I only went to Sloppy Louie's once, but was smart enough to grab a matchbook. Sloppy Louie's did business down at the corner of South and Fulton streets, at the South Street Seaport, for nearly 70 years, closing in 1998. The place had atmosphere to beat the band. The waiters were crusty lifers. The restaurant was also famous for being in the building eulogized by Joseph Mitchell in "Up in the Old Hotel."