Sam’s No. 3: Iconic downtown Denver diner dating back to 1927

The iconic Sam's No. 3 located on 15th and Curtis in downtown Denver

In 1927, Greek immigrant Sam Armatas opened the first Sam’s No. 3 diner in downtown Denver on 15th and Curtis. While this location closed many years ago, Sam’s legacy lives on. In 1998, Sam’s son and grandson reopened Sam’s No. 3 just east of downtown Aurora. The downtown location opened in 2003, just across the street from the original, which opened nearly 100 years ago. In 2013, a third location opened in Glendale. Today, Sam’s No. 3 is popular with …

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