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Tue, 6/19
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Folk's Folly Prime Steak House

4.8
749 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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PRIVATE ROOM AND LARGE PARTY REQUESTS MUST BE BOOKED AT THE FRONT DESK AT (901)762-8200.

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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(901) 762-8200
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Max Hussey
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
William Arnold Rd.
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Parking details
Complimentary valet parking on site.
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Entertainment
Live piano in the Cellar Lounge.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
What 750 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 2 days ago

The food was not worth 200.00. I took my husband for father's day and it was just ok! The seating was tight and you couldn't speak without everyone in your area hearing you conversation. I wanted to go to stoneyriver steak house and grill in germantown but my husband wanted to try this! It was a mistake! I will never go back!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Recently celebrated my birthday with dinner at Folks Folly. Wonderful experience. Nicolette, our server, was attentive and amazing. She made wonderful suggestions and even bought me cake to celebrate! It was a wonderful experience from the valet to the hostesses and our server!

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Father’s Day

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3.0Dined 2 days ago

We could have eaten anywhere for Father’s Day, we chose Folk’s Folly. Our server was fabulous, the noise level was fine. I was so excited to see tile fish on the menu, what a treat! We had two orders, took a few bites and stopped. Clearly the fish was previously frozen, and cooked mediocre. Frozen flavor. Sent it back. Taken off our bill. Thank you. I can go anywhere for a good steak, not sure we’ll be back anytime soon. Sad we came here. Might try the burger in bar, heard it’s good but hard to get in,

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great meal friendly staff food was nice and hot no complaints

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Food, service all first rate.

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Unfortunately this place did not meet our expectations. We ordered the cowboy ribeye, medium well. It came out well down and had a burnt taste around the edges. I wanted to send it back, but opted not to seeing that I had already sent back my garlic potatoes due to the fact that they were swimming in sour cream. We won’t be returning.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

I always enjoy my visits to Folk's Folly. The service is always friendly and professional. The atmosphere is always upscale and inviting. I also appreciate the private room table request being honored for this particular special occasion. Lastly, the food is always prepared with great detail and tastes just as great as it looks. This occasion was no different!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

This was a drive for us, however, it was totally worth the 20 minute Uber ride. The food was absolutely amazing, the service was incredible and the atmosphere was priceless. My husband and I were on a road trip for our anniversary and they treated us like royalty. They set balloons out at our table and even gave us a Carmel cake for dessert. This is a must visit restaurant whether you’re a local or passing through, take this recommendation. You will not be disappointed.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Friday evening June 15th 2018 7:15 PM

They sat my wife and I right by the stairs going down to lower serving area and traffic was horrible and 6 inches off our table. Waiter fell going up the stairs and broke a wine glass on my wife's foot, tray and all. The waiter staging area was 4 feet away and watched everything going on in there.
When food came it sat in that hallway for about 5 mins before serving but in that time 25 people walked up and down the area passing over our food.

The steak was my fault 14 oz filet well crusted but had a raw center and that's why I order steaks mid-well but I thought hey let’s have a masters do it right, Wrong at least for me. My baked potato “loaded” was cold (yes, really, COLD) and chunky, butter didn’t melted and was just bad. Mushrooms were great best I've had in a while. Calamari was good.

I had a cocktail "old Fashion" muddled (fruit was chopped) orange cherry and was the worst I've had in years. Lacked that sweet citrus smell/taste.
Over all a bad experience and dropped $240.00 includes tip. Will not be back. On getting home found out waiter did not pack the begat bread we payed $4.00 for. Found out from family that they were not changed for their bread. Who does that????????????

Waiter was fantastic.

I know. Hey why didn’t you let the staff know, Just not my thing and don’t want to ruin it for my wife too. She was annoyed by the traffic already.

Andrew and Nancy

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great service. Very prompt and clean

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

It was great and my wife was over joyed for her birthday great job!

