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Folk's Folly Prime Steak House

4.7
4.7
2070 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 26 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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

    Max Hussey

  • 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

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What 2,070 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
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Memphis / West Tennessee

    Best Service

  • Memphis / West Tennessee

    Notable Wine List

  • Memphis

    Best Service

  • Memphis

    Notable Wine List

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  1. CD

    CoryD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    The rooms were segregated. My fiancee and I were placed in a room with ONLY Black people.
  2. AA

    AllenA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an outstanding anniversary dinner. The food and service were wonderful.
  3. MM

    MelanieM

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were very pleased during our most recent visit. The Cowboy Ribeye was the BEST steak we've had in quite sometime - we were both very pleased. The environment was a bit noisy when we arrived but a later it was a very comfortable noise level when the two couples left. We were happy to choose Folks Folly again for look forward to visiting again soon.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding, it was the best that we have had in Memphis. Thank you for a lovely dining experience. Jill Chaney
  5. AH

    AndreaH

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely the best steak every single time!!! Our waiter, Cliff, was so great-attentive but not intrusive, kind, helpful. Always one of my favorite dining experiences.
  6. AR

    AdamR

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Best steaks in Memphis. Friendly, knowledgeable service. Unique atmosphere.
  7. BG

    BeckyG

    Tallahassee

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    have not been in a while and forgot how delicious everything is!
  8. HH

    HermH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Absolutely best food ever, service and surroundings perfect. Only tiny mar to an otherwise perfect evening was a table full of VERY loud and inconsiderate men seated adjacent! I’m always so pleased and never disappointed at Folk’s!
  9. TB

    ToniaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a well deserved treat for my friend’s birthday. The service, ambiance and food was excellent!
  10. BR

    BillR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service were outstanding, we really enjoyed the evening at Folks Folly.
  11. RS

    RogerS

    Memphis/West TN

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    You got to go with the filet mignon. Also don't forget about the pecan pie dessert. You won't find a better fillet in Memphis.
  12. JH

    JohnnyH

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pricey but nice overall. Parking is limited so be ready to walk.
  13. MW

    MichaelW

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great dining experience. Corinne, our waitress, was outstanding. She treated us as part of her family. The Rack of lamb cooked to perfection and my rib eye steak was a perfect medium well.
  14. M

    Melissa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and served quickly. Our server was amazing and made really great recommendations.
  15. K

    Kenny

    Birmingham

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic! Service was excellent. Every detail was attended.
  16. M

    Michele

    Memphis/West TN

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a celebration dinner and Folks Folly never disappoints
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I went for our tenth anniversary and it was absolutely stellar! Cliff was our server and he was wonderful and attentive, but not overbearing. This wasn’t just a dinner, it was an experience, and we will definitely not wait for another special occasion to go back. It’s pricey, but the food is divine from appetizers all the way to dessert. If you’re in Memphis this is a must!
  18. i

    itsalwaysbetteratffolly

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Don’t limit yourself to beef.Everything is special.
  19. CH

    CrystalH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a great choice! I will definitely be dining here again soon.
  20. ST

    SueT

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful Special occasion restaurant. Recommend to anyone wanting an experience
  21. CR

    CarrieR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The steak was outstanding. The catch of the day was red fish. It was literally floating in oil. It was edible, but certainly nothing to write home about and all that oil was ridiculous.
  22. AL

    AndrewL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Diner was amazing! This was my wife’s and mine first time at Folk’s Folly and we are already planning on coming back!
  23. MP

    MigP

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience2
    Dinner was great but we were seated by a large noisy dinner party which was uncomfortable at times. I even made reservations for seating so this was disappointing.
  24. L

    Lee25

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The hostesses were polite.We waited at the piano bar for our table to get ready and had cocktail. The cocktail was on point.Our waitress Sarah was very attentive and made recommendations. She also told us about food items that aren't on the menu. Our appetizers were the catfish beignets and stuffed mushrooms. Absolutely delicious. Salads,Steaks,and Baked potatoes were absolutely perfect!!!! I highly recommend Folks Folly
  25. H

    Happydiner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always spend our anniversary at Folks Folly- it never disappoints! We had private curtained room- food, server, and everything was great.
  26. k

    khalaeb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My boyfriend and I enjoyed a really great meal for his 24th birthday.
  27. K

    Kelly

    Memphis/West TN

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always delicious- absolutely best steaks in Memphis- ribeyes and Maker’s Mark Medallions in black peppercorn sauce.
  28. DW

    DrewW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our anniversary dinner and will return next year.
  29. SL

    SherrieL

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Folks Folly is our favorite restaurant in Memphis, the food is excellent & the service impeccable!
  30. TS

    TammyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! The food and the ambiance were well worth the price.
  31. JW

    JessicaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was amazing! Special thanks to Tyler for the outstanding service.
  32. CG

    ChrisG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner. She crab soup, wedge, huge filet with outstanding sides that all hit the spot! Our waitress, Rose, has been there 38 years - she was great! Would highly recommend. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    Mother’s Day
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I wanted to treat my wife to lunch for Mother’s Day. It did not disappoint. Very elegant with such great, nice staff. Would recommend and definitely will come back. 10/10
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother’s Day dinner
  36. DW

    DennisW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Multiple waiters attentive to every need. All kind and pleasant. Each wished my wife a Happy Mothers Day. Food was delicious. We had the salmon and shrimp with green beens and cheese grits. Steaks are good here. Just was not in mood for steak at lunch. Careful not to over-order. Dishes large enough share.
  37. OD

    OrinD

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother’s Day lunch. Service was excellent. Steaks cooked to perfection. Our favorite steak place in Memphis and we’ve been to all of them. Been a customer since they opened
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the best time and our waitress! Please forgive me I can’t recall her name, WAS THE BEST!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have loved Folk’s Folly for years and last night was no exception. Our table was ready exactly at the requested time and our server Sarah was flawless. The food was top notch as it always is. Great Job to all the Folk’s Folly team!!
  40. JP

    JessicaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Reservation was for 8:15. Arrived at 7:45 and they seated us. Waitress was wonderful. The food was superb! From the manager checking on us to our food being served promptly we will definitely be back again. I just can’t get over how wonderful the whole experience was. By far the best steak I’ve ever tasted.

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 2070 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 26 times today
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

  • 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

    Max Hussey

  • 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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