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.

12/12 Lunch


Crab Rangoons (4)

Blue Crab, Cream Cheese,

Scallions, Kim Chi, Sweet Chili Sauce $6



Honeydew Melon Salad

Honeydew Melon, Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumbers,

Red Onion, Peppered Goat Cheese, Toasted Almonds,

Arugula, Honey Basil Vinaigrette $12



Lamb Gyros

Slow Roasted Lamb Leg, Roasted Red Peppers,

Pickled Red Onions, Arugula, Tzatziki Sauce on Warm Pita

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Meatball Sub

Oven Baked Italian Meatballs, Arugula,

Marinara, Provolone on a Hoagie Roll

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Buffalo Fried Chicken Sandwich

Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwich, Buffalo Sauce,

Blue Cheese, Arugula, Tomato on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13