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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 2,555 Restaurants in Denver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $15
Sun 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Tue 5:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wed 5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thu 5:30 am - 10:00 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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Grand Junction, Colorado
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

The place had a good atmosphere and the food was good but come hungry. There is a lot of it. Had the Buffalo burrito with green chili. It was yum.

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Denver, Colorado
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Sam's No. 3 is the greatest place to enjoy a meal. the service is tops. All of the Sams are great but I prefer No. 3. Don't miss it when you are downtown Denver.

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Ocean View, Delaware
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107 reviews 107 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Sam's has been around for a while and its good food, menu variety, convenient hours and ample portions keep guests coming back year after year. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. This is a usualy stop for us on all trips to Denver.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is the place to be before a bronco game if you want a great breakfast. The line was huge but the staff did their best to make it go by fast. I would recommend getting there early. The menu has something for everyone.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Sam's is the place to eat downtown. The menu has a huge selection. The prices are very reasonable. They have a full bar with happy hour and drink specials. The wait staff is always friendly and efficient. They can get busy, and can be along wait for a table. We usually sit at the bar and get served right away.... More 

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Sweetwater, Tennessee
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I was glad I chose this as a small, local eatery. The menu is certain to have something you will enjoy! Prices are reasonable. The decor gave you a mom and pop feel. Laid back and efficient.

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illinois, usa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I have had breakfast and lunch at Sam's 3, It has a been a very satisfying experience each and every time! The food was always good, from the smothered chili dogs, to the several breakfast meals, all were excellent. I not only loved the food quality, but the quantity was always more than I could eat! The service is fast,... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Big and bustling, with a menu to match. Not so big that you should not expect a brief wait at lunchtime. Apparently a local institution but working hard to keep earning the status. Ice cream cones "to go" are sold in one area, in the unlikely event that your sit-down eating hasn't left you pleasantly stuffed.

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Denver, Colorado
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My daughter and I love this place for breakfast or lunch. They have an extensive menu with everything from Mexican, all day breakfast foods, and tons of great greasy-spoon type menu items that are all delicious. The service is fast and friendly. They have kind of a sports bar atmosphere in one location and they are really family friendly. You... More 

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Chesapeake City, Maryland
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

While staying at the Curtis Hotel, Sam's was a short walk. Also a short distance from the 16th street mall. Ate here for dinner one night, prices were reasonable and the food was good. Had the BBQ burger with a buffalo patty, it was excellent. My mom had the French dip sandwich, also very good. We split a wedge salad,... 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 - 8:00 pm
Monday 5:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 am - 10:00 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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