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.

8/8 Brunch




Ellerbe Creek Heirloom Salad

Heirloom Tomatoes, Roasted Squash, Pickled Radish, Smoked Lemon Feta,

Arugula, Roasted Walnuts, Balsamic Syrup, Peach-Basil Vinaigrette $11




House Cured Hickory-Maple Bacon, Romaine, Apples, Red Onion,

Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, Havarti on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $10



Prosciutto, Egg, & Cheese

Farm Duck Egg, Drunken Goat Cheese, German Sauerkraut,

 Arugula, Cajun Remoulade on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Chicken and Waffles

Spicy Maple Syrup, Texas Pete Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14



Shrimp & Grits

SC White Grits, Ellerbe Creek Okra,

Roasted Red Peppers, Tomato-Mushroom Gravy $14