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.

7/20 Dinner



Okra & Corn Pudding

Hickory Bacon, Okra & NC Sweet Corn,

Parmesan, Egg Yolk, Toasted Pita $9




Hickory Bacon, Apples, Romaine, Onion,

Havarti, Dijon on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $9



 Misty Point Oysters (6)

Pickled Sea Beans, Horseradish, Tabasco, Lemon, Kosher Salt $12



The Jabber Jaw

NC Shark, Red Cabbage & Citrus Slaw,

Red Pepper Aioli, Fried Shallots on Slider Buns

Served with Fries or Salad $13




Fresh Peaches, Tomatoes, Green Olives,

Ellerbe Creek Opal & Sweet Basil, Shaved Summer Truffles, Garlic, White Wine $14



Fried Chicken Biscuit

House Biscuit, Creamed Collard Greens, Brava Sauce $15