Frogs Leap Public House

4.8
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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!


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OT
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant! We have been several times and have always enjoyed our food! My favorite waiter is Nevil! He is extremely knowledgeable with the menu and wine choice! He has never steered us wrong!!!

B
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a really pleasant evening at the Leap, much like previous visits. Neville was “smoovah” as per usual helping us with menu and drink suggestions. The strawberry semifreddo consommé was a memorable dessert. The Leap is a local treasure.

PG
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ditch the frying pans. Poor presentation. Can’t distinguish the food. Too dark.

CM
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing farm to table fresh local food, crafted and put together perfectly from Chef Kaighn and staff! Wonderful wait staff, catered to all of our needs above and beyond. Pristine environment for a nice intimate culinary experience. Whether Republicans it’s a first date, anniversary, or just a night out on the town. Will return when I can many more time!!!

R
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always good, unusual menu, great service , fairly expensive , very loud

l
Miami
47 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it nice cozy atmosphere. Service was good. Good Martini though the run out of the Tito’s . Good other choices.
We got 2 starters salad with goat cheese. Delicious. And the pork belly in a bun Asian style presentation was beautiful and flavors fabulous. Dinner was the chop which we shared and served with collard greens again wonderful flavors .would definitely visit again they also have a beautiful bar in a separate area .

OT
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For us, the best restaurant in Waynesville area. Great food and service, good wine selection

ME
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Truly innovative and delicious every single time we've gone. This time I had scallops on truffle cauliflower puree with a hash of roasted butternut squash, brussel sprouts and cauliflower. Just yum.

g
Western NC
29 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Double date. Devils on Horseback always a favorite of mine. Brussel sprout appetizer was different and delicious. Fries always extra crispy and amazing with truffle oil and Parmesan. Tuna small plate perfect dinner for me. Scallops were the table favorite entree. Service was great. Wine recommendations perfectly paired with food. Thank you!

JR
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FLPH is always a wonderful experience as food and service are exceptional. Alittle pricey so save visiting there for special occasions. Highly recommend!

S
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We continue to love Frogs Leap. Food is excellent, service perfect and we’re always treated kindly and with respect.

P
Western NC
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always!! Our favorite place to dine in WAYNESVILLE!!

J
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Twice being served by Kara, she completed a great meal and will always ask for her.

c
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious. Wonderful staff.

NF
Western NC
10 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We discovered this gem last autumn and had a wonderful meal at the bar because the restaurant was full. Tonight we had a wonderful meal again.
Kim was a wonderful waitress with great enthusiasm, attention and recommendations.
Although a good drive from Hendersonville it is worth the trip!

B
Savannah
64 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy this restaurant. Wait staff are excellent and good is great and the menu regularly changes so you don’t get bored with the choices. Great cocktails and wine list. We love the devils in horseback and they have the best truffle fries I have ever had. Seafood is great. Also the pork chop but you can’t go wrong with any of the entrees.

B
Savannah
64 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant!

D
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a pleasure dining here! The food is consistently excellent (nice range of choices) and the service is impeccable! (Especially N - as professional a server as we have ever encountered and have eaten in a lot of restaurants throughout the U.S. and Europe over the years). We drive 40 minutes one way just to eat here!

OT
Naples
23 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good, creative food. Excellent presentation. Service was a tad slow, waitress may have been new.
Would dine there again.

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible NYE dinner. Have dined here numerous times and always loved this place but this meal was the best yet hands down. Perfect last meal of 2019.

C
Western NC
19 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Although we made our New Year's reservation quite far in advance, we only received notice 4 days ahead of the date telling us that the menu was now prix fixe and would be $75 per person. Since it was too late by that time to make a reservation anywhere else, we didn't say anything about cancelling. The $75 included 5 courses for $65 and a glass of champagne for $10 (which I don't drink because it makes me ill and which we neither ordered nor wanted). We didn't realize that the champagne was included in the fixed price until after my husband ordered a glass of wine which he promptly cancelled when the champagne arrived - our waiter brought the wine anyway....
The food was good although both entrees were overcooked - basically, the evening wasn't up to their usual standards.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, tastfully decorated, clean and exceptional service. Kim was an exceptional server. She knew the menu and food was helpful in choosing dishes and wine pairings.

P
Western NC
14 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always very nice. We all ordered differently and were really satisfied. Wonderful!!!

e
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the more creative menus in the area and the food is really well done, plated and presented. The restaurant's interior is rustic but refined. There is a solid wine list both by the bottle and by the glass. The topper is the local sourcing and a large sign that shows all of the different ingredients and the local producer.

GG
Western NC
46 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Took out of town guests for dinner. Showed them the online menu before going from which we all selected our entree. When we got there none of the items we wanted were on the "current" menu. We checked with the hostess and discovered the online menu was dated 2017 and the one handed to us was dated Dec. 2019. After making our new selections for dinner we did enjoy very good food. However, we were there for a little over two hours and decided the very slow service was the main cause. The noise level was so high one of the four of us did not hear most of our conversations. The menu prices were quit high for the experience.

OT
Jacksonville
12 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYS AMAZING!!

M
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Were given a table by the door. Asked for another table because there were many. They refused. We stayed but will not go again because they could have honored our request but refused.

JC
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated birthday. Food and service excellent. Lamb chops and trout were delicious.

c
E. Tennessee
12 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Arrived early waited in the bar for the 45 minutes until reservation time, drinks in the bar very good. The food was great, the service good, maybe a bit understaffed but we will return for the food.
A creative menu.

DD
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every single bite exceeded our expectations!

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Ambiance and food are always wonderful! Entree pricing has increased a fair amount over the past couple years making it less attractive for anything but a special occasion.

GG
Western NC
47 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This was our first visit to Frogs Leap and we had a delicious Thanksgiving Dinner with surprising, fun and creative dishes. I particularly enjoyed the Caesar Salad. And the atmosphere is very nice but a bit cool; most people wore sweaters or jackets while eating. We would absolutely rate it outstanding except for that and a couple other minor issues.

The service was not what we expected after reading many reviews. For example, the waiter took our knives after salads, then brought our entrees but did not bring back clean knives - we eventually stopped another waiter to ask for them. Also, my wife ordered a side of cranberry dressing which the waiter did not bring and again we had to flag him down to remind him.

Having explained that, we will definitely go back in the future and would definitely recommend it to friends.

W
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was great, we always eat at frogs leap when we’re in town.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Memorable meal. Our favorite restaurant in Waynesville.

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OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience5

We had two small plates, a salad, and two glasses of wine. All very delicious, but, with tip, $112.00+. Menu prices have gone up a lot in a year to $30+ for entrees, $9 for salad.

ME
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

A Great Place for a wonderful dinner. Toni is particularly good with wines!

CF
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve eaten all around the country and FLPH is our go-to for exquisite food every time. We love trying new things but nothing ever seems to compare to our favorites at FLPH. We will continue to visit over and over and tell our friends the same. It’s so nice to see a quality small business thriving in our community. We hope FLPH is here to stay!

L
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waynesville s best hands down so many places come and go in this small town price well yes it is more but I rather spend 30 on something that was great than 20 on crap
If having the best available in the area matters go here

BU
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

PHENOMENAL.

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f
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still the best place in Western NC and my wife's favorite place period

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