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.

4/18 Lunch

Salami Panini

Italian Salami, Pickled Red Onion, Tomato,

Arugula, Dijon, Havariti on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Duck Sausage

Smoked Duck Sausage, Sautéed Radish Greens, Shallots,

Sunny Side Ellerbe Creek Farm Eggs, Asiago Grits,

Duck Gravy, Shaved Black Truffle $14


Chicken and Waffles

Spicy Maple Syrup, Texas Pete Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14


Soft-shell Crab Po’ Boy

Pepper & Cabbage Slaw, Creole Tartar Sauce on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $14