Prohibition Chicken in Lewisville is Serving Up Comfort Food & a Hidden Speakeasy

“Our motto is: Come for the poultry. Stay for the party.” – Josh Babb

Image credit: Kevin Marple

Prohibition Chicken, the new full service restaurant/bar collaboration from Josh Babb and Sean Clavir (Musume, The Chop Shop, Chop Shop Live) and Chef Roger Kaplan (Restaurant Innovations) opened to the public in April.

Located in downtown Lewisville, across from City Hall in the center of Old Town, Prohibition Chicken is a perfect fit with its family style, comfort food menu.

“We think Prohibition Chicken works in a place that has an old country town feel to it,” says Babb. “Lewisville captures that essence and is also only minutes away from Denton, Plano, Frisco and Flower Mound. We feel we are in a prime spot that will draw from many areas.”

Fried Chicken

Fried chicken is the main protein on the menu. Antibiotic-free chicken is delivered everyday from Texas poultry partners.

The chicken come served four ways: fried, hot chili-fried, pecan smoked, smoked fried. Other protein options are Akaushi tri-tip and hickory grilled trout.

Once you pick your protein, it’s time to pick the sides. Each protein order comes with four bottomless sides: potato salad, southern coleslaw, cucumber, tomato and red onion salad, smoked cheddar ale mac and cheese, fries, smashed potatoes, parsnips and cream, and smoked cheddar grits.

Hair of the Dog (L) & Shandy Seasonal Market Cocktail (R)

The restaurant has a full-service bar with a menu that has over 40 different whiskeys, more than 11 scotches, and a craft cocktail menu featuring modern and classic recipes.

Located in the rear of the restaurant, accessed through a hidden door in an old phone booth, is the speakeasy, The Volstead Room at Prohibition Chicken.

If you pass the test to enter into Volstead, be sure to check out the images on the wall. They show a vintage Lewisville and a real life, notorious Lewisville bootlegger.

Shhh… Image credit: Prohibition Chicken/Instagram

Prohibition-era cocktails are the main feature inside the speakeasy. The extensive menu is mostly craft cocktails, but there is a limited food menu. After all no one every visited a speakeasy to eat.

Prohibition Chicken is located at 201 W. Church Street Lewisville, Texas 75057. The hours are: Tuesday – Friday 4:30p – midnight; Saturday and Sunday 9a – midnight.

The Volstead at Prohibition Chicken has different hours. Please inquire with the restaurant.

Scoop: The speakeasy gets its name from the act that made prohibition the law of the land in 1919.