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About Frogs Leap Public House

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!


44 Church St
Waynesville, NC 28786
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Southern

Hours of Operation:
Dinner
Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

Cross Street:
Montgomery

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(828) 456-1930

Website:
http://frogsleappublichouse.com/

Catering:
We are developing the FLPH catering menu, give us a call to discuss your event!

Parking Details:
Everything is street or public parking. We do apologize for any inconvenience if there are special needs please call restaurant directly for further assistance. 828.456.1930.

Executive Chef:
Kaighn Raymond

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Frogs Leap Public House Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

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Casual (17)
Worth the Drive (16)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Special Occasion (15)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Cozy (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Authentic (8)
Fun (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Healthy (5)
Organic (5)
Romantic (5)
Seasonal (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Business Meals (3)
Tapas (3)
Great Beer (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Spicy (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Western NC)·Dined 3 days ago

We went to FLPH for Valentine's celebration. Unfortunately they no longer have my favorite item (meatloaf) on the menu. Additionally they eliminated one of our favorite deserts and the draft beer list was disappointing to say the least.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charleston)·Dined 4 days ago

My first trip to Frogs Leap Public House and I was really impressed. The food was great as was the service. I will recommend it to others and will return when I am again in Waynesville.

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 (Western NC)·Dined 5 days ago

I have had some wonderful meals the previous times I visited and highly recommended Frogs Leap to friends and family. This time we tried the flat breads that were just disappointing. The crust was way to thick and the toppings were just Ok . I guess my expectations were way to high because of the excellent meals that I had in the past.

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 (Western NC)·Dined 5 days ago

The atmosphere was comparatively quiet to most any other restaurant. The service was absolutely perfect, and the food was perfectly prepared and presented. The evening was perfect for a celebration and and quiet conversation.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Charleston)·Dined 6 days ago

First time here and was very impressed. Picky-eater, takes-few-chances-hubby almost finished his meal, even with exotic-for-us description! Would go back for next special occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Western NC)·Dined 6 days ago

We drove from almost an hour away, based on positive reviews, for a Valentines dinner and we were not disappointed. This restaurant would stand up against most in Asheville. The food was very well prepared and our server, Neville, was very knowledgeable and extremely attentive. Definitely worth the trip. We plan to return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Western NC)·Dined 6 days ago

As always, Frog Leap offers the perfect combination of excellent, creative food choices with a superb wait staff.

Tags: Organic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Groups, Cozy, Fun
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 (Western NC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Frogs leap is our Local favorite. We love buying from locals and eating local. You feel like you've eaten good, healthy food when you are done. The service is superior, the attention is personal, and the food superb.
I hope the owners prosper well and continue in Waynesville until retirement wisks them away.
We love this place over and over.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Spicy, Special Occasion, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Business Meals
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 (Western NC)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Enjoyed the unique food - delicious and very well presented. Service was great !

Tags: Healthy, Tasting Menu, Organic, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Frog’s Leap is a delightful surprise. Our server was attentive and charming. 4 of us enjoyed Well prepared and presented meals. Our starter cheese plate with house made sausage had excellent flavor. Caesar salad has a Frog’s Leap twist that I quite liked.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Nice meal. Excellent environment

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Got off to a rocky start with not being noticed or seated for almost 8 minutes or so after we walked in the door, even though we had a reservation and we were right on time. But once we were seated all went well. Abby was our server and she was attentive and helpful with menu suggestions. Our appetizer, Devils On Horseback, were just the slightest bit too dark but still wonderful. The trout was delicious, as was the sweet potato hash and the greens. Overall a good experience and I would recommend.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Organic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Frog's Leap was awesome! Our server, Neville, was great at offering suggestions for wine and food... very knowledgeable, energetic, attentive and all-around nice gentleman. My husband and I shared the mushroom soup and Cesar salad for our appetizer... delicious. My husband had the seared scallops and I had the pork chop. Everything came out hot and cooked perfectly. We used Uber to get there, but couldn't get Uber after our meal. The owner offered to have one of her staff drive us back to the hotel in her car. Amazing! We would definitely eat here again, and again, and again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Good for Groups, Casual, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

