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Folk's Folly Prime Steakhouse

#40 of 1,198 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
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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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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Whatever your special occasion in Memphis, consider celebrating it over incredible steaks and more at Folk's Folly. Feels like a private club, and the service measures up. Our entire party ordered steaks and were unanimous in our delight of quality and preparation. We had to force it after the uber-generous dinner portions, but the desserts were so worth it! May... More 

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Thank Anne P
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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134 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you look at my reviews, I get to eat out a lot and as a result, I tend to be a snob, albeit a very friendly, nice snob. But Folk's Folly -- interesting name -- was the best steakhouse I have been to in a long while. They were accommodating, friendly, sincere and sharp on their service. We had... More 

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Thank DermDude1
Patricia G, Public Relations Manager at Folk's Folly Prime Steakhouse, responded to this review

Dear 'DD1', "WOW"...what a stunning review to read! Thank YOU for your energy, time, and effort and for typing the description of your evening. Dana, your server, is loved by all and the entire team really does try exceedingly hard every single night to ensure guests have the same wonderful dining experience you shared with the world! New Chef Max... More 

Columbus, Ohio
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first time at this restaurant. It will be on our list for our yearly Memphis trip! The steaks were superb. The king crab legs were the absolute best I have ever eaten in my life! The service was very attentive to our needs. The dessert platter was fabulous. We did order a side of crème burlee which... More 

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

Dear 'CM', You are so very kind for taking the time to write a review. ALL reviews are extremely important to the entire team. We thank you for your kind words of praise! The creme brulee is my absolute personal favorite and I'm SO extremely sorry that we let you down! My goodness...if our kitchen left OUT the sugar...they are... More 

Memphis, Tennessee
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This year we choose Folk's Folly for our annual steak dinner, the food was great, but, not kid friendly, great for romantic night out, our server was very attentive and friendly and was fantastic

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

Dear 'TS', Thank you for sharing your opinion with us. Time and time again I say that ALL comments are extremely important to the team. We do not have a kids' menu, but, chef is always willing to whip up something that will make a child smile! It is true...we are more of an 'adult' romantic or business restaurant, but... More 

Lucerne, Switzerland
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62 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

We had a business dinner at that place. You have to make reservation because it's s very busy. Great evening specials availabe. Food (steaks) is very good but not cheap.

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Thank pilatus69
Patricia G, Public Relations Manager at Folk's Folly Prime Steakhouse, responded to this review

Dear 'P69', Thanks for taking the time to write. Chef Max works extremely hard on creating beautiful specials each week. We are thrilled with his dishes! We appreciate your comments. The entire team at Folk's Folly 'checks in' to read reviews. You are right; we are not inexpensive, but we think we have a gorgeous product. We appreciate YOU and... More 

Memphis, Tennessee
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134 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

First, the space is so classic. It is like out of a Godfather movie. Make a reservation, and ask for one of the many private rooms...or sit in the crazy ancient lounge. Second, share some sides, but avoid the appetizers. The food is plentiful, and you don't want to miss out on the main course. The steaks are done just... More 

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

Dear 'FTE', Most of the staff members with Folk's Folly have been here for a very long time and we all truly love the jobs we do! The food is plentiful and yes, you are correct, butter is abundant! Thank you for your kind words. We enjoy all types of feedback - positive and negative because it's extremely important to... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Try the Elk and the pecan pie. Both superlative. My partner enjoyed the mixed seafood and the cheesecake...again superb. Abd Rose nee Hetty was a character in her own right. An evening to be remembered

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

Dear 'KB', We LOVE the elk, too, when Chef Max works his 'magic' on the specials. It was a real treat to read your post. Wishing you 'All the Best' for your future and hoping you'll be including Folk's Folly for another meal...on another night! Huge thanks for your kind words. Sincerely, P. Gordon-Stevens More 

Tennessee
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194 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

This used to be the place to go for steaks in East Memphis. Sadly, it appears those days are past. The restaurant, the waitstaff attire, the menu--all need freshening up! There is a very tired, lackluster feel to this restaurant. The food is extremely expensive and not done perfectly. When you pay $28 for a piece of salmon, the side... More 

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

Dear 'Cod', As Public Relations Manager it distresses me personally to hear your disappointment. The truth of the matter is the entire team feels as though they let our guests down when we receive a review such as this. Mr. 'Cod' we strive on a daily basis...we 'give it our all' to make certain that dishes are beautiful, service is... More 

Memphis, Tennessee
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

My only regret about my visit to Folk's Folly was waiting so long to make the first visit. This is truly a Memphis treasure. The service was spot-on from the moment we entered until the moment we departed and the food was exceptional! It's not inexpensive, but worth every penny and you'll be ready to come back the next night!... More 

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Thank blake38107
Patricia G, Public Relations Manager at Folk's Folly Prime Steakhouse, responded to this review

Dear 'B38', What a very special review! It doesn't matter that you didn't try us earlier; the good news is that you have FOUND US NOW! The entire staff thanks you for taking the time to write and we all hope to see you in the 'not too distant' future. Warm Regards, Patricia Gordon-Stevens More 

Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Wine selection was good enough for us. Mixed drinks were excellent. Appetizers of ahi tuna, shrimp cocktail and stuffed mushrooms were great. Dinners of filet mignon, rack of lamb, and salmon were delicious as were all the sides. We loved the cheesecake and bread pudding.

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Thank Carrie0004
Patricia G, Public Relations Manager at Folk's Folly Prime Steakhouse, responded to this review

Dear 'C000', Thank you for your gracious and lovely comments. We think the wine selection is outstanding! Everyone here loves the jobs that they do and we truly enjoy 'making people happy'. We appreciate your comments so very much. Warm Regards, Patricia Gordon-Stevens More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$80
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, 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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 551 S Mendenhall Rd, Memphis, TN 38117-4217
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: 901-762-8200

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