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Folks Folly Prime Steakhouse



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551 S Mendenhall Rd,

Memphis, TN 38117

(901) 762-8200

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Locally owned and operated since 1977, Folk's Folly Prime Steakhouse is Memphis' Original Prime Steakhouse. We offer our guests the option of 7 distinct dining rooms and 12 private dining rooms, accomodating 2-80 guests. Serving USDA Prime meats, imported lamb, premium pork, veal, duck and all-natural chicken in addition to fresh seafood. Our menu is derived from our "from scratch" kitchen. Weekly special offerings are introduced on Wednesdays and run through the following Tuesday. Our Cellar Lounge is the area's only intimate piano lounge, offering live music Monday through Saturday. Our retail store, The Prime Cut Shoppe, opened in 1989 in response to patrons requests for take-home dining and mail-order gift packages. Our tenured staff await your arrival to spoil you with Southern hospitality.

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direct line for mail order: (901) 328-2245


Vegetables, Soups, Salads, Reservations Recommended, Private Rooms for 2-70 People, Prime Steaks & Fresh Seafood, Prime Steak Aged 21 Days, Prime Cuts, Potatoes, Hand Cut to Perfection, for Over 30 Years

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Conveniently located in central/east Memphis. 20 minutes from the airport, Germantown, and downtown.  2 blocks north of Poplar on Mendenhall Rd.  2 blocks west of The Clark Tower.

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Folk's is No Folly!!

Very pleasant staff. Not a chain!! A bunch of different dining rooms, even large parties. Steak was superb, cheaper than most big chain steakhouses but the best part was the piano bar. Highly recommend

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Best steak ever

Best steak in the memphis area. Yes the cost is higher, but the atmosphere and quality are well worth it. I had the fillet mingon and can't wait to go back for more!

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Good steak

Steak was cooked well. Great service. Good desserts. Loved the specials. Website was user friendly. Would recommend it, best steak in Memphis.

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Slightly overrated

The steaks are good, and the rest of the food is okay too. The waitresses are all older than God, and rather cavalier about the service they provide. Still it's somewhat overpriced, but would be worth it if they lived up to the price. But the people of Memphis (generally speaking) are unsophisticated regarding restaurants, and they have no idea what fine dining is. Hell, they think Red Lobster is the best seafood i... view more

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Folly Experience

I have been dining at Folk's Folly for the last 11 years with my family. I recently had dinner there and had probably the best experience ever! The service was outstanding and the staff could not have been more fantastic ....from the great greetings from the guys outside to the smiling faces at the front door. I've noticed a remarkable improvement with the consistancy and overall service! Keep up the good work!

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It's BACK!!!

I read the posted reviews and it seemed like there was not a consensus. But I went because I love steak. It was as good as anything I have EVER eaten. cooked perfectly, very pleasant staff, unique suroundings (it's in an old house). From the dates of the other reviews posted I think it's time that everyone go back...they were proudly displaying all of the awards they won last month from the two leading magazines ... view more

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4 star ?

It was worse than fast food. poor cuts of meat. inexpensive, but not worth the over all experiance. There are much better restarunts.

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great change

I've noticed a DEFINITE improvement in food and service since Thomas Boggs (who also owns Hueys) purchased this restaurant from the original owners. On a recent visit I tried Crab cakes which were GREAT and had a perfectly cooked filet (oh and a PERFECT Dirty Martini...). Prices are still high...but not any higher than other Steak Houses of this genre. Just wish I could afford to go more often!

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It is not the best STEAK in town!!!!

we ate there because of the ratings it had received, but found out they did not live up to those standards. We ordered our steaks ""medium / medium rare"", but they came back charred on the outside and red on the inside. The service was lacking for those prices also. I found Side Porch to have fabulous steaks at less than half the price of Folly's. If these guys can stay in business all these years and serve bad ... view more

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