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Folk's Folly Prime Steakhouse

#34 of 1,195 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
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551 S Mendenhall Rd, Memphis, TN 38117-4217
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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

Thank tdr7755
Memphis, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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?

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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377 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank Flyby0161
Memphis, Tennessee
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

1 Thank Henry B
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 

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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

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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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 

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 

Chattanooga, Tennessee
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135 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

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 

1 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

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 

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 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

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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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