a hole in the wall

a hole in the wall

  (American)
a small, dark shop or restaurant It's just a hole in the wall, but the food is good.
See also: hole, wall
References in classic literature ?
If it was something connected with a hole in the wall he would find the hole in the wall; but, as a matter of fact, he was unable to find the faintest crack in the wall.
After reflecting a moment, he added: "Unless you call it a hole in the wall of the world.
Yes, and at the same time making a hole in the wall.
Dacor's sister made a hole in the wall between the cave where I lay bound and that in which she had been confined, and soon she was by my side and had cut my bonds.
As it so happened there was not a window in the whole inn that looked outwards except a hole in the wall of a straw-loft through which they used to throw out the straw.
And besides, you can knock a hole in the wall at any time.
Had a little scrimmage there with a fellow and was hidden by one of their women in a hole in the wall.
There is a hole in the wall of the cave, where the firelight falls below the shadow of the roof, twice the height of a man from the floor.
In the meantime I will slip in among the hens through a hole in the wall and give them a good chase, so that the noise they make will arouse the royal henwives, and they will come to see what is the matter.