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.

4/23 Lunch



Ellerbe Creeks Farms Kale Salad

Marinated Kale, Avocado, Shaved Carrot, Red Onion,

 Purple Cabbage, Cilantro, Red Pepper- Ginger Dressing $11




Hickory Bacon, Romaine, Apples, Red Onion,

Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, Havarti on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $9



Chicken Liver Po’Boy

Creamy Cajun Slaw, Green Peppers,

Creole Mayonnaise on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $9



Italian Sausage Biscuits

Green & Red Bell Peppers, Caramelized Onions,

Kale, House-Made Biscuits, Duck Gravy $12



Chorizo & Turnip Taco (3)

Spanish Chorizo, Turnip, Yellow Squash, Tomato, Cilantro

Fried Serrano Salsa, Spiced Carrot Puree on Corn Tortillas $12