Folk's Folly Prime Steak House

4.8
1561 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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CaylaB
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, we mainly had the entire room to ourselves besides a couple of tables joining towards the end. I loved the Christmas decor and the Christmas music, which made a really cold night feel warm and cozy. The food was all excellent! I got the Salmon filet which was one of the best I’ve ever had!

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FrankK
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great Memphis tradition for that special gathering.

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AnthonyR
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd time going and always had amazing service........ the cost was well worth it🤗🤗

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

First Time to folks folly. It’s a Memphis institution so I thought I would try it. Overall, food was excellent. Easily the best fillet I’ve had in Memphis. Perfectly cooked. Portions were huge. Service was excellent. The only area of improvement is the dining rooms. Quite dated. It like a 1980s Time Machine.

We will definitely go back!

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adriennea
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing waitress- Corinne I believe. So very personable and gave the absolute best recommendations for every single thing. We really appreciated her and had not had good/quality service like that at other restaraunts we have been to!

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AlethaN
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed Ashley as our server, She was very nice and professional. She also new her menu and food. Thank you Ashley!

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vipGregB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best birthday celebration. Looking forward do burgers at the bar.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. The wait staff is unbelievable and very professional. The filet my wife ordered you could literally cut with a fork. My ribeye was a great cut, trimmed well and cooked to perfection. Their take on an Old Fashion was great as well. Highly recommend.

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MarciaL
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My steak was delicious except my grilled shrimps were over cooked. Server was wonderful, I will be returning...

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VictoriaA
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant. The service and food was phenomenal! I love how the manager checks on the customers making sure everything was ok. Especially, during the pandemic, the employees were prompt in removing items, changing table cloths, and practicing social distance. I will be retuning!

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SarahF
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mia was amazing. Food was exceptional as always...

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JasmineJ
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding. It was our first time dining there and it blew my mind. Food was absolutely amazing and the server was friendly

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the time I walked in to let them know I was at the establishment they were very friendly and made sure I was very well taken care of ! Shelby and Antonio were beyond AMAZING ! From being consistent to making sure we always had what we needed at our table! I would recommend this restaurant and those two employees to anyone in the world !

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ReRe
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Folks Folly. It’s always a pleasure and never lets us down. Food & Service are excellent. Carlos is great and makes you feel so welcome. Can’t say enough about how awesome Folks is!!

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JockqueleneW
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The experience was pretty good overall. Our reserved table was ready upon arrival. It was really nice we had balloons present for our anniversary dinner. The food was amazing! We had the filet mignon and ribeye. We also had the creme brûlée for dessert. We were gifted a delicious caramel cake from the restaurant. I loved every minute of the dinner. It was pretty loud. There was a birthday party in the same room. The family was pretty rowdy but it was out of happiness. We still enjoyed our dinner.

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Duke1018
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent steak!

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WayneT
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Norma was so nice, Will ask for her on our next return.
Very helpful with the menu choices. We had a great time.

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kishB
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a Wonderful time!!!! The food and drinks were great!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughters Birthday

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We went here for our Anniversary. The food was delicious and the staff was extremely kind and helpful.

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DavidC
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, and ambience for a special occasion. The steaks are prepared to perfection and the portion sizes of appetizers, entrees and deserts are generous. In addition to the best steaks in Memphis, the Bread Pudding has no equal. The servers are attentive and polite and the restaurant manager is conversational and hospitable. Truly my favorite location to celebrate a special occasion.

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KBeth
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Folk's Folly for our Anniversary dinner. We ordered the fried pickles, Caesar salad, Parmesan garlic bread, filet Oscar, New York Strip, twice baked potatoes and steak fries. Everything was excellent. The steaks come out sizzling and smelling amazing. The only thing that could be a little better was the twice baked potato. It wasn't quite as creamy and cheesy as I hoped for. They treated us with a mini caramel cake, and it was very tasty. The service from each person was wonderful. My only complaint was there was a loud party across the dining room from us. I didn't realize small rooms were available, next time I will call and request one.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful experience our first time and our waitress name was Ashleyyy

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Lucy
Memphis/West TN
8 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice, food and service was great!!

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Ruthie
Memphis/West TN
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even during a pandemic, Folks Folly did not disappoint. The tables were distanced, making us feel safe. The staff all wore masks faithfully and the food, as usual, was over the top.

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BeeDee
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service, classic, old school steakhouse ambience and prime steak. A great combination. Folks Folly never disappoints. It is a tad pricey but quality usually is.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Thank you for the great food.

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TomB
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Crab cakes and garlic potatoes were great. Steak cooked perfectly.

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vipPatrickG
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Folks Folly, as it always does, delivered a perfect dining experience. We were celebrating a birthday, and they quietly acknowledged the birthday, and let us dine in peace. The food was perfect.

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carlosm
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner, food was amazing, and our server Kevin made sure to give us the best service. Highly recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience. We love our waitress Rose. There is not a better waitress in all of Memphis or Anywhere.

We always want to have Rose and was just really lucky this time since we were late making reservations.

Many thanks

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CharlotteL
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a reservation for an appointed time and arrived a few minutes early, we were seated immediately. Our waitress was very prompt, pleasant and made our experience a great one. Thank you June for taking such good care of us.

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DavidB
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, fantastic service and food. Wish the beer menu was a little more “crafty” but that’s just me. Their wine and drink menu is extensive! They did have a couple of local mainstays! The service was fantastic. Made my sons first experience a great one for his 13th birthday!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Meat very good. Didn’t like the steak fries. Have coke products but no Barq’s root beer. Great experience

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MichaelL
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Steak was amazing, will definitely be back. Best steak in Memphis in my opinion.

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vipM5family
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always

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JeremyJ
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice I'll be back soon clean,respected & food was amazing

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vipmellie
Memphis/West TN
16 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening at Folks Folly. The food, service & atmosphere was all excellent! Thank you!

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JollyR
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Every dish was outstanding. Service was attentive. We were there for an occasion that was recognized by the hostess, the server, and management. The menu is broad enough to suit any taste with some imaginative dishes included. The Blue Cheese Mountain is a bit much for two people, but most excellent.

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RamsessH
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious & elegant!!! I will definitely come back!

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 1561 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.