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: 2145593483x
  • 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
131 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • 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 (63)fit for foodies (57)hot spot (48)neighborhood gem (46)good for groups (46)special occasion (32)great for outdoor dining (26)vibrant bar scene (24)great for lunch (23)late-night find (21)romantic (14)scenic view (11)kid-friendly (6)Show More
  • Awesome chicken & waffles
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    The service was very fast and the waiter was nice! We had the chicken and waffles which were great!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and fun
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Max's is great fun and great brunch food. Large portions of delicious brunch items. The service is better than awesome every time! I eat out quite often and can honestly say that the servers at Max's are great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great date night dinner!
    Stephanie
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    My Fiance and I went for the first time for his birthday. We had a avery pleasant experience and the food was delicious. Also, before we left, the waiter brought my fiance a glass of champagne with a lit birthday candle! It was so nice!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • no waffles
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We got there and they didn't have any waffles :( FIRST TIME THERE SO IT WAS A BIT OF A DISAPPOINTMENT
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wine first, fried chicken second
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Fun place, really good food, extensive and affordable wine list
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    JeniVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    A very great experience! That sums it up! If I have to keep typing because my response must be a certain length, I'm just going to type filler. I've said all I want to say and I will not be "forced" to keep saying more about my experience. How's that?!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time dining with Max
    Foodjunkie
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    That was my first time dining at Max's and it was better than I expected! The food was delicious and the service was superb.....I will be dining frequently!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great for small party
    bdaygrl
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    They held my reservation (because I was trying to find a parking spot). Food was great as was service. Need to pay attention to details, friend asked for no cheese on sandwich and I asked for no huckleberry jam on the peanut butter cake. But they did make it right. I would go back.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Stop
    Karenjean1004
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Although our reservation was for 6 o'clock (I had open table conformation) they had us down for 8 o'clock. Our host was accommodating and got us in a little after 6. CJ working the bar was fun and knowledgeable with her wine. Our waitress was very knowledgeable with her menu and quick. Food was excellent! We will recommend to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    Missa21
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Wine choices are great. Max and Cheese was awesome. My husband had Short ribs and they were excellent. I had the pork chop and it was okay, it was very fatty, every bite had fat in it and there were bites with burnt taste. I am sure that was an exception and not the rule as the food is usually excellent.I looked forward to the bread pudding and it was so so. The waiter offered to change our dessert, but we were eating it, not bad just not up to the hype
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional Food
    JayR
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Max's chicken was fantastic. The fried chicken was juicy, well seasoned and just scrumptious. I would get the chicken with the French Toast instead of the Waffle. The greens were a little sweet but my wife loved the greens. A little pricey for fried chicken but hey, Max has to pay for the real estate uptown. Great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicioso
    CherylGJ
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    First timer, won't be a last timer..... I took at a chance on a recommendation, and it was like pure gold.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ShanL
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food did not taste fresh. It had a reheated taste to hit. I've eaten Maxs several times but this time was so bad that I will not be returning.,
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Chicken wings and French Toast
    Kagray1
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Had brunch with friends and substituted the waffle for French Toast. It was awesome. Everything our table ordered was fabulous. The short rib burrito is a must try, as well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jill
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Food was great but was hoping to see full menu also. It was a charity that night but we are from out if town had a selected menu. It was good but hope to come back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gdub
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Great food, but way too loud in a late night bar atmosphere. Not what I expected from the open table website pics.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Dinner Spot
    BlueSunday
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Though a lot of the reviews focus on brunch, I met a friend at Max's for dinner. We had a reservation and my friend arrived a few minutes behind me. I liked the fact they immediately sat me at our table allowing me to order an initial glass of wine while I waited. Service was good. Attentive. The reason for the four stars is we felt rushed. Our appetizers came out almost immediately. This was a good thing. However neither of us was halfway finished with our appetizers when the entrees were delivered. So our fried chicken ... best served hot ... was sitting there while we wolfed down our appetizers. We asked our waitress to put a hold on dessert so we could talk and enjoy our dinner. The food was good. We had the fried chicken.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Food was typical bar food but trying to be upscale
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    felixlives
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    This place is basically the bar scene scenario, but we went for early dinner and the atmosphere was quiet, wait staff friendly and the food was pretty good, putting a different spin on the usual. Make sure you check the wall for the $5 wine/glass special before ordering the wine pairings with your food, it will save you a little cash.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not A Dive
    TheGiadaexperience
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Had always wanted to try Max's and got the opportunity for restaurant week! The menu was fantastic! Will come back just for the food!! Several employees stopped by to see how our visit was. Only complaint was that the paired wine was delivered after our food course was almost done. Most wines are over $10 per glass and are only about 1/3 filled. Oh, and don't ask for a "to go" container. I was told "they don't do that" for restaurant week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Food good just not enough..."I love the relaxed feel of this place
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Fried Chicken
    DallasFoodie
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The Fried Chicken is truly the best in Dallas allbeit a tad on the expensive side $17 for a 3 peice (2 dark one white) with fries and greens.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great experience!
