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Folk's Folly Prime Steakhouse

#38 of 1,285 Restaurants in Memphis
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551 S Mendenhall Rd, Memphis, TN 38117-4217
901-762-8200
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions

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  • 82
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best filet I've ever eaten

We were in town visiting , and looked online to find the best steak place, and found folks folly. We made reservations on a Saturday night at 8:30, we arrived at 8:15, and were seated at 8:45, very busy. This place is a beautiful upscale restaurant. Our service, although very sweet was really... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
CAROL L
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DOVER
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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DOVER
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349 reviews 349 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We were in town visiting , and looked online to find the best steak place, and found folks folly. We made reservations on a Saturday night at 8:30, we arrived at 8:15, and were seated at 8:45, very busy. This place is a beautiful upscale restaurant. Our service, although very sweet was really slow. We got the surf and turf,... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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59 reviews 59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We truly enjoy this long-time Memphis restaurant. It's a traditional old school place with great hospitality, great service, cotton tablecloths, and a piano bar. If you plan ahead, you can even have a private dining just for the two of you. On the down side ... it's not inexpensive.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

If your looking for an intimate experience with great service then Folk's Folly is your place. Recently moved to Memphis and had heard this was the place to go. Decided to celebrate my girlfriends birthday here and it was spectacular. From printing "Happy Birthday" on a menu insert, balloons, amazing service and an amazing birthday cake. Oh, and the steaks... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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28 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

A vendor to me to dinner here. He told me it was the best steakhouse in Memphis. And even though I have yet to try all the steakhouses in the area, I imagine I would have trouble finding one better than this one. The side were really good too.

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Scarborough, Maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

on a Friday evening at 6:30 PM I had no reservations and presented myself to the hostess and asked if I can get a table for one, they seated me in the lounge to where I was greeted promptly by the waitstaff. I ordered a New York strip steak which was tender beyond belief and cook to perfection. The dirty... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Forget the chains. This is the real deal local favorite. Great steaks, local flavor and outstanding service. If you want a high end steak joint, this is it!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Great atmosphere, great service by dedicated servers, great food. The steak was good. Don't go there if you are a vegetarian, as one of our party members was. There is no vegetarian plates on the menu and the chef had little creative imagination for his entree...other than that they have a great bar!

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New York, NY
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277 reviews 277 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

All three courses -- salad, steak and bread pudding dessert were very satisfying; service was prompt and pleasant; setting is lovely. What's not to like?

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Memphis, Tennessee
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6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We are frequent visitors and the quality and customer service never wavers. Great ambience! I highly recommend!

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Dayton, Ohio
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59 reviews 59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

This is an old school and old money kind of place. We love it, but it's not inexpensive. The steaks have been very good, cooked as we asked, and hot when served. The service is great. You can even have a private dining room for just the two of you at no extra cost! They also have a piano lounge... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 551 S Mendenhall Rd, Memphis, TN 38117-4217
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: 901-762-8200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 80
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?