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.

5/5 Lunch




Lemon-Dill Salad

Shaved Radish & Carrot, Cucumber, Red Onion,

Toasted Almonds, Arugula & Spinach, Lemon-Dill Vinaigrette $9



Italian Speck Panini

Smoked Prosciutto, Mozzarella Burrata,

House-made Strawberry Jam,

Red Onion, Arugula on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $10



Fried Bologna Sandwich

Sunny Side Ellerbe Creek Duck Egg, Fried Green Tomato,

Fried Bologna, Drunken Goat Cheese, Arugula on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $10



Moroccan Chicken Wrap

Pulled Moroccan Chicken, Feta, Cucumber,

Spinach, Spiced Tomato Sauce on a Warm Pita

Served with Fries or Salad $11