    PennysMom
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We went this weekend for an anniversary dinner. Really good food. Like, exceptional. Might be the best fried chicken we've ever had. The beef short rib was also really good, and we finished the meal with their incredible bread pudding! On top of good food, the service was outstanding. We started at the bar, where they were attentive and friendly. Once at the table we felt service was paced really well. Not too slow, but didn't feel rushed at all. I'm really Impressed, and will be back again!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • After concert dinner
    gillian1913
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Wonderful place to have dinner after enjoying Michael Franks in concert. Perfect ending to my night
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun place great food
    1biteatatimeVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food was as great as people said it would be. So best part of the restaurant was the food as it should be. However, I will say the ambiance was nice as well. The service was a little slow. Probably would do well to add staff on busy nights. However, the server was wonder and very helpful. Be careful for the small print on their specials. 25% off Champagne bottles all day Friday should have said 25% off One Champagne bottle with entrée (literally only served with the entrée). No additional bottles allowed. So all day turns into only during and after your entrée until the bottle is empty. We were pleasantly surprised with live music that was great (not too loud) but upbeat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wine bar or wine store?
    FloMofoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food and the service were good. I can't get over the repeated attempts to sell bottles of wine to go. There was the "special" list offering a nearly 2 for 1 on high end bottles, the 3 for $39 "special" and the "buy a bottle and what you don't finish you can take with you" approach. All offered more than once, by the waiter, the "wine guy" and another person who I'm not sure what his role was. This diminished an overall enjoyable meal and left me with that feeling you get after a time share pitch experience. Max needs to learn that when one hears no it means no. I'll take my chances on another spot in town without the high pressure sales tactics.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Evening
    Bill75080
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    First trip to Max's and we loved it. Bruce was our waiter and he could not have been nicer or more attentive. Food was delicious as were the wines that were paired with our courses. A pleasant surprise was the ability to take home wine at reasonable prices. The noise level is a little loud and if you have trouble hearing your spouse or date, just suck it up, listen closer, smile and drink more wine! The great out weighs the bad. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Timer
    KimG
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I had the pleasure of dining at Max's Wine Dive Dallas on 8/9/14 during brunch and I must say the experience was wonderful from the time I walked in the door until the time I walked out. I was waiting on friend to arrive and even though they were busy Sarah (I believe) made sure I was doing fine and didn't need anything until my guest arrived. The food was DELICIOUS and there wasn't a long wait to be served and yes and the Grapefruit Mimosa's were refreshing!! I will be planning my birthday brunch there next month bring more guests to dine at Max's Wine Dive!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • chicken and champagne
    monicb
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    great brunch spot. the service is great here and the cinamon rolls make me want to slap somebody!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great vibe for dining with friends
    Brit
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The service was excellent, and the live entertainment was an added bonus. Really wanted to score higher on the food, but the appetizers I had as a meal (Fried oysters, Mac and cheese, Caesar salad) were only so-so. The chicken dish my friend ordered from the entree menu was excellent, though.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    SDTP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I had been for brunch a few times, but this was my first visit for dinner. Food was amazing! We were out to dinner with family from out of town and everyone loved it. Waitress (Kate) was incredible -well informed, funny, engaging - she added to the whole dining experience. Will definitely be back in the near future! :-)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great find! We'll be back!
    datenightdiva
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    One of the best restaurants I've eaten at in a long time! The food was creative and delicious! Try the duck meatballs--to die for! Shrimp and grits and chicken fried steak were also amazing. Service was excellent as far as engaging and knowledgeable, however, not as attentive as we would have liked. We waited with empty wine glasses several times and found ourselves looking for our server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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.
  • 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.