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.

11/2 Lunch


Zucchini Fries

 Lightly Battered Zucchini

With Fed Sauce $7



Farm Radish Salad

Funny Girl Farm Radish, Cherry Tomatoes,

Cucumbers, Parmesan, Roasted Almonds,

Arugula, Sweet Shallot Vinaigrette $11



Milano Salami Melt

Mild Milano Salami, Roasted Red Peppers,

Guacamole, Smoked Gouda on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $11



Spicy Pork Butt Sandwich

Slow Braised Pork Butt, Habanero Cheddar,

Chipotle Blueberry BBQ Sauce on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13

Add Bacon $1


Habanero BBQ Pork Belly Sandwich

Sliced Habanero BBQ Pork Belly, Arugula, Tomato,

Pickled Red Onion, Jalapeno Aioli on Ciabatta

Served with Fries or Salad $14