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Federal

$$ - $$$American, ,
914 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701-2025
+1 919-680-8611
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Overview
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good47%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“carnitas” (7 reviews)
“hummus plate” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub, Contemporary
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
914 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701-2025
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1 - 10 of 78 reviews

Reviewed 28 July 2017

appetizer was HUGE, enough to share for a meal...nachos, but should have added chicken to make it a true meal. I ate outside and it was nice until it began to storm. Could have moved inside but was almost done, so just paid and ran...More

Thank H800ELchristineb
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Went there after a track meet in Durham, searching for a good bite to eat on the hottest day of the summer. The beer was great! I had the hummus plate... the hummus could use a drizzle of EVOO and some paprika. The bb burgers...More

Thank Joi W
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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

In town for a week of family time. Federal is both a place going back & I wish was in my area. (But you can't export a bar's culture. ). The culture had a gentle bohemian flair. Menu & beverage selection was sound. Like too...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Stopped in here recently with a group, seems to be a pretty busy place even on an off-night during the week. All the tables were full, so we put our names on a list and waited for a table to open up, which wasn't too...More

Thank ckassotis
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

My business associate told me about this place and the food was amazing. We ordered the Pork Belly Sandwich which I ate with a knife and fork. So very delicious. It also came with Brussel sprouts that were fine. The other person ordered the Nachos...More

Thank Sandy R
Reviewed 19 January 2017

My buddy and I had a super lunch the other day there. I had a bratwurst on a pretzel roll with mustard and a side salad with a great vinaigrette dressing. He had a taco of pork that you really made yourself, unusual and he...More

Thank robert r
Reviewed 7 December 2016

The sound of the menu is way brought me in. Everything sounded original, fun and tasty. I met a few friends there and was excited to jump right in that menu. We ordered the pulled pork nachos for an app to share. The chips were...More

Thank Alex R
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Squeezed between gritty, traditional sports bars on Durham's Main Street, not far from Duke University's East Campus, this higher end pub attracts profs, students, tech start-up entrepreneurs, Southern hipsters and the occasional boomer couple. People come for the energetic vibe, personable servers, superb sandwiches (try...More

Thank Ted J
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

First time her and definitely enjoyed it. My wife had the mussels in a butter garlic soup with a salad I snuck a little taste of it and it was very good. I had a breadless hamburger with mushrooms and bacon and it was really...More

Thank Ken L
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Upscale pub food located across from Brightleaf Square. Had the opportunity to sit outside on a beautiful night. Very interesting beer selections. I always love when I find Ballast Point! Different food options. I had the avocado sandwich which was really good. Several others had...More

Thank Ortho3311
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Contemporary
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 02:00
Monday
17:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 02:00
Thursday
11:30 - 02:00
Friday
11:30 - 02:00
Saturday
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 914 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701-2025
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-680-8611
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