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Folk's Folly Prime Steakhouse

#43 of 1,268 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, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 109
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 6
    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
Celebrating our Anniversary

We'd been gifted several cuts of meat from Humphrey's and they were melt in your mouth delicious. If we could make them this awesome at home we knew Folk's would knock our socks off-and boy did they! This was one of the best meals we've ever eaten in Memphis!!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Mom2Twincesses
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We'd been gifted several cuts of meat from Humphrey's and they were melt in your mouth delicious. If we could make them this awesome at home we knew Folk's would knock our socks off-and boy did they! This was one of the best meals we've ever eaten in Memphis!!!!

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Thank Mom2Twincesses
Patricia G, Public Relations Manager at Folk's Folly Prime Steakhouse, responded to this review

Dear 'M2T', What a rave review! Thanks for your terrific description. The staff thanks you for your brilliant and fun words. We hope you can have the SAME wonderful experience repeated. We aim high on a daily basis for reviews such as yours. We wish you 'All the Best' for your future! Warmest Regards, P. Gordon-Stevens More 

Memphis, Tennessee
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132 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

About 6 months ago I swore I would never go back to FF because of the lousy food, horrible service - and even worse was the way the management handled my party of 12 after we complained. I want to say now that all is forgiven. I have gone there twice since and the food has been excellent, and the... More 

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

Dear 'SF', It was fabulous to see you in Folk's Folly again! The entire team thanks you for your public post and your extremely kind words. We do attempt to make lots of people happy every single evening. As Public Relations Manager it was a joy to read this. Wishing you and yours a beautiful New Year! Warmest Regards, Patricia... More 

Olathe, Kansas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We dined here after the Liberty Bowl game on January 2, 2016. We showed up in jeans and college sweatshirts. They didn't have room for us in the dining room. That night they had over 300 reservations. They welcomed us to sit in the bar as they served a full menu there. The atmosphere is very old school club...very comfy... More 

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

Dear 'MM', The evening to which you refer was a 'night to remember'! We were indeed overflowing with guests and there was a lot of excitement in the air. Thank you for writing and the team sincerely thanks you for your delightful comments. The bartender and his staff are always willing to go 'over and above' the call of duty... More 

Greensboro, North Carolina
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268 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff is in exceptional - the food is equal. The restaurant offers small personal dinning rooms to help make the social or business experience more personal. I wish other top tier restaurants would do more of this - small, personal dinning rooms. It's great to have a business dinner and understand what everyone is saying. You'll find this to... More 

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Thank Flyby0161
Patricia G, Public Relations Manager at Folk's Folly Prime Steakhouse, responded to this review

Dear 'FB' It is such a treat when guests take the time to write about their experience. The small, private dining rooms that Folk's Folly offers are indeed truly special. We receive a lot of beautiful comments regarding these gorgeous, intimate 'jewel boxes'. Folk's Folly staff members work exceptionally hard every single evening in hope of receiving comments such as... More 

Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Best steak I had during my time in Memphis. Great atmosphere and service. I had the porterhouse Steak, juicy and very succulent with perfect flavour. I do love my steaks and this place didnt disappoint.

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

Dear 'A', Happy New Year to you and thank you for your very kind words. It is truly a gift to the entire team when a guest takes the time to express their gratitude! Enormously appreciated and 'Wishing you ALL the Best' for 2016! Warm Regards, P. Gordon-Stevens Public Relations Manager More 

Cleveland, Tennessee
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69 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Folk's Folly is one of the finest steak houses in Memphis. Superb food, exquisite atmosphere, and service beyond compare. White linen dining that impresses any guest with service that makes one believe it's your own private server. Management that checks on you at least twice. Food cooked to perfection. You pay for what you get and you will not mind... More 

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

Dear 'D', As Public Relations Manager for a beautiful, family owned establishment...the entire team thanks you for your enormously kind words. We try extremely hard to make certain all guests have a beautiful experience. Warm Regards, P. Gordon-Stevens Public Relations Manager More 

Memphis, Tennessee
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

I have experienced the ultimate in fine service and exquisite steaks at Folks Folly for over twenty years. Every morsel of food is cooked to perfection. The atmosphere leaves nothing to be desired. The cocktails are mixed properly along with a long list of fine wines. The wait staff is knowledgeable and most helpful and efficient. It is a bit... More 

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1 Thank wileyOne643
Patricia G, Public Relations Manager at Folk's Folly Prime Steakhouse, responded to this review

Dear '643', 'WOW'...your wonderful words touched my heart and we can't thank you enough for taking time out of your busy schedule to write. I do hope we see you again in the 'not too distant' future. We hope you have the BEST New Year ever. Warm Regards, P. Gordon-Stevens Public Relations Manager More 

Memphis, Tennessee
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

Saturday Night they offer an incredible hamburger in the bar. The atmosphere is great with the piano in the background. It's always packed and the service is great can't beat it.

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

Dear 'R', I agree! The most fun place to enjoy a gourmet burger is in the Cellar Lounge...warm and comfortable and some fabulous tunes played in the background. Thank you for your incredibly kind words. See you soon! P. Gordon-Stevens Public Relations Manager More 

Memphis, Tennessee
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Great piano player in the bar is a nice touch for a drink before dinner. We always arrive 30-45 minutes early to relax and enjoy the music. A popular spot for business travelers / entertaining. The food is consistent....though known for its steaks all of the dishes are outstanding. Wonderful service, even on a busy night.

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

Dear 'V', We do try extremely hard every night to make certain our guests have a beautiful dining experience. Everyone at Folk's enjoys the job they do and I think it certainly shows. You are wonderful for sharing your kind words with us and we THANK YOU. Warm Regards, P. Gordon-Stevens Public Relations Manager More 

Bartlett, Tennessee
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Brought my new boss here when he was in town, neither of us were impressed with anything but the bill.. I don't mind spending money on a good dinner but I've had a better food at a hospital, and better steaks at a $12 buffet.. this is my third and last visit here.

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Thank 229russelh
Patricia G, Public Relations Manager at Folk's Folly Prime Steakhouse, responded to this review

Dear Mr. '229', It is always distressing to the entire team when we receive a review such as yours. I wish you would write to me personally so I might get a better idea of your full experience. We value constructive criticism; it helps us to grow the business. Please accept my apology for your disappointing evening. As you can... 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 80
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Romantic, 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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