The Federal

4.0 stars 4.0 out of 5 5 ratings
$$Late Night, Bar, Restaurant

914 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701 Directions

(919) 680-8611
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    3 rating Celiac friendly
    July 26, 2014

    1) I had a meal here and did not suffer from it, despite the fact that my food had a risk of cross-contamination. The food was fine; neither wonderful nor awful. My wife had something non-GF, and was not particularly impressed. The place itself was dark and not particularly interesting. 2) On the plus side, they were *great* about informing me of gluten hazards. Both the waitress and the chef were really very clear, forthcoming and understanding. Props to them! This is why I list them as celiac-friendly. And that would normally earn the Federal 4 stars from me. 3) But considering the cross-contamination hazards they outlined, and the limitations of the menu, there really is very little here that anyone with celiac can feel safe eating. This is basically a diner (never good for celiac sufferers) with a few more upscale specials, and only one or two of the specials were GF. 4) So when I want food of this sort, I go to Geer Street Garden, which is *wonderfully* GF friendly and has a better atmosphere.

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    4 rating Not celiac friendly
    December 04, 2013

    Any of the sandwiches can be served with corn tortillas instead of bread so most sandwiches options can be turned into GF tacos.

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    4 rating
    July 12, 2013

    not tons of options but still enough. food is excellent and the people watching view is even better!

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    4 rating
    February 09, 2013

    The Fed burger without the bun is great! Add bacon :).

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    5 rating
    August 10, 2012

    Their salads are the best!


  • Bar
  • Late Night
  • Restaurant
12 am - 2 am, 5 pm - 12 am
12 am - 2 am, 11:30 am - 12 am
12 am - 2 am, 11:30 am - 12 am
12 am - 2 am, 11:30 am - 12 am
12 am - 2 am, 11:30 am - 12 am
12 am - 2 am, 11:30 am - 12 am
12 am - 2 am, 11:30 am - 12 am
Gluten free selection is limited but very good. Wait staff can answer questions about anything.  No GF menu, but doesn't really need one.

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