The Federal

6 ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu
Safety Rating
2 ratings

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914 W Main St
Durham, NC 27701

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Gluten Intolerant

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Had a very good salad and AMAZING fries! Super cozy, great service.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Asymptomatic Celiac

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 10 years ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • None Listed

Categories

  • Bar
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
  • Restaurant

Notes


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

Updated 10 years ago read full review

Celiac

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

Updated 11 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Their salads are the best!

Updated 11 years ago read full review

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