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.

3/15 Lunch


Hickory Bacon, Romaine, Apples, Red Onion,

Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, White Cheddar on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Ham & Cheese Biscuit

Smoked Ham, House-made Biscuit,

Pickled Shallots, Arugula, Swiss, Sunny Side Egg

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Sausage & Pepper Salad

Pecan Smoked Andouille, Fried Lollipop Kale, Pickled Red Onion,

Goat Cheese Mousse, Banana Pepper Gelée $11


Chicken and Waffles

Spicy Maple Syrup, Texas Pete Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14


Cheesesteak Hash

Slice NY Strip, Red Peppers, Sautéed Onions,

Garlic Mushrooms, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes,

Poached Eggs, Smoked Gouda Mornay $15