Folk's Folly Prime Steak House

4.8
986 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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MF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was wonderful along woth the setting ans service. Folk's Folly is number three on my list of best steak houses in Memphis.

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NL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was mine and my husband’s first time here and it was more than worth it! The food was so amazing! We will be back for our anniversary for sure!

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

Overall experience was great! A little pricey but worth the extra $$ for such a wonderful experience. We were greeted by a very friendly staff from the moment we walked in the door. The server was very friendly as well, and made sure everything was right. Very attentive to our dining needs. I ordered the 16 ounce ribeye and it was cooked perfectly medium as ordered. The garlic bread loaf was mouth watering. I couldn't decide between the key lime pie or pecan pie as a dessert but ultimately went with the pecan. I almost fell out of my chair when I took that first bite. I will be returning!

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

Love it everytime!

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

Worth every penny! The wait staff was very attentive and knowledgeable! The food was perfect!

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

Folk's Folly is always wonderful. The service is unsurpassed. My steak came out well instead of medium rare. I had a new one in front of me in less than a minute. Great time in a great restaurant.

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TS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Was not impressed with the food or service. While my steak was all right, all of the sides we ordered were sub-par. The steak was cook well, but the flavor left a lot to be desired. Our seating was disappointing. We were in a fairly large room with a birthday party happening only a few tables away. The noise was very distracting. The table next to our was only a few feet away and we could hear everything the couple was saying, as I'm sure they could hear everything we spoke about.

For the price, I would MUCH prefer The Capital Grille. Almost exactly the same price for the same food. Service is impeccable there, as is the food. Won't be returning to Folks Folly anytime soon.

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

As always the food and service were excellent! Shannon was great. The food choices we made were excellent. That's why we continue to drive 90 miles to enjoy a perfect meal.

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

The experience started off kind of slow. Once we sat down the server took about 5 minutes to greet us. Although she seemed knowledgeable about the menu, she wasn’t very attentive to us not really just pleasant to be waited on. The guy refilling the water helped us more than the server.

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C
St. Louis
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Consistently a solid steak, and tonight the food remained on spot. However, the service was poor. The support staff kept up with water but it took quite sometime to place our order, then once we did the salads were still being eaten when the entrees arrived. Now up correct this, the waitress decided to ask each person if they were done yet. Am interesting question considering our forks were in our hands and we were each pulling bites when she asked. Now at a lesser restaurant, I understand but when I’m paying $400 - I shouldn’t be rushed from course to course. If you want to be high end, you need to serve high end. I can get this level of service at outback

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

Great dining experience. Highly recommend!

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BS
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Went for Valentine’s Day and my wife loved it. Great ambiance and food.

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

Food and beverage were really great. Service was excellent also. Will return soon.

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

Food and service amazing. Rooms are crowded thus noisy at times. Prizes continue to be high for portion sizes. Example 2 spears of grilled asparagus with 4 oz petite filet mignon steak. Menu cost was $50.00

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Only downside was that food seemed a bit over priced.

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

Steaks were delicious, Sides were great, and desert was a great finishing touch! excellent waiting staff as well

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AC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and services here are the best!! My husband & I had a great time!!

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

Our waitress, Dana was so friendly and checked on us without being overbearing. Our food delivery was super fast and everything was cooked perfectly.

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Memphis
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

After a somewhat lengthy wait for our order to be taken our steaks were overcooked. It was busy so we didn't want to send them back. The pecan pie with ice cream was also cool to the touch. Overall it was good but it wasn't the exceptional food it usually is

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A
Memphis
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and attentive service make these a perfect choice for a special occasion meal.

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JP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place; excellent food!

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AK
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This was Our first visit to Folk's. The Steak and side were great. The Ahi Tuna appetizer was AMAZING. It was some of the best tuna we have eaten. The side were very large portions. plenty too share. The wedge salad was the same way. We split it. Over all it was a great meal. I would definitely recommend going. And when we are back in Memphis, We will be stopping back. Thank you for a great meal.

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JK
Memphis
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

It was very loud due to being sat in between two large parties. Our server was very nice but she had a table of 16+ people and our table of 2 so we didn’t see her very often because she got so busy with the big party. We had to open our own wine and didn’t get bread until after our steaks were brought out. Our server was really nice and we don’t blame her, they shouldn’t have given her a huge party and another table at the exact same time. My husband’s steak was undercooked and I got the lobster butter added to mine but I couldn’t tell it was there at all taste wise so next time I won’t spend the extra $8 on that.

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CA
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Its was my husband and I anniversary and from the front door to the manager announced happy anniversary. Customer service is NIL TO NONE nowadays but this restuarant restored that! We will be back......

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s
Memphis
10 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary. They did a great job. Fun evening

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and amazing food! Brought my girlfriend for her birthday and she loved every bit of it!

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JM
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is great! Self parking is poor. How can you block off a bank parking lot for valet parking? There parking lot is small. Parking is poor!

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MA
Memphis
20 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing!!

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RV
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Its not the first experience we've had at Folk's Folly but I will say that it was the best thus far.

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EW
Memphis
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Corinne provided excellent service and the food was great! Our birthday celebration was extra special.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really unique steakhouse, if you are looking something local, non-chain. Great food, great hospitality.
If you are staying in Downtown Memphis, well worth the trip.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding in every detail.

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KM
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic. Our server Craig was great. Would definitely come back!

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DH
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. Love the steaks and the wine.

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AW
Memphis
27 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as always

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OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and time

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j
Mississippi
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

THIS IS OUR FAVORITE PLACE!!! MOST LIKELY, WE DON'T GO ANYWHERE ELSE!! LOVE IT!!!

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o
Chicago
90 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Folks is always spot on fro service and great food. From the prime steals and lamb to excellent seafood, this restaurant remains at the top of the food chain in Memphis!

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CK
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seated promptly on arrival. Staff was great and food was outstanding. We usually come for special occasions but will try to come more often

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L
Memphis
7 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Asparagus we ordered was woody. The server replaced it with green beans. The green beans were nothing special. I have not been to folks folly in several years and I am sorry to say the quality of the food is not what it used to be.

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