Folk's Folly Prime Steak House

4.8
1729 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.
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my parents anniversary and it was delicious as always! Everything from soups to appetizers to entrees and drinks! I got the salmon as always and the potatoes and we tried the garlic bread and crab cakes this time and they were delicious!

RB
RobertB
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. Could not have asked for a more pleasant night. Service was exceptional. Even got a small cake for our anniversary. Highly recommend Folk's Folly.

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MLove
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff an restaurant food was tremendously good we loved everything about it an will visit again..

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic! The filet mignon was soo tender and cooked exactly how I wanted! We got the off the menu lobster bake for our side and it was so delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Meat was not very good. Dry and flavorless for a filet.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice time

JR
vipJenniferR
Memphis/West TN
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service for my son’s birthday celebration! Thank you to all of the staff for making his day special!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
18 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent!

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WalterS
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!! It was my retirement. Everything was great!

MP
vipMrPanchoV12
Memphis/West TN
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was absolutely superb. She made our experience very delightful.

RB
RussB
Memphis/West TN
15 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shaunna, our service, was wonderful !! Very attentive and rejoiced with us on our anniversary. She answered all our questions about some menu items. The manager stopped by twice, very quickly, to wish us happy anniversary and to make sure all was going well. Food was excellent.

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vipJulie
Memphis/West TN
26 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reunion and Folks made it perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Good was pretty good but service was not really exceptional. Overall 3.5/5

JP
JoeP
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service, wonderful experience as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, ambience, and service was just extraordinary. Parker was a fantastic waiter, and he gave us the best experience!

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FredM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful dining experience. The most difficult part is selecting from all of the delicious options on the menu. They make you feel very much at home so you can enjoy the whole experience. Things are never rushed and always handled beautifully. We had a range of menu items and every one was good. They are famous for their steaks and based on our experience it is well justified. The range of options on the menu will accommodate even the most sophisticated palate. We will definitely be back soon.

JB
JamesB
4 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere. Food was served hot and full of flavor.

RB
RobertB
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service personable and wait-staff very attentive but not intrusive. Seated within 8-12 minutes of reservation. Menu items pricey but dinner was for special occasion and worth it. Delicious food and conversation made for memorable evening.

DH
DHill
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing. Would recommend it ton anyone wanting a fine dining experience

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They made our engagement perfect and a memorable experience! We will definitely be coming back to revisit not only the memory we share together but also the amazing food and staff. Thank you for a magical experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall1food4service2ambience2

Hostess did not greet us appropriately. She just asked us our name and that was it. She should have at least said, good afternoon, welcome to Folks Folly. When I tried to say hello she totally ignored me/. Our food was good. The bread pudding was cold. When I told Shannon she offered to take it to the kitchen to warm up. No mam! She should have offered to bring out a hot one or to take it off our ticket. Also, while Shannon was nice, she didn’t introduce herself as our waitress or tell us her name. After a while I figured it out. The food except the bread pudding was good. The service is less than excellent. I probably won’t return/

MB
MatthewB
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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vipCvilletravlr
Memphis/West TN
11 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Good overall. Casual atmosphere with high prices. Steaks underdone.

EK
EKing
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was very attentive and very good. Food was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
20 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredibly good steak and sides

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vipOpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good quality and service. Never disappointed.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
4 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always AMAZING!!!! Mrs. Rose is the sweetest server ever!

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CaroleC
Memphis/West TN
4 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant for a special birthday. I made a note in the reservation and our place was set with balloons. The table was very private and we could really hear each other easily. The meal was delicious and exceptionally well prepared filet and lamb. A delicious caramel cake with a clever candle ended the meal and made for a great time.

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TiffanyW
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious...Parker our server provided awesome service... the only thing I didn't like is that they seated us near crying babies and rude customers totally ruined the ambience

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food & fantastic service

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Kelly
Memphis/West TN
20 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is ALWAYS top notch. We had ribeye, garlic scalloped potatoes, wedge salad- YUM!!! I don't like Bearnaise sauce which is what was offered with the salmon but they made me a wonderful dill sauce in stead. The restaurant is dark and cozy with excellent servers. We've been going to Folk's Folley for 30+ years and it never disappoints!

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great and tasty

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vipIssues
Memphis/West TN
32 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One our favorite places. We had not sat in a restaurant only once since March 2020. This was the top place we wanted to go. Everything perfect

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Ronnie
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my wife here for her birthday. They presented her with a delicious "Celebration Cake". at the end our meal The food was amazing, the service was excellent, 5 stars for everything. It will be our special occasion restaurant from now on.

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Awesome
Memphis/West TN
24 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place and the service was great. Great food and the staff was superb

BK
BridgetK
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Best steak ever!!!

RH
RHooker
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I got my reservation date confused, but employees went out of their way to accommodate me. They were extremely helpful and friendly

MJ
MichaelJ
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

havent been a long time but still one of the most memorable meals i had highly recommend it

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

I ordered a steak and potato- I asked for bread and butter. My steak was delivered to my table BEFORE my bread. I felt rushed in my dining experience. This should not be the case at a “high end” restaurant like this.

JB
JonB
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Simply the best! The only problem that I had was my ribeye was over cooked but I simply ordered a wonderful filet instead. Oh, order the calamari. I've never had it prepared better!

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 4.8 stars by 1729 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.