Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 58th Street
Transit: AC Transit line 72 - Ashby Street Bart Station,Berkeley
Description: The most common way to experience the Deep South is to find a street magician and hope he pulls a shiny Louisiana state quarter from your ear. Dorsey"s Locker in Oakland presents another option when there are no illusionists handy, great soul food. Drawing on a family tradition that began with the first Dorsey-owned restaurant in 1941, the menu at Dorsey's features steaming platefuls of southern home cooking. Any day of the week, choose from a swimmy selection of seafood, including deep-fried or grilled catfish fillets and prawns. Or try robust helpings of fried chicken, liver and onions, and more. Dorsey's also offers a rotating daily menu; Friday's menu, for example, doles out helpings of smothered steak, chitterlings, barbecue ribs and chicken or links, and gumbo. Most entrees are served nicely neighbored by three sides of your choice. The comfortable, no-frills restaurant welcomes diners to a cozy space where the food speaks for itself. Full-service bar available.