Frogs Leap Public House

4.8
1274 Reviews
$30 and under
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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BigRep
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Not the experience I was looking for on my wife's birthday. They were understaffed so service was poor. My trout was good, but my wife's scallops were almost raw. My wife was supposed to get a complimentary desert for her birthday, but that never happened. Very disappointed.

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vipGO24
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was superb and artistically presented. Service was excellent.

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RhondaG
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good, always special.

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WanderingWulfs
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit to Frogs Leap Public House, and everything was delicious! I ordered the fish special (crispy skin Black Bass with a beautiful mix of roasted mushrooms, onions, peppers, asparagus, potatoes on a parsnip puree). We have been traveling full time since September, most recently along the southern and SE coast, and have not had a fish entree prepared so beautifully! We also ordered the duck pate appetizer and the Boa bun with short ribs. Hand-crafted cocktails that were equally as impressive.

Host was wonderfully engaging. Staff adhered to all Covid protocol, which we appreciated. Very cozy atmosphere.

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MaryA
Western NC
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant in Waynesville and Asheville. NEVER disappoints. The wine pairings are amazing and have never had a bad server there.

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NCShoppingBag
Western NC
11 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Nice to be able to go out again without fear! Enjoyed our meals. The service was very good. Had a couple of nice bottles of wine, appetizers and entrees. Tried the pigs ears - interesting. Hubby loved the hush puppies. Fish selections were tasty. Presentation is always nice. Menu is very interesting and extensive. Enjoy your visit!

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EdCo
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We felt like we were on a gourmet Food Channel episode. Wonderful food and service.

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JamesG
Guanajuato
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Frogs Leap seems to get better and better. We have dined their 2-3 times per year while in Waynesville since 2018. They never disappoint.

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VickiB
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places! Delicious food and wonderful atmosphere. Kim C was a superior server.

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ShannonR
Western NC
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, delicious food, worth the 40 minute drive without question.

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NatalieR
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service . Very nice elegant restaurant we will be back soon .

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Pb0815
Western NC
15 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative menu, knowledgeable service, delicious preparation. Well worth the visit.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

It was our 34th anniversary and was so looking forward to eating here. They were so busy our reservation was 7:30. I totally understand that COVID has been cruel to the restaurant industry as it is hard to get help. Our server was new and we realized she was having a hard time and they sent another person to help that was knowledgeable. We really thank them for that. The food was beyond amazing! Not enough room to say what should be said. We both had the pork chops and were the best we have ever had. It was closing time and our waitress disappeared. Lol we were ready to leave and it seemed to take forever to get the check. We would definitely go back but earlier. Again the atmosphere and food were 5 star and the service we would at least give a four star under the circumstances they had to work.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome everything as always! - I try to stop by at least once whenever I go up up to my house in nearby.

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CharlesB
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time and certainly not our last. We were surprised at the array of interesting small plates and meals to share. I have dined in restaurants up and down the eastern seaboard, this little spot stands out. Be adventurous and try something daring. You will be glad

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vipgreatwith3
Western NC
37 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great overall food and atmosphere. Grateful to have a place to gather with friends in our small town to celebrate.

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NatalieB
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best food in Waynesville! Add the friendly service and ambience and FLPH is a winner in my book!

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vipSreece
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jake did a wonderful job making spectacular recommendations from the menu to make our 15th anniversary very memorable!

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NancyA
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

We were in the Waynesville area for just a few days so felt lucky to get a reservation on the Frog Leap's first day of reopening after a several month's closure. Indeed it turned out that we were, along with another couple, the very first in the door when they opened a bit later than our reservation time. Perhaps we should have been concerned when told that the menus were only just being printed. The chef was clearly trying new things. And though imaginative, the very strongly flavored items we selected seemed to clash with each other. Midway through the meal I was feeling slightly unwell but the Crème Brule brought on a strong sinus reaction. (I have no known food allergies.) I drove back to our cottage feeling very unwell. This was disappointing as we'd been looking forward to a special meal. We'd visited a few years ago and really enjoyed it then. The staff was pleasant and we felt well treated. Perhaps a little less culinary experimentation?

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vipSandy
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Beautifully served. Delicious drinks!

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ChrisW
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing locally sourced food. It is pricy but worth especially for a anniversary or date night.

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vipmrunge61
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Waiter was very knowledgeable about the food and steered us in the right direction.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun with friends

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JessicaS
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You’ll need a reservation, Tonya was lovely and knowledgeable. Complex dishes with rich flavor, great birthday dinner.

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vipRuthC
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love to eat at the restaurant. The food is absolutely delicious. They’re always specials so you have extra choices. They focus on farm to table but really have a way with flavor.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal. Three of us dined . I had the mushroom ravioli which was the most flavorful meal I’ve had in a long time . My husband had the trout and our friend had I believe a grouper. Everything was just amazing and our waiter went out of his way the get us an appetizer Hen of the woods which is one of our favorites..

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Panda
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We recently celebrated my husband’s birthday with friends. My husband liked very much the duck main dish. All others ordered the trout main dish and we were disappointed. The Caesar salad was very good. Service was very attentive and friendly but the overall dining experience was average. I was happy to see that they were practicing social distancing and all staff wearing masks.

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vipSqueen
Western NC
68 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual.

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vipLisaL
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. We go every time we are in Waynesville. Food never disappoints. Service is very good, we usually get Tonya, she is awesome. We will be back!!

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vipJESSICAK
Tampa
33 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yet another delicious meal at FLPH! Thank you! The coconut curry soup is out of this world, and the bison burgers are just amazing. The coconut shrimp is the best we've ever had, and of course, the famous Caesar.

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deltaddg
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice restaurant, delicious creative food and excellent service ! We go every chance we get !

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MarkR
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my Birthday Weekend which we spent at The Biltmore in Asheville and so we saw the reviews for The Glass Onion on Open Table and decided to give it a try. The food and atmosphere were wonderful. We will definitely go back !

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deltaddg
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really creative delicious food. Great service. Love the upscale comfortable casual ambiance. Great restaurant !

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DavidS
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food is good although a bit salty for my taste. Our server brought our salads and starters all at the same time which we mildly complained about. We will go back again.

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vipwillc
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal at Frogs Leap. Our waitress was great. food was wonderful. If you have never been to this restaurant, I urge you to look them up online and review their menu before you go. It is not a huge menu but they include much detail for each meal item. Getting a headstart helps in your decision making. They have a nice wine, beer and mixed drink menu. Enjoy if you try them. I do.

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Maggy732
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An excellent restaurant that has been consistently good for the past few years. We try to go there every time we are in town.

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vipMariaM
Savannah
41 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Kim is an excellent server and Tony does a great job running a tight ship!
Frogs Leap is one of our favorite restaurants anywhere!😀

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent farm to table with unique preparation!

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ConnieL
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best meal I have had in years! Scrumptious, fresh and creative. Can not wait to return!!!!

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vipLisaL
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It is my go to restaurant in Waynesville when I am in town. Their food and service never disappoints. I recommend going for a very nice dinner out.

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Frogs Leap Public House is rated 4.8 stars by 1274 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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