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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vipJohnK
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classy local restaurant with excellent steaks and service. Love the bar lounge!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Anniversary

GB
vipGrandpaBobbyB
Orlando
80 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and the food was extraordinary. We went for dinner on my wife’s birthday weekend. We couldn’t have been any happier with the food, the service and the ambiance. If you find yourself in Memphis and want an excellent meal, this is your place!

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ThessolC
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love everything about this place, from my waitress to my food .The cocktails are awesome especially the key lime cocktail

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time! Food was great! Perfect place to go for a special occasion. It really felt special.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the absolute BEST steak I’ve ever had!! The twice baked potato and the asparagus were great as well!

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughter’s birthday

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service! I love how you can “come as you are”. Unlike Ruth Chris where you have to be dressed a certain way.

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TaylorA
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! With all of the uncertainty going on right now in the world, Folks Folly was a delight! They made my birthday extra special! They are implementing all necessary precautions! From start to finish everything was perfect! Thanks for a great night!

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Barbarosa
Western NC
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy coming to a Folks Folly. The food is always excellent and the service
Is wonderful. I will recommend going there to all our friends and family!

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Greatnight
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sarah was the absolute best. The food was amazing. Definitely a must for a good date night.

KH
KieshaH
Memphis/West TN
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I look forward to becoming a regular. The food was amazing and so was the service.

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vipLadybug
Memphis/West TN
13 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious!

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JeffH
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here many times and have never had a meal that wasn't outstanding.

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EndiaT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Worth every penny, the food & service was the best. Will be back.

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Date
Memphis/West TN
25 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best cut of filet around the area. Everything was delicious and the service never disappoints

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited for my son’s 19th birthday. It was his 1st time to dine here. Here loved it!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere for anniversary dinner with my wife. Great service and incredible food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Been coming here for awhile, but tonight was just awful from start to finish. Hope things get back to normal soon

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Krissyqueen
Memphis/West TN
10 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous, as usual. Our server, Corinne was also great, as usual. She is always very knowledgeable about the menu and special items and her service is just right!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
7 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always. Great service, great food, great place.

KH
vipKarenH
Memphis/West TN
13 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience!

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vipPamelaW
Memphis/West TN
15 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect steaks as always. I also love the She-crab Soup and Garlic Potato Casserole.

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johnkitty1
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed my dinner at Folk's Folly. The staff that served us was very helpful, friendly and professional. The service was so good, we made another reservation.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
10 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!! It never disappoints!!

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Mitch
Memphis/West TN
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff. Amazing food. Amazing experience.

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SeamusO
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service were great as always. The restrictions imposed due to Covid were observed strictly (appreciate that) but did quell the ambiance.
Great evening and we will be back.

MM
MarshallM
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of Memphis' best steak houses in the past 40 years

WB
WilliamB
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Music too loud. Manager too energetic for atmosphere.

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CassandraR
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is always great. No waiting on table was seated immediately.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

First I must say that I have always loved folks Fally, the service and the food has always been top notch.
However during this visit( for Father’s Day ) service was more than lacking , side dish portions seem uncharacteristically small and my bone-in ribeye steak super small .

Let’s hope they get their act together !

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vipJulie
Memphis/West TN
17 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day was perfection!

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PatriciaB
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent . However there was a sign on the door that said if you are short of breath don’t come in. I realize this pertains to Covid but I have pulmonary fibrosis plus other health issues that cause me to be short of breath and has nothing to do with Covid. That is actually discrimination. Lots of people have respiratory issues that are not Covid related. Wearing a mask is detrimental to our health.

MS
vipMarcieS
Tallahassee
30 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for our annual Father’s Day celebration. Sarah took wonderful care of us. Food and service were exceptional as always!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The service was awesome, the vibe was great. You definitely get a lot of food!

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AshleyB
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food! The decor is oddly outdated but the food makes up for it!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

18th wedding Anniversary

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Noel
Memphis/West TN
7 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great in every way!

MM
MusicalMoment
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Shaunna was amazing and fun to be served by and our food was outstanding. Thanks for making our date night a great evening.

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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 1462 OpenTable diners.

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