welcome

Welcome

 

Come to The Half Orange and enjoy 13 taps of fresh beer & cider direct from local independent brewers, a selection of natural wines from around the world, and tasty food made by hand from delicious, wholesome ingredients.

We’ve got a casual dining room and spacious patio in Oakland’s sunniest neighborhood.  There’s plenty of room for families, dogs, and groups of friends to meet.

We (Jay & Katie) live here in Fruitvale and we are grateful for the connections with our neighbors and friends that we experience by operating this restaurant. We love you!

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“A restaurant that asks you to relax and yield to temptation”

New York Times, 2015

about

Fresh Beer & Tasty Food in the Fruitvale

 

We buy beer directly from the Bay Area’s best small brewers, oftentimes kegged mere days before we receive it.  Freshness matters with beer — and we want you to be able to taste these beers at their best.

Our wines come from the best natural producers we can find at accessible prices.  All wines are $40/bottle and $25 on Wednesdays.

Great drinks deserve great food. So we make everything from scratch, using the superb ingredients available to us in the Bay Area: organic grass-fed beef, wild-harvested shrimp and wild-caught fish, pork and poultry raised without hormones or antibiotics, and locally-made corn tortillas and artisanal bread.

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“Top Honors In This Year’s Best Burger Race”

San Francisco Magazine, 2014

order-now

Order Now

 

To place an order for pickup: please select your items from our food menu and drink menu below, and then call us at 510 500 3338.

Alternatively, you can email your order to our iPads at thehalfo@gmail.com, and then call us to let us know you’ve done so.  Please be sure to include your name and phone number in the email!


To place an order for delivery: please order through our partners at Caviar or DoorDash.  Please note that, in order to cover the cost of delivery, menu prices are 25% higher than they are at the restaurant.

drinks

Drinks Menu

Join us on Mondays when all drafts are $3.80


FRESH BEER & CIDER

Updated Feb 18, 2017

HAMMOCK BEER

light lager FIELDWORK Berkeley 4.5% $6.50
ALICIELLA

light ale with herbs & spices MAGNOLIA San Francisco 5.0% 12oz $6.50
KNIGHT’S CROSS

vienna-style amber lager OL’ REPUBLIC Nevada City 5.9% $6.95
FIGHTING CHANCE

strong american blonde ale NOVEL Oakland 7.5% $6.95
PULP IPA

northeast-style india pale ale FIELDWORK Berkeley 6.9% $6.95
BIG CHICKEN

hyperfresh imperial ipa HENHOUSE Santa Rosa 11.0% 12oz $7.95
BLÄK

bavarian-style black lager OL’ REPUBLIC 4.6% $6.50
CITRAWEISSE

tart, dry hopped berlinerweisse FIELDWORK Berkeley 5.0% 12oz $6.50
CHERRY KUSH

calif native tea beer w/ cherry ALE INDUSTRIES Fruitvale 4.4% 12oz $5.95
THE DUBULARITY

belgian-style dubbel HENHOUSE Santa Rosa 7.4% 12oz $6.95
PRÉCIEUX

french-style farmhouse lager OL’ REPUBLIC Nevada City 7.2% 12oz $6.95
NUTTY OPERATOR (NITRO)

peanut better stout ALTAMONT Livermore 5.2% 12oz $5.95
BRUT CIDER

TAG & JUG San Francisco 7.2% 12oz $7.95
COMING UP

ANIMAL IPA west coast india pale ale FORT POINT San Francisco 6.3% $6.95
ISLAND HAZE IPA northeast-style india pale ale ALAMEDA ISLAND Alameda 6.1% $6.95
FREAK SCENE oatmeal amber ale SOCIAL KITCHEN San Francisco 7.1% $6.95
KENT LAKE KOLSCH blonde ale IRON SPRINGS Fairfax 4.5% $5.95
EPIPHANY west coast red ale IRON SPRINGS Fairfax 5.5% $6.50
PITCHERS

