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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