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Sam's No. 3

1500 Curtis St, Denver, CO 80202-2343
303-534-1927
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Ranked #25 of 2,531 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Good food, fair price, fast service. Mid Afternoon has the shortest wait. They line up outside for breakfast. Fun atmosphere.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW via mobile

We heard about this place through Diners, drive ins and dives. It was so fun and a great place to eat. The menu was huge and the food was very good. Had to wait a bit but it was worth it!¡

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Laurel, Maryland
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125 reviews 125 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

While staying at a nearby hotel, some friends recommended I check this place out for breakfast. So glad they did! I was able to easily walk there from my hotel and got a table right away. The atmosphere was fun and well-kept up. I found everything to be clean. Everyone was super friendly, and the waiter (Deno?) was one of... More

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westerville
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58 reviews 58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Went to Denver for wedding. Down the street was Sams stating in paint on windows as seen on food channel and nearby. Went in had a hyper but nice waitress. Had about everything on menu from liver and onions to burritos (3 pounder). Good beer and bar scene next to seating area. Served breakfast all day. Had a combo cheeseburger... More

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Tampa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

The only reason we went to this place was because we saw it on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. And boy oh boy were we happy we went. The whole place is so fun looking and retro. The menu is huge, so don't get overwhelmed. The portions are huge so come hungry! If you're staying in downtown Denver, then you can... More

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england
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 NEW

Recommended this by our hotel in Denver for our young family - great food, HUGE portions, good value!

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Brampton, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 NEW

Even though we were in Denver for only 5 days - we made sure we ate at Sam's no 3 - on 2 different occasions. The service and food were the best each time. I loved the Zucchini Bread french toast. My poached eggs were done to perfection. My daughter loved the huevos rancheros. Even though there was a large... More

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Omaha, NE
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 NEW

As tourists in town for a Red Rocks show, we were planning to spend our extended weekend eating breakfast at Denver's famous Snooze Eatery. We never made it. One of Snooze's rivals, Sam's, was right around the corner from our hotel on the 16th Street Mall and won us over on so many levels. We discovered it while looking for... More

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Houston, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

SAMs 3 in Denver is the best of classic diner eating. When one conjures up their fav diner experience, it can be re-lived at SAMs 3. The food is well prepared and the service fast and friendly. This diner was packed both at dinner and at breakfast early on a Saturday morning. That means the locals love the place!

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Beloit, Wisconsin
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I was interested in this location due to it being featured on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. Unlike the other Triple D location we visited (Atomic Cowboy), Sam's No. 3 was exceptional. Pros: +Great Service +Reasonable Prices +Tasty food +Outstanding Buffalo Wings +Happy hour deals Cons: -Ordering more food you can eat! If I ever return to Denver, this is a... More

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