Frogs Leap Public House
Frogs Leap Public House

Frogs Leap Public House

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://frogsleappublichouse.com/
  • Phone: 8284561930x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Served Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
    Dinner Served Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

    Closed on Sunday & Monday
    Will be closed Christmas Day & New Year's Day

    Please note, when reserving for parties larger than 6 people, you must call the restaurant directly.
  • Payment Options: Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Southern, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Kaighn Raymond
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We are developing the FLPH catering menu, give us a call to discuss your event!
  • Private Party Facilities: FLPH has a large dining room which can be divided into smaller rooms using portable walls made from tin and oak boards from a local barn. These heavy, solid walls can create a private space for your event. We can accommodate parties from 10 to 40 and the entire restaurant can be rented for larger events.
  • Private Party Contact: Tonia Raymond 8284561945x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Montgomery
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: FLPH has four spaces in a lot on Montgomery Street across from the entry to Nico"s Cafe. We apologize for our lack of exclusive parking but we will try very hard to make your experience worth the short walk from the ample street parking around downtown Waynesville.
A word from Frogs Leap Public House
Just off Main Street in historic Downtown Waynesville: Frogs Leap Public House is a farm to table country pub celebrating the food, culture, beer and art of Western North Carolina.
The Frogs Leap kitchen, under Chef Kaighn B. Raymond prepares a new, seasonal menu every few days featuring local, sustainable, natural and organic foods. We strive to offer an exciting, diverse, ingredient focused menu combining Southern flavors with modern techniques and the best American products.
Sample the best local craft brews or a unique beverage from our seasonal drink list in a relaxed but elegant setting surrounded by the Great Smoky Mountains. Come in to Frogs Leap Public House to see why no one wants to leave Western North Carolina once they get here!


