Those of you who have been in the area for a long time probably remember the old days when the Lewisville Feed Mill was open and was an integral part of the local community. These days, the old feed mill looks a little different. Now it’s a stunning, rustically-elegant restaurant called J2 Steakhouse that’s serving up some of the best food in the area.
Owner and Developer, Jim Murray – a resident of Hickory Creek and owner of the Prairie House Restaurant in Aubrey — took on the challenge of restoring the feed mill after it had been closed for more than five years.
The Lewisville Feed Mill closed in 2010 after being a hub of Old Town Lewisville for 124 years, originally opening as the Lewisville Feed Mill Livery Stable in 1886 by J.W. Degan.
Before opening the restaurant a couple of years ago, Jim and his team worked diligently to preserve the unique history contained within the walls of the feed mill. At the back of the restaurant, you can still see the original mills and serving as the focal-point of the well-stocked bar is a gorgeous mantlepiece that was crafted in the 1800s. They even created light fixtures using items found around the feed mill as they were restoring the building.
The menu at J2 Steakhouse is full of incredible dishes like high-quality steaks, barbecue, seafood, and an assortment of delicious sides that remind you of homecooking with a special J2 twist.
To complement their incredible food, J2 Steakhouse also has a fantastic lineup of cocktails, wines, and beers. Two of their signature cocktails include the J2 Old Fashioned made with Old Overholt Rye Whiskey, Angostura Bitters, and a housemade simple syrup. And the Texas Mirage made with silver tequila, a cucumber and jalapeno puree, and comes served with an ancho chile salt rim.
J2 Steakhouse is also the perfect place to host your private events. They have a stunning VIP room that seats 16 around the custom table made of wood from a live water oak off the Neches River in Central Texas. They also have a larger room that can accommodate up to 100 people for your larger parties.
This restaurant is really a beautiful sight, so head down to J2 Steakhouse to view all the beautiful updates and upgrades Jim and his team made to the old feed mill. You’ll feel like you’re taking part in a little piece of history!
*During COVID-19 restrictions, J2 Steakhouse has opened their dining room with limited capacity and is also offering family take-out meals.