I am never disappointed in this restaurant and the staff is like family. Abby, our waitress, is excellent and genuine.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We went to Frogs Leap Public House while visiting Waynesville this winter, and were not disappointed. The food was so scrumptious, with a great menu and many options to choose from. The trout was very yummy, as were the soups, salads and small plate items. I strongly suggest stopping by this restaurant if you are in Waynesville, especially if you enjoy local, farm to table fare with amazing service (top notch waiter, he was so attentive and helpful).

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for a Date, Seasonal
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Amazing food , amazing service! On my list to return !!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Food and service are always very good and we always enjoy eating here. It would be nice if they added some sound absorbing material to the room to quiet it. The noise level is often too high.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Frog’s Leap is our go-to restaurant in Waynesville. Menu choices, service and Quality are consistently excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Casual, Worth the Drive, Fun
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Husbands 50th. Had a wonderful dinner and experience!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We were visiting from out of town and Frog’s Leap was recommended for my husband’s birthday celebration. Everything was simply amazing!

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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Wonderful evening! Great bartender, good conversation, good advice to make our own cocktails at home. Great waitress, very attentive, made changes to the entree to accommodate our vegetarian preferences. The cheese plate for dessert was spectacular. We love this place! It was the first place we came to dine before making our decision to move here. Keep up the great work!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Vegan, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Spicy, Quiet Conversation, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 25, 2017

It was amazing as usual!! Fantastic food and service! A true gem!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Nevil was great

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 (Savannah)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Fabulous food and our waiter, Neville, provided outstanding service!!

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving meal, worth the trip. Grits and brussel sprouts outstanding. Restaurant full and lively.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 21, 2017

I never go up to NC without going to the Frogsleap. I have nrver been dissapointed with a meal and always know when I bring friends there they will leave satisfied. The Devils on Hourseback App is amazing, there steaks flaverful, and the dishes always have an amazing flair

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Organic, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 16, 2017

In Waynesville to visit my family for the holidays. Found frogs leap on trip advisor. I cannot say enough good things about this restaurant! The service was great the food was fantastic the drinks amazing. Go there.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 15, 2017

The food is good the service is great and it is just an all around good time.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

My favorite local restaurant, take visitors frequently. Friends and family from Atlanta raved about the food and the spices used in preparing the menu items. Everybody loved their selection, lamp chops, pork chop, duck, lamp meat balls and scallops. Been numerous times and have never been anything but completely satisfied with the meals.

Tags: Seasonal, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great place to eat with friends or by yourself. Outstanding staff who were very helpful. We will be back.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Fun, Paleo Friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Server was great, but food from kitchen was slower than usual although not a busy time.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Frog’s Leap is our go to spot for a special occasion or when we deserve a night out. It never disappoints.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on November 7, 2017

The OT site lists attributes which would cause me to recommend this restaurant. But they left out great food, farm to table, wine list, did I say great food? Are you kidding me OT? This is a wonderful restaurant with frequent menu changes prepared by an outstanding chef.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I have been to FLPH many times over the past few years. It is consistently terrific! Nice bar too that is a cozy spot for drinks.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Wonderful food! It's a bit noisy but I would still return for the delicious food. Menus could be better designed as they are on clipboards

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Open Table said I could not have a 6 P M reservation so I took a 5 PM but there was plenty of tables left at 6 Pm. Sorry I made a reservation this way since it limited my choices.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Outstanding meal, best martini I’ve ever had. Varied and creative menu

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Romantic, Bar Seating
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Had an excellent meal. Attentive but not over bearing service. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great meal like something off of a cooking contest delicious flavors!!!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent food. Friendly staff. I would eat here again if I'm in town.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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