The Half Orange

At The Half Orange, in the heart of Fruitvale, we’re making sausages by hand from Niman Ranch pork and bacon, burgers from 100% grass-fed beef (Marin Sun Farms green label), salads from local produce and farmers market finds, and more. Now serving eight taps of local craft beer, and a selection of our favorite wines. You can enjoy all of this indoors or on our sunny patio.

Our kitchen open Monday through Saturday, noon to 9pm. We stay open later into the night to serve drinks, based on demand.

To order online and pick up your food with no wait, click here.

Join us on Mondays when all draft beers are $2.98 plus tax from open to close.

plate

HARVEST PANCAKE
summer squash, shiitake mushroom, kale, broccoli rabe 6.95
include wild Baja shrimp 3.95

CORN DOG TOTS
all house made, served with curried fig catsup 7.95

SHRIMP “FENIX”
beer-battered wild-harvested Baja shrimp in corn tortillas
with cabbage, white sauce, pico de gallo and hot sauce 11.95

FALL SALAD
local organic greens, apples, walnuts,
blue cheese almohaditas, ensenada olive oil 6.95
salad topped w/ sausage, shrimp or burger patty 10.95

KFB
batter-fried Mary’s Farm chicken necks in chile-garlic glaze -
great pairing for IPA, double IPA & West Coast session ale 5.95

sandwich

SAUSAGE SANDWICH
hand-made sausage from Niman Ranch pork & bacon, THO sauce, house kimchi 7.95

THE HALF ORANGE BURGER
quarter pound of Marin Sun Farms 100% grass-fed beef, lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles, THO sauce 6.95

THE FULL ORANGE BURGER
as above, with half pound (2 patties) of 100% grass-fed beef 10.95

PORTOBELLO MUSHROOM BURGER (vegetarian)
grilled Portobello mushroom with lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles, THO sauce 6.95

SHRIMP ROLL
grilled wild Baja shrimp, THO sauce, lettuce, rustic relish 13.95

CURRIED VEGETABLE WRAP (vegetarian)
roasted red peppers, grilled squash & eggplant, carrot, arugula, tomato, onion, and cucumber raita in spinach tortilla 7.95

free toppers
house made kimchi
sliced tomato
grilled onions
shredded lettuce

$1 toppers
cheddar cheese
swiss cheese
house pickled jalapeño

$2 toppers
niman ranch bacon
sliced avocado
danish havarti cheese

$3 toppers
fried cheese curds
grass-fed beef tongue

gluten free option: corn tortillas

LUNCH COMBO SPECIALS
served M-F noon–3 pm

COMBO #1
Grass-fed burger or portobello burger, fries or small salad, iced tea or lemonade 9.95
with sausage sandwich or curried vegetable wrap 10.95

COMBO #2
Farmers market salad topped with sausage, burger patty or cool shrimp, plus an iced tea or lemonade 10.95

 

fries

BEER-BATTERED CHEESE CURDS from Spring Hill Jersey cheese 4.95

FRENCH FRIES made from Kennebec potatoes 2.95

SALCHIPAPAS fries, sausage, chorizo, THO sauce, kimchi 8.95

MACARONI SALAD complements Korean fried chicken 1.95

SMALL GREEN SALAD 2.50

 

 

drinks

HOUSE-BREWED HIGHWIRE ICED TEA 1.85

HOUSE-MADE LEMONADE 1.875

MEXICAN COKE, ORANGE CRUSH, MINERAL WATER 2.75

HOUSE BRAND KOMBUCHA 4.95

RED BAY ICED COFFEE roasted in Fruitvale 3.95

All of our food & beverages can be enjoyed in our dining room or on our sunny patio.

DRAFT BEER

HENHOUSE SAISON farmhouse ale 5.5% ABV $3.90
HENHOUSE BREWING, Petaluma

KSA Kölsch style ale 4.6% ABV $4.59
FORT POINT BEER CO, San Francisco

SARA’S RUBY MILD English dark mild ale 3.8% $4.59
MAGNOLIA BREWING, San Francisco

DEATH & TAXES black lager 5.0% ABV $5.50
MOONLIGHT BREWING, Santa Rosa

UNCLE JESSE west coast session ale 4.8% $4.59
ALE INDUSTRIES, Fruitvale (Oakland)

RICH MAHOGANY West Coast red ale 6.0% $5.50
ALTAMONT BEER WORKS, Livermore

VILLAGER San Francisco style IPA 6.5% $5.50
FORT POINT BEER CO, San Francisco

BIG CHICKEN double IPA 10.2% $5.50
HENHOUSE BREWING, Petaluma

BOTTLED BEER

ten dollars
Highway 78 Scotch Ale Green Flash / Pizza Port Carlsbad / Stone 12oz
Saison du Buff Victory / Dogfish Head / Stone 12oz

fifteen dollars
Mo Betta Bretta New Belgium / Lost Abbey 12oz
Imperial Russian Stout 2009 Stone 22oz

twenty dollars
Récolte Sauvage Avery 12oz
Muscat d’Amour Avery 12oz
Odio Equum Avery 12oz
Dépuceleuse Avery 12oz
Rumpkin Avery 12oz
Oak Barrel Aged Angel’s Share Lost Abbey 375ml

twenty-five dollars
Uncle Jacob’s Stout Avery 12oz
Deliverance Ale Lost Abbey 375ml
Supplication June 2012 Russian River 375ml
Supplication December 2012 Russian River 375ml
13th Anniversary Ale Stone 12oz

thirty dollars
Decadence 2011 Alesmith 750ml
Decadence 2012 Alesmith 750ml
Red Poppy Ale Lost Abbey 375ml
Framboise de Amorosa Lost Abbey 375ml
Damnation 23 Batch 069 Russian River 375ml
Sanctification Batch 006 Russian River 375ml
Vertical Epic 07.07.07 Stone 22oz

WINE BY THE GLASS

CHARDONNAY Villa Montefiori 2012 “El Take It Easy”
Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California, Mexico 7 g / 28 b

PINOT BLANC Brooks Winery 2013
Willamette Valley, Oregon 9 g / 36 b

SYRAH Maison PUR “La Boutanche” 2013
France 9 g / 38 b (1000 ml bottle)

GRENACHE Los Pilares 2012
San Diego 12 g / 45 b

BOTTLES OF WINE

RED “FIELD BLEND” Dexter Lake 2012
Zinfandel-Barbera-Carignan-Valdiguié California 38

GRENACHE Los Pilares 2011 San Diego 50

GRENACHE-CARIGNAN Los Pilares 2013 San Diego 45

DOWNTOWN FRUITVALE

Originally an independent city, Fruitvale once served as the Bay Area’s getaway destination, known for its beer gardens and vacation cottages set amidst fruit orchards and under some of the sunniest weather along the water. Centered around our historic downtown and railroad buildings (and now a BART station), it’s one the most walkable neighborhoods in Oakland. We also have one of the most delicious collections of restaurants you’ll find anywhere in the Bay Area.

Among the attractions within a short walk of the Half Orange and Fruitvale BART are:

Ale Industries Brewery, and their “Jingletown Jazz Room” tasting room, are open to the public on weekends. They’re just 2 blocks from us, so this makes a great two-fer for craft beer lovers.

Nieves Cinco de Mayo, our neighbor in the Fruitvale Public Market, makes artisanal Mexican ice creams in cool flavors like rose petal, curdled milk, and cactus fruit; they also serve raspados, tejuinos, mangonadas and even Tosti-locos(!). This is our recommended dessert stop after a meal here at The Half Orange.  Well, this or Churros Mexicanos, a stuffed churros cart operating on the other side of our courtyard.

Obelisco Restaurant was formerly known as Taco Grill when they occupied our current space. Now they’ve moved into a bigger location across the street in the BART plaza. They make delicious Mexican food from good ingredients (Niman Ranch pork, Mary’s Chicken, masa from organic corn) and serve draft beer as well.

A block away, on International (E. 14th), you’ll find a couple of my favorite eateries that specialize in regional specialties from Mexico. La Gran Chiquita makes Hidalgo-style barbacoa, and La Torta Loca makes Mexico-City style tortas, huaraches, and more. Both restaurants are friendly and delicious.

Up 34th Street a few hundred yards, across from St. Elizabeth’s church, is a permanent food truck called Pipirin, which specializes in Guadalajara’s famous torta ahogadas. Slightly further afield, a 10 minute walk to Foothill and 37th, you’ll find Taqueria Campos, where the comida casera from Jalisco was recently highlighted as being among the best Mexican food in the Bay Area by John Birdsall and Jonathan Kauffman.

This is just a taste of some of Fruitvale’s delicious bounty — you could eat and drink well here for days and still have more to try. If you haven’t been here yet, hopefully this helps you get started!

+1 510 500 3338

3340 East 12th St #11 in Oakland in the heart of Fruitvale