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“Enjoyable with Toddlers in Tow” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sam's No. 3

Sam's No. 3
Ranked #2 of 715 Restaurants in Aurora
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $15
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Diner, Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Thornton, Colorado
Level Contributor
16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Enjoyable with Toddlers in Tow”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2014

My wife and I just finished some training and had our toddler with us. We were discussing lunch and saw Sam's No. 3. We had no idea there was one in Aurora. The wait as 10-15, which is seemed really good for a Saturday @ 12pm.

Our waitress was amazing. Today was the day our oldest (2.5 y.o.) decided he wanted to stand on his chair and see how loud is voice was. Thank god that this place was pretty loud from all surrounding conversations he didn't really disrupt anyone. The waitress noticed we were not give any crayons or coloring page (which is a cool hat). She quickly brought out the items and some crackers for the kids to snack on while we waited. She came by and offered to bring out the Mac n Cheese for one of the kids since it was ready. We declined her offer since on only one of the kids would be eating.

The food was amazing as usual. The pork green chile is tasty with out being too hot. I had the Mexican hamburger.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Aurora, Colorado
Level Contributor
113 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Yum Yum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

This is my second visit to a Sam's No. 3 restaurant, first at this location. It has a relaxed, fun atmosphere. The waitresses were very nice, patient and helpful. The servings are large for a good price. I ordered a breakfast plate for lunch. It was very good, fresh tasting and still warm when served.

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Thank BSC12
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Green Valley, Illinois, United States
Level Contributor
65 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Great Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2014

What a cool place. There are so many options on the menu to choose from. I had the meatloaf and my husband had the burrito. The food was tasty and the portions quite large. Our server, Mara Belle, was a real sweetheart. She was very informative on the history of the place and made our experience enjoyable.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Lorri L
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Everyone left happy, happy, happy.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2014

Diner food is easy to come by. There are places off of every highway across the nation where a hungry traveler can grab something to eat. But, it's the rare treat to find a place that doesn't just make a burger but makes a burger you compare other burgers to. Or creates a stack of pancakes that simply cannot be beat in terms of texture and taste.

Sam's No. 3 is such a place. The menu is slightly overwhelming, making it hard to decide between breakfast or lunch and the portions are belly busting. It was nice to have so many of us at one table because we were all able to share a little of this and that. Everything was excellent! The service was great, the atmosphere was inviting and the food was amazing.

You can really tell that the people who work there take pride in everything they do. It shows in all the details, making this place a go to destination while in the area.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Ashley H
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Denver, CO
Level Contributor
111 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Long time visitor loves this place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2014

Been coming here for about 20 years. Crazy on Friday mornings but the food is great and I always have to talk myself out of my 2 favorites (breakfast burrito) and the huevos rancheros. Sometimes I get an omelet but the green chile is too good to pass up!
The place is completely local with some of their combos named after the nearby high school mascots "Trailblazers!"

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank tcoolhand
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