$22 regular/$17 Monday
HAMMOCK BEER
CHERRY KUSH
$24 regular / $17 Monday FIGHTING CHANCE
ALICIELLA
EPIPHANY
PULP IPA
KNIGHT'S CROSS
BLAK

BOTTLED BEER & CIDER

TWELVE DOLLARS

CALABAZA BLANCA oak aged biere blanche Jolly Pumpkin 375ml
SEVENTEEN DOLLARS

GRAVENSTEIN HEIRLOOM CIDER Gowan’s Anderson Valley CA 500ml
TWENTY DOLLARS

FUNKY GOLD SIMCOE dry hopped sour Prairie Ales 500ml
TRVE EDITION sour red farmhouse ale Prairie Ales 500ml
UPRIGHT BREWING “SIX” dark rye ale 750ml
UPRIGHT BREWING “FOUR” tart saison 750ml
TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS

EAST BAYLINER WEISSE Ale Industries 750ml
DARK AGES BRETT STOUT Tahoe Mountain 500ml
SPEEDWAY STOUT January 2016 Alesmith 750ml
THIRTY DOLLARS

CLASSIC SAISON Blackberry Farm Tennessee 750ml
FROM TENNESSEE WITH SMOKE Blackberry Farm Tennessee 750ml
EASY CIDER Cyril Zangs Calvados, France 750ml


All bottles of wine are $40 • $25 on Wednesdays

WINE

WINE BY THE GLASS

Natural wine from France 6.95
ROSÉ dry rosé of grenache and syrah
WHITE unoaked Chardonnay
RED Cotes du Rhone blend
BOTTLES OF BUBBLES

ROSÉ OF GAMAY (PET NAT) J. Quastana 2015 ”Buena Onda” Vin de France (Loire)
BOTTLES OF WHITE

CHENIN BLANC Domaine des Sablonettes 2015 “Le P’tit Blanc” Anjou, France
CRNKO Chardonnay/Reisling/Sauv Blanc 2015 “Jarenincan” Maribor, Slovenia (1 liter)
COLHEITA BRANCO Quinta das Bageiras 2014 Bairrada, Portugal
PINOT GRIS Purity 2015 “Underwood Vineyard” Penn Valley, Nevada County, Sierra Foothills, California
COTES DE CALTALANES BLANC Domaine Majas 2014 Roussillon, France
BOTTLES OF PINK

ROSÉ OF GROLLEAU Le Sot de l’Ange 2014 ”La Couture” Azay-Le-Rideau, Loire, France
BOTTLES OF RED

TROLLINGER Andi Knauss 2015 Swabia, Germany (1 liter)
GAMAY Lilian & Sophie Bauchet 2015 ”No Sulfite No Cry” Vin de France
GAMAY Herve Villemade 2015 “Bovin” Loir et Cher, France (1 liter)
GAMAY Domaine des Sablonettes 2015 “Les Copines Aussi” Anjou, France
CARIGNAN Purity 2014 Old Vines Antioch, Contra Costa County, California
BICHI Rosa del Peru 2015 “La Santa” Tecate, Baja California, Mexico
MOURVEDRE Purity 2015 ”Silvaspoon Vineyard” Alta Mesa, Lodi, California
ZWEIGELT Geyerhof “StockWerk” 2015 Kremstal, Austria
BARBERA Purity 2015 ”Silvaspoon Vineyard” Alta Mesa, Lodi, California

THE SOFT STUFF

HOUSE MADE

iced tea, lemonade or half & half 2.50
MEXICAN SODAS

Coke or Orange Crush (real sugar, no HCFS) 2.95
SPINDRIFT SODAS

Ginger beer or blackberry soda 3.45
SPINDRIFT SELTZERS

Unsweetened, about 10 calories - raspberry or grapefruit 3.95
MINERAL WATER

Perrier 2.50
RED BAY ICED COFFEE

roasted in Fruitvale 3.95
WRECKING BALL HOT COFFEE

Sat-Sun brunch only 2.95

instead of tipping, there is a 20% charge on “dining-in” orders which is fully distributed to the people who cook and serve your food

