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.

3/14 Lunch

Apple Salad

Shaved Radish, Pickled Shallots,

6 Minute Egg, Mixed Greens, Feta,

Toasted Almonds, Sumac Vinaigrette $10


Oyster Po’Boy

Fried Oysters, Banana Pepper & Jalapeno Relish,

Red Onion, Arugula, Smoked Tomato Aioli on Sub Roll

Served with Fries or Salad $12


Cheesesteak Hash

Slice NY Strip, Red Peppers, Sautéed Onions,

Garlic Mushrooms, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes,

Poached Eggs, Smoked Gouda Mornay $15


Chicken and Waffles

Spicy Maple Syrup, Texas Pete Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14