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“Best Cheesesteak!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gooey Looies

Gooey Looies
231 McClellan St, Philadelphia, PA 19148-1951 (Bella Vista / Queen Village)
215-334-7668
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Ranked #436 of 3,843 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Cuisines: Sandwiches, Delicatessen
Neighborhood: Bella Vista / Queen Village
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Neighborhood: Bella Vista / Queen Village
Columbia, MD
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Best Cheesesteak!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This place has huge cheesesteaks at great prices. Way more meat than the touristy Pat's and Geno's (who doesn't even chop his). And they use provolone, not that chemical mess called Cheese Wiz. The entire staff is super friendly too! Set in a tiny shopping center in the middle of residential row houses. The meat is chopped and the bread is soft. The best!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wading River, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Now THIS is a cheesesteak!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Hard to find but worth the effort. These sandwiches are HUGE and soooo good! An average person can eat a small one and will be filled! You have to park and walk to the store. No real seating in the place so find yourself a seat somewhere nearby and chow down.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lincroft, New Jersey, United States
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“SOOOOOOOOOOO glad we went!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We were in Philly for a concert, and my son remembered a guy he worked with told him that this place was THE place for a Philly Cheesesteak. He was right, this sangwich would make any die-hard fan glad they found this off the beaten path gem. A genuine, one of a kind experience awaits those who trek to this sandwich shop. The staff was awesome, the food was delicious, and it was worth the trip. I am already looking forward to our next trip to Philadelphia, and I will be going to Gooey Looies.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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flora vista,NM
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“gooey Looies”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

First real Phili cheese steak sandwich, we were impressed. One was enough for two people excellent flavor. People very helpful to a bunch of tourists.

Visited June 2013
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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Forget tony lukes. Pats. Genos. Jims shanks. THIS IS THE CHEESE STEAK!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013 via mobile

Forget what you know watched or heard about philly cheese steaks. Go to gooey's first. To find them is to go inside a compound on the corner of 2nd and moore. Look for the "mall" then its on your left near the middle of compound. If you're lucky you can see movie stars or Catch babe hefron in the mornings. (Band of brothers) hes there daily. See the pics.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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