Folk's Folly Prime Steak House

4.8
1898 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.
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HHall
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience1

The General Manager stuck us next to a 20 top table in the back of the restaurant. The party of 20 was extremely loud, obnoxious, and drunk. I planned this reservation months ago for my husbands 42nd birthday to only get the general manger say that that party was last minute and he apologized. It was a really awful experience and I would not recommend spending your hard earned money here. I will be going somewhere else to celebrate events like this. Even other tables around us were getting annoyed with the party. The server was fine and the food was okay but we wanted to go because of the ambience and southern charm this restaurant has to offer but this time the southern charm was more like a Chucky Cheese for drunk adults. Congrats Folks Folly , you have lost my business!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and the food was wonderful as usual.

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vipMinnie
Memphis/West TN
11 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious, service was outstanding, prices were very high.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at the restaurant and I was very pleased. Everything was great!

MM
MaryMc
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the delicious food, attentive service and festive ambience.

KC
KatieC
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner. Everything exceeded our expectations.

JD
JonD
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent. Initally we were seated by a very loud party with a bunch of kids. The staff accomodated moving us to a better loation and made the experience much more enjoyable.

GP
GP1234
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The private room was perfect. Food was delicious and served hot. The staff from our waitress to those that work with her to refill water and clear the table were great

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Edward
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent meal. Above average knowledgeable service. She described the food well. A little on the pricey side for wine and extras, but the mains were usual steakhouse prices. I would definitely go again.

CD
ChristopherD
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great experience. This was my second time going here and I was very pleased both times with the food and the service. I will be going back soon.

AL
AnthonyL
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Disappointing. Not the same as it used to be. Overall quality of food has declined. Steak was mediocre quality, came out cold and shoestring fries were cold and very soggy / grease laden.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

I will never come back into Folk’s Folly!! The food was horrible and when the server saw that we were not pleased, he avoided our table. We were celebrating 2 of our dear friends birthday!! Our sides were cold and instead of remaking our sides, they put it in the microwave!! I know for a fact due to COVID and the risk of being safe that should never had happened. Also, I ordered a well done steak and it was medium!!! Another friend ordered a medium well steak and it was literally bleeding. Never!! Ever!! Again!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

3 of 4 steaks cooked wrong multiple times. Never got bone in filet correct. Prime steak house should know how to cook a medium steak. Will not return. We spent 600$ together. Not worth it.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

OT
OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great overall service and food.

JM
vipJayM
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love coming to Folks Folly and having Ms. Shauna take care of us! She is the best! And Carlos always is excited to see everyone and makes it a point that everyone is welcome!

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TakishaS
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was beautiful and delicious as always.

AJ
AmberJ
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were amazing! We will be dining here again.

CT
CoreyT
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding quality of food. Great dining atmosphere. Superb service.

SF
SarahF
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is always great. This is my third year celebrating my birthday there. I am looking forward to next year.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everything was exceptional

BB
BenB
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very unique dining experience!

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TammyA
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still my all time favorite Memphis restaurant. The service is always great and the food is delicious. Always a great choice for any occasion!

ML
MauriceL
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best steak I have ever eaten! I can't wait to go back!

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vipJulie
Memphis/West TN
30 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our fabulous waiter Alvis made our evening perfect! The food was delicious!

TD
TamikaD
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

The food was delicious and everyone was professional.

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Jlaha
Mississippi
11 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner, balloons were provided and a complimentary caramel cake for dessert. Bone marrow butter made the filet melt in your mouth. I loved every morsel. Server was fantastic and manager greeted us and checked on us. Lemon drop martini was perfect! I loved everything!

JB
vipJanetB
Memphis/West TN
19 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service. Our favorite place.

DL
DoxieLynn
Memphis/West TN
7 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Ashley was superb

My friend Cheryl really enjoyed it. Her first time.

PM
PhyllM
Memphis/West TN
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my husband’s favorite places to dine and celebrate special occasions.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter 21st birthday

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hungrygrl
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our steaks were cooked to perfection, our water glasses never got less than half full, and the service was wonderful.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience everything tasted great and the service was awesome

AT
AshleyT
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chaylin was our waitress and was so attentive! We celebrated a birthday and was greeted by multiple members of staff and management, which made our evening feel very special!! Chaylin made excellent recommendations and was very committed to making our special occasion a memorable night! The salmon was phenomenal, the filet was cooked to perfection, and the calamari was absolutely delicious! Not to mention we ordered about 6 of the Tequila specialty cocktail! We will be returning soon!

DK
DavidK
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kevin was an amazing server. He helped make our evening special.

SH
SamH
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have never let us down and always a great experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the most amazing experience!

TP
TiffaniP
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, ambience, and service were awesome! My first experience was absolutely amazing!

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vipstillsmiling
Mississippi
15 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This restaurant has been THE steakhouse in Memphis for as long as I can remember. The steaks & chops are still unsurpassed, and side dishes equally delish. I wish we could have reserved one of the private rooms but those book quickly. It is pricy $100+ per person but we ordered with reckless abandon and had multiple desserts to finish. Treat yourself!

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tinaa
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Was referred here by their rave reviews. But our steak was tasteless and very greasy! Never had a steak like this! The lobster was over cooked and the Brussels sprouts were burnt. Worst of all- $200 later - they took one of the steaks off the bill- but the Manager never even came to the table and asked us about the food or anything!

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 1898 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.