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OUR PRODUCTS

BEEF Cream Co. organic, pastured, grassfed, from California
PORK 100% antibiotic-free (“never ever”). natural, from California
CHICKEN hormone- and antibiotic-free, from California
EGGS from pastured chickens
FISH always wild-caught in the Pacific
SHIRMP wild, hand-harvested off the Baja California coast
BREAD from Oakland’s Starter Bakery

food

Food Menu

 

CROWD PLEASERS

FLYING SAUCER

grilled savory pancake with a bunch of veggies, topped with jalapeño kewpie & nori crumbles 11
+ made with shrimp or pork 4
+ fried chicken & korean bbq sauce 7
+ bacon, avocado or fried egg 2
SMOKED PORK NACHOS

house fried chips, swiss cheese sauce, bacon bits, pico de Gallo 12
- sub grassfed carne asada & fries 2
SAN DIEGO SPECIAL

grass-fed steak, avocado, pico de gallo wrapped in a 13
+ french fries inside 1
- sub grilled shrimp, smoked pork or shiitake mushrooms for beef no charge
• can be served as Sunset-style tacos on corn tortillas with melted cheddar
CORN DOG TOTS

house made sausage, fried cornmeal, spicy red sauce 10
BUFFALO CAULIFLOWER

white dipping sauce 9
SALCHIPAPAS

fries, house made sausage and chorizo, secret sauce, house made kimchi 11

SALADS

WINTER SALAD

organic greens, mandarin oranges, candied smoked walnuts, herbed goat cheese puffs, house-made green goddess dressing 10
KATIE'S SALAD

organic greens, poached egg, chicken cracklins, avocado, tangy vinaigrette 11

+ add shrimp, smoked pork or grass-fed burger patty to either salad 5

SANDWICHES (AND TACOS)

BARBECUE

hickory smoked pork, Eastern Carolina- style vinegar bbq sauce, creamy slaw 10
FRIED CHICKEN

crunchy chicken, cabbage-kale slaw, house made pickles, jalapeño kewpie 10
- also great with no bread as a salad
+ as tacos on corn tortillas no charge
WILD FISH/SHRIMP

any of the below choices as tacos (corn tortillas, cabbage, pico de gallo & white sauce) or sandwich (coleslaw, kewpie, pickles, tomatoes, cilantro chutney) 14
• grilled or beer-battered Baja shrimp
• beer-battered Alaskan true cod
• grilled California yellowtail
T.H.O. BURGER

¼ lb organic grassfed beef or portobello mushroom, lettuce, tomato, onions, house made pickles, secret sauce 8.50
+ add a second grassfed beef patty 5
• as tacos on corn tortillas no charge
SPICY GRILLED CHEESE

3 cheeses, thick bread, spicy sauce 8

TOPPERS

FREE TOPPERS

sliced tomato
grilled onions
shredded lettuce
house made pickles
cilantro chutney
san diego red salsa
ensenada white sauce
$1 TOPPERS


house made kimchi
cheddar cheese
swiss cheese
mozzarella cheese
american cheese
pickled jalapeño
korean bbq sauce
pico de gallo
jalapeño kewpie mayo
$2 TOPPERS


thick natural bacon
hass avocado
danish havarti cheese
shiitake mushrooms
gorgonzola crumbles
chicken chicharrones
sunny side up fried egg
$4 TOPPERS

grilled portobello
fried cheese curds

BURGER CREATIONS

TJ BURGER

¼ pound patty, bacon, cheddar, pico de gallo, grilled onions, lettuce, san diego red salsa, ensenada white sauce 11
OLD BLUE

¼ pound patty, shiitake mushrooms, gorgonzola cheese, grilled onions, lettuce, secret sauce 12
EL TAKE IT EASY

¼ pound patty, avocado, chicken chicharrones, cilantro chutney, danish havarti cheese, lettuce, tomato, secret sauce 14
JAY’S CHOICE

double patty, cheddar cheese, havarti cheese, thick cut bacon, lettuce, tomato, pickles, onion, secret sauce 18
Q STACK

double patty, cheddar, thick sliced bacon, korean bbq sauce, onion, tomato, jalapeño kewpie 18
THE NEW BOSS HOG

double patty, thick sliced bacon, smoked pork, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, grilled onion, pickles, secret sauce 21

