MAX's Wine Dive Austin - San Jacinto Blvd.

4.5
1340 reviews
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About

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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Comfort Food, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Sunday: 10AM – 10PM (Brunch: 10am-3pm, Dinner: 3pm-10pm)
Monday – Friday: 11AM – 12AM (Lunch: 11am-3pm, Dinner: 3pm-12am)
Saturday: 10AM – 12AM (Brunch: 10am-3pm, Dinner: 3pm-12am)
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Phone number
(512) 904-0111
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Mason Rodgers
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Private party facilities
Austin’s most unique private event venue, The Underground ft. 3 event spaces. Close to 6,000 square feet of “wine cellar” environment, with original warehouse cement columns & exposed ducts–all accented with wine bottle candelabras, luxurious carpeting & beautiful art from local Austin artists.
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Private party contact
kdahlberg@lascoent.com: (512) 904-0121
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Catering
Click here for more information, http://www.maxswinedive.com/austin/catering_private-dining/index.php
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Third
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Parking details
Valet parking is available, as is street parking, garage parking, and surface parking lots.
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Entertainment
Featuring a Texas-proud jukebox covering all your favorites - from Johnny Cash to ZZ Top to AC/DC. Perfect for our late-night "Reverse" Happy Hour!
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Special events & promotions
Click here for information on upcoming events, http://www.maxswinedive.com/austin/calendar-of-events/index.php
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Austin
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful time

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E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

Service was beyond horrible. Waitress came to our table TWICE - once to take our order and bring waters and once to bring our check. She didn’t refill waters once and wasn’t even the one to bring out our food, nevertheless bother to check on us after we got it.

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KS
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The fried chicken and service was excellent, wonderful environment.

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Z
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Shrimp and grits was excellent. The broth definitely brought out the flavors. The fried chicken looked great but didn’t have time to wait 25 minutes. Maybe next time.

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A great choice for gluten free options.

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S
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service. Excellent champagne and fried chicken. It was amazingly fun and frivolous.

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H
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was great made some really good suggestions

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New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In Austin for business and SXSW stopped into Max’s for a quick lunch and ended up not wanting to leave. The Mac and cheese with truffle oil is a must get, and the fried chicken is fantastic with the greens. Service was outstanding as well as their wine selection.

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Gluten free friendly and incredible service!

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a
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, can't wait to go back!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great staff. Gluten free chicken and waffles are awesome.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Awesome service. Food was very good. Wine selection was epic. Great overall experience!

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Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I highly recommend the chicken and waffles!

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B
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was very good as was the service. Our only complaint was that they were out of one of the dishes we wanted. The waiter said they started the night with just 3. Doesn't seem right for a busy Saturday night at a downtown hot spot.

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D
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

We made a reservation this week to meet some friends downtown. Max’s has always been our go to special evening meeting place.

We arrived right on time at 7 o’clock. We were seated at the table in the middle of the room right by the front door. Worst table in the house. I asked if we could be moved someplace else and she said no. That was the end of that. No effort to even try! Terrible table and we had reservations? Other eoplencame in after us- plenty of pen tables and they did not have reservations- they were immediately seated in a better area?

We ordered a drink. Of course the wine was great. Always is. Then we looked at the menu. I ordered a burger as did my husband.

Our burgers arrived. So disappointed. The meat was overwhelmingly smoky but I can deal with that. Condiments were scarce. I finally found a pickle. The bun was hard and on the edge of being burned. The large pile of fries were not hot. Not cold but certainly not hot. Limp and grease laden.
I have to say I was very underwhelmed.

I have apologized to our friends several times for choosing Max’s. I was embarrassed not only about our “reserved” table but the food being so subpar. It’s not like it’s a cheap drive through- it is not a cheap evening out!

I thought I would write because nobody else seem to really care whether we enjoyed our food or our table. Our waitress was pleasant and attentive. It wasn’t her fault. But really? So disappointed.

Hope this note helps service in the future. Thanks for listening.

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Austin
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

My chicken was raw and the service was lacking. I will not be back.

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Really enjoyed both sliders, with preference to bison. Brussels we're fantastic, though probably not super healthy being coated in general tsao sauce. Deviled eggs were so-so- could have been more flavorful.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A fun place with a large wine selection, wine flights, and a huge menu that covers all the bases--from small plates to mains. Atmosphere is trendy with a patio on Shoal Creek. Portion sizes are very generous, which makes this a great value.

