Drawing from a family tradition that began with the first Dorsey-owned restaurant in 1941, the menu at Dorsey's Locker comforts diners with steaming platefuls of Southern home cooking. Any day of the week, diners can choose from a swimmy selection of seafood, including deep-fried or grilled catfish fillets ($12.50) and prawns ($14.50). Culinary proctors can perform taste-bud tests on robust helpings of fried chicken ($13.50) or dishes of liver and onions ($11.50). Dorsey's also offers a rotating daily menu: Friday's menu, for example, doles out helpings of smothered steak ($11.25), chitterlings ($16), barbecue ribs and chicken or links ($14), and gumbo ($15). Most entrees are served next to your choice of neighboring sides, such as collard greens, yams, or mac 'n' cheese. If there's room in your buffet pants, keep bodies insulated with a warm order of peach cobbler ($4).
5817 Shattuck Ave.
Oakland, CALIFORNIA 94609