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Sam's No. 3

#26 of 2,379 Restaurants in Denver
Certificate of Excellence
American, Southwestern, Diner, Gluten Free Options
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1500 Curtis St, Denver, CO 80202-2343
+1 303-534-1927
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05:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 07:00 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 05:30 - 22:00
Thu 05:30 - 23:00
Fri 05:30 - 23:59
Sat 07:00 - 23:59
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Austin, Texas
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Awesome breakfast...long wait! BUT we lucked out and got counter service within 5 minutes. Chelsea was an incredible server. Thank you!!

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Thank PJH1968
Daytona Beach, Florida
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The menu has absolutely everything you would expect, from eggs Benedict to steak and eggs etc. our waiter was informative, witty and a bit cocky in a charming way. If you are looking for classic diner fair at a reasonable this is the plac for you,

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Cape Coral, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This restaurant was just a short walk from my hotel and they recommended I try the place. This location was on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Very cool. They have a classic diner menu, big with lots of options. You can get breakfast all day here. I was seated right away and ordered the Huevos Rancheros with a side of sausage... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place has lots of atmosphere and personality as well as great food and great service. All for a very reasonable price as well. We ate at about half seven in the morning on a Sunday and the place was busy but walked past again at about half ten and there were people queuing outside on the pavement waiting for... More 

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Marlton, New Jersey
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel recommended this place. The high-end steak houses couldn't accommodate our group of 6 until too late in the evening, so we stopped here. Yeah, it's a diner. Not fine dining. But the food was excellent, the servings more than ample, and the service was great. I had a 12 oz Ribeye steak with soup, onion rings, and fruit... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for breakfast with my son and we had a great time and the food was delicious. We are actually able to have a mimosa and bloody Mary's in the morning very important after a Broncos game. The portions were very big I had the traditional bacon and eggs and I get plenty of bacon my son has a huge... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Really good food, huge portions, inexpensive. Service is always quick. Menu selection is massive. Highly recommend!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The place was busy and the prices were good. The food was hit and miss. My Mexi-burger was okay but my wife loved the skillet. Service was decent and in a great location.

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Wolcott, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food at reasonable prices. Fast service. One of our favorites for breakfast in denver. Try some of the Greek specials

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Brunswick, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's hard to imagine that a diner with a book-sized menu could possibly churn out anything but a grease fest, but Sam's No. 3 does. I ordered a vegetarian version of huevos rancheros, expecting something out of a can. However, the chili was surprisingly vegetal and spicy, and while I could not possibly finish everything on my plate, I did... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15
Cuisine
American, Southwestern, Diner, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:00
Monday
05:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
05:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
05:30 - 22:00
Thursday
05:30 - 23:00
Friday
05:30 - 23:59
Saturday
07:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1500 Curtis St, Denver, CO 80202-2343
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver
  • Phone Number: +1 303-534-1927
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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