Folks Folly Prime Steakhouse
551 S Mendenhall Rd, Memphis, TN 38117
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.
direct line for mail order: (901) 328-2245
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.
Parking: Lot, Valet, Private
Bike Parking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Specialties: American Restaurant, American, American Food
Good For Groups: Yes
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07/26/2006Provided by Citysearch -
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 in town. Is that sad or what?
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 in town, the place was PACKED, but still accomodated me without delay. It had energy but was not too noisy for conversation. Whatever transition they went thru, it's over. This is truly one of the top steakhouses in the country...I've lived in 12 cities...this is where I now ship out my gifts from.
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!
03/12/2004Provided by Citysearch -
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!
02/01/2003Provided by Citysearch -
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 steaks at their prices, then there is a chance for all of us to open a restaurant and succeed.
01/13/2003Provided by Citysearch -
The best steak in town. The service was great but the food was better. Try the shrimp cocktail, crab cakes and 14oz filet. It is a little to nice to bring kids and infants. This place is expensive and people do not want to pay alot of money to listen to screaming kids. We left ours at home and so did everybody else. To sum it up - It is a nice relaxing place to enjoy great food.
01/06/2003Provided by Citysearch -
The food is a bit pricey. It should probably run about ½ of what it does. The butterflied filet was the best we've had at Folk's Folley. The Porterhouse was a bit tougher than one would expect for 30+ $'s. The sauteed mushrooms were clothed in way too much pepper. The fudge browning topped with ice cream was good.