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Folk's Folly Prime Steak House, Memphis, TN
Folk's Folly Prime Steak House, Memphis, TN
Folk's Folly Prime Steak House, Memphis, TN
Folk's Folly Prime Steak House, Memphis, TN
Folk's Folly Prime Steak House, Memphis, TN

Folk's Folly Prime Steak House

4.7
4.7
2571 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.



*PLEASE NOTE: ALL REQUESTS FOR PRIVATE DINING MUST BE MADE BY CONTACTING THE RESTAURANT DIRECTLY AT
901-762-8200

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Seafood, Steak
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (901) 762-8200
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Tom Hughes
  • Private party facilities
    ALL REQUESTS FOR PRIVATE DINING MUST BE MADE BY CONTACTING THE RESTAURANT DIRECTLY AT 901-762-8200
  • Private party contact
    Heidi Pettyjohn: (901) 328-2233
  • Neighborhood
    Memphis
  • Cross street
    William Arnold Rd.
  • Parking details
    Complimentary valet parking on site.
  • Entertainment
    Live piano in the Cellar Lounge.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

What 2,571 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Memphis / West Tennessee

    Good for business meals

  • Memphis / West Tennessee

    Good for special occasions

  • Memphis

    Good for business meals

  • Memphis

    Good for special occasions

2,571 Reviews
  1. ChrisS

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience as always. Great service. A Memphis classic with no equal

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was amazing! We were celebrating my fiancé’s birthday. The Italian sausage stuffed mushrooms were hearty and marinara was perfect flavor. The wedge salad is a dram for blue cheese lovers. Ribeye steak was on point!!

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  3. DesireeW

    Memphis/West TN

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We decided to celebrate our anniversary at Folks Folly and from the time we entered until we left we enjoyed every moment!! Curt is the best server and they even placed us in a private room that was decorated with balloons when we arrived! The food was amazing and drinks were flowing!! We will definitely be back!

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  4. Fantastic6

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Steaks were terrific. Sides, desserts OK (e.g. good asparagus, very poor mushrooms, and the pecan pie was cold) That said, our server, Dana, was outstanding! We'll go back just for her. Thank you

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  5. DeloisG

    Mississippi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at Folks Folly. They exceeded my expectations.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Greg waited on us and took wonderful care of all the details. We celebrated my mom’s 84th birthday and they had balloons at the table. The food was cooked to perfection. I look forward to returning again soon

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  7. Jeannie

    Memphis/West TN

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our waitress was incredible - went above and beyond and had a great personality!

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  8. JoeV

    Mississippi

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service. Made my reservation door the wrong day and they still got us a table in 15 minutes. Outstanding steak and sides that are large enough to share.

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  9. SakennaD

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All of the meats were seasoned to perfection and sized for kings. All shareable portions for at least two people, both the main dishes and sides. The sides like the broccoli, twice baked potatoes, and Au gratin lacked seasoning but overall the meat’s balanced them well. If you are a vegetarian that likes well seasoned veggies you may want to ask for seasoning or bring your own. The atmosphere was quite romantic and the service was a 10 out of 10. At no point were our glasses empty or did we need to ask for anything. Oh and the manager was NOT hiding somewhere in the back. He was out meeting and greeting and ensuring the service and food was top tier. Greatly appreciated our service staff, chefs, and the manager. You all made my birthday perfect. Thanks.

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  10. BonnieY

    Memphis/West TN

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent. Service was excellent and Rose is the best.

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  11. MagdaFremin

    Memphis/West TN

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding dining experience! To start with, Diane, General Manager of Folks Foley (FF), greeted us and walked us to our table. Escargot, my special appetizer order I placed two days prior, was brought to my table by Tom Hughes, the Chef himself. Diane made her business to remember the cut of New York Strip my spouse preferred. Both Diane and Tom checked on us once our steak was half devoured. For over a year, we asked Santiago to be our server, courteous, attentive, efficient, and he served us with smile. FF made us feel as one of their most important customers!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service!!!! We had a late reservation and they treated us well and did not rush us!! Great service and good.

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  13. Eric

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our first experience and certainly will not be the last. Our server, Chris, and staff did an amazing job and were extremely thorough and attentive. My wife has said she expects him the next time we dine in. We have been to pretty much every steakhouse in Memphis and this one lived up to the hype!!! Thank you Folk’s Folly for making this a memorable evening!

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  14. TeriS

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was exceptional. Our food was cooked as ordered. The filets were extremely tender. Can’t wait to go back!

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  15. LATICIAW

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The server was terrible. I would not recommend Debra to anyone. Usually Folk's Follly has superb service.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    First time eating here and we enjoyed the experience…Food was delicious and the service was top tier! Highly recommend for an anniversary dinner or the occasional date night out

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  17. atrain

    Memphis/West TN

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    phenomenal, best Steak House in Memphis TN. period .

