Frogs Leap Public House

4.8
1253 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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vipgreatwith3
Western NC
36 reviews
Dined a day ago
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
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Beautifully served. Delicious drinks!

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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
6 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
39 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
20 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service we will be back again

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vipFoodiesMom1
Charlotte
76 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

We have not been in a while but our daughter encouraged us to try again as she felt it had improved since her last visit. (All our previous visits were precovid). I found the menu to be more exciting and creative. Our food was good although Luke warm and we didn’t send it back because we didn’t want the meat to be overcooked. We brought our own wine, although we think the $25.00 corkage fee a bit high, since the competing restaurant on the block only charges $10.00.
We also felt that the tables were not spaced apart enough, although staff all wore masks, the party of four near us was so close I could hear every bit of their conversation. Since we are in a high risk group due to age, we won’t be back until things get safer.

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CherylM
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I could tell from the 1st bite that I was in a special place! The meal was spectacular and when I asked the waitress if the chef had trained at the CIA, she said yes. Obvious!

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ByrneH
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Third or fourth time traveling to Waynesville from Raleigh suburbs and eating at Frogs Leap. A really great restaurant every time. Food is simply outstanding, what else is there to say? Despite the pandemic, they have managed to do the things necessary for safety, and still provide a great experience.

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SandyS
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When in the Waynesville/Asheville area, Frog's Leap Public House is one of the first places we choose to visit. Food is outstanding and service is top-notch. We visit Waynesville almost every year for the relaxation and the environment; however, the biggest highlights for us are the excellent restaurants in Waynesville. FLPH is at the top of the list. Good people, great food and a friendly place to enjoy the perfect meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the time we walked in was perfect. Everyone was friendly and helpful. Tanya our server was engaging and gave us great suggestions. The food was EXCEPTIONAL! Kudos to the chef for making such beauty out of his delicious food. If you are in town, don’t miss this place! You won’t be sorry. Thank you all the staff at frogs leap public house for a great dining experience!

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vipfred
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As good as ever, and Tony is the best

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sandym
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so different from other fine restaurants. So creative and delicious. The aromas in the restaurant make your mouth water as soon as you arrive. We brought an out of town couple and they said the steak rivaled Halls. Tanya was a great server. We will be back!

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vipChris
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful to be able to go enjoy our favorite date place!!

Thanks to the owners for always making it special for us!!

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CarmineR
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During this time of COVID-19 we were concerned with social distancing and wearing of masks within the restaurant. They did a great job with both. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful. The food was one of the best meals we have ever had. Delish and served at proper temperature.

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viphopeful
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Great food. Server was curt and rushed. A shame to dampen our experience

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ScottR
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 2nd time here and celebrating an anniversary. They did not disappoint! Great food and great service! Will be back for sure.

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TandT
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

World traveler and foodie, I rate this in my top 20 dinners ever!

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DavidL
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eaten here for years now. It is Our Place for a special dinner for whatever the occasion.

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JayB
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You simply must go if in the area or ready for a road trip for some excellent, well presented, perfectly balanced, and unique cuisine! There are simply not words to describe the preparation and imagination of the dishes served. It is incredible! Take a look at the menu online. It speaks for itself and having looked at it, we were excited to give the restaurant a try. However, the menu could not have prepared us for the amazing preparation and imagination that created our meal. I could attempt to go into great detail describing such and would fail. You must taste it. So, make a reservation and hit the road Jack!

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AlwaysHungry
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Loved all of it. It’s not a place for everyday, but for a very special occasion, it’s amazing.

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Frogs Leap Public House is rated 4.8 stars by 1253 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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