What would you call a place or thing that's well-known or renowned but only among a locality, family, or small group? I've looked into it and have failed to find anything that fits.

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    Can you be more specific about how you intend to use the word?
    – alphabet
    Oct 21 at 16:42
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    It is "locally famous". Oct 21 at 18:30
  • You can put local in front of the renowned thing to limit it: local celebrity, local sensation, local phenomenon, local hero, local personality... Oct 21 at 19:14
  • It's not one word, but well-kept secret is often applied to places like restaurants, when those who frequent the place would like to avoid it becoming too popular and crowded.
    – DjinTonic
    Oct 21 at 20:15
  • If a small number are addicted to X, X can be a cult favorite, or cult classic. Oct 21 at 23:46


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