While in Denver, somewhere that came highly recommended to me (thanks, Danielle) was Sam’s 3. It’s been on the Food Network and one of the few diners in Denver. Since I was traveling, I did want to go at least one “out of state” diner. Not that it really matters.
Sam’s 3 has three locations in downtown Denver, Glendale, and Aurora. We happened to be near the Aurora location so opted to go there.
Sam’s 3 is half bar and half diner. There is a massive bar in the center, which is cool and the rest has plenty of booths and tables. It’s a very different atmosphere than anything in NJ (maybe closest to PBs Tap Room and Diner). Not in a wrong way, just different.
Our waitress took a while to get to us and only came back a couple of times. Even though the waitress didn’t come to our table as often, our food came out fast.
The coffee out west is different than back east. At Sams 3, it was stronger which wasn’t a bad thing. I enjoyed the coffee.
Sams 3 has many different options from breakfast to lunch and dinner. One unique aspect that Sams 3 has is multiple different Spanish dishes. You don’t see that often at a diner!
I started off with a Caesar salad which was good. It was well dressed and I have no complaints.
Since it was unique, I decided to order the Carne Tacos (as indicated by the menu: “yumm”) with refried beans. The tacos were good, and the refried beans were spicy. I didn’t realize how big of a Spanish influence Denver had, but the food was excellent.
For the tacos plus coffee, the cost was $15.
Overall Summary/Would I Come Back?
I enjoyed Sams 3, and I would love to check out their other locations as well.
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