Folk's Folly Prime Steak House
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.
First time will be back.
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 Only piece of minor constructive feedback is that the area of the restaurant where we were seated was really old and outdated...and it really didn’t even match the other areas of the restaurant we walked through to get to our table.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.
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.
Service and food was great. I’ve been there several times and food is always great Will return soon.
It was a great experience my wife and I celebrated our anniversary
Buon cibo locale bello servizio buono carta dei vini ampia
Lamb chops were excellent. Seasoned great. The server Norma was very nice and attentive
Best Steak House in America
Over the past 40 plus years, Folks Folly has become a great tradition in Memphis for special occasions.
Everything was great service was great food is great depending on what you order
Food was amazing! Service even better. Highly recommended
Was disappointed with food and service. I would give friends options.
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.
This one of me and my wife’s favorites, as always the service starting with the valet was exceptional, meal was fantastic.
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.
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 !
Great service snd food loved it
The service was great but the food was overrated and overpriced.
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.
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.
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
Always love an evening at Folk's Folly. Ask for Curt, he's the bomb.
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!
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.
My son was home from college! We only choose Folls Folly because it’s always the best!!!!!
We are glad you did!!! Thank you for the 5 stars! Warm Regards, Shanna Rasoul
VERY GOOD!! EXCELLENT! AS GOOD A FILET AS I'VE HAD!
Thank you for the EXCELLENT review! Best Regards, Shanna Rasoul
Sense the 1980’s still the best steakhouse in the mid-south bar none!!!!!
Thank you, Kenneth!! Best Regards!
Every visit is spectacular. The food is always great and Ms. Zerlene is the best.
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
Best meal n Memphis. Every time I am in town with a client try to eat here. Never disappointed
From the food, to our server everything was amazing. Could not have asked for a better dinner to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary!
Delicious food (all of it) and a fabulous manger we loved talking with about food and travel. They were accommodating and lovely!
Awesome dinner in the little private room food and service outstanding
Excellent food excellent drinks excellent service!
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.
Great Night Out!!!
Absolutely the best steak restaurant in Memphis! Every thing was perfect. Love me some tomahawk ribeye. Alvis took real good care of us
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.
We always celebrate special occasions at Folk’s Folly. It is always outstanding in every way.
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.
My lamb was very dried out.
Amazing steak, porterhouse with bone marrow butter was the best I've ever had!