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Sam's No. 3

) #15 of 2,537 Restaurants in Denver American, ,
1500 Curtis St, Denver, CO 80202-2343
+1 303-534-1927
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“home fries” (34 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 23:59All hours
American, Southwestern, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1500 Curtis St, Denver, CO 80202-2343
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited for a Sunday breakfast, very busy so had to wait a while for a table but it's a big place so there is a fairly fast turnover. Huge menu with all sorts of options, can recommend everything we ate - french toast, veggie burrito,...More

Thank Shamrockannie
Reviewed 2 days ago

While on vacation, my husband and I always look to see if there any restaurants that have been featured on Diners, Drive-ins, & Dives. This past week, we found ourselves in Denver. It just so happened that our hotel was less than a block from...More

Thank Gina H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Saw this place was pretty popular and I had to find out why. Lots of comfort food that is sure to satisfy. The food for dinner was so good that I came back to the same place for breakfast before heading back home to Reno....More

Thank Rachel C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

So will say this was a solo trip as I was in town for a conference. Searched around for local places and decided to try Sam's out. Staff was very friendly and chose a spot at the counter. Menu is extensive, and so made a...More

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was a great surprise. A simple diner but we had excellent burgers and didn't have to pay too much. So nothing to complain about, I would definitely recommend this place. :)

Thank 868sophiev
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It's a nice place to go to eat every kind of food, the menu is like a book. Waiters are nice and dishes are good!

Thank Cristina Z
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Yep!! The place to go for breakfast is Sams. It's been featured in several programs on the Food Networks. The food is great. The customers are loyal. The ambiance is friendly. It is open all day but to my family it's breakfast. On weekends you...More

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went here with my gf for breakfast the first day we arrived. It was only a few blocks from our hotel. We got there around 11:30 am and the place was packed full of locals and probably tourists. They have a large menu and the...More

Thank ronramblewood
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Busy place, breakfast was good. It is very busy and noisy but just for a fun breakfast with a lot of variety and good quality it is someplace to go. Service good. Nice and clean.

Thank Aspen86
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came twice for breakfast and the food is excellent. The portions are huge and should be sufficient for everybody.

Thank bnnnplm
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Questions & Answers
Myrna M
20 June 2016|
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Response from Brandy R | Property representative |
Yes, both our Pork and Veggie Kickin' Green Chilis are gluten free. We use corn masa instead of flour. The Original No. 3 Red Chili and Tex-Mex chilis are NOT gluten free. Hope this helps!
Arielle P
7 January 2016|
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Response from Brandy R | Property representative |
As of January 2016, Sam's No. 3 is no longer accepting American Express.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 23:00
05:30 - 23:59
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
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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