SIDES

CHEESE CURDS

beer-battered Spring Hill cheese curds 8
SKILLET GREEN BEANS

ginger-shoyu sauce 6
FRENCH FRIES

hand-cut Kennebec potatoes 4
SMALL SALAD

house-made green goddess dressing 5
CHICKEN CHICHARRONES

topped with salsa verde 4
PINQUITO BEAN CHILI

vegan 6
with smoked pork 8

BRUNCH SPECIALS

served sat & sun 11am-3pm
SD BREAKFAST

scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes, bacon & chorizo (or shiitake mushrooms), pico de gallo, white sauce wrapped in a double quesadilla 12
• can be served as a bowl (no tortillas)
THE B.E.A.T.

bacon, egg, avocado, and tomato on thick sourdough rye 11
+ add danish havarti cheese 2
• can be served as Sunset-style tacos on corn tortillas (includes cheese)
CHORIZO SCRAMBLE

three eggs, house made chorizo, bell peppers, zucchini, broccoli, shiitake mushrooms, cotija cheese sprinkles,
pico de gallo 13
- sub portobello for chorizo no charge
FRUITVALE FRENCH TOAST

cornflake-encrusted french toast, horchata cream, sweet coffee sauce, Mexican crema, strawberries 11
BRUNCH BURGER

quarter pound of organic pastured beef (or portobello mushroom), sunny side up egg, bacon, cheddar cheese, leafy greens, tomato, grilled onions, house made pickles, secret sauce, served with breakfast potatoes 16
+ double patty (½ pound) add 5
BRUNCH SIDES

avocado toast with house-made lime marmalade 6
two eggs 5
real maple syrup 2
house kimchi 2
side of breakfast potatoes 4
plate of thick sliced bacon 5

LUNCH COMBOS

served mon-fri 11am-3pm
T.H.O. BURGER

beef or portobello mushroom
fries or small salad
iced tea, lemonade, or half-and-half 13
DOUBLE BURGER

fries or small salad
iced tea, lemonade, or half-and-half 18
FRIED CHICKEN SANDWICH

fries or small salad
iced tea, lemonade, or half-and-half 14
BBQ SANDWICH

fries or small salad
iced tea, lemonade, or half-and-half 14
WILD CATCH

choose from Baja shrimp, Alaskan true cod or California yellowtail, as either tacos or a sandwich
fries or small salad
iced tea, lemonade, or half-and-half 18
WINTER SALAD WITH TOPPER

choose from burger patty, smoked pork, Portobello or wild Baja shrimp
iced tea, lemonade, or half-and-half 14

DESSERT

NUTELLA PARFAIT

nutella mousse, berries, house made whipped cream, cinammon chicharrón crumble 7

FOR KIDS

QUESADILLA

corn or flour 4
KIDS GRILLED CHEESE

on a bun 4
KIDS PLAIN BURGER

organic grassfed beef 7
CORN DOG TOTS

mild dipping sauce 10

instead of tipping, there is a 20% charge on “dining-in” orders which is fully distributed to the people who cook and serve your food

best-bites

Best New Restaurant Nominee

7×7 Magazine

events

Events at The Half Orange

We’re here and ready to host your event at The Half Orange, or to cater your event at any location. Email Jay to get the ball rolling.


We also throw events here for the public. Here are some upcoming events we’d love for you to attend.

SF BEER WEEK 2017

PARADE OF PORK AND LAGERS with OL’ REPUBLIC BREWERY

Saturday, February 11

Join us and Ol’ Republic Brewery for our 2nd Annual Parade of Pork and Lagers. We’ll all be in our beer garden serving:

— Pork Poutine
— Smoked Pork Nachos
— Porkburgers slathered in pork chili (add bacon!)
— Pork belly tacos
— Pulled pork sandwich
— Crispy Pig Tails

Anything you want, fried in lard!

