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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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service we will be back again

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vipFoodiesMom1
Charlotte
74 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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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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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TimS
Charlotte
1 review
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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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Had dinner there Saturday night the 19th. Food was great. Awesome wine menu. But our server; Jacob could careless. He lacked about paying attention to detail. Several mistakes could’ve been avoided if he just payed attention and communicated with us. He was more focused on up selling than explaining items.
For instance, wanted a salad but i read the menu wrong and actually ordered the soup, if he just listened, he could have corrected the mistake by just explaining to me that i ordered the wrong item.
But what was the most disappointing of all was the chocolate mousse. It was spoiled. Completely off, didn’t taste chocolate at all. We informed our server and he brought it to attention to the chef... came back with the reply of too much cocoa. Which was a lie. We ate the whip cream and peanut butter cookie. Jacob made no effort on correcting the situation but instead he still charge for the desert.

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vipKMS2
Orlando
43 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I’m hard to “WOW” but this placed WOWed me. The flavor combinations and profiles were excellent. They’d be acclaimed in a big city and here they are tucked on a side street In Waynesville. They work as they were one foot in classic techniques and one foot in experimental flavors. Cocktails were well crafted, red wine served at the correct temp, and service was warm yet prompt. Overall an excellent dining experience.

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jenniferg
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most creative menu in Waynesville. Very much farm to table.

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RogerT
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kimberly was very helpful and friendly. The owner came to the table to inquire about our experience and personally served an entree and the desert. Everyone enjoyed their selections.

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vipMariaM
Savannah
38 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy Birthday to me!
As always, the food and customer service were outstanding!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined at Frog’s Leap multiple times the past 6 years and have always had innovative and fresh farmed meals. Toni has always ensured that our dining experience was perfect. Her staff is professional and very attentive. I would definitely recommend Frog’s Leap to my friends and family.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious. We celebrated anniversary and have eaten there many times. Never disappointed. The quality is still the best since their reopening from COVID-19.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the cocktails before dinner to the desert at the end was fantastic! Our server, Jack, was knowledgeable about the menu and helped us decide on what we should get. Another perfect night here

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JuliaT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and unique . Our waitress, Tanya was fantastic and it was her first night on her own after training. It's the 2nd time we have been there and it still ranks in the best of our top 5 meal's .

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vipNFBastro
Western NC
13 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

After our third or fourth visit we are calling this our favorite restaurant. Great restaurants in our home town of Hendersonville, but this is worth the drive. Great food with interesting preparation and very knowledgeable staff

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LisaT
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Frogs Leap has become a must for me when traveling thru NC. Their creative menu never disappoints!!

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vipJulieM
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to visit Frogs Leap when we’re in western NC. Fresh, imaginative and fragrant dishes. Also one of the best Bees Knees cocktail I’ve ever had! LOVE FLPH!

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vipPKRaymond
Miami
34 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great! Devil on horseback sooo good! Steak cooked perfectly. Always a must! Wine list is very good.

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BergB
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food and service. Would definitely go again.

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vipPaulrfl
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Halibut was one of the best I’ve ever had, including freshly caught while visiting Alaska!

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MitchelR
Western NC
12 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in western North Carolina. Great food and great service. They also have a good wine selection and a full bar. It's where to go if you want an exceptional meal.

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vipdavid
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pork loin is awesome.

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vipKatieO
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

So happy to have found this place. Delicious food. Server suggested a phenomenal wine and the owner was the hostess but also helping deliver and bus tables. I want to go back to Waynesville just to eat here again.

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vipMikeN
Birmingham
43 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We go to the restaurant everytime we are in town. Waite staff and food is good. Manager has a way to making you feel bad if you mention that there is a problem even if you spent $156 for dinner. I've noticed it before so I didn't complain and didn't eat my entree. When waiter wanted to box it for us, I told him I didn't like it. The manager came over and just mad a few comments like it was my fault or the waiter's since he didn't ask if all was ok until we asked for check. Just uncomfortable....

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vipKarenW
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal, locally sourced. Pecan crusted trout was outstanding, as was the focaccia bread and pistachio crusted goat cheese salad. Great service, socially distanced tables. A real gem!

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vipDavisE
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, as was our server

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ChrisK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very creative chef. Very good meal. One of the best meals I've had in Waynesville

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Anniversary dinner. Pork chop nicely charred on the outside, medium on the inside. Grits and collard greens appropriate sides! Loved the blackberry compote!

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vipBalsamBob
Western NC
22 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great restaurant with the unbelievably good food. And I see they keep winning awards which must say something. And it is a safe place to go during this "Year of Covid." You'll need a mask to get in and you'll need a reservation since they can only be at 50% occupancy. If you can't abide by the rules you'll need to find a Covid party elsewhere. But if you want an outstanding experience with terrific food and choices, make a reservation and grab your mask.

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AnnaM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing!

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Frogs Leap Public House is rated 4.8 stars by 1233 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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