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: 2145593483
  • 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

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
145 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
notable wine list (78)great for brunch (71)fit for foodies (62)hot spot (50)good for groups (50)neighborhood gem (49)special occasion (40)great for outdoor dining (37)great for lunch (27)vibrant bar scene (26)late-night find (21)romantic (19)scenic view (16)kid-friendly (9)Show More
  • 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
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 98 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 499 reviews are from the MAX's Wine Dive Dallas - McKinney Ave. reviews archive.
  • 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
  • Great Easter Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    The food was awesome, I had the Red Velvet Pancakes and my daughter had the Creme Brulee French Toast, they were both excellent. I wished that the service would have been better, glasses were left empty, it seemed like after the food was dropped off we were left to fend for ourselves. I do take into account that it was Easter and they were very busy. I would definately give Max's another try.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Came for Easter brunch, excellent & interesting food with superb service! Fun atmosphere, great vibe for family or friends! We'll be back for sure
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch
    BrunchTimeFoodie
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    The chickent and waffles were delish- something about that fried chicken kept me wanting more! And they go great with Mimosas :D. Lots of options to choose from!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    vsmith04
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    I love this place. Once a month I come here for brunch!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not so much
    Angry1matron1of1honor
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    We headed to Max's wine dive after dinner for my best friend's batchelorette party. We had a reservation for 7. We were seated at a terrible table between the door and the bar. Servers kept bumping into the girls on the side of the table next to the bar. Because of the noise (mostly from McKinney ave, but also the other diners) we couldn't hear anything. We were shouting the whole time. Then they ran out of the champagne we were drinking that had been chilled. Really? You're a wine bar. Shouldn't you have multiple bottles chilled if you have a table where three people are drinking it? Our server was a bit annoying, but that could've been my annoyance with the establishment spilling over. I WON'T be back. Ever.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Will Return
    TheBish
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Great experience per usual! The food and the service was exceptional. This is one of our must haves when heading south for a night out.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • All around good
    DallasiteVIP
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    We went there on a whim on a Thurs night & the food was quite good-extra large portions, so be prepared to shar your entree, or skip on appetizers!
    Special Features:
    Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Impressions
    SSSBookclub
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Our waiter was very nice and went out of his way to accommodate us. However, the hostesses were very rude, which is surprising because they are the 1st impression.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for out of town guests
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    I love this place because of it's location, it's diverse crowd, it's food and ambiance...
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, special occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Server was okay, he could
    John
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Server was okay, he could have been more attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good chicken and collard greens.
    grod
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Good chicken and collard greens. Great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch menu!
    Xtal82
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Our food came out pretty fast and it was the way we ordered it, oh and it actually came out hot! The breakfast sandwich was awesome but huge. So if your starving get that if not then most def it's great to share! The grits are amazing and that all I have to say about that! Overall it was a good dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    Bsb222
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Maxs is one of our favorite places in West Village! Everything I've ever had on the menu was fantastic. My favorites are the sliders and the fried chicken - - make sure you ask for the Chipotle honey!!!!!! It puts the chicken totally over the edge from great to unbelievable! Definitely make a reservation on OpenTable if you plan on going on a weekend night, though!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Awesome
    TheBish
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Very pleased with our food and service. We will be going back soon.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place, however the
    Whit
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Love this place, however the chicken wing were weirdly big this time I'm use to the organic chicken wings which are ALOT smaller but over all still lunch this place.. Don't forget mimosa at brunch
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun date night
    Ktbug219
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    We went here on our date night. It was our first time and both really enjoyed it! The service quick and friendly! The food was amazing! I got shrimp & grits and he got chicken dried steak. I will definitely be back to try their famous fried chicken and explore more wines!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chicken heaven
    Lovefood3
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Brought a friend who was visiting from out of state and they absolutely loved it. They didn't want the meal to end.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place!
    BooBoo55
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Wonderful selection of wine AND beers. Food portions are huge so you can split and great quality. Friendly staff -
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place !!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Had Sunday brunch, and I loved it. The food was great, the drinks were great, our waiter was helpful and informative, and the atmosphere was very nice and relaxing. The only thing I didn't like was the waiting area, it was busy and no where to really wait without being in the way
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic