The Federal

Celebrating 15 Years In Durham’s Historic Brightleaf District

The Federal first opened in March of 2004, after three guys got together and saw a need for a solid neighborhood bar that celebrated Durham. But not just any neighborhood bar, one that served simple but fantastic food, that would exceed expectations. And with this good food came good beer – 14 micros from around the country and a solid bottle selection.

12/6 Lunch




Veggie Scramble

Yellow Squash, Zucchini, Fingerling Potatoes,

Shaved Broccoli, Shallots, Scrambled Eggs, Cactus Salsa

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Smoked Turkey Club

Hickory Bacon, Pickled Banana Peppers, Lettuce, Red Onion,

Provolone, Roasted Red Pepper Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $10


Roast Beef Sandwich

Horseradish Crème, Pickled Onions,

Arugula, White Cheddar on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $10


Petite Flat Iron

Sweet Potato, Brussels Sprout & NC Chorizo Hash,

Crispy Poached Eggs, Hollandaise $15


Fried Chicken and Waffles

Maple Syrup, Butter, Powdered Sugar $14