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Sam's No. 3

2580 S. Havana St. Aurora, CO 80014 | Aurora | 303-751-0347

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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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  • Cuisine(s): American, Breakfast, Coffeehouse, Diner, Greek, Mediterranean, Mexican, Southwestern
  • Hours: Mon-Thu 6am-9pm, Fri 6am-10pm, Sat-Sun 7am-9pm
  • Price: $, $$
  • Serving: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • Reservations: Not Accepted
  • Parking: Street
  • Payment Types: MasterCard, Visa, Discover, cash, ATM/Debit
  • Features: Banquet Facilities, Catering, Kid Friendly, Order Online, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout, Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair Accessible
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