Frogs Leap Public House

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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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1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant and exceptional service. Neville was so knowledgeable about wine paring too!

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OT
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a complete pleasure to dine there. We were greeted by a very friendly Nigel upon entering- letting us know that he was aware that we had theatre reservations and that time was of the essence. The new small plate crab fritters were spicy and delectable - according to our dining companions - as was the salad of rocket greens and pistachio crusted goat cheese. I had the trout over duck fat roasted fingerling potatoes - always good.

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Western NC
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful experience. Staff is always very helpful and courteous. Did is well prepared and presented. Our favorite place in Waynesville

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DJ
Western NC
27 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Frogs Leap Public House is now our favorite, go to place for excellent dining. We live in west, West Asheville and the distance to Frogs Leap is about ten minutes longer than it would be if we headed to downtown Asheville for dining. Parking has never been a problem for us in Waynesville.
The food, service and atmosphere are all excellent. We have never, EVER received any sub par service or mediocre meals at Frogs Leap. Food quality and freshness have always been consistent.
BRAVO, Frogs Leap... BRAVO!

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Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite place to eat! We can’t wait to come back !

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Raleigh
36 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our favorite restaurant in Waynesville. Farm-to-table and delicious. The Devils on Horseback are the best we've ever had. The Chilled Beet Gazpacho was amazing as was the Honeysuckle Rose cocktail. Never had a bad dish. Service is excellent also. Highly recommend.

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WN
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is the best restaurant in town and the food is always prepared to perfection. We enjoy the farm to table approach with locally sourced foods. The chef does an extraorsinary job of preparing the food. We have never had a bad meal here. The service is always excellent as well and this visit was no exception. They use a wood fired oven, which smells great outside the restaurant. However, your clothes smell like wood smoke after dining here. A small aggravation to an otherwise great restaurant.

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CH
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service is outstanding.. so good we ate there last night and again tonight with a guest!

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AH
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We have enjoyed Frogs Leap on several occasions. Once again, we enjoyed out time there this week. However, I have some dietary issues and found the menu to be difficult. I do not eat any dairy or meat. I do eat fish and seafood. One item I could have eaten was unavailable on Wednesday evening so I basically had one choice for an entree (small plate). I did not see any options for a vegan on the menu.
I think this needs to be considered as more and more people have food limitations.

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JJ
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, fabulous service, great seating. Once again had a great time most enjoyable. That's why we keep coming back. Great place don't miss out.

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R
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to go on a date night. Close to home without “Asheville “ frou-frou. Keep up the good work.

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C
Western NC
18 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

We were badly disappointed on our last visit. Evidently much of the staff was out sick but we were told we could be accommodated anyway. What they didn't tell us was that one of the people who was sick must have been the chef because all of the food was a disappointment - we've never had food this poorly prepared here (all 4 entrees were overcooked beef, pork & fish all overdone!), presentation was lackluster and staff attitude was definitely not up to par. It was a very important, major birthday and it was a real bummer of an evening, mainly due to the food and atmosphere. We're almost afraid to return...

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OT
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kim our waitress and Neville were outstanding. Attentive but not invasive. The food was spectacular and creative and scrumptious as usual! Thank you for our anniversary dessert- the salted caramel brulee was divine.

Always a treat to dine at FLPH.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is exceptional, the service personable, the ambiance is charming. It is locally sourced, seasonal food. Neville is an outstanding member of their service staff that made our dining experience fabulous!

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have visited Waynesville three times in the past 10 months, each time spending an evening at Frog’s Leap. The pork chop and pecan-crusted trout are favorites, and the service is always top notch.

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KB
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place for dinner

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A
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Another great meal, another great experience. The owners should be proud of their staff handling every detail while they were on vacation. We were so excited to see Andrew even if only for a short stand in.
Nevell our server NEVER DISAPPOINTS!
The black bass was cooked to perfection along with everything else.
If you have never been to FLPH, treat yourself, if you have been .... Go back :) it

Annette

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PM
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as always. Favorite restaurant in WNC. Very special.

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g
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ALWAYS YUMMY!
Still one of out favorite places for dinner.

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NT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed my dinner and the cocktail recommended by my server. I look forward to returning in the near future.

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B
Savannah
52 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants in Waynesviile. Wait staff always excellent. Great food, good wine selection, nice cocktails.

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DS
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They never fail to please our waitress Abigail was the best

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m
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dine out almost every night in savannah where we live full time but when we visit Waynesville we always eat at our favorite and I mean favorite restaurant Frogs Leap. The truffle fries, Caesar Salad are staple favorites for us. Never had a bad meal. Eaten here at least 30 times.

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KC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unique menu items, outstanding food and impeccable service make this the best restaurant in town.

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DB
E. Tennessee
6 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our visit to FLPH and can not wait to get back! Do not miss the fried goat cheese appetizer. Everything we had was fresh and perfectly prepared.

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JF
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as usual, I never have come up to Waynesvillle Without going to the frogs leap

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J
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal we have had in a long time ! Can’t wait to visit again !

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BE
8 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

I would recommend the restaurant as the food was delicious, but the prices have gotten a bit higher than most of my friends would appreciate. The atmosphere is warm, however the sound carries, and it is very hard to hear. I fear I may just be getting old, but I do not plan to return soon I am afraid.

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CW
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful meal and experience at Frogs Leap. Had the Tenderloin and it was one of the best I've had in ages. My wife had the Lobster Risotto with Hen of the Woods and thoroughly loved it. Neville was our waiter and took very good care of us. It's a fairly long drive for us but one we'll definitely be making again!

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d
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience !

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PR
Western NC
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impressive menu selection, delicious and beautifully prepared food. Service was impeccable in an pleasing atmosphere.

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Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Frogs Leap Public House never disappoints. The food was outstanding, Neville our waiter was very attentive, and the night was perfect. Can't wait till our next trip there.

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PM
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another wonderful dinner at Frog's Leap. Our waitperson, Kim, was excellent, always appearing just when we needed her. The tuna appetizer was outstanding as were the Colorado lamb chop entree. Not to mention the salted creme brulee for dessert (to die for!). Every dish is a delicious creative mix of flavors that makes each mouthful a delight and keeps us coming back. The best restaurant in Waynesville.

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TB
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love dining at Frog’s Leap! They make us feel that we are old friends and greatly valued.

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B
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Owner/manager did not seem at all happy. I'm really not interested in spending 130 dollars at a place that doesn't make me feel more welcome and appreciated. I'm weary of being around non joyful folks.

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LW
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is amazing! So glad we stumbled on this little gem.

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PC
Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!! Delicious food and great service! Perfect!!

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DP
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Eaten here several times , seems to be going to a limited menu , missed meat loaf and shrimp and grits , the pecan pie was amazing

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JJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food in Waynesville. Hands down. As good as, or better, than any fine southern restaurant in Asheville.

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JO
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great fresh local food brought to you by very friendly, sincere employees. Great atmosphere! Love it every time!

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