Folk's Folly Prime Steak House

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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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OT
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time will be back.

JM
Memphis
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My wife and I ate at Folk’s Folly to celebrate her birthday. Food and service were both wonderful. Everything was delicious and our servers were so helpful and friendly. Only piece of minor constructive feedback is that the area of the restaurant where we were seated was really old and outdated...and it really didn’t even match the other areas of the restaurant we walked through to get to our table. To me, everything should be perfect (including the environment/decor) when you pay to eat at somewhere like Folks Folly. Don’t get me wrong, we absolutely loved our time at Folks Folly and we will definitely return. This is just a little bit of constructive feedback for the management team to consider.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal.

RE
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as was the service. Loved the Bison/Elk meatballs (although they could have been a little larger) they were tasty as was the sauce they were in. The lobster tails were tender as were the steaks. Diane is one of our favorite servers and it was nice that Corrine, Dana, Diana and others came in to say hello as most of them have served our tables in the past. Thanks for a wonderful dinner with friends.

AC
Memphis
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was great. I’ve been there several times and food is always great Will return soon.

OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was a great experience my wife and I celebrated our anniversary

OT
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Buon cibo locale bello servizio buono carta dei vini ampia

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MT
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lamb chops were excellent. Seasoned great. The server Norma was very nice and attentive

MJ
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Steak House in America
Over the past 40 plus years, Folks Folly has become a great tradition in Memphis for special occasions.

AK
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was great service was great food is great depending on what you order

OT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Service even better. Highly recommended

JW
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Was disappointed with food and service. I would give friends options.

R
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely incredible. The spinach casserole and cold smoked porkchop could not have been any better. We couldn't have asked for better service. Chris was on top of refilling drinks and was just a delight. We couldn't have asked for a better evening.

DC
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This one of me and my wife’s favorites, as always the service starting with the valet was exceptional, meal was fantastic.

KK
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Average food for a maximum price. $(200) This is supposed to be fine dining. It was extremely noisy and loud in the area we were sitting. Several outbursts of laughter and loud talking from other tables.

SS
Memphis
26 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Filet is still as awesome as it was 30 yrs ago! Lyonnais potatoes and caramel cake were also hits at the table. Great wine list. Service from Nicolette was impeccable !

s
Memphis
10 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service snd food loved it

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The service was great but the food was overrated and overpriced.

RB
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great crab cakes, steaks, sides and service. The dessert sampler was awesome. The key lime pie is as good as I’ve ever had.

It was a very nice experience but very pricey.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

First we were placed at a table right by the stairs which created a lot of tight traffic maneuvers around our table. We mentioned the issue and were moved where we fully enjoyed our meals.

VG
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall very nice place to dine. My only complaint was I ordered a medium Ribeye and it was near well done with no pink in the middle. The steak however was still a tasty steak

PE
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love an evening at Folk's Folly. Ask for Curt, he's the bomb.

Folk's Folly Prime Steak House
Responded on October 18, 2019

Thanks for your review, Pewsaw. I will make sure to pass this along to Curt. We are lucky to have him on our team! Best Regards!

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JC
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

I ordered the large filet medium . It turned out to be very rare. I did not eat it all of it but when I decided to eat the rest the next day, it was very red rare and had large veins of fat throughout. My side was vegetables which were very mushy. Maybe this was an off night but it was not even close to my prior visits. I now wish I had brought this to the attention to the staff. The waitress was very nice.

j
Mississippi
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son was home from college! We only choose Folls Folly because it’s always the best!!!!!

Folk's Folly Prime Steak House
Responded on October 18, 2019

We are glad you did!!! Thank you for the 5 stars! Warm Regards, Shanna Rasoul

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TA
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

VERY GOOD!! EXCELLENT! AS GOOD A FILET AS I'VE HAD!

Folk's Folly Prime Steak House
Responded on October 18, 2019

Thank you for the EXCELLENT review! Best Regards, Shanna Rasoul

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KE
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sense the 1980’s still the best steakhouse in the mid-south bar none!!!!!

Folk's Folly Prime Steak House
Responded on October 18, 2019

Thank you, Kenneth!! Best Regards!

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e
Memphis
7 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every visit is spectacular. The food is always great and Ms. Zerlene is the best.

Folk's Folly Prime Steak House
Responded on October 18, 2019

Thank you for the kind words and we will pass this along to Zerlene! We are lucky to have her on our team! Warm Regards, Shanna Rasoul

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b
Nashville
13 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal n Memphis. Every time I am in town with a client try to eat here. Never disappointed

CR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the food, to our server everything was amazing. Could not have asked for a better dinner to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food (all of it) and a fabulous manger we loved talking with about food and travel. They were accommodating and lovely!

SS
Memphis
11 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dinner in the little private room food and service outstanding

A
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food excellent drinks excellent service!

C
Memphis
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Our server was pleasant but seemed to have too many tables. Certainly not her fault but it did affect our service. Food was delicious. Everything is ala carte so it’s a bit pricey. I enjoy fine dining for the experience. I ordered the 8oz filet and paid the extra for the mushroom Demi glacé. The steak was perfectly cooked to medium rare and tender as a filet should be but lacked much flavor without the $8 demi glacé. My husband enjoyed his jumbo shrimp. We also ordered the fried pickles which were delicious and the onion rings which were just ok. For dessert we had the creme brûlée. It was very good, but this was the first time I’ve had it served chilled. All in all it was good food and good service. Our bill was $109 for the two of us. While it wasn’t a bad experience, I did expect a little better overall for the price.

OT
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Night Out!!!

k
Memphis
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best steak restaurant in Memphis! Every thing was perfect. Love me some tomahawk ribeye. Alvis took real good care of us

o
Chicago
121 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Folk's Folly is always a consistent business dinner with great food and service. You will never go wrong taking time to enjoy a cocktail in the lounge. The steaks are the best in Memphis. Always enjoy this restaurant and stop in every time in town.

MR
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always celebrate special occasions at Folk’s Folly. It is always outstanding in every way.

CJ
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The food was not very flavorful and both the plate and the steak were entirely too hot. Our table burned our tongues. The ambiance is very nice, though.

OT
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

My lamb was very dried out.

RG
Memphis
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing steak, porterhouse with bone marrow butter was the best I've ever had!