Folk's Folly Prime Steak House

4.8
968 reviews
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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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Memphis
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress, Dana was so friendly and checked on us without being overbearing. Our food delivery was super fast and everything was cooked perfectly.

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A
Memphis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and attentive service make these a perfect choice for a special occasion meal.

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JP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place; excellent food!

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AK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This was Our first visit to Folk's. The Steak and side were great. The Ahi Tuna appetizer was AMAZING. It was some of the best tuna we have eaten. The side were very large portions. plenty too share. The wedge salad was the same way. We split it. Over all it was a great meal. I would definitely recommend going. And when we are back in Memphis, We will be stopping back. Thank you for a great meal.

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JK
Memphis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

It was very loud due to being sat in between two large parties. Our server was very nice but she had a table of 16+ people and our table of 2 so we didn’t see her very often because she got so busy with the big party. We had to open our own wine and didn’t get bread until after our steaks were brought out. Our server was really nice and we don’t blame her, they shouldn’t have given her a huge party and another table at the exact same time. My husband’s steak was undercooked and I got the lobster butter added to mine but I couldn’t tell it was there at all taste wise so next time I won’t spend the extra $8 on that.

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CA
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Its was my husband and I anniversary and from the front door to the manager announced happy anniversary. Customer service is NIL TO NONE nowadays but this restuarant restored that! We will be back......

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s
Memphis
10 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary. They did a great job. Fun evening

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and amazing food! Brought my girlfriend for her birthday and she loved every bit of it!

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JM
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is great! Self parking is poor. How can you block off a bank parking lot for valet parking? There parking lot is small. Parking is poor!

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MA
Memphis
20 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing!!

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RV
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Its not the first experience we've had at Folk's Folly but I will say that it was the best thus far.

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EW
Memphis
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Corinne provided excellent service and the food was great! Our birthday celebration was extra special.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really unique steakhouse, if you are looking something local, non-chain. Great food, great hospitality.
If you are staying in Downtown Memphis, well worth the trip.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding in every detail.

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KM
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic. Our server Craig was great. Would definitely come back!

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DH
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. Love the steaks and the wine.

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AW
Memphis
27 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as always

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OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and time

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j
Mississippi
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

THIS IS OUR FAVORITE PLACE!!! MOST LIKELY, WE DON'T GO ANYWHERE ELSE!! LOVE IT!!!

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Chicago
87 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Folks is always spot on fro service and great food. From the prime steals and lamb to excellent seafood, this restaurant remains at the top of the food chain in Memphis!

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CK
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seated promptly on arrival. Staff was great and food was outstanding. We usually come for special occasions but will try to come more often

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L
Memphis
7 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Asparagus we ordered was woody. The server replaced it with green beans. The green beans were nothing special. I have not been to folks folly in several years and I am sorry to say the quality of the food is not what it used to be.

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J
Western NC
27 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service, fine steak and wine.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my Birthday and wanted to go somewhere to make me feel special. My husband and I hadn't been there in a while. This was a prefect choice. Everything was perfect from the service to the food, which I knew would be.

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OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Megan was a wonderful server - she took good care of us and was very attuned to our group!

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A
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Collin and our server Connie were awesome. Service from coat check to management was top notch.

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KA
N. Ireland
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always, the staff was very professional, accommodating and nice. Nice atmosphere. The food was outstanding. Steaks are always consistently good and cooked to perfection. The truffle butter and lump crabmeat enhancers were delicious. The king crab was very very good as well.

The restaurant is consistently good

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B
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent menu selection with good variety. Salads generous in proportion as are side dishes. Filets are truly prime cuts.

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MS
Memphis
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The entire staff was wonderful to us. We celebrated a birthday and everyone acknowledged the birthday girl who was part of the staff. It was a great family feeling environment.

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w
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this local favorite is still around serving great food in a special environment perfect for celebrating or just enjoying a nice meal out. Our food delicious and there was something for everyone. We really appreciated the balloons and cake to honor our son on his birthday. Thank you!

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K
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Appetizer was not good but steak as usual was wonderful.
Do not eat ahi tuna there!

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JM
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing time at Folks Folly. We were first timers celebrating our anniversary and the staff treated us very well. The food was amazing. Very quiet atmosphere. We'll be back!

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D
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 5

Waitress, Dana, was outstanding. Two issues in food:
1. Ordered bone in filet medium well( with hopes it would be medium), but it was medium rare
2. Brought out wrong sides

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RW
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one of the best dining experiences I have had in a very long time. We had one of the private rooms, and it was very nice. Our servers were excellent! The food was outstanding!The owner stopped by to check on us, which I thought was very classy. I definitely recommend Folks Folly.

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BB
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. This place is heads above other restaurants in the area.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fabulous. We enjoyed having a round table and our own curtained off room for a loud hen party. Service was outstanding!!!!

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JW
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It is a steak house but not many other items for non beef eaters.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mrs. Rose is the best and the food is always top notch.

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c
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came to celebrate our daughters 10th birthday here and it was devine! Great service/ Brandon was excellent! Yummy food! Even had balloons for her chair and a complimentary mini caramel cake for her after dinner! (We notified them when we made reservations that we were celebrating her birthday) will definitely eat here again if in the area. The filet was perfect and the twice baked potato was creamy. Calamari was some of the best we’ve ever had! Highly recommend this place!

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s
Memphis
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food , service and ambience was excellent! Great place for celebration or date nights!

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