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Sam's No. 3

#58 of 2,383 Restaurants in Denver
Certificate of Excellence
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Mexican, American, Greek, Diner
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1500 Curtis St, Denver, CO 80202-2343
+1 303-534-1927
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5:30 am - 10:00 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: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, 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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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
Any type of meal, breakfast , lunch or dinner is available at Sam's No.3

went to sam's for breakfast on a Sunday morning at 7 AM and was seated right away. It was a 5 minute walk from Hotel Teatro where I was staying and I kind of stumbled upon it by accident. Had a great breakfast with Crunchy fried Chili Rellenos and 2 eggs along with some French Toast....loads of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
Craig R
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

went to sam's for breakfast on a Sunday morning at 7 AM and was seated right away. It was a 5 minute walk from Hotel Teatro where I was staying and I kind of stumbled upon it by accident. Had a great breakfast with Crunchy fried Chili Rellenos and 2 eggs along with some French Toast....loads of food, but reasonable... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Food and service was terrible. My first clue was when I asked the waitress to describe the drink specials and she said she didnt know, that she never read the board. I asked her to find out for me and she was really put out. We wanted to try the Green Chili Burger because of an episode of Diners, Drive-Ins,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

We happened upon Sam's while walking to dinner in Denver and decided we had to try it for breakfast the next morning. It had classic diner breakfast written all over it. Now maybe we ordered the wrong thing but ironically, I was looking for something more moderately sized than some of the plates passing by appeared to be. I went... More 

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Midland, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

We went there for breakfast and there was a 30 minute wait at 8 am on Saturday. We were lucky and was able to seat at the bar and cut the wait time. The portions was very large. The food was good but nothing special. I would recommend an older couple splitting a breakfast order, especially the pancakes which are... More 

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Hudson WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Stopped her because we saw it on Food Networks Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Huge menu. Everyone in our group tried something new and everyone loved their meal. I wish that we could have eaten here several more times as so many items on their menu looked great. We had lunch but their breakfast menu also looked legit.

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Kearney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is always busy but they move quickly. Nice variety of a menu. Great for families. Easy walking distance to theatre district and 16th street. Have gone multiple times and never been disappointed!

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Lyndon, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

My review has to be taken with a grain of salt, we went during a conference shortly after one of the main speakers suggested we all try it, 4,000 of us! The wait staff attempted to keep up and the frazzled bar tender (we sat in the bar area as there was a 1 hour wait to get a table)... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This place is PACKED in the weekend but don't let it defer you. The staff is super friendly, super efficient and will get you a place to sit down quickly or if you're a happy party of one you can just pick a spot at the bars. The menu is large with many options but if you don't see your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We love eating at diners when we travel and Sam's #3 was a great one. We have eaten there 3 different times and every time was better than the time before. It's always packed so sometimes there's a wait, but it usually isn't that long and it's worth it. We have eaten everything from omelets to biscuits and gravy to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The service was fabulous. The waiter was very pleasant. The buffalo burgers were yummy and just perfect. We sat outside on the patio and watched the city traffic go by.

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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 - 11:59 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 11:59 pm
Average Prices: USD 15
Cuisine: Mexican, American, Greek, Diner

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

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?