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Folk's Folly Prime Steakhouse

#34 of 1,190 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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Memphis, TN
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109 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a party of eight and our server was great. Appetizers: Stuffed mushrooms, Parmesan garlic bread, Fried dill pickles- all served in a timely manner and served hot! Salads were only okay. The french onion soup was delicious as was the She-crab soup! Entrees: New York strip, cooked perfectly and had a delicious taste Rib eye cooked perfectly but... More 

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Thank eatout247
Patricia G, Public Relations Manager at Folk's Folly Prime Steakhouse, responded to this review

Dear '247', Thank you for your post! The servers are great at Folk's Folly and try their BEST every evening to make certain guests are happy. My goodness...your party was able to try a nice selection from the menu. Yes, appetizers should come out on a timely basis and be served hot - that is the goal! We are thrilled... More 

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27 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came to have drinks and desserts after having dinner somewhere else. A friend wanted to have a chocolate martini and we were just going to have dessert. Theree is a guy playing the piano softly so you can still talk toyour friend. They have great appitiziers in the bar area,so if you dont want to eat in the restaurant... More 

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

Dear 'AG', Yes, The Cellar Lounge is a great place to enjoy about any martini you wish! The servers do a brilliant job and we genuinely thank you for noticing. We hope to see you again in the future and we thank you for the lovely review. Warmest Regards, Patricia Gordon-Stevens More 

Jackson, Mississippi
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I came to Memphis for our Anniversary and we chose this restaurant for our dinner. It was over the top. We had the best filets we have ever had. Everything we had was wonderful and the staff was superb. They found out it was our anniversary and served us a small cake, which was so wonderful. Thank... More 

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

Dear 'TH', It was wonderful to read your review. It will be shared with every team member. We thank you for your very kind words and we are thrilled you had such a great experience. Please come and visit us again soon. Warmest Regards, Patricia Gordon-Stevens More 

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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Superb Service Superb Food. Will keep coming back whenever I am in town. Older establishment---cannot say enough.

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Thank tdr7755
Patricia G, Public Relations Manager at Folk's Folly Prime Steakhouse, responded to this review

Dear '7755', YOU made our day! The hard work we perform (with love) each and every evening at Folk's Folly is for our guests. Your review is exactly what we strive for! Thanks a million for sharing...truly appreciated. Warm Regards, Patricia Gordon-Stevens More 

Memphis, Tennessee
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Disappointing! PETITE FILET was a piece of meat not a filet.The rest of our 8 party had problems also. The waiter was good but why he served 2 of our party inferior steaks better question why did the Chef send them out? Management?

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

Dear 'FJ', We are extremely sorry to hear about your disappointment. During dining hours managers try to 'touch' every table...to stop by to say 'Hello' and to see if everything is okay and to thank you for being with us. As managers we will ALWAYS replace a steak that does not meet your expectations. It is our job, our privilege,... More 

Greensboro, North Carolina
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406 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

I love this restaurant, it offers private dinning rooms for small or large groups. Top beef cuts, wine and cocktails. This is a great choice for those wanting beef or seafood.

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

Dear 'FB', Thank you for taking the time to post. The private rooms are prime real estate and very coveted. They are used for many special reasons and guests truly enjoy them. As a team we are so proud and appreciative of your comments. Sincerely, Patricia Gordon-Stevens More 

Memphis, Tennessee
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

This is the best of all steak restaurants in the Memphis area. Most important it is locally owned: not a chain. For prime meat , it was the first and still the best. Others like Capital Grille, Ruth's Chris, Stoney River and Flemings are good, but for the best service and atmosphere , you have arrived. Many private rooms for... More 

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

Dear 'HB', Well, YOU, dear sir, have done my work for me. Thank you for describing the entire Folk's Folly experience. It is truly outstanding to 'see and hear' what the staff sees THROUGH a guest's eyes. You did indeed have a terrific server, Zerlene, who has most certainly been with us for quite a long time. Zerlene and her... More 

Tennessee
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

We moved to Memphis 2 years ago, and at that time we toured many of the local steakhouses. We have gotten into the habit of going to the one closest to our house, but for our Anniversary, I wanted to try something different. We had a fantastic meal - great appetizers, great steak perfectly cooked, wonderful dessert. The best however... More 

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

Dear 'FL', Well, it may have taken you 2 years to discover us...but, the point is: YOU MADE IT!!! As Public Relations Manager, this is truly a beautiful story to read. Yes, I do agree...servers pay a lot of attention, Chef Max is brilliant with his creations and we love to see all guests happy - new ones and ones... More 

San Juan, Puerto Rico
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

Classic steakhouse setting. Solid wine list. Extensive menu offerings. Had crab cakes appetizer. Crispy on the outside and moist, flavorful & clumpy on the inside. Filet Mignon as main dish with shared sides of steak fries (huge cuts), mushrooms and grilled sparragus. All great. The meat was ordered medium and cooked to perfection. Impecable service. Great dining experiece. Highly recommended.... More 

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

Dear 'CG', Your review meant a great deal to us. IF everyone knew how much the employees loved their jobs...from the kitchen staff to the servers, server assistants, hostesses, and bartenders, people probably wouldn't believe it. The whole team strives nightly to make certain you and all guests enjoy their experience. Many thanks for writing and we wish you 'All... More 

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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

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

Dear 'AP', It is always a joy to come into work and find outstanding reviews. It sounds as if you and your party had a fabulous evening and WE are thrilled that you took the time to post your comments. Many thanks from the ENTIRE team and we certainly DO hope to see you in the future. Warmest Regards, P.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$80
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Barbecue
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, 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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