It ain’t easy being a restaurant. Even if you’ve got some amazing eats, there are no guarantees -- with everything from competition to location to the culinary vision of food-savvy animated rats playing a potential role in your success. Inevitably, some places don't quite get the love they deserve, so we've assembled a group of spots that warrant an extra pat on the buns. Did we miss a favorite hidden gem of yours? Let us know in the comments.
The Potato Place
Eateries based primarily on the humble potato don’t always garner a lot of attention, but Wayne Staters and spud enthusiasts know full well that the matter-of-factly named Potato Place has been dishing up 1.5lb buttery potato masterpieces for 25 years. Topping their spuds with the likes of chili, ham, bacon bits, and plenty of goodies normally found on pizza, it’s not hard to see why they’ve stuck around through the years.