Choosing between your favorite cocktail and your favorite burrito is a choice no Denverite should ever have to make. But if you find yourself scrounging around the house looking for spare change just so you can justify going out to eat without having to cut into your beer budget, you’re not alone. We’ve been there and it’s why we think you should be able to eat cheap in Denver anytime you want. Check out these easy menu hacks.

Keep It Simple

Let’s be honest…we have to pay for our ingredients and the more complicated the meal is, the more expensive it will be. When you’re trying to eat cheap in Denver, keep your choices simple. If you’re craving breakfast, order a short stack of pancakes for just $5. If you’re looking for the best burger in Denver, order our standard cheeseburger. You won’t have to hold your nose just to choke it down and you’ll have plenty of money left over to pay for your preferred boozy libations.

Eat at the Right Time

There are breakfast “specials” and there are breakfast “SPECIALS.” Guess which one you’ll get when you stop at Sam’s during the week and want to eat cheap in Denver…you just need to stop in early in the day during the week. You’ll save a boatload of dough so you can turn around and order the beverage of your choice without hurting your wallet.

Go Handheld

Breakfast on-the-go is the best way to eat cheap in Denver and it’s perfect if your wallet is feeling a little lighter than it should between paychecks. Order a handheld burro with your choice of fillings and eat it as you walk to your preferred brewery for that growler refill. You’ll spend just a few bucks and won’t end up interrupting other peoples’ conversations with your rumbling stomach.

Split Plates

If you’re eating with a friend, the easiest way to eat cheap at your favorite Denver diner is to split something. We don’t charge for extra plates and we know that the portions can be daunting to those worried about portion control, so split away. Just make sure you take advantage of the lower price and order something good to drink. You’ll need to quench your thirst anyway and what’s better than a craft cocktail?

Eating Out on a Budget Is Doable!

If you’re looking to eat cheap in Denver, make Sam’s No. 3 your go-to diner. Dine-in or order to-go.