Please note, when reserving for parties larger than 6 people, you must call the restaurant directly.
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Frogs Leap Public House reviews from OpenTable diners
84 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (59)special occasion (51)neighborhood gem (50)great for lunch (26)romantic (20)good for groups (19)notable wine list (18)hot spot (16)great for brunch (13)vibrant bar scene (7)kid-friendly (6)late-night find (2)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    we come to Maggie Valley a few times a year and always eat there. we tell everyone how great the food is.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    An interesting and diverse menu. The goat cheese bon-bons snack was wonderful, as was the smokin' s'mores tart for dessert. I had a caprese salad-good, but not outstanding, maybe too much balsamic vinegar and the mozzarella was rather firm. The pimiento cheese was good, but not nearly as good as the bon-bons. I had the seafood potstickers, which were good, but not notable. My wife has a Caesar's salad which she liked, especially the grits croutons, but it was a little too salty. She had the lamb merguez which she liked a lot, but it was very rich. We had also recently eaten at Chef's Table, which is almost next door (not on Open Table) and we both liked it better. Frog's Leap has a distinctive smoky smell to it that may bother some.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • like to see what I am eating
    notoftenenough
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    delish and fulfilling small dish menu , would recommend to others and intend to come back, more light on the table
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pipesmoker
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Great Food, Great Service, Charming Atmosphere! I had the grilled meatloaf with tomato jam, smoked mac & cheese and the seasoned collards. I recommend it highly! Also had a starter of the herbed Prodigal Farms goat cheese. Outstanding! It's creamy, almost like a Brie, and mild but with fantastic flavor. When we visit Wayneville, NC (which is quite often since we're only 2 1/2 hours away in Columbia, SC), we always eat at the Frog's Leap Public House. But now, we need to make reservations....it's really catching on!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent in every way!
    LoveLocal
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The filet was one of the top five steaks that I've ever eaten! Perfectly cooked, tender & delicious! Had a pear sweet tea cocktail, also fantastic. Chef & bartender have it together without a doubt. Overall, a unique restaurant with excellent quality food & drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Great place for a meal with friends. Our group was here from Atlanta and all were extremely pleased with Their meal choices, and the peach sangria was great!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this restaurant
    Bon52
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Always a great meal and good service. One of our favorite restaurants in western NC and we return often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great evening
    mgnl
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Food and wine was fabulous! Only regret was to not have enough room for dessert! Didn't love that they made us wait for a table even though we had a reservation and there were open tables the whole time we were there, but worth it for the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Farm to Table to Delicious!
    Delicious
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    This is the #1 restaurant in Waynesville. The quality of the food, the presentation, the taste, the service - everything was impeccable. I had the beef filet - tender, delicious. My friend had the meat loaf - he thought it was great, I tasted it and thought mine was better - hee hee. All in all, it was a pleasure to dine here. Reservations should definitely be made for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Definitely will be going back!
    MarkD
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My husband and I really enjoyed our evening at Frogs Leap Public House. We visited Waynesville for a weekend getaway and stayed at the Prospect Hill B&B. This restaurant was within walking distance of the inn and was recommended by our innkeeper. What an enjoyable dinner! Service was excellent and all of our food selections were incredible. I enjoyed a tomato bisque with portobello mushrooms/goat cheese and a small plate of scallops/crab meat with risotto. Both were incredible! We will definitely be returning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome!
    Squeen
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I am never disappointed in this restaurant. The food is always fresh and local.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great!
    Foodmksmesmile
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We've eaten here a dozen times or more and keep coming back. The pork chop is a gift from above. The place is so great that we drive 35 mins from Asheville regularly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodies Alert!
    live2eat
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Went to Frog's Leap Public House after theatre at HART. As always - they made our entire group feel like we were the most important people they were serving that night. The table started out with fried pickles and they disappeared quickly. Myself and two of my companions ate the seared grouper with yellow tomato foam. It was phenomenal. My husband opted for filet with crab topping and lyonnaise potatoes. He states that the filet was nothing less than "Perfect". At the end, we all shared one dessert (Jackie Blevins' toffee crunch) and we did everything but lick the plate. The place never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Frog Leap Public House a real hit!
    Msmomahoney
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The smell of a great BBQ is enticing, but there are many delicious other options, so many it's hard to choose. We thoroughly enjoyed the creative cocktails. Prices are very reasonable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful food, but...
    Travel
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Very nice setting and beautiful food, but the food doesn't taste as good as it looks
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Treat For My Tastebuds
    StephanieVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    This restaurant quietly sits on a side street, but the presentation of lunch was anything but. Each dish (and our family of four sampled many) burst deliciousness from every nibble. My personal favorite is the goat chees bon bons set on a plate of local honey and pistachios. Pretty sure I'd go the distance to have another one of those babies on my plate.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food. Good service.
    Sojourner
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    On vacation in Waynesville and called some local friends to meet us for dinner here. We had picked the place based on reviews. Was a little taken aback when they arrived and said they had been there two nights before. I was surprised they hadn't mentioned it earlier but they said this is one of their favorites...and we soon found out why. Wife got the trout...it was amazing and I got the meatloaf--very tasty...and huge portions. Friends got the pork chop and the encrusted chicken. Seasonal veggies--everything was fresh. The air was a bit smoky but we loved dining here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mountaingirl
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Loved the different foods on the menu. Unique and different. Great service would go again
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent excellence
    robertjfeezor
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I have eaten at Frog's Leap every time I have been in the NC mountains, and I have yet to be disappointed. The food, presentation, and service are spectacular! Can't say enough about the quality of the food!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome
    Just2folks
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    3rd visit for my wife and I, 1st visit for our 3 guests. We all found the dining experience outstanding. We all had different entrees making our table a visual feast. Everyone seemed completely satisfied with their choice. My wife and I would recommend that anyone make the effort to seek out this Waynesville gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too much smoke
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Lunch was good and the food was creative and presented well. The atmosphere was neat except that my eyes were burning from all the smoke coming from the wood burning stove in the kitchen. By the time we left we smelled like we had been sitting inside a camp fire. Not good if you have somewhere to go after and don't want a lingering smell on your hair and clothes. The service was just so-so. I have a pet peeve about a server not telling us their name so that was just a little issue. We waited at the front door for 5 full minutes before we were greated. Even though several servers saw us standing there. So overall not the worst experience ever but not good enough for us to drive over from Asheville again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Eclectic
