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.

Dinner 3/8

Fresh Catch

NC Shrimp and Crab Cake with Roasted Caulilini and Sun-dried Tomato Sauce $15


Black Bean and Mushroom Chili $4 cup/ $6 bowl


Fried Calamari

Jalapeno Aioli $5


Lamb Gyro

Lamb Meat Balls, Tzatziki, Tomatoes, Red Onion, Shredded Lettuce in Pita Bread with Choice of Side $12


Curry Spiced Turkey Sandwich

Roasted Turkey Breast, Honey Fig Goat Cheese, Tomatoes, Avocado Puree on Pumpernickel

served with Fries or Side Salad $11



Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake

Apple Pie