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.

4/25 Lunch

Crab Rangoon

House-made Crab & Goat Cheese Rangoon,

Corn & Ramp Relish, Scallion $9



Ellerbe Creeks Farms Kale Salad

Marinated Kale, Avocado, Shaved Carrot, Red Onion,

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



Fried Green Tomato Sandwich

Flat River Nursery Green Tomatoes, Fried Bologna,

Smoked Gouda Pimento Cheese, Pickled Red Onion on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $9



Turkey Club

House Roasted Turkey Breast, Hickory Bacon, Banana Peppers,

Romaine, Onion, Swiss, Smoked Tomato Aioli on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $10



Chicken and Waffles

Spicy Maple Syrup, Texas Pete Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14



Lamb Hash

Tamarind Marinated Lamb, Artichoke Hearts,

Japanese Sweet Potatoes, Ramp Greens,

Sunny Side Ellerbe Creek Duck Egg, Hollandaise, Espelette $16