Folk's Folly Prime Steak House

4.7
1205 reviews
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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
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Anniversary dinner! The food was fantastic and so was Deborah, our server.

DT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was very nice, the service was excellent, and the food was wonderful.

OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff, food, decor all excellent. Very pleased.

SD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

pricey, but very high quality food. excellent service

MM
Miami
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A Memphis tradition! Been eating at this establishment since 1994 & it meets my expectations each & every time. Will always eat here on every visit to Memphis.

a
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food excellent service as well a little pricey but overall very nice.

MS
Tallahassee
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as always!! Chelsea, our server, was full of personality, suggestions and a great knowledge of the menu. Looking forward to our next visit!

CJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our server. Very informative and accommodating! Wish I could remember her name! It was just me and my daughter and we enjoyed her humor! Planning to do this again soon!

LD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Nice wine list. Friendly service. A little pricey but still worth it.

PW
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Wife and I celebrated our anniversary there. Dinner was great and service was friendly.

ML
Memphis
8 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and service

JH
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service & food! My husband had a great time!

AB
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, knowledgeable staff, great food!

LI
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an amazing experience. I took my boyfriend here for his birthday. The food was delicious, our waitress was amazing, the atmosphere was wonderful. Can't wait to go back!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall great experience

JE
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The whole staff was exceptional regarding interactions. The valet, security, servers, and managers were eager to serve. The steak was flavorful and great quality. I think the cook was off that night, but the manager and server made up for it. The bone-in ribeye, which I order medium-rare, came out without a good sear and the steak's fat was cold and not properly rendered. I sent it back. The cook refired it but cooked it well done. My wife's boneless ribeye was one of the best steaks I've had in a Memphis. The server and manager took care of us and apologized profusely. The taste of my steak was great, but the cook was off. The overall experience was so great that I will be back to give them another shot.

j
Memphis
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was good as always but the service was superb. Rose did a great job.

WH
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

FF has the best steak I have ever tasted and I have had it all over the world.

SM
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been a fan of Folks Folly for a while. There is never an issue. Ever. The steak was perfect, great salad and sides.

Do yourself a favor and eat local.

DD
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great find for us visiting from out of town!!

OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went today for my boyfriend birthday & it was absolutely an amazing experience our waiter was extremely friendly and helpful with the menu since it was our first visit here. The appetizer we got was good. Also we order the salmon and it was juicy and well seasoned. The sides are large portion and all taste amazing and we tried their wine the Chardonnay Alexander and it was amazing .definitely will be visiting again

R
Memphis
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely wonderful food!!! And the service and friendliness of the staff and manager who made a point to come to our table and greet us was exceptional! A great dining experience!

SK
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife had been trying to get me to take her to Folk's Folly for years. She used to go with her parents when she was growing up in Memphis. When I told her I wanted to go to Memphis to celebrate our anniversary, she made the reservations. After the meal, I chastised her for not having brought me here sooner. Now I'm looking for the next excuse to get us to Memphis.

SM
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

We are frequent guests at this restaurant. Our recent experience was not typical of our usual visit. For the first time, the food was at best mediocre. But most importantly, the atmosphere that was once an elegant dining experience, has diminished to a casual (on the verge of rowdy) experience.

VD
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When I have a special occasion to celebrate, Folk's Folly has always been my first choice in restaurants. I just celebrated an anniversary and birthday for myself, but also gave a steak dinner to my step daughter and her husband plus a birthday dinner for my granddaughter. They had never been to Folks Folly, and said this was the best dinner they had ever eaten. In addition, our server (Dana) provided excellent service and was attentive to our every need. We had a fantastic time.

CE
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Folk's Folly is my favorite restaurant for special occasions. The service and the food were absolutely outstanding.

BF
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s always a great dining experience when I visit.

DB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about our dinner was exceptional...the food was unbelievable, the service incredible. I highly recommend this establishment.

RW
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic.what a great place to be.will come again

CR
Memphis
7 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my son and nephew to Folk’s for their 18th birthday. They both ordered large filets and loved the steaks. As always, the atmosphere, service, and food were excellent!!

JM
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone is very attentive, making you fill very special.

CO
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, wonderfully attentive service, and a fantastic experience overall. Our favorite place to celebrate.

AS
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 2

Lately my experience with Folks Folly Prime Steakhouse has start to travel downhill. The managers acted as if I was worrying them when I stated to them that my food wasn’t how I asked for it. Carlos is the only manager that shows great hospitality when my wife and I would come. Unfortunately lately the last two times we visited Folks Folly Prime Steakhouse he was not there. Carlos is very friendly and understanding when it comes to the problem of customers. We love his spirit, the other managers need work on learning how to have great customer service like Carlos

RK
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my daughter there for her 26th Birthday. You made it a very special occasion that both of us will remember for years to come. THANKS

s
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely celebration for 7 successful busy professional women to celebrate a birthday. A grand time was had by all!!

OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time we are here, the food and service is just perfect!

CP
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Folks Folly, great place and great food. Server Chip was very kind and attended to our needs as well as making our 34 year anniversary very memorable. Will plan to be back

l
Memphis
14 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone was very nice and on their game. We were celebrating a friend's birthday and they even had balloons tied to her chair! Nice touch plus birthday dessert!

AW
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect!!!

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JC
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an unexpected delight! The food was perfect and the service was wonderful! A really special place. Our waitress was wonderful! I will go back.

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