We have the creepers too. There's a Mexican restaurant nearby that is really dark and dirty looking and everyone that works there are big, beefy, gang affiliated looking dudes. But the food there is AMAZING. Best Mexican food ever.
There's this other place nearby that my ex brought me to once, and as soon as you sit at a table, this tiny little old Chinese woman comes over and yells at the top of her lungs, "WONNA POP?! WE HA COKE."
Apparently she does this with every customer.
When ever my mom walks into our Chinese place, the guy in the kitchen sees her walk through the door and yells "EY YOU WAN ORWAN CHIKEN, ESSTRA CRISPY, YEA?!"
He always knows what I want too. We don't go that often, he just remembers everyone who ever goes there.