MAX's Wine Dive Dallas - McKinney Ave.
MAX's Wine Dive Dallas - McKinney Ave.

MAX's Wine Dive Dallas - McKinney Ave.

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.maxswinedive.com/dallas/index.php
  • Phone: (214) 559-3483
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday*: 10AM-10PM (brunch 10AM-3PM; dinner 4PM-10PM)
    Monday-Thursday: 4PM-12AM
    Friday*: 11AM-12AM (brunch 11AM-3PM; dinner 4PM-12AM)
    Saturday*: 10AM-12AM (brunch 10AM-3PM; dinner 4PM-12AM)

    *Kitchen closed from 3-4PM, regular beer/wine service still available.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Wine Bar, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Chef Patrick Russell
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Please email eventsdallas@maxswinedive.com for more information.
  • Private Party Facilities: MAX's Wine Dive Dallas features a beautiful private event space which can seat 40-50 and accommodate 60+ standing guests, not to mention a fantastic patio that's perfect for an alfresco gathering.
  • Private Party Contact: Jeff Solomon 2145593484x
  • Special Events: Looking to host an event? Email eventsdallas@maxswinedive.com for more details on MAX’s Wine Dive private event spaces, or give us a call at 214-559-3483 to create the most talked-about event of the year (in a good way of course)!

Getting there

  • Public Transit: MAX's Wine Dive is directly in front of the Uptown Trolley (McKinney Ave), on the Dallas Transit bus stop (Lemmon & McKinney) and is walking distance (approx 2 blocks) from the Dallas Rapid Transit Authority.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: In addition to valet, MAX's Wine Dive has access to a 4 level parking garage that directly connects to the restaurant.
A word from MAX's Wine Dive Dallas - McKinney Ave.
At MAX's Wine Dive it's all about the EXPERIENCE.

