Folk's Folly Prime Steak House
Native son Humphrey Folk, Jr. was a prominent and shrewd developer, whose hard work carried him all over the country, cultivating his sincere appreciation of food and fine wine.
Undaunted by a complete lack of restaurant or culinary experience, he decided to convert a quaint and intimate house into a small eatery. His peers offered little encouragement, so he added the word “folly” to his own name, and Memphis’ Original Prime Steak House was born.
With only a gentleman's handshake to signify agreement, Humphrey Folk welcomed famed Memphis restaurateur Thomas Boggs as managing partner of Folk's Folly in 2003.
This partnership built the bridge to the next generation and Folk's Folly Prime Steak House remains a family affair.
Simply the best in town. Special occasions can always be made better at Folk's Folly.
As always...it was an incredible experience! We were there for our 3rd anniversary and we'll be there for all the rest.
Great food and great service.
Went with my husband for our anniversary and they had balloons on our chairs and it looked very nice. Unfortunately, I overheard our server tell another server to take a drink to "the black guy", referring to another guest in the restaurant. I was ready to leave then but my husband told me to calm down and give it a chance. The food looked great when it came out but it was BLAND. My petite filet was cooked medium well as requested but it had very little if any seasoning. My husbands NY Strip was ordered medium well and only about half of his steak was cooked as such. The other half was medium and as he made it to the end of his steak it neared medium rare. My husband is a peace maker and has cooked in the kitchen of various restaurants and refused to send his food back no matter how many times I urged him to. I would say that the entire night was just bad.
Found restaurant on Opentable. Great find. Great food. Great service.
We always get the 14 oz filet and it never fails. Our server was great and we had a great time!
Great meal. Great service.
I have been coming to FF ever since it opened, and this was the worst steak I have ever had. The meat was not of the usual quality, and it was not cooked properly. This will not keep me from returning. Everyone deserves one fumble in forty years. Service and ambiance was great.
Another excellent meal that all enjoyed yes it is expensive but very good and very old school
Love the old school feel of this place. Cocktails, piano, leopard carpet. Food and service are fantastic. Consistently delightful.
Third visit...never disappoints. Valet service fast & top notch. Attentive wait staff. Great "specials" presentation. Food exceptional & always cooked to order. Nice variety offered - we have tried different dishes each time, and have enjoyed them all.
Anyone who wants to "bring a friend" will never have to apologize for the food/service/ambiance. Top notch!
We will definitely make reservations next time we plan to visit Memphis.
Service was not as good as normal. Slow, not over friendly this time. Not the normal service I am used to there. The birthday caramel cake was delicious as usual.
Great place to celebrate my daughters birthday. Had to send steak back because it was over cooked but when returned...it was great!
Our experience was wonderful. The entire staff were friendly and happy to welcome us for dinner. The food was exceptional. And the desserts were great. We will return soon.
The only complaint I have is two of salads were drenched in salad dressing. A place of this caliber should know how to dress a salad. And you shouldn’t have to ask to just ‘put it on the side!’
Although, the waitress was very much attentive, sometimes you just want to enjoy your company with a drink before having to quickly order. It’s suppose to be a relaxing night. She was constantly coming back to the table asking if we were ready to order. We had to tell her twice to give us 5 minutes.
We had a wonderful meal in this Memphis staple. It’s warm and upscale. Service is exceptional. We went with steaks. One Fillet and a NY Strip accompanied by two sides, garlic potato casserole and grilled asparagus with lemon. For starters we had the house made caprese. Dessert was a perfect key lime pie.
Definitely will return again and again.
Clearly one of the best restaurants in Memphis! Service was perfect!
Wonderful environment. Great food!!!! Fantastic service. We had a phenomenal first time visit.
Great foods and service, we had very good time, will come back again.
Wonderful as usual. Folk’s Folly prepares the best filet in town! Service was top notch and they treated us very nicely for our anniversary.
We went on the referal of a friend. The ambiance was terrific. The meat was cooked to perfection and the taste was awesome. We enjoyed the restruant very much, it is definatly one of our favorites.
Perfect Enough said !
THE STAFF WAS VERY WELCOMING MAKING YOU FEEL LIKE YOU WERE PART OF THE FOLK'S FOLLY FAMILY. THE FOOD WAS SUBURB ALONG WITH THE QUITE SOFT ATMOSPHERE OF A RITZY ESTABLISHMENT.
steaks were smaller & not as good as previous visits. TOOOOOOO much garlic in shr crab soup
Looking for an excellent steak? Look no further, excellent food and service. There is a variety of sides and all of them we have tried have been delicious. They will treat the birthday guest with a yummy caramel cake. The service is always excellent and reservations for a group are handled separately and efficiently.
Always a treat. Very professional with delicious dining. And very attentive waiters and waitresses.
Fantastic food and service! My wife and I couldn’t be more please with our meal and service!
A very nice place for our birthday celebration. Enjoyed the festive dessert and balloons for the birthday guy!
The steak was tender enough to cut with my fork. She crab soup was perfect. We were seated in a private room. Beautiful and cozy.
My birthday was awesome. The food was everything! I will be back again soon and again after that!
I must say I loved it I went for my birthday in August I took my wife for her birthday in October the service is beautiful the food is excellent
We had a great dinner and Norma did a superb job waiting on me and my family, including my 20 month old grandchild and my 8 year old daughter.
Food was hot, service was great. Even the servers helpers added to the occasion, keeping our glasses filled and giving us plenty of bread sticks.
This was honestly the best steak I have ever placed in my mouth period. Must try.
Superb environment. Pleasant and assertive workers. The food was great!!!! Valet was great!!!! I would give more stars if offered.
Wonderful dinner. Service was to notch. I will be back as often as I can.
Great steaks and even better service. From the bar to the host to the staff, everyone was great.
The NY Strip was outstanding and so was the Filet. The meat was melt in your mouth good and flavored just perfectly. By far the best steak I’ve had in Memphis. Great Place 👍
Lives up to the reviews as one of the best in Memphis
We had a great time. The staff was great and the food was delicious.