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.

7/4 Brunch

Bluebird Meadows Tomatoes

Baby Heirloom Tomatoes, Belgian Endive, Mozzarella Burrata,

Pistachios, Opal and Lemon Basil, Lemon Vinaigrette, Balsamic Syrup $10



Pimento Cheese Sandwich

House Pimento Cheese, Hard Boiled Egg, Arugula on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $9



Sausage, Egg & Cheese

Wild Boar & Cranberry Sausage,

Pickled Red Onion, Sunny Side Ellerbe Creek Farm Egg,

Smoked Gouda, Red Pepper Aioli on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Chicken and Waffles

Spicy Maple Syrup, Texas Pete Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14



Shrimp & Grits

NC Shrimp, SC White Grits, Tomatoes,

Shallots, Jalapenos, Chorizo, Shrimp Gravy $15