A little annoyed at the server who came to our table 3... More

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Overland Park, Kansas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This is a Denver staple breakfast eatery. You have to give it a try! The menu is full of choices and interesting combinations. Try the green chili topping - very mild but yummy with big chunks of lean pork. If you like spicy, you'll need to grab one of the hot sauces on the table. Servings are quite ample --... More

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Denver, Colorado
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63 reviews 63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Attentive service. Accommodating when asked to blend coffee and decaf and to shift to decaf later. Interesting decor showing owner and original staff from decades ago. Heavy glass windows are set up add garage door panels, complete with safety trip lights, are used to open to fresh outdoor air. One minor thing was a small portion of one French Toast... More

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Houston
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131 reviews 131 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Let me start by saying i ate in this place 3 days in a row. I stumbled on it by accident as the place i planned on eating was closed on saturdays being downtown i guess alot of things were closed for breakfast. I saw a long line out the door and i thought this must be good. Walked in... More

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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51 reviews 51 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Have been in Denver all week and have been to Sam's #3 several times. The food is excellent and the menu has a great variety. The Gyro and the Chicken Souvlaki are both excellent. The salads are fresh and generous. Melissa, the bartender, is very efficient and friendly. Can't wait to come back to Denver so I can visit Sam's... More

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