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Sam's No. 3

1500 Curtis St, Denver, CO 80202-2343
+1 303-534-1927
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Ranked #31 of 2,545 Restaurants in Denver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $15
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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Logan, Utah, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

The food was good and this is a popular restaurant downtown. However, the customer service was lacking. Our waiter was very unprofessional and got our order wrong. Also, when we went to pay, the cashier charged our card, and then walked away without finishing business. Check out one of the other burger joints in town!

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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Chose this diner because of the Food Network recommendation. It was busy for lunch on a Wednesday and had to wait about 10 minutes for a table. The staff was friendly and working hard with a full restaurant. The menu is extensive and a little overwhelming. We chose the "Cheesy One and One" and the tacos. Both were very good.

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Flossmoor, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

The most unusual burger I have had. First, I upgraded to Buffalo meat, then had it in the Green Chile Mexican, which came wrapped in a large flour tortilla, with green chile sauce and melted cheese - delicious! Don't expect to pick it up with your hands, this is strictly a knife and fork event. I'm always game to try... More

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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The breakfast here is the best in Denver but make sure you go hungry or at least order with your brain and not your tummy. I had a breakfast burrito as big as a plate and also a side of pancakes. Needless to say I couldn't find I either. Great staff and atmosphere!!

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59 reviews 59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We had a group of five and happened to want breakfast on a football Sunday. We called ahead to have our name on the list and a table was available when we walked in. One in our group was gluten and dairy free. No problem! There are several GF/DF menu options. In fact the menu is huge and takes a... More

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Greeley, Colorado
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My husband, daughter and I went here for lunch after seeing a food network sign at the window I ordered the steak and green chilli fries and although the steak was so so the green chilli was no good it was very bland the service however was good. My husband and daughter were not impressed with their meals either we... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Great food, great atmosphere! Enjoyed lunch at Sam's, had a short wait but it was worth it. Now I am not saying this was the best food of my life, but it was great. Fast service, large portions and inexpensive beer! Pitcher of Stella was $14! $14! I always enjoy a diner with a bar.

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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Ate breakfast here one morning during our stay in Denver and the service, the food and prices were all good. A solid little breakfast. We came to this restaurant during the weekend so it was really busy. I called before we left the hotel to put our name on the waiting list which worked out really well. When we walked... More

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Denver, Colorado
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Being Named Sam...i wanted to Love it, but didn't. It felt more like a chain restaurant than an old time diner. My food was a bit cold. Kids were happy with their waffle and pancakes. Service was ok. Overall, i'd say there are better Diner options (Rosie's in Aurora for example).

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119 reviews 119 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

So maybe it's because the day before I had the best breakfast of my life, but I wasn't too impressed with Sams. Everyone kept telling me that I had to go here while in Denver and besides there being a crazy long line and wait, it was just OK breakfast. A bit too greasy for my taste and it had... More

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Additional Information about Sam's No. 3

Address: 1500 Curtis St, Denver, CO 80202-2343
Phone Number: +1 303-534-1927
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  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 - 12:00 am
Saturday 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 0 - 15
Cuisine: American, Diner, Greek, Mexican

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