I live in a small town out in the middle of nowhere, off the beaten path - you pretty much have to intend to come here.
I've seen so many little restaurants here come and go over the past few decades, but one comes to mind - it's a tiny little mom and pop French restaurant, that no one ever thought would last. They're only open 4 days a week - 2 hours for lunch, then they close again until the 3 hour dinner shift. They close down for 6 weeks every summer so the owners can go back to France and visit family. This year will be their 13th year in business!
Quality food, consistency, and great service has kept them going for so long. They're an awesome couple.