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Gooey Looies

Bella Vista / Queen Village
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231 McClellan St, Philadelphia, PA 19148-1951
+1 215-334-7668
10:30 - 19:00
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Mon - Fri 10:30 - 19:00
Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Norwalk, California
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Was a little bit of a mission to find because if you go down the wrong street its all very narrow one ways, so make sure you watch the names of the streets carefully. Its a small little hole in the wall sandwhich shop that doesn't look like much from the outside. Nor from the inside. Its at the back... More 

Thank Stacey C
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

The one thing we really wanted to find was an authentic cheesesteak the locals would eat. Not a chain, not a touristy place. I bet you feel the same way. This. This is your spot! Our family of four shared two large cheesesteaks, and it was plenty! We also enjoyed the "water ice", which I found out is another local... More 

Thank karakara1
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

The atmosphere wasn't great but the food was tremendous. One of the best (if not the best) cheesesteaks in Philadelphia. Come here for the food and leave to eat somewhere else, not the greatest place for families to eat.

Thank Robbie C
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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147 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

They offer a wide variety of sandwiches that are cheap and delicious. Their cheesesteaks are packed and cheaper than the more famous steak places. Our personal favorite is the cornbeef special. So big you can't get your mouth around it. Check out their website to see the menu and prices.

Thank crackcrab
Fayetteville, Georgia
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

The hoagie was delicious! Filled with fresh, lovely layers of ham, this sandwich can't be beat for the value! The service was friendly as well. Bring cash and ENJOY!

Thank stepbrown5
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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64 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2015 via mobile

Yes their cheesesteaks are large. However, the meat is bland and the overall steak doesn't have that much flavor. The rolls get way too soogy. This place isn't a secret, so don't think you found the spot where all the locals get their cheesesteak. Fifteen years ago, maybe it was that place. However, a few years ago this establishment was... More 

Thank Philly L
Mickleton, New Jersey
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2014

Born and raise in the South Philly neighborhood of Pennsport/ 2nd street....down where the Mummers clubs are located, we have hidden our favorite foodie place. This is the real deal in Philly cheesesteaks and hoagies. ANYONE who doesn't like their sandwiches must be a cra-ZY! It simply doesn't get any better than this for sheer mass and yumminess. So good,... More 

Thank CapeMayBeachBunny
Austin, Texas
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75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2014

We stopped in after a morning driving in from out of state. We had heard that the locals like Gooey Looies and decided to give it a try. We also knew that some had a difficult time finding it. We, too, had a little difficulty, but if you look at the "mall" sign just beyond the street where they are... More 

Thank MinimalTravels
Durham, North Carolina
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83 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014 via mobile

From the reviews here, we thought the cheese steaks at Gooey Looies would be amazing, but it was mediocre at best. The bread was soggy and there was way too much meat. The sandwich fell apart as we were trying to eat it, and it didn't taste like anything special. We wouldn't come back.

Thank Stephanie_MEL
Columbia, MD
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 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... More 

Thank ChrisColumbia_MD

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:30 - 19:00
10:30 - 19:00
10:30 - 19:00
10:30 - 19:00
10:30 - 19:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 231 McClellan St, Philadelphia, PA 19148-1951
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Neighbourhood: Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Phone Number: +1 215-334-7668

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?