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.

11/17 Dinner






Chicken Wings (8)

Sweet Chili Hoisin, Buffalo, or Jamaican Curry

With Blue Cheese Dip $9



Chicken Liver Pâté

Stone Brothers Jalapeno Chow Chow & Moonshine Jam,

French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Flatbread Crackers $13



BBQ Shrimp Salad

Chili BBQ White Shrimp, Roasted Red Peppers, Cherry Tomatoes,

Gala Apples, Carrots, Spinach, Sweet Chorizo Vinaigrette $12



Chili Rubbed Steak Sandwich

Slow Roasted Pulled Sirloin Tip, Romaine, Tomatoes, Banana Peppers,

Red Cabbage Slaw, House Smoked BBQ Sauce on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Wally Gator Po’Boy

Buttermilk Fried Alligator, Romaine, Tomato,

Red Onion Cajun Spiced Aioli on a Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $14



NY Strip Hoagie

Spice Rubbed Sliced NY Strip, Romaine, Tomato, Red Onion,

Red Dragon Cheese, Jalapeno Aioli on a Pretzel Roll

Served with Fries or Salad $14