Frog and The Hen

Eclectic | New American
Worth driving from anywhere!

You don’t have to be a die-hard foodie to appreciate the goodness of Frog and The Hen, but if you are someone who pays inordinate attention to what’s on the plate, this restaurant is going to make you very happy. Everything — everything — is a cut above.

For instances: creamy deviled eggs come capped with little ribbons of crisped prosciutto; pimento cheese is accompanied by house-made saltines; brunchtime biscuits are smothered with maple-charged sausage gravy; French toast is stuffed with vanilla pastry cream and roasted apples; gooey warm cinnamon rolls are speckled with bacon. High-end desserts include artisan ice cream sandwiches from Nightingale creamery in Virginia.

And the signature roasted chicken? At first look, there isn’t anything obviously extraordinary about it. Simply, it’s a handsome roasted half-chicken. But, oh, what a joy it is to eat! It is tender enough that you simply stick the tines of a fork into the meat and gently tug to get a bite. Its radiant flavor sings of idyllic country life. (In fact, Frog and Hen says their chickens are raised with no hormones, no antibiotics, and no pesticides.) It lolls in a puddle of what the menu bills as chicken jus — luminous natural gravy that is essence of yummy poultry flavor — a condiment so good that it also is available as gravy for buttered mashed potatoes.

Among side dishes, Hen’s mac & cheese is complex, elegant, and deeply satisfying. Collard greens are in a class of their own. Sweet, tangy, and pepper-hot, they deliver potent vegetable flavor. The greens’ texture is extraordinary: firm enough to be a joyful chew, but tender enough to feel like they might just melt on your tongue. (The greens are listed on the menu as FHT greens, referring to Frog Hollow Tavern, whose creators are behind this place.)

… and so on, and on. Nothing I’ve eaten at Frog and The Hen is ordinary, boring, or lackluster. Recipes are clever, flavors are huge. Meals are not merely satisfying; they are enchanting.

It isn’t only food that makes this place a pleasure. Service goes beyond perfunctory. During multiple visits, I was taken care of by a staff who are genuinely hospitable and helpful. On one occasion, when I asked waiter Joseph P. for a box to carry leftovers, Joe whisked them away and packed them up as neat as a picnic basket, providing extra ramekins of barbecue sauce and sorghum butter for a next-day feast.

What to Eat
Frog and The Hen, Roasted Chicken
Roasted Chicken
Signature chicken lolls in a pool of savory jus.
Frog and The Hen, Macaroni & Cheese
Macaroni & Cheese
Complex mac & cheese is endlessly intriguing.
Frog and The Hen, Collard Greens
Collard Greens
A force to be reckoned with, collard greens are sweet, tart, & peppery.
Frog and The Hen, Cheddar Biscuit
Cheddar Biscuit
Buttermilky biscuit is speckled with cheddar cheese.
Frog and The Hen, Pecan Bar
Pecan Bar
Pecan bar: worth saving appetite for
Frog and The Hen, Lemon Bar
Lemon Bar
Intensely lemony and just-right sweet
Frog and The Hen, Deviled Eggs
Deviled Eggs
Creamy deviled eggs, crowned with crisp ribbons of prosciutto
Frog and The Hen, Cinnamon Roll
Cinnamon Roll
Warm cinnamon roll crowned with bacon
Frog and The Hen, Chicken Hash
Chicken Hash
Chicken hash includes chiles, kale, potatoes, and chimichurri sauce.
Frog and The Hen, Green, Eggs, & Ham
Green, Eggs, & Ham
Green, eggs, ham includes avocado toast and prosciutto.
Frog and The Hen, Ice Cream Sandwich
Ice Cream Sandwich
Vanilla ice cream sandwich
Frog and The Hen, Biscuits & Gravy
Biscuits & Gravy
Below the eggs and maple sausage gravy is a fine split biscuit.
Frog and The Hen, Stuffed French Toast
Stuffed French Toast
Peachy French toast stuffed with vanilla pastry cream
Frog and The Hen, Bloody Mary
Bloody Mary
Bloody Mary packs pickly punch.
Frog and The Hen, Chicken Biscuit
Chicken Biscuit
Maple sausage gravy adorns fried chicken & biscuit under a fried egg.
Frog and The Hen, Fried Mac & Cheese
Fried Mac & Cheese
Deep-fried mac & cheese dolloped with Calabrian hot pepper sauce
Frog and The Hen, Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich
Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich
Nashville hot chicken sandwich is H.O.T.
Frog and The Hen, Hen Egg Roll
Hen Egg Roll
Hen egg roll, stuffed with chicken & collards, comes with peach dipping sauce.
Frog and The Hen, Banana Ice Cream Sandwich
Banana Ice Cream Sandwich
Soft peanut butter cookies and a chocolate coat enclose banana ice cream sandwich.
Directions and Hours
open now
Sunday10am - 3pm
Tuesday11am - 9pm
Wednesday11am - 9pm
Thursday11am - 9pm
Friday11am - 9pm
Saturday10am - 9pm
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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