    wnctraveller
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    As regular customers of a restaurant, you soon get to know a menu and sometimes get into a routine of ordering the same dish. This is not easily achieved at FLPH where a creative, (a previous visit included bacon cheesecake, that tasted far better than it sounds) ) and frequently changing selection of food ensures that the menu is never predictable. Our most frequent visit coincided with a greater revamp of the menu than usual, but the choice of food made from fresh, locally sourced, ingredients, was as eclectic, and as good, as ever. The only (occasional) negative is that the wood burning oven can sometimes create a smoky atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • gmama
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    I have visited Frog's Leap many times. This visit equalled or surpassed my previous visits. My out of town quests were imoressed with the atmosphere, service and food. I would always be glad to recommend this restaurant to anyone who asked.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So Disappointed
    JessicaVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Our reservation was at 2:15, which is when we arrived in downtown Waynesville. Parking was difficult. Got a horrible stare when we walked in the door, then we were scolded for arriving late. I thought it was close to 2:15, but no, "it is 2:26", she said with a hiss. I asked her if she wanted us to go elsewhere and she said, no but please order quickly the kitchen closes at 2:30. We hurried with decisions and placed our order. Two of us ordered a side dish of collards that were so hot we could not eat them. Too bad, kitchen's closed. We won't be back. Haven't felt that unwelcome in a restaurant in quite some time.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never Disappointed
    10ecgalVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    My husband and I always make reservations here when we're in the area. The menu changed from our last visit. I wasn't very hungry so I got a Caesar salad. My husband commented on me getting 'just a salad' at this restaurant. Well, this wasn't just a salad. The grit cake croutons, crispy onions, and buttermilk Caesar dressing set this salad apart. I was very pleased. I also ordered the 'smoked' Mac and cheese but was disappointed. There was little 'smoke' and it wasn't creamy. My husband had the Cajun pasta and raved about how it was the best pasta dish he's had in quite a while. The spiciness of the shrimp, chicken, and sausage melded with the creaminess of the sauce was wonderful. The brownie dessert was a chocolate lovers dream.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of Those Special Places
    UncleLucy
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    One hopes to find that "special place" where the food is always good and the service always comes with a smile. A place that does not have to be the cheapest place or the most expensive, but a place where you are almost grateful to pay the bill and tips are a pleasure to add. Frogs Leap Public House is such a place for me and everyone I have taken there. Whether it is one of their regular items or one of the seasonal specials, there just don't seem to be any disappointments. It has the atmosphere for romance and for a get together with an old friend. It is a place to go and celebrate good news and to ease the shock of bad news. A truly fabulous find in Waynesville, NC.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful lunch.
    jacnrhVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    My boyfriend and went out of our way to get lunch here at a recommendation from his parents, and we were not disappointed. He got shrimp and grits, which was a bit more stew-like than either of us expected, but he absolutely raved. I had the 7 cheese grilled cheese, which was a scrumptious blend of local cheeses. We shared Parmesan truffle fries, which were the best fries I have ever eaten and highly recommend. FLPH really emphasizes using local/fresh ingredients and you can tell by the flavors and quality of food. It was absolutely delicious, and not too pricey either!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • All-around excellent...
    PhillyGuy54VIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Great food. Locally sourced and fresh. Excellent atmosphere and service. Reasonable pricing. We loved this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Gatlinburggal
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The food and service was excellent. We were a little shocked when there wasn't enough menus available for our party of 4, since the restaurant was not filled to capacity. The menus were printed, it seems, daily and in house and attached to a clip board. We will come back again the next time we are in Waynesville to try more of this exceptional dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dave
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Excellent food and service, surprisingly so in a small, "Southern" town. Every item we had was superb, from the appetizer to the entree. I highly recommend the Goat cheese puffs, the filet sliders, and the Shrimp & Gtits. Reaonably priced, quality wines as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • amazing food!!
    SlaterStyle
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    this place totally exceeded all of our expectations... from the shrimp and grits to the rhubarbatini, awesome to say the least and our waitress was amazing, can't wait to dine here again, a little pricey for your average dinner but worth every penny. Running an organic farm myself, I'm a big fan of the farm to table concept.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Drummerhoff
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The filet was the best I've ever had. So long as it is on the menu, I won't have to peruse it for my choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A disconnect
    tprogerssr
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    On this visit to FLPH, I found the experience much less satisfying than my prior one. The service was just fine as it had been before, but the food was not at all as good. Perhaps it was that I mistakenly tried a new special, the lobster and monkfish americaine. The sauce was decent; otherwise the potatoes were way undercooked, the amount of fennel was excessive, the monkfish lacked taste and the lobster portion was skimpy. As I have seen in other reviews, there is a disconnect between the reputation of Frogs Leap Public House and what it actually delivers. There are more rewarding options in the area.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for entertaining guests
    greatcollards
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Food was great as was the service. I wished our wait staff had been a little more descriptive when we asked about sharing appetizers. We ended up with an all fried collection of items. The noise level is always a little high but not enough to keep me from going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rolled with the punches
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    We invited another couple to dine with us at Frogs Leap Public House. Our guests came separately and were 20 minutes late arriving. In addition, they had a tight timeline and needed to be finished eating in just over an hour. The staff and kitchen at Frogs Leap were very accommodating and met all our requirements. The food was great, to boot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    yearoundiner
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    The best part about dining at Frog's Leap Public House is that most of the food they serve comes from local farmers and business...and the food is wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A fabulous find
    Travelers
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Our first time at this resturant, but will definitely make it a point to return when we are in the area! Love love love it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just2folks
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Great food, great service and great venue. Nice to have a place like this in Waynesville.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A warm experience...
    HansMeyer
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    ...from arrival through dessert. A definite addition to downtown Waynesville!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mike0870
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Really enjoyed it very much. The food was great and very innovative. It is a definite on our list to visit when we are back in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate