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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

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

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Fit for Foodies (21)
Good for a Date (19)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Worth the Drive (16)
Casual (15)
Cozy (14)
Romantic (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Authentic (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Bar Seating (7)
Fun (7)
Comfort Food (5)
Healthy (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Seasonal (5)
Business Meals (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Organic (4)
Tapas (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

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

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·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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·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 8, 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 5, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 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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·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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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 29, 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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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We eaten here many times. The menu is great for foodies like us, but bring your wallet as it’s pricey!

The owner is always present, but never friendly. I just wish she would smile, be warm and engaging and made you feel “welcome”.

Tags: Good for a Date
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food3
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Everything was nice. Some weird flavors together. It was good. Not great but good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 26, 2017

We arrived a little early. Seated immediately.

Frogs' Leap has a creative menu. The hush puppies were superb but there were so many of them that we two could have shared them and been happy. Wife had sun trout. Professed it to be great. Husband had Lamb and ricotta cheese meatballs. Mmmmh.

We are in our seventies and the portions are a little too large for us but all is delicious.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Frogs Leap overall is a good restaurant with a varied menu using fresh, local food.
The only complaint my friends and I had the night we dined here was the portion size of some of the entrees and side dishes we ordered . We ordered a Caesar salad the we planned to split between two of us. It was served in a very large bowl with three miniscule romaine lettuce leaves and croutons.
My friends and I are not large eaters but we thought i It was a child’s size portion if that!
Therefore, I don’t give Frog’s Leap more than a three star rating because it’s value is not commensurate with their menu prices which range on the higher side.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Visiting W'Ville from out of Town, found Frogs Leap on internet. Great Choice ! Felt very 'comfortable'. Loved the food and the staff. Will return whenever we return to the area.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Tapas
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Our server was great - he truly made it a great experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 21, 2017

It never disappoints

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Fabulous farm to table food! Recommend the butternut squash soup.
Yum!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Organic, Casual
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 (Key West)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Amazing place. The ambience and food was the best.

Tags: Organic, Cozy, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Excellent restaurant with consistent food prep and excellent tastes. Have never had a meal there that was not outstanding

Tags: Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Loved our meal at Frog’s Leap. Food was delicious and beautifully presented. Service was impeccable; Neville is knowledgeable, efficient, and a perfect gentleman.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Very friendly! Loved the ambiance and decor.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Our favorite restaurant in Waynesville.
One suggestion for them is the exhaust system. This is an ongoing problem that sometimes makes for a slightly smokey atmosphere. Doesn't create breathing problems but clothing almost always needs laundering/dry cleaning afterwards.
Top notch food and service... Just this one item that needs fixing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great Sunday lunch menu. Creative combinations. Great hostess and server

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food was okay along with service. Very friendly staff.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. We both had steaks which were under cooked to our liking but they made it perfect swiftly. Loved the atmosphere and our server was knowledgeable and courteous. When in the area, I would definitely recommend this restaurant. Fit for foodies, but the ambience is very welcoming.

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Tapas
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

I came for brunch the bacon, fried chicken, poach egg with sawmill gravy cajun hollandaise was very good. I loved the smoky smell in the restaurant, I wish I did not order a $12 mimosa for it was in a super tiny champagne glass and was not even 3/4 full. I would recommend this restaurant to a friend, and I will be more than happy to come back. Also, the service was good I wish my server had better knowledge of menu.

Tags: Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food was good and creative as always, loved the Angels on Horseback (oysters). Our server was nice, but too slow with initial contact and waited so long after asking about dessert and coffee, that we declined once he came back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on October 7, 2017

My husband brought me here for my birthday, we’re here from out of town visiting. All of the menu offerings were very unique! Each and every item we chose, from soups to salads, to small plates, entrees and desserts were unbelievably delicious! Trying so many new items we expected at least one to be just “ok”, but all were fantastic!!

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Last night of vacation in Maggie Valley! Excellent food, service and ambiance. Our third time at Frogs Leap, certainly not our last!

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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 4, 2017

This is our "go to" restaurant when we want dependably excellent food, wine and service. It's our first choice when choosing a restaurant for guests, and well as just for the two of us. It never disappoints.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Always a favorite when we visit Waynesville. Nice, laid back atmosphere. Service from Neville was outstanding (ask for him to be your server). Never been disappointed.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients
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 (Western NC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Tasty, stylish, and comfortable! Our favorite Waynesville Restaurant.

Tags: Disabled Access, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Fun, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

I like the menu diversity. The creativity is always interesting and tasty. Service and overall quality was very good.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Wonderful! Our server Kyle was outstanding - every recommendation spot on from pork chop entree to oatmeal cake dessert. Creative cuisine to die for. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Fantastic food and service! Will definitely eat here whenever in town!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Organic, Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Birthday celebration, service was excellent, food was outstanding. Goat cheese always a hit . Sea Scallops dish wonderful . Looking forward to returning 😊

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