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.

2/11 Lunch

Cured Ham Terrine

Pressed Ham Terrine, Cracked Pepper,

 Stone Bros. Hotter than Hell Chow Chow, Baby Dill Pickles,

 Maille Dijon Mustard, Assorted Crackers $13 



Blueberry Salad

Blueberries, Cherry Tomatoes, Red Onion, Cucumbers,

Roasted Walnuts, Goat Cheese, Mixed Greens,

Honey Thyme Vinaigrette $11



Vegan BBQ Sandwich

Butler’s Soy Curls, Creamy Cashew Coleslaw,

Pickled Red Onions, Chipotle Blueberry BBQ Sauce on Ciabatta

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Shrimp Po’ Boy

Buttermilk Battered White Shrimp, Romaine Lettuce,

Tomato, Red Onion, Fed Sauce, Served on Brioche

with Fries or Salad $13



Chicken and Waffles

Vanilla Maple Syrup, Espresso Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14