We're passionate about food and wine – just like you! We pride ourselves on bringing you gourmet comfort food made from the highest-quality local ingredients in an exciting and unique atmosphere. In addition, we price our wines on a retail model – you can find amazing wines from around the world at the most competitive prices in town – and then take some home with you!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
MAX's Wine Dive Dallas - McKinney Ave. reviews from OpenTable diners
136 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
notable wine list (72)great for brunch (62)fit for foodies (54)hot spot (50)good for groups (48)neighborhood gem (48)special occasion (33)great for outdoor dining (26)vibrant bar scene (26)great for lunch (23)late-night find (21)romantic (16)scenic view (10)kid-friendly (7)Show More
  • Great Birthday Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Thought this would be a fun place to take him for Birthday Brunch!! Chicken fried stead on a big honking waffle!! It was fantastic and lots of fun!! Great enthusiasm but not too much!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Comfort Food
    TxRangerFan
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We had chicken fried steak, fried chicken, and an excellent (and reasonably priced) bottle of wine - all was delicious. The collard green side with the fried chicken was an interesting add. Service was extremely friendly and did a nice job. We were there early on a Friday evening - it was not very crowded when we got there at 6:15, but was filling up by the time we left around 7:30. A really good singer/guitarist went on a little before 7:00 as well. All in all a great experience that exceeded expectations. They were also offering very inexpensive carry out wine that we didn't have time to try.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Busy
    Monamie
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Restaurant was very busy. Food was just okay, I was expecting better. No traditional hot sauce. Greens were too sweet.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous
    promVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Absolutely amazing and overall just a great place for small groups or large groups.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The experience was AWESOME!
    QueGem12Foodie
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My cousin has been curious about this place for a while, so where better to celebrate her birthday this past weekend.... We were pleasantly pleased! They've definitely taken "comfort food" to another level- the food was great (honey, those collard greens were on POINT! We ALL ordered a bowl!).... and our server Ashley was super attentive to the Birthday Girl's wants. We will be back- soon!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 91 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 520 reviews are from the MAX's Wine Dive Dallas - McKinney Ave. reviews archive.
  • Didn't meet expectations
    Loverofgoodfood
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We had heard so much about the place we decided to go. It was late so I'm not sure if the cooks were tired or what the good was poorly seasoned the Mac and cheese was watered down as well as the gravy no taste. We we were disappointed especially with what we paid for dinner seemed like it would have been better. We love good and great resturants so it's not like we are trying to be rude but honest. Our waiter was just not there and seemed stand offish. Just not a good first time experience sorry I am sure it's a great place but I'm sure we want be back.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • comfort food
    jkr9
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    go to place for fried chicken with mashed & collard greens, wife gets the shrimp and grits every time
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fried Chicken & Mashed Potatoes
    ScatchMcGowzer
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Fried Chicken on a pile of collard greens and mashed potatoes and Golden Opportunity on tap. Pretty attentive staff as well- almost too attentive, but that's barely worth mentioning.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch!
    RickyandLucy
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We had an awesome brunch including the grapefruit mimosas. The fried chicken is always great as well as the collard greens. Everyone loved their meal! The seating can be a challenge especially if you have a large group. The staff is very friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not busy, but full of conversation
    BMooreVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    While dining with an out of town guest I was very excited to show them what Max's was all about. Meanwhile, it wasn't very busy with a number of open seating options. It was very difficult to enjoy our time and carry a conversation when the event planner was seated directly beside us with three prospective clients. Looking around the place there were a number of spots that could've been selected that wouldn't have interrupted anyone's dining experience. I thought that was poor planning and rather rude of the event planner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    FunDine
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Been there a few times and enjoyed always enjoyed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    crazytxprincess
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    I first discovered Max Wine Dive Bar back in Feb. I went for brunch and fell in love with the chicken & waffles. I try to dine there at least twice a month. All my friends and family love the place and it has become our favorite brunch spot on the weekends. I have tried dinner a few times as well and wasn't disappointed at all. This place is def a favorite that I go to frequently!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • LocalCustomer
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The only thing I would say could be improved on the menu is to have more vegan and vegetarian options.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our Father's Day Surprise
    PopsNewSpot
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We took our Father the Max's for Father's Day and he was thoroughly impressed. He loved his food, the view, the service, but most of all his bottle of Bosio Muscato!! He said he would definitely be coming back on his own. My sister and I already Love Max's and now I know it's safe to say we have gained them another Fan!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So good makes me want to sing!
    Sunshine
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I had the southern fried chicken meal with collard greens and jalapeno grits; the chicken was seasoned and fried to perfection with lots of flavor and the greens made me close my eyes with every bite. I love this place and it is always a treat to eat here, everyone that I bring here with me loves it just add much as I do.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Father's Day Outing
    Ilvmusic
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I took my dad here for lunch for Father's Day. (Saturday before) we both enjoyed it and the food was very good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best wine list!
    LAgirlinaTXworld
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Max's is perfect if you like to try new wines but don't want to commit to an entire bottle. They constantly rotate their by-the-glass menu. The food is amazing, too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kay29VIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    amazing raspberry lemon mojito and goat cheese pizza on happy hour from 4-6! :)
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No Merlot
    uptownlocal
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    The fried chicken was great, but be prepared to pay $4 for a drumstick. No merlot by the glass, but others were available. Ordered chef Patrick's short rib which was delicious, but not worth $25, maybe $20. Marcie made the experience good and guitarist was a welcomed relief to the loud dark music that they had on before. Won't be back, just not a good value. Too many other great eateries in Uptown to measure up to.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sunday Funday...Brunch