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

I always enjoy taking my customers to Fox Valley. The service and quality of food is second to none in the Memphis area.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Booked reservations on line with confirmation immediately. Follow up text and call was received. Atmosphere was nice along with steaks and sides.

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

All was pretty well. Not a great selection of wines by the glass. Spinach casserole wasn’t a casserole. Just steamed spinach w mushrooms in it....so sauce or anything spectacular. The filet mignon was delish! Also, so was the lamb!!!!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

We celebrated our 7th wedding Anniversary at Folks Folly. The food and service were excellent!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

We went for anniversary. The restaurant made sure to make the evening special for us. The food was amazing. Worth every dollar.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

We live out of town and came to Memphis for our anniversary. Curt was our head waiter and did an awesome job. The tomahawk ribeye was the best steak I ever had, even counting Bobby Flays. We will be back again.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Our filet was amazing and the portions were very generous. The server was not very knowledgeable about the menu but it wasn’t a big deal. We had a great time.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

My wife and I were a bit unsure about eating here after hearing that a friend of ours had a terrible dining experience here, but apparently they must have ordered all the wrong things because everything we had to eat and drink was fantastic! A little pricey in some areas, but overall it was a great experience and the food was excellent! We will definitely be eating here again! Greg was our server, and he was very helpful with his recommendations, but wasn’t too “pushy” about things. He made us feel at home, for sure!

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Awesome from service to meal! I felt welcomed at the door!

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3.0Dined on June 7, 2018

I guess energetic for noise level means loud. I ordered my steak medium rare, it was medium. The server took my guest's salad away before he had finished. Overall, I was disappointed. I had not been there for several years, and I think the place is living on it's past repetition,

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

We went to Folk’s Folly to celebrate our daughter’s 16th birthday- something we consider a special occasion. We were able to get a small table in a private dining room. The food, the service and the overall experience were all fantastic. I would highly recommend Folk’s Folly for a birthday, anniversary or important business dinner. It’s one of a kind-local and excellent. Best steak in Memphis.

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

My boyfriend’s steak was not cooked at the temperature he requested. Also, I didn’t like that I had to dress my own baked potato and they wrapped everything in foil in our to-go box.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

The bone in filet was one of the best steaks I have ever eaten. It is pricey but well worth the money!

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3.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Everything was just fine.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

My husband and I enjoyed celebrating our 3rd anniversary with Folk Folly’s!! The food was amazing and the atmosphere was quiet and relaxing 😌!! The waiter was fabulous also, we definitely will be back!😁

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Everything was amazing... the apps, the wine, the salads, the main course. Perfect! Great service! Love this place and it’s ambience!

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3.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Wife’s birthday
Under cook steak and over cooked lobster!!

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Great selection of steak cuts. Weekly specials are offered. The food was really good. I tried the appetizer of catfish beignets. For the entree my mother enjoyed the 12 oz Filet Mignon with mushrooms and I chose the Medallions plate. The sides we chose were the spinach casserole, creole cream corn, and twice baked potato. The only side item that I truly enjoyed was the potato. The corn was served to me at room temperature or even below. The overall service was great from the water server to our waitress Sara. I will most definitely return again.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

The steaks were fabulous, very tender and cooked to perfection. It was very expensive, but for special occasions, very worthwhile.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

It was wonderful. I ordered a extra rare petite fillet and it tasted heavenly 10/10 for this classic Memphis dining establishment.

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

First time. Won’t be my last time.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

All the food was great except for the yellowtail snapper . It tasted a little fishy .

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Staff was very friendly. Our table was even ready early. very clean. very attentive.
Loved it!

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Been eating at Folk’s for 42 years! Still a great place!

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

My husband and I enjoyed our dinner. The steaks were delicious and the dessert was a perfect finish.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Great food and great service. Best in Memphis!

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Amazing experience with even better service! Booked a guys night dinner in the private dining room. Top Notch!

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Fantastic food and service. The wait staff was very nice and polite and we never ran out of drinks. We went for our anniversary and they had balloons at the table and a special caramel cake. It made our anniversary special.

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