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Soul Food at Dorsey's Locker (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Dorsey's Locker

81% of 144 customers recommend

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In a Nutshell

Family-run soul food institution captivates guests with live R&B, open mic concerts, and hearty feasts of fried chicken, catfish, and gumbo

The Fine Print

Expires 180 days after purchase. Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per table. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Not valid for happy hour specials. Must purchase 1 food item. Not valid for alcohol. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Choose Between Two Options

  • $10 for $20 worth of soul food
  • $20 for $40 worth of soul food

Guests savor a menu of homestyle Southern eats such as fried chicken ($13.50), deep-fried or grilled red snapper ($13.50), a catfish burger ($8.25), or gumbo ($15).

Dorsey's Locker

In 1941, Wilma and Henry Dorsey opened a modest family eatery on the corner of 18th and Market in West Oakland. Over the next four decades, devoted family members transformed the place with a relocation, the addition of a cocktail lounge, and the construction of a beautiful wooden bar. Today, Dorsey family members remain the sole shareholders of a bustling restaurant that celebrates their Texas roots with country-style meals of fried chicken, catfish, gumbo, barbecue ribs, and sweet peach cobbler. A rotating weekly menu makes fresh additions to the slate of hearty, homecooked food with such dishes as chitterlings and smothered steak, while sides of collard greens, yams, and black-eyed peas garnish every dish with Southern panache.

Far more than a mere restaurant, Dorsey's Locker also treats guests to a full bar and lineup of live entertainment. On Sunday nights from 6 p.m until 10 p.m., the restaurant waives a cover charge for live R&B and jazz music. Open mic events each Tuesday show off the hidden talents of friends and neighbors, while Monday, Thursday, and Saturday-night karaoke provides a socially acceptable outlet for singing a love song to a plate of breaded pork chops.


81% of 144 customers recommend

  • “Thanks for the great service and good food. :)”


  • “Excellent food and good service”

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    Dorsey's Locker

    5817 Shattuck Ave

    Oakland, CA 94609


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