I think it's safe to say that everyone here has been to a few places that ended up being diamonds in the rough, so to speak. I'm referring to the type of place that, upon first sight, you wouldn't even think of eating there because it either looks too run down, or maybe too outdated. But, upon cautiously eating there, you find out the food is absolutely amazing. Kinda falls under the old "you can't judge a book by its cover" adage.
Usually you end up going to these places upon a recommendation from a friend or colleague.
What sort of places have you guys found that would fall under this category?