Gooey Looie's is deep in south philly inside a strange little enclosed shopping court. It's also a deli / convenience type store with video poker, cigarettes, newspapers, etc.. but most of the people jammed wall to wall and at the 3 tiny tables are there for the food. 3 guys behind a counter in the back crank out the steaks & hoagies while the customers fight to the front of the line, hollering about the latest Eagles game or the day's winning lottery numbers. So pretty much the best place on earth.
The hoagies are classic, massive and delicious. No prosciutto or roasted red peppers here- just massive piles of meat with mountains of shredded lettuce, tomatoes, onions. The corned beef hoagie-which I didn't have a chance to try- seemed to be a big seller.
The cheesesteak took me two days to eat. Loads of meat and a sturdy roll held it all in, suprisingly the thing didn't fall apart when I tried to eat it. Really good too.
Moyamensing & Moore
grill open 'til 7:00pm
deli til 8pm most nights