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.

3/27 Lunch

Cheese & Toscano Salami Plate

Tuscano Salami, Honey Gouda, Smoked Ricotta,

Semi Hard Goat Asiago, Gaeta Olives, Roasted Red Peppers,

Habanero Relish, Jalapeno Fig Preserves, Balsamic Glaze $13



Strawberry & Goat Cheese Salad

Strawberry, Apples, Toasted Almonds, Red Onions,

Cucumber, Goat Cheese,

Arugula, Strawberry Vinaigrette $11



BBQ Chicken Sandwich

Roast Chicken, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Tomato, Romaine

Pickled Red Onion, Swiss, Chipotle Blueberry BBQ on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Alligator Po’ Boy

Buttermilk Battered Alligator Tail, Romaine Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion,

                                                           Jalapeno Aioli, Stone Bros Pepper Relish  

                                                                            On Brioche Bread

                                                                    Served with Fries or Salad $13



Elk Sausage & Habanero Cheddar Sandwich

Elk Sausage, Ashe County Habanero Cheddar, Shitake Mushrooms,

Sautéed Onions, Pepper Relish Aioli

On Pretzel with Fries or Salad $14