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Folk's Folly Prime Steak House

4.7
4.7
2080 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 8 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 2,080 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. MC

    MaryCaitlinZarecor1245

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely loved celebrating our 1 year wedding anniversary at Folks Folly Memphis. Wonderful staff with excellent manners and knowledge of the menu. We had complementary gold balloons decorating our chairs to celebrate our anniversary, along with a cupcake and candle. Highly recommend having a nice dinner here!
  2. P

    Papabear58

    Mississippi

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Folks Folly is our go to place in the mid south for great Steaks, superb cocktails and exceptional service.
  3. JL

    JeremyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Phenomenal service was excellent food was just as good or better
  4. LE

    LewisE

    Des Moines

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Folk's Folly was one of the best dining experience you will have in Memphis. The atmosphere is lively yet perfect for a date for business. The service was attentive yet not overbearing. The food was excellent, and the steaks melt in your mouth good. I highly suggest to make your reservation and enjoy the experience.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and good service
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    Was really disappointed in this restaurant as it came highly recommended. Ambiance is nice but food definitely not worth the price. My husband and I both ordered filets medium and medium well. They were served almost rare and my husband was even butterflied and still very bloody. My baked potato was ice cold and our drinks were empty most of the night. Not impressed and won’t be back.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my husband’s birthday and this was exactly what he wanted
  8. M

    Madeline

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The food was good, but nothing outstanding. Mac N cheese lacked flavor and very difficult to eat shoe string fries. Steak cooked well, but not super flavorful.
  9. CD

    CoryD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

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

    AllenA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an outstanding anniversary dinner. The food and service were wonderful.
  11. 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.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    1 year Anniversary
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing night! We went for Fathers Day and everyone cleaned their plate!
  14. 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
  15. 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.
  16. AR

    AdamR

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Best steaks in Memphis. Friendly, knowledgeable service. Unique atmosphere.
  17. 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!
  18. 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!
  19. 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!
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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
  27. 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!
  28. i

    itsalwaysbetteratffolly

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Don’t limit yourself to beef.Everything is special.
  29. 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.
  30. 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
  31. 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.
  32. 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!
  33. 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.
  34. 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
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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!
  40. 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.

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 2080 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 8 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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