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.

1/30 Lunch





Cucumber Salad

Roasted Tomato, Bell Pepper, Mixed Greens,

Citrus-Basil Vinaigrette, Carrot Oil, Toasted Walnuts $9


Meatball Sandwich

Pork Sausage Meatballs, Vodka Sauce,

Bell Peppers, Spinach, Provolone on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $9



House-cured Corned Beef, German Sauerkraut,

Swiss, Russian Dressing on Marble Rye

Served with Fries or Salad $11


Fried Oyster Po’Boy

Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion,

Adobo-Lime Aioli on Brioche

Served with fries or Salad $12