Prohibition Chicken - Dine Like It's 1933

At Prohibition Chicken, you can dine like it's 1933... and drink like it's 1921.

It's a full Texan "supper" affair at this downtown Lewisville restaurant, complete with family-style meals and a stellar bar program. You can drink out in the open (even on the patio with live music!) just like when Prohibition ended in 1933, or drink in secret like it's 1921 (more on that later).

The Volstead Act and Eighteenth Amendment never saw the likes of Prohibition Chicken, but I'm sure glad they inspired this place.

Craft cocktails on the patio

The fried chicken is absolutely the real deal, with crisp, spicy batter. I ordered the Hot Chili-Fried bird, but you could also choose original fried, pecan smoked, or smoked fried. Every bite is juicy and flavorful – like a celebration in your mouth. As their website cleverly quips, "Come for the poultry. Stay for the party."

hot chili-fried chicken with sides

Chicken is the name of the game, obviously, at Prohibition Chicken, but there are several other things that you definitely should not miss. Case in point: The Hickory Grilled Trout. So fresh, served with lemon and sea salt, this Trout will have me returning again and again. There's also a Beeman Family Ranch Akaushi Tri-Tip on the menu, which I'm betting is equally fantastic.

Once you choose your meats and sides, your meal will be brought out to you family style, along with 4 milk jugs of their homemade "sops" for dipping.

Fried chicken, trout, bacon cheddar grits, power greens, slaw, smoked cheddar ale mac and cheese
 + sops: apple moonshine prohibition bbq sauce, deep south white bbq sauce, green goddess dressing, sausage gravy

For a buck per person, you can begin your meal with their "Big Salad", topped with a crunchy beet chip, bacon grit croutons, smoked onions, corn nuts, and your choice of tomato Dijon vinaigrette or buttermilk green goddess dressing.

"Big Salad"
You can also accompany your meal with their Lone Star Corn Grain Biscuits, or save room for their dessert: Caramel Pecan Apple Sticky Biscuits served with fresh whipped cream.

Lone Star Corn Grain Biscuits

The drinks at Prohibition are throwbacks to classics, plus some creative modern twists. Truly one of the best bar programs I've encountered at a new restaurant lately, the bar manager, Tyson Sparks, is absolutely one of the best around. The menu he's created has more than a few options for every type of drinker.

"On the Level" 

The cocktails might take a minute to arrive to the table, but they're well worth the wait – expertly hand crafted to order.

The Capone

The Cherry On Top (of your cocktail)

Since you've made it all the way to the end, I feel like we're friends now, which is why I feel comfortable sharing this super top secret information with you: There is a code-word-access speakeasy inside Prohibition Chicken with an expanded cocktail menu beyond what you'll find in the main restaurant, and also a limited bar menu. Hidden inside the faux telephone booth in the back of the restaurant, the adults-only room is like stepping into a secret 1920's hideaway. Just enter the phone booth, pick up the phone, press any number, and tell them the pass code you were given when making your reservations. You can also take your chances without a reservation – just pick up the phone and tell them how many are in your party to see if there's room in the charming, dark speakeasy to accommodate your party. The speakeasy at Prohibition Chicken is open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights from 5pm to close for your exclusive enjoyment.

You're welcome and *shhhhhhhhhh*.

Speakeasy bar at Prohibition Chicken

Speakeasy seating

Prohibition Chicken is owned by Roger Kaplan, Josh Babb, and Sean Clavir. The professional trio has decades of experience in the restaurant and hospitality industries between them, and it absolutely shows in every aspect of their new Lewisville restaurant.

Chicken in the front, and a party in the back, y'all!

201 W. Church St.
Lewisville, Texas 75057

Hours of operation: 
Tuesday – Friday 4:30p – midnight
Saturday and Sunday 9a – midnight

Hemingway Daiquiri 



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