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Frogs Leap Public House
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Ranked #8 of 126 Restaurants in Waynesville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 7 - USD 36
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Montgomery
Description: A Unique Farm to Fork Experience: Innovative Southern Food with a Local Backbone & Home Grown Libations Frogs Leap Public House is a farm to table country pub at the corner of Church and Montgomery Streets, built in 1918 as the southeast's first Buick dealer just one block south of Main in the heart of historic downtown Waynesville. FLPH is focused on the culture, art, music, wine, beer and especially the food of Western North Carolina. Like the City of Waynesville itself, FLPH is Southern down to its roots, but draws influences from around the world. The food is fresh and local, the libations are home grown, the music is American and has a beat. FLPH is home to a family with a passion for serving world class food, wine, and spirits in a soulful, comforting atmosphere.
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Had dinner here the other evening. I had halibut which was outstanding my husband had a chicken dish was was very good. Would highly recommend

Thank Joan S
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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

We went with friends for dinner. The menu looked interesting but the food was just so-so. I had the "volcano pasta" was rather bland despite the name. My wife's dinner had to be sent back. The hush puppies were burned. Her entree was cold. I would not go back.

Thank Clay E
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

Hopefully this review will inspire management/owner to think twice about their "policy."
We had a reservation for a table for 7 at 6:15 to celebrate a birthday. Some of us arrived early so we stepped into the bar for a glass of wine. One of us informed the restaurant staff we were in the bar and ready for our table. We were told we needed to pay our bar tab before proceeding to our table. When we carried our wine glasses and got to our table about ten minutes later those of us who didn't have a glass of wine from the bar immediately ordered a drink from our waitress and settled in for what we thought would be an enjoyable evening. We are a group of local gals who are used to celebrating our birthdays with a leisurely evening of delicious food, drinks and girly chit chat. But our waitress was apparently frustrated that we weren't quite ready to order immediately. She interrupted our initial (we had only been seated for a minute or two) conversation three times to ask if we wanted appetizers or a bread basket — twice during a story our birthday girl was trying to tell about an event she had experienced the day before. The waitress persisted so we ordered salads and a soup. Before we had even received our salads she was back wanting our dinner order. She then informed us that our table was reserved for someone else at 8:00 pm and we would have to be out of there by then! We asked for the manager/owner(? ) who informed us that it is their policy to allow a two hour limit for a seating and we had used up 15 minutes of it while we were in the bar waiting for our tab. We were appalled and expressed our disappointment at being rushed. She answered with what we perceived as an insincere apology. We informed the the owner we would like our checks for our salads (as they had been placed before us during the somewhat tense dialog with the owner). The soup had not arrived yet so the gal that ordered it asked that it not be brought to her as she wanted to leave, but the waitress insisted that it be payed for as well. We left the restaurant vowing never to return. We moved on to Birchwood Hall...the service and food was excellent and we felt no pressure to "eat and run".

P.S. As we returned to our cars by to go home at around 9:15 we looked in the window at Frogs Leap and noticed the restaurant was COMPLETELY empty except for the one table we had occupied.

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4  Thank Chris S
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TARaymond, Owner at Frogs Leap Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

When making RESERVATIONS people should always respect their reservation time which in this case was 6:15, by the time you were actually seated it was 6:35, (with the next reservation being at 8:15) and you had 6ppl as opposed to original reservation at 7ppl which is why you were placed on that table, so that we could seat 7. I get the feeling you are used to patronizing larger restaurants where turning tables may not be as crucial as it is to a restaurant of our size, which is why when possible we will take a second reservation on a table. Timing reservations we understand is very critical on both sides, so with that said, had we known before seating your party A) that you would want to linger, B) one person short of original reservation, we might have been able to switch some things around in order to accommodate everyones needs, including the next reservations. While we had NO intentions of things going the way they did, we were unable to change what had been done at that time. We do apologize for this experience and would like to change this opinion, if given the opportunity. We try VERY hard to complete any expectations our guests have, and provide the best experience we can.

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Reviewed 24 July 2017

if you go at night or on a Saturday -lunch time. We had reservations and were promptly seated. Service was very, very good. Informative waitress. Pleasant. Outgoing and welcoming personality. There were four of us and all said their food was very good. I had the Shrimp and Grits and it was "beyond good"! Really very tasty and beautifully presented. This is not a "typical small town type place" and as a resident here I think Frogs Leap deserves to be very highly praised for an outstanding menu and great food preparation. Not expensive for what they are offering.....fresh food well cooked.

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1  Thank ncnativeazalea
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

Three couples enjoyed a delicious early dinner on a Friday before attending the HART theater. Three people had the local trout which was outstanding. Service was friendly and prompt. When we left at 7:00 p.m. the restaurant was full, so reservations would be advised.

1  Thank RosesSavannah
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