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Sam's No. 3

) #17 of 2,515 Restaurants in Denver $ American, ,
1500 Curtis St, Denver, CO 80202-2343
+1 303-534-1927
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
05:30 - 22:00All hours
American, Southwestern, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1500 Curtis St, Denver, CO 80202-2343
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I've been to this restaurant a few times and service has always been great! If you are working down town and want to catch a great breakfast and fast service, this is the place for you! Stop by and see for your self! The food...More

Thank oscar r
Reviewed yesterday

Wonderful service, great, atmosphere, perfect decor. The food it huge! Very yummy and fast service. A must if you are in the neighborhood.

Thank l00ps72
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a must do. Great to find a local diner with great food and drinks. There is a big wait on Sundays usually so come early. Food is good, service is good.

Thank todoynada911
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great place to eat! Wait staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. Food was so delicious that we ate here twice during our 3 day stay! Highly recommend!!

Thank BJGN
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had dinner and the green pork chile burger Was great. Big chocolate chip cookies and a sweet tooths delight. Breakfast was tasty as well, big menu. Service was excellent. If i lived in Denver I would eat here more than I should.

Thank Charles M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were traveling through Denver and decided to stop and eat. It was at noon, so many people out on their lunch breaks. We didn't have to wait long to be seated, our server Duke was very friendly and attentive! The menu is huge, and...More

Thank Camikb
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The menu is 10 pages worth of wonderful food. Since Diners Drive-ins and Dives has been to this restaurant, it was recommended by a local on the bus. We had the Green Chili Mexi burger and the pork tamales. The tamales were awesome, served with...More

Thank Traveler10531558
Reviewed 5 days ago

Love this place for late-night grub after shopping or a show. Great burgers, and anything with their green chili sauce. Oh, and always get your milkshake go-to because otherwise you'll ruin your appetite!

Thank Runningonadream
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We picked 2 hungry grandkids up from Camp IdRaHaJe in BAILEY, CO. Before heading to airport to catch their flight they wanted to eat tacos! Tacos??? for breakfast?? Yep Sam's #3 in Glendale saved the day. Best tacos an 8 year old and 10 year...More

Thank Marytata
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went to breakfast here around 9:30 on a Friday, thinking it wouldn't be as busy, but it was a 30 minute wait. They didn't play around however. They called your name and you had about 30 seconds to get to them or they moved...More

Thank RachaelRS530
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Questions & Answers
Myrna M
21 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
USD 15
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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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