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Sam's No. 3

2580 S. Havana St.
Aurora, CO 80014
303-751-0347
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  • Mon-Thu 6am-9pm, Fri 6am-10pm, Sat-Sun 7am-9pm
  • $, $$
  • Banquet Facilities, Catering, Kid Friendly, Order Online, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout, Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair accessible
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • Street Parking
  • Reservations Not Accepted
For many years, Sam's No. 3 on Havana Street kept Sam Armatas's dream alive. When it opened in Aurora in 1969, it was the last Sam's left -- and it's still going strong. The food (listed on a voluminous menu of American Southwestern diner standards mixed in with a streak of pure Coney Island genius) is not always great here, but when this outpost brings its A-game, it's enough to make you forgive and forget all former offenses.

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  • Second Helping
    10 years ago by Jason Sheehan

    For many years, Sam's #3 on Havana Street kept Sam Armatas's dream alive. When it opened in Aurora in 1969, it was the last Sam's left -- and now, 36 years later, it's not only going strong, but it has been joined by a new, improved...

  • Bite Me
    10 years ago by Jason Sheehan

    When I get to thinking about diners, as I did in this week's review of Sam's #3 , I start making lists. Best of this, greatest that -- it's my Nick Hornby High Fidelity obsession shining through. And while his scruffy obsessives did...

  • The Sons Also Rise
    16 years ago by Kyle Wagner

    Like father, like sons. Although the Armatas boys tried career paths other than the one pursued by their dad and his dad, they knew it was futile. "We figured that sooner or later, we'd be in the restaurant business," says Alex Arma...

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