Dorsey’s Locker Introduces a New 99-Cent & Lunch Menu

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Oakland area soul food restaurant launches new menu offerings to appease its customer base.

Dorsey’s Locker introduces a new 99-cent and lunch menu to diversify their menu options.

The menus provide an opportunity for its dedicated customers to grab soul food that is tasty, well prepared, generously portioned, nutritious and reasonably priced on the run. The 99-cent menu features a choice of chicken, fish or beef links and side items such as red beans or black-eyed peas, rice or green beans.

The Lunch menu is available from 11:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, featuring select entrées, two side items and a corn bread muffin. For those with more hearty appetites, the full menu is available with entrées such as short ribs, ox tails, chitterlings, BBQ and Gumbo on a daily basis. An assortment of cakes, banana pudding and peach cobbler is available to satisfy the sweet tooth.

For 70 plus years, Bay Area patrons have relied on Dorsey's Locker for authentic, delicious soul food. In response to inquiries from customers, Dorsey's Locker has introduced the two new menus that will provide East Bay residents an option other than highly processed corporate foods for lunch or early afternoon meals. According to Debra Croft, Berkeley resident and patron of Dorsey's for many years, "I love the new 99-cent menu and lunch specials, good food, reasonably priced and perfect for lunch."

For more information and to view the menu options, please visit the Dorsey’s Locker website at

About the company:

The Dorsey family's tradition of serving authentic soul food in Oakland began in 1941, when Henry and Wilma Dorsey opened their family restaurant in West Oakland on 18th & Market, supported by a close knit family. The business relocated in 1956 to Bosn's Locker on Shattuck Avenue where a cocktail lounge was added to the restaurant under the supervision of Clarence Dorsey, with the assistance of brothers, Tom, Armstead and Jack Dorsey. Three years later another brother, Martin Luther, who followed their father's career path as an educator in Texas, came to Oakland and personally hand built the existing bar at "The Locker."

Henry and Wilma continued to provide appetizing "Texas Style" soul food, until Henry's death and Dorsey's Bosn Locker was sold in 1986. However, in 1996 the next generation of Dorsey's reclaimed its legacy by forming Dorsey & Associates, Inc., to continue the business as Dorsey's Locker, Oakland’s best soul food restaurant. For more information visit their website.

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