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  18. Stacie

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Requested steaks cooked medium, both were overcooked. Sides (grits, jalapeño mac n cheese & mushrooms) lacked flavor. Mac n cheese was very oily. We were very excited to try Folks Folly but were very let down by the taste. Our server was great.

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  19. Jessie2681

    Memphis/West TN

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress Rose was AMAZING!!! Sweet , informative, and yet so funny! Folly is becoming one of our favorites because of the excellent staff and food !

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We absolutely loved every minute & second of quality bonds It is worth the money 🙌

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  21. Slaw

    Memphis/West TN

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    for the first time at this restaurant, we had a bad experience. Salad had insufficient dressing. I ordered steak medium rare but it was well done. Wife ordered hers medium but it was medium rare. They talk about a dress code but man wearing a hat was seated beside us. Music was soul and rockabilly instead of Sinatra and the American songbook standards as in the past.

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  22. BobP

    St. Louis

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I haven't been back to Folks Folly for almost 10 years. I remembered a warm ambiance and great steaks. Unfortunately, that's not what i found last Friday evening. My steak was tough and grizzly. We were seated in an room with almost zero decoration....just black panel walls. It was probably an overflow room, but even so, it should have been nicer. Probably won't visit again. Not sure what's happened over the years...

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  23. CoreyH

    Memphis/West TN

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best 50th Birthday dinner ever. Thank you for making the night a special memory. Our server Alvis was fantastic.

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  24. Krissyqueen

    Memphis/West TN

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s always a treat to have dinner at Folk’s Folly. We’ve been coming here for years for our special occasions. It’s one of the best restaurants in Memphis. Love to support our locals too.

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  25. RushW

    Memphis/West TN

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food excellent. Prepared as requested. Great server.

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  26. DeannaA

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was amazing, loved everything. Will definitely be back!

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  27. JasonA

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed our Anniversary dinner here once again. Our favorite restaurant in Memphis for sure.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My partner and I celebrated an anniversary at Folk’s Folly and they were so welcoming. The service was fluid and accommodating. I loved how large the side dishes were, it made them easy to share with ample leftovers. We will be dining with them again.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience as always. I celebrated my Bday.

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  30. CHARLOTTEH

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    A dress code needs to be enforced. My fiancé and I dined in business casual while the table next to us; there was a adult male with a camouflage jacket and cap to match that smelled as though he had been hunting. It's a Premium Steakhouse so, we need the ambiance to match the fine dining price tag. Waiter and awesome and the food was impeccable.

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  31. LadyK

    Memphis/West TN

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    My husband and I had a great date night. The food was delicious:-)

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated my husband’s birthday and they gave us the royal treatment! Definitely recommend Folks Folly for your special occasion.

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  33. VickieB

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My server was absolutely amazing, fun, and so energetic! She made the time great!

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  34. BobE

    Memphis/West TN

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We dine there 4-5 times a year and the experience is always great !!!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Fayetteville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful experience in a private room for my fiancés birthday. The room was quiet and we were able to enjoy our meals without the distraction of other tables around us! The food did not disappoint either!

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  36. DanaW

    Memphis/West TN

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good time. Great server. steaks and lamb dishes were perfect

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  37. Miranda

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was amazing, but a bit overpriced.

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  38. CourtneyS

    Jackson Hole

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had another delightful dinner at Folk's Folly. My daughter had the crab legs and reported that they were tender and full of flavor. The rest of us had a filet, my husband choosing the bone-in. As always, at first bite you are already looking forward to coming back again and again. The steaks were perfect. Thank you FF for always making dinner special. We can't wait to come back.

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  39. randyb

    Memphis/West TN

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were celebrating my husband’s 70th birthday!!! He felt very special!!! Thank you!

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  40. LibiR

    Memphis/West TN

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    EXCELLENT! Service, Food and Environment was EXCELLENT!

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FAQs

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 4.7 stars by 2571 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Folk's Folly Prime Steak House

551 S. Mendenhall Road, Memphis, TN 38117

Additional information

  • Cross street
    William Arnold Rd.
  • Neighborhood
    Memphis
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Seafood, Steak
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Complimentary valet parking on site.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Tom Hughes
  • Entertainment
    Live piano in the Cellar Lounge.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Phone number
    (901) 762-8200
  • Private party facilities
    ALL REQUESTS FOR PRIVATE DINING MUST BE MADE BY CONTACTING THE RESTAURANT DIRECTLY AT 901-762-8200
  • Private party contact
    Heidi Pettyjohn: (901) 328-2233
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