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Folk's Folly Prime Steak House

4.8
674 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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  • Good for Anniversaries
PRIVATE ROOM AND LARGE PARTY REQUESTS MUST BE BOOKED AT THE FRONT DESK AT (901)762-8200.

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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(901) 762-8200
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Max Hussey
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
William Arnold Rd.
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Parking details
Complimentary valet parking on site.
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Entertainment
Live piano in the Cellar Lounge.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
What 674 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

The best steaks in town! Kind of pricey for us, so we usually indulge on special occasions. Service was friendly and attentive, but not obtrusive. The manager greeted us and was interested in our experience. We received a free desert of caramel cake, because it was our anniversary. This is our favorite restaurant for birthdays and other special times and will continue to recommend and patronage this place.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Birthday. They provided a wonderful tiny bday cake!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Our dinner was delicious and our server was sweet and considerate. I had a few special requests which they carried out beautifully!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great experience

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The food was delicious! We had a great evening celebrating a Birthday!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

You are pleasantly greeted, service was great and the food was phenomenal.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Nice place for a special occasion. Food is really good but pretty traditional. The service is very attentive.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Steak was wonderful. Cooked perfectly and still sizzling hot when it reached the table. A la carte sides definitely shareable sizes and were very tasty. This place is not “dainty” food and you don’t have to be overly dressed up. Love it! Too pricey to go regularly but for a treat we will go back. Great locally owned asset.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Haven’t been back since the early ‘80s. Absolutely as good as ever!!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Fabulous! Everything was awesome, dine everyone in in town

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Out celebrating a birthday . Things went according to plan. The stakes we had was outstanding and the drinks were also excellent. If I had to pick a place to celebrate my birthday again it would be your establishment

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Impeccable atmosphere, service, and food. We gathered for a birthday celebration and Folk's Folly was the perfect find.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Cool place. The steaks are very good and seasoned well as were the sides. Sweet potato mash was really nice. Their warm bread was nice.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We had the best waiter, Alvis. He was one of the best waiters I’ve had in a long time. Made it such a pleasant experience. Love him!

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

we loved it the food was great the staff very friendly, we will be back soon!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Folk’s Folly is my favorite steak place in town, and of course I picked this place for my birthday dinner. Great service and food!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Jeanine Seeley-Garnett 🦊
In a word, “Fantastic”❗️😍
Photograph of 😋scrumptious Lobster Tail and Tenderloin, below❗️

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

A very nice set up and beautiful decor. Our server was very knowledgeable about all the items on the menu. Without a doubt one of the nicest steaks in town will go back to try some more

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

June or server was outstanding! Great food and service!!!

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

This is our second visit to Folk's Folly and we enjoyed our meals both times. Food and service was phenomenal. This second time was my boyfriend's birthday and he was surprised and the staff wished him happy birthday as well.

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3.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Although the food was good, I was disappointed in the meal after hearing friends praise the restaurant so highly. I had to ask that my soup be replaced as it was served in a cracked and chipped bowl. My steak was cooked medium to medium-well rather than the medium rare that I requested. My husband had finished eating before I received a replacement steak which was not served the way that I had requested. It was delivered with apologies but I was surprised that management didn't really seem concerned with the issues.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Thanks for helping us celebrate our 2nd Wedding Anniversary. Thanks for our gift.(cake). The Logans

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

This was my second visit but my date first visit and he was very pleased. The food was excellent, the hostess was fantastic, the environment was romantic (private room), and the price was reasonable. I'm looking forward to my next visit.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great steaks, fantastic service.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner with excellent food and service.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Amazing !! Perfect for a date night

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

This was the BEST meal we have had in a long time. Kevin , our server was great. We asked to chat with Chef Max and he came to our table... wanted to personally tell him that our meal was excellent and compliments to him and his staff.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

It was a great dining experience. The staff and food was excellent as usual. The food was worth every penny.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

You can always count on Folks for a special meal

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

As usual, the service and food was great! The Best lamb chops in the world!

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Amazing.....:)

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Everything was perfect from start to finish! Our food was incredible and our waiter was so attentive to our needs without being overbearing. We will be back again and again.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The porterhouse with bone marrow butter was hands down the best steak I’ve ever had.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

This was our first experience at Folk’s Folly! We had the best time and loved it so much!! Can’t wait for another date night here.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Good service but a little chatty. Great steak , good seafood.

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3.0Dined on March 8, 2018

We went to Folks Folly for my birthday. I was so disappointed with my experience. The ambiance was good. I enjoyed the balloons behind my seat as well as the birthday cake. My first visit to the restaurant several years ago was great. Yesterday the food was blah.... my steak and veggies were cold even though we waited almost an hour for our food. I’ve never posted a review about a restaurant but I would have hoped for a better experience considering the price.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

It had been 30 years or more since I have been to Folk's Folly. My family and I went last week to celebrate our Dad's 87th birthday because he's always talking about going, so we finally decided at 87 he certainly deserved it! We were not disappointed by the atmosphere, the service, the friendliness or the food! It was all top notch. Everyone got steaks, and I treated myself and added a lobster tail which was wonderful! Our server was helpful, knowledgeable, pleasant, enthusiastic and knew the cuisine very well. Even the support staff who brought drinks, etc., was friendly and seemed to enjoy their jobs. The one surprising thing about our visit is that the noise level was pretty high. We were expecting a much quieter experience which was hard on our Dad because he doesn't hear well, and there was some clanging of dishes, etc., but that didn't keep us from enjoying the evening. For a Tuesday night, they were packed which was certainly the reason for more noise. Folk's Folly is very pricey for the average person, but the food is of the highest quality and was worth it on this special occasion. The staff and management made everyone in the restaurant feel welcome and special. We are already talking about going again on the next special occasion. Have your wallet ready, but you will not be sorry if you enjoy excellent food, service and atmosphere!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Excellent steaks! Potato casserole was amazing! Expensive but everything was amazing. The 14 ounce filet mignon was perfectly cooked medium.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Second year in a row we've eaten here for my wife's birthday, and it's the second year in a row that I have been blown away by the amazing food and outstanding service. They go above and beyond to make your meal special.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Dinner and service was amazing.

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