Nice little bar with lots of character. They have good food (especially the fries). It was not too busy, it was great for conversation and late night snacks.
Mar 18, 2019
Super chill place. I went for lunch and really liked it. Our waiter was very nice, and he kept our drinks full. Plus, the food was good for “bar food.” A good place to go with friends.
Apr 18, 2019
Great food, good rotating beer selection, and friendly staff
Edit: I originally made the above review over a year ago with 5 stars, however I'm having to update as quality has changed some. I've been in Durham for 5 year now and watched a lot change, but the fed was always a constant for me that I could rely on. And the staff and beer selection are still great, but the food has really dropped in quality. I used to tell people they had the best burger and fries in Durham, however my last two trips the fries were greasy and severely short on the garlic that made them special in the first place. As for the burger I ordered one earlier tonight medium rare only for it to come out very rare with the middle barely being luke warm. I had it sent back for a new one and that one came back in the same condition and I notice at least one other recent review below with a similarly raw burger. I hate to leave a review like this as for the last 4 years the fed has been my hang where I've celebrated birthdays, new jobs, and going away parties. And there are still some high notes(the pork sandwich is great as are the nachos), but one of the things I loved about the fed was that I could get anything from their menu and be confident it was gonna be great. Now it always feels like a role of the dice. I know kitchen staff has changed in the last year or so, but I'm hoping they can turn this around so I can change this back to 5 stars and start bragging to people about knowing the best spot for a burger and fries again.
May 28, 2019
Great location with lots of people watching. The service was exceptionally fast even though we were outside on the patio. The garlic french fries were the best fries I've had in a long time. Both the staff and patrons were friendly. I ordered the Allagash White which is my favorite beer. However what they gave me was not Allagash White not sure maybe the wrong keg was hooked up?
Mar 16, 2019
It's not bad, but the cleanliness rating is only 91.5, and the food wasn't anything special. Actually, pretty pricey in my opinion, as I paid $30 for two burgers with cheese. It wasn't bad, but I wouldn't say it was worth the price, though volume is good.
Jul 3, 2019
Can't go wrong here. Good beer list, good food and competent and friendly service.
Aug 22, 2019
Bartenders were nice and fast.
Managed to get in while not crowded and got the Fed Burger.
I'll be back in October to try the stouts.
Jul 26, 2019
Had a great experience here! Food was great and service was too. Nice little hidden gem in downtown Durham.
Sep 14, 2019
Food & service were excellent. The fries do not disappoint!!!
Aug 10, 2019
Decent food, good beer selection. It's a little bit on the pricey end of the spectrum compared to neighboring bars.
Oct 23, 2019
Was passing through town and dropped in. If I lived in Durham, this would be my spot. Relaxed and friendly atmosphere, nice menu and great beer selection.
Nov 5, 2019
One of my favorite places. Great food and great service. No frills but none needed when good is so good
Nov 22, 2019
Great place to hang out with a great beer and a bite to eat. Not a lot of seating but worth hanging around for a table if you are planning to eat.
Dec 18, 2019
Very delicious had the Cuban sandwich friend got the spicy chicken sandwich both equally delicious 😋 recommend going here. Nice bar beautiful establish and very home feeling. Great customer service Greer is wonderful.
Jan 2, 2020
Strange mix of people (super hood, preppy, college, elderly, young, old, all races/ethnic groups), cheap drinks, great bartenders. Great people watching too.