And Ol’ Republic’s killer lagers including:

— Hell Beer – Helles-style lager
— Precious – French farmhouse lager
— Knght’s Cross – Vienna lager
— Dunkel – dark amber lager
— Bläk – black lager

Definitely Dubs (Warriors game on TV at 5:30pm)

And other treats!

This will run from 11am to 10pm, admission is free and pork is plentiful.

VALENTINE’S DINNER with MIHO and FIELDWORK BREWING

Tuesday, February 14

We’re bringing in our great friends from San Diego for our 2nd annual Valentine’s Day Dinner with Fieldwork Brewing. Juan Miron and Kevin Ho started MIHO as a farm-driven gastrotruck in our old stomping grounds of North Park, and now they cook their thoughtful, fun cuisine at stylish events all over Southern California. We’re stoked to host them and Fieldwork for what will be sure to be a delicious and delightful event.

The Food

• Chile Poblano Casino with wild mushrooms
• Perrones: grassfed beef carne asada, mozzarella, fixins, handmade flour tortillas
• Smoked purple potato, honey-chili sauce
• Tajin pork sopes, avocado salsa verde, brussels sprout-fennel slaw
• Baja-style cod machaca, Beef barbacoa, Masa dumplings in vegetarian sugo
• Dessert (surprise)

The Beers

Black Apricot Bomb
Hazy Train – Hazy IPA 6.9%
Pulp – Creamy Hazy IPA 6.9%
Hammock Beer – Baja Lager 4.5%
Coconut Milk – Coconut Double IPA 8.6%

This is a ticketed event, $45/person including beer, food, and service. Buy tickets here.

BIG CHICKEN BEER RELEASE with HENHOUSE BREWING

Friday, February 17

The Half Orange will be one of a select number of venues tapping Henhouse‘s ultra-fresh double IPA, Big Chicken — the beer that is released once a year and is only tapped on the same day it is kegged.

Time TBD. No admission cost, just buy a beer and drink it.

BELGIAN BRUNCH with CLEOPHUS QUEALY

Sunday, February 19

Close out Beer Week with a relaxing day of brunch and Belgian beers from the East Bay specialists in Belgian styles, Cleophus Quealy Beer Company in San Leandro. Nothing goes better with Belgian beer than fries and Nutella crepes!

Here’s the lineup:

Belgian Single Belgian-style table beer (6.0% ABV)
Hibiscus Saison Ruby hue with hibiscus and grapefruit (5.5% ABV)
Cassis and Desist Barrel-aged Winter saison with blackcurrant and mulling spice (6.8% ABV)
Belgian Stout Dark and roasty Belgian-inspired stout, with hints of coffee, chocolate and fruit (6.5% ABV)
Golden Strong Vibrant golden ale fermented with 100% brettanomyces (9.5% ABV)
Cherry Red Flanders ale aged in wine barrels for 1 year with sour cherries (7.2% ABV)

This will run from 11am to 9pm (brunch ends at 3pm but beers and regular menu will go all night), admission is free.

For more information about the happenings here, please see our blog.

service-charge-tips

SERVICE CHARGE > TIPS

In order to improve your experience while ensuring a fair wage for all our workers, we have replaced tipping with a 20% service charge on dining-in orders. This allows our cooks to share in the service charge revenue, which is not legal with tips.

We are also glad to help move our industry away from tipping, which has been shown to promote racial and gender discrimination against diners, and sexual harassment against employees.

For more information and research about the no-tipping/service charge model, please see Jay’s website.

Thank you for helping improve our restaurant, industry and community.

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Address

3340 E 12th St, Suite 11
Oakland CA 94601
510 500 3338

Parking is free at BART garage
after 3pm on weekdays, all day weekends
across the street at E12th & 33rd Ave

Hours

Open at 11am Daily
Close at 10pm Fri-Sat
Close at 9pm Mon-Thurs
Brunch 11am-3pm Sat & Sun

We seat on a first-come first-served basis • No reservations, just walk in

for parties more than 10, please email Jay if you’d like us to reserve room (deposit may be required)