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Sam's No. 3

#20 of 2,423 Restaurants in Denver
Certificate of Excellence
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1500 Curtis St, Denver, CO 80202-2343
+1 303-534-1927
07:00 - 22:00
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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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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I ordered an omelette and was trying to decide on the side. My server recommended the pancakes. I decided to give it a go--to be polite! I wish I'd have ordered ALL PANCAKES, ALL DAY. They were moist and full of flavor, almost like a cake flavor. The bacon was honest bacon and the coffee was perfect. To be honest,... More 

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Drexel Hill, PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Last Monday morning I enjoyed the huevos rancheros at Sam's #3. They're justifiably a local favorite. The coffee was excellent, too.

Thank Thad1527
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106 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sam's #3 was featured on the Food Channel's "Diners and Dives", and it is wonderful! Best Breakfast in the theatre District - always packed on the week-ends, and dinner here is the good, heart-warming entrees you expect - chicken-fried steak, meat load, ribs, etc. Big servings.

Thank monighan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited Sam's for breakfast whilst staying in Denver. The place was busy, but service was good and quick. After a week of heavy hotel breakfasts I wanted something easy on the waistline. I really liked the fact you can swap menu items for healthier options. I chose a fruit bowl instead of home fries. This came with 2 eggs... More 

Thank Will R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I went here to have a meal with my son. And was pleasantly surprised to find a offering that included all kinds of protein and vegetables but no dairy or gluten. It was absolutely delicious and very affordable. Sam's has a great staff and bubbly atmosphere. All their food is good all the time.

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Denver, Colorado
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you travel to Denver, you must stop at this Dinner to have breakfast, the food is great, and the service is outstanding. but make sure to be there early as the lines are long.. but totally worth it.

Thank Monamart
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a basic diner, a little overpriced while serving basic breakfast food. It was a-ok, the portions were obscenely huge, but I doubt I would go back. I spent $22 on some eggs, ham and potatoes with coffee...just not worth it.

Thank Natalie B
Erie, Colorado
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223 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We saw a lovely ballet and decided to walk to Sam's No. 3 for a sweet treat. I was happy to get a single scoop sundae to my specs and the flavors were awesome. We ate ours as we walked to the car, and took in a brass band outside on such a sunny Denver afternoon.

Thank HeatherColoradogirl
Glenrock, Wyoming
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great place. Good food and outstanding service. I have a hearty appetite and I almost couldn't finish the breakfast burrito.

Thank What-I-think-about
Los Angeles, California, United States
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206 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here loved it. Came again. I had the souvlaki breakfast burrito: it was huge. Aye half. It's totally shareable. Also ate half a short stack of sweet cream pancakes. Amazing!! Can't wait to return

Thank Sammy C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Southwestern, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?