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Sam's No. 3

#54 of 2,350 Restaurants in Denver
Certificate of Excellence
$$
Mexican, American, Greek, Diner
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1500 Curtis St, Denver, CO 80202-2343
+1 303-534-1927
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7:00 am - 11:59 pm
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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 - 11:59 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 11:59 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Sam’s No. 3™ was the third of five Coney Islands restaurants opened by Sam...
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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  • 439
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  • 337
    Very good
  • 87
    Average
  • 20
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  • 10
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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
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its a diner. Wear what you have on. You will have plenty to eat. It's all good. Enjoy the show! (There is no need to say more but Trip Advisor requires at least 100 characters)

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Rich615
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Nashville, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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Nashville, Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

its a diner. Wear what you have on. You will have plenty to eat. It's all good. Enjoy the show! (There is no need to say more but Trip Advisor requires at least 100 characters)

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I have eaten at Sam's a number of times. The food is always good, there is a great selection of items, including Greek food. The people who work there are always friendly.

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San Antonio, Texas
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Good hearty breakfast! Great diner feel and great service! It's a great way to start of the morning! Highly recommended!

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Denver, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I really like this place, mostly because breakfast is served all day and their mimosas are good! It's convenient and if there is a longer wait than expected you can always go to the back bar!

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Denver, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

If you're looking for Rocky Mountain Green Chile, rice pudding, Tex-mex, or classic american dishes, Sam's No. 3 does not disappoint. It is conveniently located in South East Denver and Downton. I would highly recommend it for lunch, dinner or even Sunday brunch.

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Love this place! Great owners friendly staff and always a good meal.its a great place for breakfast or lunch

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Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is a great restaurant with a huge variety of food. The service is excellent and the food has never disappointed me. You don't have to dress up to go there and it's a great place to take friends. I really enjoy going there. They have a fabulous fattening dessert on the menu. Save room for it.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We went to Sam's #3 a few months ago as part of a birthday celebration, in large part because of the rave reviews it got on another site, and because the front desk people of the hotel where we stayed made a huge deal out of it. We went for breakfast, and despite the hordes of people streaming in for... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

If you want a great cheeseburger or just plain good food, this is the place for you! I really enjoyed eating here. The staff is friendly and helpful too. There is a reason Guy Fieri visited this place for his show, Diners, Drive-ins, and DIves...it is tops!

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Sydney
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46 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

With an extensive menu, a great low-key atmosphere and excellent value for money, Sam's #3 is a solid way to go. Service, dinner and dessert were great. Particularly liked the 'Phases of Yum' dessert!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1500 Curtis St, Denver, CO 80202-2343
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver
  • Phone Number: +1 303-534-1927

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:30 am - 11:59 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:59 pm

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