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Folk's Folly Prime Steakhouse

#23 of 1,226 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
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 94
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 5
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  • 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
A special dining experience.

A sign greets you as you enter asking you you excuse their remodeling. I saw noting that needed to be excused. Fantastic physical set up with small rooms, large rooms, and mid size rooms. I loved the menu and the Rib Eye was cooked perfectly. The steaks are as good as any in NY or Boston. Great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
nedsully
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Kissimmee
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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Kissimmee
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

A sign greets you as you enter asking you you excuse their remodeling. I saw noting that needed to be excused. Fantastic physical set up with small rooms, large rooms, and mid size rooms. I loved the menu and the Rib Eye was cooked perfectly. The steaks are as good as any in NY or Boston. Great service from very... More 

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Patricia G, Public Relations Manager at Folk's Folly Prime Steakhouse, responded to this review

Dear 'Ned', It was so much fun to read your review because we are still 'right in the middle' of a large renovation project and you didn't really notice! The team is trying so hard to continue with 'business as usual', but it IS a very exciting time here for us at Folk's Folly! The team sincerely thanks you for... More 

Chicago
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Folk's Folly is as good as or better than any steakhouse in Chicago or NYC. Ribeye was perfectly cooked and was a joy to eat. Sides (Onion Rings and Steak Fries) were delicious. My dining partner loved his French Onion Soup. Service was friendly, knowledgable and attentive. My only regret was we were too full for dessert. We'll be back... More 

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Patricia G, Public Relations Manager at Folk's Folly Prime Steakhouse, responded to this review

Dear 'M', Thank YOU for such wonderful and kind words. We are proud of the service we perform and the food we provide. You are a 'gem' for taking the time in this very busy world of ours to write. On behalf of the entire Folk's Folly 'team'...enormous thanks. Patricia Gordon-Stevens, Public Relations Manager More 

Memphis, Tennessee
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I was here last night for a meeting and as usual Folks Folly offers good customer service with a great steak to match. You won't go wrong at this steakhouse.

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Patricia G, Public Relations Manager at Folk's Folly Prime Steakhouse, responded to this review

Dear Kendra D! We love hearing from our guests and we thank you for your wonderful comments. Please know that ALL comments are extremely important to us from the 'beautiful and positive' to the 'constructive criticisms.' Feedback helps us to become the business we strive to be on a daily basis. We use 'positive and negative' comments as tools to... More 

Germantown, Tennessee
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268 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I chose Folks Folly for my wife's and my 20th anniversary dinner as it was I this restaurant that I proposed to her a little over 21 years ago. Folks Folly made it special as they had balloons at our table and brought out a glass of champagne that I had requested ahead of time for an anniversary toast. Diane... More 

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Patricia G, Public Relations Manager at Folk's Folly Prime Steakhouse, responded to this review

Dear Jim R, How exciting that you came back to the place where you proposed over 21 years ago! That means a lot to the entire team at Folk's Folly. Diana, your server, mentioned how lovely the two of you were. We thank you for coming back to the place 'where it all began'. We do have fun and tasty... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I have this place as one of my favorite restaurants in the country. The food is consistent and always exceptional as well as the service. It is an old school straight forward steakhouse that doesn't pull any punches.

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Patricia G, Public Relations Manager at Folk's Folly Prime Steakhouse, responded to this review

Hi Brian, We certainly don't try to 'pull any punches'. The entire team works very hard to try to make everyone's experience a happy one. We do think we have some of the most beautiful cuts of meat in Memphis! We are exceptionally glad that you enjoyed your visit. Be safe and hope to see you in the 'not-too-distant' future.... More 

Duluth, Georgia
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285 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I was not expecting such a good traditional steakhouse in Memphis. It was excellent. The menu is simple but has enough choices; of course they are known for steaks. The steaks are very good quality. Typical of a steakhouse all the sides are extra but those we ordered were all good. The wine menu has an adequate spread of selection... More 

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Patricia G, Public Relations Manager at Folk's Folly Prime Steakhouse, responded to this review

Dear Dennis 'B', Hello! We want to thank you for your beautiful and kind words about Folk's Folly. We have been in business since 1977 and we are very proud of our product, staff, and service. We are thrilled you had an excellent time and...yes, the private rooms are just like 'premium real estate', aren't they? These spaces are a... More 

Memphis, Tennessee
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100 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

I booked a table for 11 people at this locally owned "premium" steakhouse for last night I have eaten at FF ever since it opened maybe 35 years and NEVER had anything but a first class experience. Last night was a nightmare. We were crammed into a tiny room where there was literally no room for the servers to maneuver.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Thee of us came here for dinner. Whilst the restaurant did not appeared so inviting or trendy from the outside, it had a very warm, and friendly ambience inside. We did find the space between tables were a little close and the tables for 4 were also somewhat smaller than usual. Service by Chrissy was excellent, as with a couple... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Ribeye's are prepared so they melt in your mouth. Add a few sides of mushrooms, scallop potatoes bring a side salad with some bread pudding or pecan pie for dessert and you will need assistance walking to the car. You will be stuffed with great food. What a great place to eat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Although we now live in florida, This is still the best steakhouse in Memphis bar none. My wife and I always ordered the petite filet .This was always delivered on a hot plate and was always surrounded by their sautéed mushrooms and creamed spinach.A little pricey but well worth it. It was always a great special occasion restaurant.

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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 80
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic, Large groups
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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