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Folk's Folly Prime Steak House

4.8
4.8
2184 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
The Folk’s Folly story began in 1977 with unconventional origins, as the best stories often do.

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.



*PLEASE NOTE: ALL REQUESTS FOR PRIVATE DINING MUST BE MADE BY CONTACTING THE RESTAURANT DIRECTLY AT
901-762-8200

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (901) 762-8200

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Max Hussey

  • Private party facilities

    ALL REQUESTS FOR PRIVATE DINING MUST BE MADE BY CONTACTING THE RESTAURANT DIRECTLY AT 901-762-8200

  • Private party contact

    Heidi Pettyjohn: (901) 328-2233

  • Neighborhood

    Memphis

  • Cross street

    William Arnold Rd.

  • Parking details

    Complimentary valet parking on site.

  • Entertainment

    Live piano in the Cellar Lounge.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

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What 2,184 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Memphis / West Tennessee

    Best Food

  • Memphis / West Tennessee

    Great for fine wines

  • Memphis / West Tennessee

    Romantic

  • Memphis / West Tennessee

    Good for special occasions

  • Memphis

    Best Food

  • Memphis

    Great for fine wines

  • Memphis

    Romantic

  • Memphis

    Good for special occasions

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  1. KS

    KS0327

    Memphis/West TN

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Alvis was fantastic! He catered to our needs and provided great meal recommendations. We loved the experience and will be back!
  2. s

    stephaniep

    Memphis/West TN

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Santiago was the best server. Food and drinks were delicious.
  3. r

    remyw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect date night or anniversary or birthday dinner
  4. L

    Lorelei

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner was amazing! The food was exquisite and the service impecable.
  5. C

    Caz86

    Memphis/West TN

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place sets the standard for steak. Wish I knew of all the ‘’off menu’’ items they have.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  7. AA

    AshleyA

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience5
    Our experience was poor. We dine here annually for our anniversary. This year left much to be desired. The wait time was incredibly long and we had reservations. Drinks were too strong. Steak was very bland. Took forever to remake. Asparagus tasted like someone wasted the pepper on it. Disappointing! Additionally, management was unapologetic about the experience. We will no longer make this our annual outing.
  8. k

    kevinr

    Memphis/West TN

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent. The food comes out timely and hot!
  9. KD

    KariD

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal meal; wine, steak, and sides were amazing. Perfect place to celebrate our anniversary.
  10. NL

    NovemberLove

    Memphis/West TN

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I celebrated our anniversary. Everything was so nice! We had an excellent evening!
  11. JV

    JamesV

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best steakhouse in America!! The finest restaurant i have ever eaten at. Can't wait to go back!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meal was beyond delicious. Was given a private dining area to celebrate our 47th wedding anniversary and was treated very special. Would definitely recommend.
  13. C

    Champ

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the atmosphere and the service is always outstanding
  14. CF

    CliffF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have heard about this place for years and finally got to go. Exceeded my expectations.
  15. WH

    WilliamH

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner.
  16. JM

    JaneyM

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Let me start off by saying we ordered a LOT Of food! ($727) and quite a few drinks for the 4 of us. Crab legs were delicious, veggies were quite good, ahi tuna❤️, soups and salads good. The filet sampler was tasty, however, the cowboy ribeye (it was huge and couldn’t have affected the cooking of it) was overcooked and had little flavorful juices flowing. My jumbo fried shrimp was not done at all in the middle so I sent back. The men ate the steak, but not that great. Too done. This was a birthday celebration and the gold balloons at her chair were a festive touch! We also had a little private room for 4! All in all a good experience. Sarah was the best!!
  17. K

    Kiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Food was great, service was great. Italian sausage stuffed meatballs is what I went for & it didn't disappoint
  18. C

    Chandiva

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was perfect!! The atmosphere was really nice. Our waitress was great!! Pricey but worth it for special occasions!!
  19. j

    juanitab

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything were good. Waitress were great. Nicolette
  20. RR

    RustyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best steaks in Memphis. Hershel Pomtree is best manager in the city.
  21. JT

    JaneneT

    Mobile

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I had heard great things about this place, but I was not overly impressed with it. Mainly the food was not worth the price ticket on it.
  22. DW

    DavidW

    Palm Springs

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    All good except being seated and no one addressed us for 20-30 minutes until I went to the host stand and asked for a server…. Surprising.
  23. KM

    KristineM

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience! Went there for a birthday celebration and I wouldn’t have wanted to spend it anywhere else!
  24. R

    Ronny

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good customer service & food. Will be visiting again
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another wonderful meal at Folk’s Folly! We always enjoy the garlic potato casserole and prime steaks. We had Makers Mark Steak Medallions and a ribeye. Both were perfectly cooked medium. The peppercorn gravy on the medallions was delicious. My husband adored the horseradish butter on top of his ribeye. Filling meal in a relaxing atmosphere with exceptional service. We will always return!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Folks Folly is the best!!!!!!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Service was poor. Had to ask server for everything, from bread, water refill. Didn't ask if another cocktail was wanted. Very disappointed in service Food was good
  28. MM

    MartyM

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service by Elisa and the staff. Food was
  29. WL

    WaltL37

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We enjoyed our meal and experience. Our plan is to return again soon. The food was awesome.
  30. ZD

    ZayDeishaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first time and I loved it. I will most definitely be back
  31. DE

    DEANGELOU

    Atlanta

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and even better service. Best steak in Memphis hands down!
  32. CR

    CarlosR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was pleasant and nice the server and the manager have excellent service and the food was great I will be coming back again and I highly recommend anyone to visit
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was unbelievable. I had heard so much about it over the last two years so I finally went there. It was for a corporate work event and everyone was raving about it. Top service from the staff and unbelievable food. If you haven't tried it this restaurant it's a must.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Greeted our table with balloons and a complimentary cupcake for our anniversary 😍
  35. PC

    PatriceC

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our Waiter was amazing!!!!!! Best service ever. Very intimate.
  36. MS

    MikeS

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very attentive and caring staff. Quiet and cozy environment.
  37. JD

    JoshD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience5
    My wife and I had a reservation for our anniversary and the table they had for us was wrong. I ordered the ribeye and they brought me a NY Strip instead. I ordered a specialty cocktail and it was wrong/not what the menu described. Also, they were rushing us out…I was maybe a quarter ways through my entree and they came to ask if they could box up our food for us. We were not done eating or even close. The specialty dessert they had for us was a store bought cupcake with a candle in it. I think for those prices thing should be run a little smoother and I shouldn’t have to go back and forth with my server on whether what I ordered was correct with my entree and specialty cocktail.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was amazing and so was the food! Highly recommend!
  39. D

    Donna

    Memphis/West TN

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Birthday Pretty crowded. Food great.
  40. MY

    MauriceY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was OK... Not worth the hype... It is over priced...

FAQs

Folk's Folly Prime Steak House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (901) 762-8200.

Folk's Folly Prime Steak House is rated 4.8 stars by 2184 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today
Google Map for Folk's Folly Prime Steak House

551 S. Mendenhall Road, Memphis, TN 38117

Additional information

  • Cross street

    William Arnold Rd.

  • Neighborhood

    Memphis

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Complimentary valet parking on site.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Max Hussey

  • Entertainment

    Live piano in the Cellar Lounge.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (901) 762-8200

  • Private party facilities

    ALL REQUESTS FOR PRIVATE DINING MUST BE MADE BY CONTACTING THE RESTAURANT DIRECTLY AT 901-762-8200

  • Private party contact

    Heidi Pettyjohn: (901) 328-2233

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