Folk's Folly Prime Steak House

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1156 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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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Locals love it. Great lamb chops. I prefer the bar area.

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DB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

As always, great experience at Folk's Folly. No complaints.

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D
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great as always We were early but they worked us in and we had a great experience

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

The entire night was awesome from the food to the service. Corinne and the rest of the staff made the birthday guy feeling special.

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

We had a wonderful birthday celebration with our family. Norma was very attentive and helpful with the menu. The steaks were perfect and my spinach was delicious. It was a little noisy due to several celebrations that night.

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TB
Memphis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best steakhouse anywhere. Great setting and great piano bar. Service was fantastic. We took a 1 year old with no issue.

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OT
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It just took a really long time. We were there from 6:15 till 9:10 which was a little long.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. I enjoy the succulent meal each time I visit.

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Memphis
22 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Folks Folly has it all, we love this place. Some of the best food around and always happy to see you and always make a fuss over your special event. Food is Awesome, ambiance is great and the wait people are spectacular. Management comes by to see if there are any issues (never had one). Love this place. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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MH
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mia our server was great on selections for sides to pair with our meal..

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DD
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Filet Mignon 14 ounce was cooked to perfection. Better flavor than Ruth Chris. We ask for the filet to be split between me and my husband. That was no problem. We also ordered the lobster tail which was about 14 ounces. It was huge and delicious. We split it also. The sides are large enough to share. The twice baked potato was outstanding. Our waitress was Corrine. She was great! This is a very old establishment and the food we ate was remarkable.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Celebrated my daughter’s 17th birthday here. The food was fantastic and our waiter was attentive and kind. They even surprised her with a cake. We both agreed, the food was one of the best meals we ever had!

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Memphis
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Our server did the minimum to serve us. The food was average flavor, and way over priced. Nothing fancy or unique on the menu. It was only steak and/or seafood. They did not offer any signature cocktails on the menu. AND NOTHING THERE WAS WORTH A $342 CHECK! (Which was before tip. And we felt obligated to tip the server even though he was absolutely awful!!)
We have had much better service and better menu options for at least $100 less. We do not care to go back and I would never recommend this to anyone.

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OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing!

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R
Memphis
41 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Parker wS an amazing server. Gave us plenty of time to talk with out rushing us but was there when we needed him. A perfect meal.

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OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Friends Took Me Here For My Birthday The Food Was Good And The Staff Are Really Nice Overall A Great Place In Memphis To Eat

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SS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous as usual!!! One of my favorites... steak was so tender and juicy you can cut it with a fork... cajun shrimp and calamari appetizers were delish!!!! Highly recommend for sure!!!!!!!!!!!

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M
Memphis
12 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, excellent food, but expensive! Well worth the money for a special occasion.

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J
Memphis
18 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The service was superb. Our server was attentive without being obtrusive. Our food arrived hot. The steaks were. All cooked perfectly and so tender, I think I could have cut my steak with my butter knife.

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T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in all regards. Food was perfectly prepared. Service was professional and timely. Atmosphere was enjoyable. It’s expensive, but the value is good.

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FL
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would recommend anytime you are visiting Memphis. A well established premier restaurant. Excellent wait staff

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ST
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Great atmosphere and the service was over the top. Clean environment with friendly staff.

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Q
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They made r anniversary very special

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T
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 1

Why in the world a date room for a meeting. We were in there forever! Too quiet and stoic!!!! Food came slow and it was boring in there. No way should a sales meeting be in a private blah boring date room and slow service. I was so ready to go. Finally came and said desert. Heck no we gotta go!! Bad experience ce for work meeting! That’s a date room

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. And the waitress we had was so adorable, kind , and very helpful with the menu options. I will be visiting again really soon.

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OT
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 1

Steaks were not tender and had no taste. Definitely not worth the money. Sides were ok but
Not great. The pecan pie tasted like it was bought at Kroger. Disappointing on a special day.

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J
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place- awesome food, great service, and cool atmosphere. Highly recommend if in Memphis!

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BG
St. Louis
15 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

My daughter lives in Memphis and I traveled to visit with her and her boyfriend and treat them to a nice steak dinner this past Saturday evening. We had visited your restaurant about a month ago and enjoyed ourselves a great deal and were particularly pleased to have met Chelsea who was our waiter then. We asked for her again this time and luckily she was working on Saturday night. We do love your menu and the specials you seem to have on weekend nights but frankly I believe we have returned and will continue to return to Folks Folly is because of Chelsea. She knows your menu well, makes great recommendations and in spite of the fact that Saturday night was busy with pre Fathers Day gatherings she balanced a good sized amount of customers and made us feel welcome.

One final thought. I’ve been fortunate to dine in countless steak houses throughout the US and in many countries around the world, at least the 50 in number. Without sounding hyperbolic I do believe you are one of the best I’ve visited. You staff well, have a varied wine list and the steaks are terrific. And although zero good steak houses are inexpensive, I believe your pricing is fair and in line with the level of food quality you offer.

Keep up the good work, we’ll be returning soon.

Bernard Gacka

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S
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great!!! Experience. Good food and service. Must go and try!!

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TR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed every moment of our experience. This restaurant is really a fine dining establishment and you get what you pay for.

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TR
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my daughter for a father daughter dinner for her 16th Birthday. They made her feel special with that delicious caramel cake, balloons and candle.

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RB
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for our anniversary, food and service were fantastic.

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DC
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff is phenomenal. Steaks and appetizers superb. We tried a “new” side dish with green beans that was less than superb but others exceeded our expectations. Pricey but well worth it for a special date night or important business meeting.

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SB
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious and not too over-priced. I recommend the Lobster and Truffle Mac 'n' Cheese if available. The service was second to none. Our server was Shauna and she was incredible. This extended to the management level as Carlos, Assistant Manager, checked on us several times throughout our evening, but not too often as to be an annoyance. My wife and I were very impressed with Folk's Folly. Highly recommended.

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VL
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant staff was amazing! The serves and managers came to our table numerous times making sure we were okay. I went for my husband birthday and they even brought him out a small caramel cake with a candle. That was really generous of them! The only disadvantage was the valet staff wasn't friendly. Once we arrive they never assisted to park our car's. However, they made sure the luxury cars were treated right. If I had to change one thing about my experience that would be teaching the valet staff how to treat everyone.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food. Great service.

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M
Memphis
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary dinner there. The food was excellent! My wife has the Makers Mark Filet Medallions and a caprese salad, while I had the Cowboy Ribeye with Grit Cakes. Excellent quality of food and the staff was amazing! Great wine selection also.

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M
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as usual. From hostess to servers, to table bussers and management, we were greeted with Happy Anniversary throughout the evening. We were seated in the front room for the first time in the 22 years we have been going there. The room had a few too many tables, rather close together, so the normal quiet ambience was replaced with louder conversations from one end of the room to the other. Wine selection is fantastic, but slightly higher in price than other restaurants for our usual celebration selection is why value rated 3 stars instead of 5.

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j
Savannah
10 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steaks were perfectly cooked. The spinach casserole was delicious! Server was friendly and knowledgeable.

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LB
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My dining experience is always excellent!!! I enjoyed it! And my mother enjoyed too! Please stay the same! The food was delicious! I have visited other resturants in Memphis and the customer service and experience lacked on many levels. Thank you!! And we will definitely return soon!

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