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Sam's No. 3

1500 Curtis St, Denver, CO 80202-2343
303-534-1927
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Ranked #22 of 2,530 Restaurants in Denver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $15
Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon 5:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tue 5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - 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, 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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Plano Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

A great variety of breakfast options but get there early. About 3 quarters full at 8:30am on a Saturday and very noisy. But breakfast was very good and filling. I had the Aurora omelet with sourdough toast and wife had the pecan waffle. Service was attentive and food came out pretty fast. Coffee, well I like it strong so it... More

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Okay, this forum is for foodies, so I am writing this with that in mind. We were recommended Sam's 3, and ate there yesterday for breakfast. It has a nice busy diner's atmosphere, lots of people and the staff there seems to be friendly. They did take a call ahead for our name, which was appreciated. Upon sitting down (three... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

The only bad things I can say is when the place is full it is loud. Food and atmosphere were great and the staff was friendly and efficient. Restrooms were small but clean. I did notice a sign showing what appear to be new hours and I think the restaurant is open later on some days that it has been... More

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Longmont, Colorado
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119 reviews 119 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Mexican diners delight! Fantastic dishes well prepared and large portions. Attentive and fun service, great drinks... Several dishes featured on Food Network and they are marked on the menu. Breakfast all day is a specialty and very large variety to choose from. Nice diner retro vibe and best diner in Denver...will be back time and time again!

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NE
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Stopped in for lunch while in Denver on business. Found this spot through TripAdvisor. Short walk from my hotel. Stopped in for lunch on a Wednesday around 12:30 and the place was busy. Short wait got me a seat at the counter. Ordered the cheeseburger with fries. Burger patty size is generous, with a nice thick patty that was cooked... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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134 reviews 134 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is a diner - and as such you should expect diner food. It was busy too - we had to wait about 20 minutes for lunch on a Saturday. We got a hot turkey platter, a burrito, a hamburger and a mint chocolate chip shake. The best thing was the Mint Chocolate Chip Shake. Don't have high expectations here... More

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La Junta, Co
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Came for a pre-theater bite...and was very pleasantly surprised. Service was excellent; food was delicious (and plenty of it) and prices were quite reasonable. And with theatre tickets you get 15% off! Highly recommended!

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Springville, Utah
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I was in Denver for The CEDIA Expo, a home electronics show, and wanted to take two friends from Japan to an American Diner. I have eaten here before so this was the logical choice. They ordered the ribeye steak and the chicken fried steak. They were surprised by the large portions even going so far as to taking pictures... More

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Newofoundland, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I'm just a visitor but have been back 2 days in a row for breakfast. The prices are reasonable and te portions are huge. Love the mimosa's. Very busy spot on the weekend. I had the steak and eggs Benedict one days and it was great. The next day was a skillet with country fried steak. Service was great here-... More

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Aurora, Colorado
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I decided to go here when my parents came into town. We went on a Saturday night, maybe around 7pm and the restaurant wasn't packed at all. We were able to be seated outside, which has incredible views of downtown. I ordered a Colorado cheesesteak, which is a cheesesteak, but on a pita with avacado slices with fries on the... More

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