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“Lives up to the hype!”
Review of Sam's No. 3

Sam's No. 3
Ranked #2 of 729 Restaurants in Aurora
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $15
Cuisines: American, Diner, Greek, Mexican
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Lives up to the hype!”
Reviewed August 31, 2012

This is half the reason my kids gave for wanting to move to Denver. Kitchen sink breakfast burrito was fantastic. Pancakes were some of the best my kids have had. Good service and they also serve decent beer! Highly recommended.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Chez_Rubenstein
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English first
Denver, Colorado
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 28, 2012

This is our favorite breakfast place in the Denver metro area, hands down! I can't count the number of times we've been here, and every time we leave happy and look forward to the next time we can make it back there. They have seasonal outdoor seating, which we only utilize occasionally because we have 2 small children.

We primarily go there for breakfast food (regardless of the time of day), but we've had sandwiches, burgers, wraps, fish, fish tacos, and steak dinners (off the top of my head), and we've always been very pleased with the quality, price, and service. Superb management as well!! Great guy!

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank HerkoJK
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Aurora, Colorado
Level 6 Contributor
65 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Always consistent food. Friendly servers and prompt service”
Reviewed August 25, 2012

Whether you are rolling in dough
Or just plain po'
Sam's #3
is the place to be.
They've got specials
That are great every day
And are served to you
in the most pleasant way.
Drinks are great
And they are open late
Easy to find
So you don't lose your mind
Eat at Sam's #3
And happy you will be!

Visited August 2012
Thank EBWgirl
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Greenville, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“AMAZING diner food...”
Reviewed August 11, 2012

I got the name from Urban Spoon and saw it on Diner's, Drive-Ins and Dives. We stayed in Aurora 5 days and ate at Sam's three times it was that good! Try the green chile suace. I'm not a fan of green chiles, but this was excellent!! I had it on the ktichen sink burrito. The gyro is authentic and FULL of meat. Chocolate cream pie is to die for. Great chili dog. Great service...go there...go now!

Visited August 2012
Thank AshleyJo663
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Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Top Notch Classic American Diner!”
Reviewed August 10, 2012 via mobile

As promised Sam's No 3 is every bit as great as reviewed. Of course we were intrigued to actually eat at a restaurant featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives as well. We arrived at 2pm which was great as we missed the lunch rush. The menu is so large it's overwhelming. We had a tough time deciding on what to drink, let alone what to eat! We went all-out on this meal as we are on holidays and wanting to sample new foods and experiences with our 3-under age 10 boys. The drink options are extensive with the usual pop and varying teas but there are some great twists. There was a rootbeer/ice cream freeze that we should have tried but instead went for a few milkshakes and in particular a blueberry pie milkshake! Yes a piece of blueberry pie blended with ice cream and milk to milkshake consistency and served in a traditional metal milkshake mixing cup. It was incredible. Clearly too much for one person though so be sure to have friends with you if you order it. We decided on 4 entrees for the 6 of us as we didn't want to have any waste or take away. We ordered the "One of each" with chili-cheese fries which is a Coney island hotdog and a Curtis Street burger and the chili cheese fries ($10). My husband ordered a Green Chili Mexi-burger ($10) that came in an unexpected way. The pattie is cooked as you like, smothered in their very good green chili and then wrapped in a tortilla and covered with cheese. He said its his new favorite way to eat a hamburger. Lol. We also ordered 2 other more typical diner meals and then finished with a Phases of Yum. We ordered the bowl for $3.99, not the large bowl, and it was plenty for 3 of us to share. The caramel wasn't very noticeable in this otherwise great dessert.

I would highly recommend Sam's No 3 for families or anyone who loves diner food. The serving staff was very friendly, helpful, patient with our indecisiveness and all around great! You can also buy funky souvenir tshirts to commemorate your visit.

Our bill came to just under $60 and we all left full and very satisfied!

Thank tallones
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