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ML
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 1

It was not very pleasant to walk in and get hit with a bleach/mold/gross smell. Not very inviting. Not very appetizing. We only came here because we couldn't get reservations anywhere else for 8 people in the vicinity of the Erwin Center before going to see a show. The service was meh. The food was ok. Our waitress was not very pleasant, not helpful and did the bare minimum. We returned after the show to drop off and pick up cars, etc and stopped back in for a drink before dispersing. Again, a different waiter wasn't pleasant at all. We asked him to take a photo of our group and he seemed completely put out by the request. I won't be coming here again.

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SJ
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

Very limited vegetarian options. The mac and cheese tasted like WINE! And I would have rather saved the money spent unfortunately.

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S
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Gluten free fried chicken was s let down when it was delivered with no breading Service could have been more attentive. After food was delivered server did check in again until we were done eating.

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EG
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service!! Great food!! Highly recommend!!

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TD
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

I hate to write a bad review because its not a bad restaurant. We just had a less than stellar experience. Our server was great until it got busy. Then we were neglected. Our entree came out and not our salad. We asked about it and it was brought out after our meals were done with no apology. The table next to us had an issue and the manager came out apologizing to them several times while unprofessionally leaning on our table. I might try it again because it seems like they just need to work out some bugs.

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CF
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Brunch on Sunday at Max’s was very good. Friendly and attentive wait staff, restaurant has a good vibe...we plan to go back.

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L
Austin
20 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I enjoyed a delicious breakfast Sunday morning. The egg skillet was very tasty and not too much food for me.

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S
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Waitress couldn’t get our orders straight. Food when received was delicious!

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K
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The burger is my favorite! When you drive from Dallas to get a burger, you know it’s good. One day, I hope to try the fried chicken because it looks amazing.

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CD
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food. Service was a bit dry but overall okay. A bit noisy but understandable for dinner rush.

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JB
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the food and drinks

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J
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love the gluten free fried chicken! They have a pretty good selection of gluten free which is great for me because I have celiac disease.

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a
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for happy hour. Food and prices were amazing!!

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j
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Max's Wine Dive. Excellent food and service. We took our friends for the first time and they fell in love!

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YS
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is delicious!! I love this spot. It's a tad loud for 'intimate' conversation - but great for groups!!

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C
Austin
26 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New favorite late night spot! They even contacted us by phone to let us know when they had last call for food so we wouldn't miss it! Great customer service!

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T
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So happy there is now GF chicken.

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OT
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Max’s has been one of my favorite restaurants in Austin since it opened, but I love it even more now since I don’t live here anymore. My mother and I came in for a late night bite and I felt right back at home. We both had the fried chicken, which is something I haven’t treated myself to in a very long time. But holy moly, it was just as good as I remembered it to be! The chicken itself sans breading was seasoned to perfection and could’ve easily been eaten with no accoutrements. Now, onto the greens and mashed potatoes. WOW!! They were both unbelievable and fulfilled all the requirements of comfort food. The portions were generous (3 pieces of chicken, nice heap of greens and taters, a slice of Texas toast), and I proudly polished mine off with hardly any leftovers. Max’s y’all are amazing! Keep doing what you’re doing, and I’m so happy I was able to dine with y’all before heading back to NYC. Cheers!

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AT
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Family visiting from Minnesota.

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CG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Server very friendly and helpful. Place was a bit loud but that’s ok

The place is known for their fried chicken and I was looking forward to it. Took a while but then came out nice and hot. First bite was yummy as was the second. Closer I got to bone, the pinker it became. Chewing on meat on the bone was out of question. I don’t mind juicy with tinge if pink but this bordered on bloody. Next piece was same and third piece was running blood.
Turn off big time. Server felt bad. So?
Check comes out and instead of charging for two chicken dinners, charged for FOUR!!!!!
Too bad, cuz place is kinda funky and server was nice enough. And the chicken would have been good to great if only it had stayed in fryolator a few minutes more. Sorry.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Slow service but staff was great about following up for our particular server.

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B
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Eat the chicken, it's amazingly good. Liked the electronic jukebox.

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