Folk's Folly Prime Steak House

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Steakhouse
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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johnkitty1
Memphis
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!! It never disappoints!!

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Mitch
Memphis
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff. Amazing food. Amazing experience.

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SeamusO
Memphis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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.

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MarshallM
Memphis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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WilliamB
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Music too loud. Manager too energetic for atmosphere.

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CassandraR
Memphis
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
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
15 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day was perfection!

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PatriciaB
Memphis
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.

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vipMarcieS
Tallahassee
28 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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AshleyB
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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 The decor is oddly outdated but the food makes up for it!

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

18th wedding Anniversary

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Noel
Memphis
7 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great in every way!

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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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NinaD
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic meal and wine

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DrewW
Memphis
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was spectacular from start to finish including the nice touch with the accommodations for the birthday. Very pleased.

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vipCathy
Memphis
19 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a lovely evening

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TimH
Memphis
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food quality and taste were excellent! The steaks came out sizzling on the plate and had a wonderful flavor. They were also cooked just as ordered. In addition, we had she crab soup which was very good. I highly recommend Folk's Folly Prime Steak House!

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walterW
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellently very up scale restaurant, I would change any...

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MindyT
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely meal. The filet was one of the best steaks I have had- flavorful and tender. Our server Greg was great. Perfect evening.

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vipAmyW
Memphis
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis
7 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sister going away dinner

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SamG
Memphis
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

we will not be back anytime soon, first and last trip in this lifetime and that is not likely to change. thanks for the inquiry.

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JeffK
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best place in Memphis to get a steak and to celebrate special occasions.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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EthelJ
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. The waitress was so helpful. The manager came out to say hi. Everyone was so nice. I

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis
15 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always one of my favorite restaurants in Memphis and it never disappoints! That’s why we keep coming back! Love it!

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vipKayS
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my daughters birthday. Everything was wonderful and came out nice and hot.

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MatthewC
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and our waiter was very knowledgeable. Would definitely go back again

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vipMagdaFremin
Memphis
10 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always nice to get personal attention, be greeted by GM at the table. Food and service were perfect! The c at that we get the table we wanted was a plus!

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LAVONDAC
Memphis
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was great with the exception of the misleading if the price for surf and turf. We were giving the impression that it was a combo but we were charged individually for each one.

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leaf
Memphis
19 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic to go to a restaurant - a family favorite! It is always spectacular! Because of Covid-19, this outing was more special as it was our first outing since the pandemic. As always, Diane and her wonderful staff took the best of care of us!

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks you Folk’s Folly. A quick business dinner and social time was perfect. From all of your bar staff, to your hostess’s, our server and his assistants, and your chef and kitchen staff knocked it out of the park tonight. Social distancing and all, we thoroughly enjoyed our evening with y’all. Thank you.

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sharonT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We were there for our anniversary and it was our first visit. The staff were all very friendly and appropriately abiding by current safety standards. I found the decor lacking warmth and not very inviting. The most memorable part was the excellent steaks. And for that alone we will return.

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KinseyM
Memphis
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Rose is an amazing server and the food is fabulous!

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vipSKKMEM
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well done as always, Folk’s Folky!

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DonnieC
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual!!!!!!

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StevenB
Memphis
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it great food

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MichelleD
Memphis
7 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service!

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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 1438 OpenTable diners.

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