    MissCharde
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Our waiter Jerry was the best. He was very tentative. He also made sure to explain the menu and everyone understood.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful brunch!!
    Luvcomfortfood
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    This was my first time at Max's and it definitely won't be my last!! I loved everything about this place! The food was amazing and the service was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Enjoyable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Food was very good. Fried chicken slider starter would've been fine for an entree. Shrimp and grits were very good and the CFS was massive and crispy. Last Judgement wine was good enough that I bought three bottles to take home.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful experience!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We went to Max's because we had heard great things and they couldn't have been more accurate! Amazing food, great service, and a delightful view! Will always go back! :)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just ok
    SylMayes
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    I've heard so much about Max's from friends and social media so when me and my cousin setup a Brunch date I thought this would be a great choice. I made reservations for 12:45 on a Sunday, the place was packed but we were seated right away on the cover outside patio. We started off with the Cinnamon Roll which was served on a hot plate however the Roll was cold and dry. Me and one of my cousins had the chicken and waffles... I can say the chicken was good but the waffles were very hard. My other cousin tried the red velvet pancake which she stated was very dry. She did state the chicken fried steak was seasoned well and very tasty. Our overall experience at Max's was just ok nothing stood out for a repeat visit.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Almost perfect!
    Boomkat
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    I brought my husband and mother-in-law here for brunch. My husband and I frequent Max's Wine Dive on a regular basis. This time I decided to bring his mom as well. So we chose Max's without a second thought. I ordered my wings CRISPY and did not receive as requested. Although I was disappointed, I did not send my order back or tell the server my order was not as I requested. This was the first time my order was not perfect. With the horror stories of ppl adding EXTRA to food that's been sent back, I kept it to myself. Our server; JaMail was sooo OUTSTANDING!!! Although, my order wasn't perfect, I will come to Max's Wine Dive again and again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Local Spot
    Maestro81VIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Max's is great for southern comfort cooking, but like southern comfort cooking, the portions are big and the food is filling. The bar is fine for wine and mixed drinks, but the tap beer selections is only so-so. Great for weekdays, but avoid on weekend nights when it gets so scene-y and crowded, it's impossible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gourmet comfort food
    Klunky
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    From the appetizers to the entrees, this place has wonderful food. The server was very knowledgeable and friendly...a great choice for dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Vibe
    Luvit
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    This place has good food and a good vibe!!! I will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • server jacking up our tab
    EKayVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The server we had kept asking if we wanted add-ons (that we didn't know were add-ons) and when we said yes charged us for things that we didn't know we would be charged for. Also charged us for an extra order of bread... it seemed like he was trying to find any little thing that would bring our bill higher. The manager took care of it but it was still a bad experience. The food was good, but it took over an hour to get to us which was also kind of ridiculous as they weren't that busy.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • you ruined my Mother's day dinner:(
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Our table was the first to be served and the stated that they had started cooking early, the chicken was refried from brunch or cooked in old grease. Not happy with it.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Mother's day brunch
    1Princess
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This was an excellent place for Mother's day brunch. The scene was nice, food was delicious and service was great. On special occasions I recommend making reservations.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day Brunch
    Britteatsdallas
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I had another great experience here. Took my mother and the service was excellent. We were able to get our reservation right away and the setting was comfortable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    This was my second visit. Took along some of my neighbors from Rockwall, Texas. Everyone loved the food, the service was excellent. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dining experience
    tori
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    This was my first time at this restaurant and I absolutely enjoyed my visit. The food was amazing and so was the atmosphere. Great food and excellent service. I will definitely be dining here again soon!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Mother's Day Brunch
    luv2eat
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I've eaten at this restaurant before with my homegirls and we enjoyed ourselves. Took my Mom here for Mother's Day so that we could try the RVP. They were excellent and huge. The jalepeno grits were good as well and we washed it down with Mirmosa's.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kay29VIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    order a salad and max & cheese. was told that i couldn't have dressing on the side for the salad so i just ordered the mac. a little pushy for wait staff. I did love the max & cheese though!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great outdoor dinning
    davidwyrick85VIP
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Food is good, just wish they had more healthier options and not everything fired. Service is good, waitress was knowledgeable about beer and wine selection. Out door patio is pretty open and friendly, This place is great for happy hour.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It's about the wine
    JKWino
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Solid but not awe inspiring comfort food go well with a really stout wine list, cool environment, and nice scene. Some of the vintage champagne was selling near retail, as opposed to a massive markup. The glass list has interesting offerings, and the flights were bold. I'm a wine guy, and will go back for the wine. The egg sandwich, borracho bread, shrimp and grits, piquillo peppers were all good, not great. The coffee at the end of the night was not hot. But again, it's about the wine.
    Special Features:
    Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just ok...slow service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    I've been before to Max's however this time the service was incredibly slow. It took 20 mins for someone to acknowledge us then 45 mins for the food to arrive. It became a game for my husband and I to try to catch and get as much out if the waiter as we could when he walked past us. We asked for the check as soon as the food arrived but it still took unreasonably long. Maybe it was just an off night however, it was our anniversary and we just found this not to be the best place for great service on special occasions. The food was just ok.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    Tastebud
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    The service is terrible!!! The special fried chicken is no better than KFC
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic