About MAX's Wine Dive Austin - San Jacinto Blvd.

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.

207 San Jacinto Blvd., Ste. 200
Austin, TX 78701
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Comfort Food, Wine Bar

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)

Cross Street:
Third

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(512) 904-0111

Website:
http://www.maxswinedive.com/austin/index.php

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!

Catering:
Click here for more information, http://www.maxswinedive.com/austin/catering_private-dining/index.php

Parking Details:
Valet parking is available, as is street parking, garage parking, and surface parking lots.

Executive Chef:
Mason Rodgers

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Click here for information on upcoming events, http://www.maxswinedive.com/austin/calendar-of-events/index.php

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Sun 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM

Mon - Thu 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 6:15PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM

Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM

Sat 10:00AM - 11:00AM 5:00PM - 5:45PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM

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Private Dining

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.

MAX's Wine Dive Austin - San Jacinto Blvd. Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.5

service

4.2

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4.1

value

4.0

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Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Comfort Food (16)
Casual (15)
Good for Groups (10)
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Good for Birthdays (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Fun (9)
Good for a Date (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
People Watching (6)
Cozy (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Authentic (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Romantic (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Business Meals (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Live Sports (1)
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 (Austin)·Dined 6 days ago

Although the restaurant was not overly crowded, the service was very slow. 40 minutes after we ordered, we had to flag down our waitress to check on the status of our burger and salad. We were informed it was "almost ready". When it finally came about 10 minutes later, we were pleasantly surprised - the food was amazingly delicious and the portion sizes large. I wish we had been able to ask about dessert, but because of the delay we had to leave quickly after the main course to arrive on time for a theatre performance in Austin. If we return, we won't have made plans for anything afterwards.

Tags: Casual, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Austin)·Dined 7 days ago

Food is always amazing here, great brunch spot. Biscuits and gravy are the best and of course the fried chicken too.

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Amazing food

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 (Austin)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Good location . Great food . Service was ok but disjointed and not personable . Was surprised at the wine prices and not as an extensive list as I was expecting for a restaurant with wine in the name . Also surprised at the limited selection of wine by glass . Most had to be bottle purchased .

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·Dined on January 8, 2018

Was there on an early Sunday evening so it was not crowded. The food was excellent. Our waiter was very nice and appropriately attentive. The wine list was great. Nice casual place that on Sunday evening is quiet.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Really great meal. We started with two appetizers that were done to perfection. What can I say about the fried chicken but it is to die for. Let’s not forget the wine selection, if you want to try a place that not only has a good selection by the bottle or the glass you have to try MAX’s. Our server Parker was super knowledgeable about the different wines and made some great suggestions

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Yummy good and great atmosphere! Would definitely recommend it!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Fun, Seasonal, Cozy
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I may try this place again. Went for Sunday brunch. Food had good flavor BUT was cold when we got it. My eggs/chicken/biscuit were cold on top and mildly warm at the bottom. Grits were only warm deeper into the serving dish. Others had pancakes and they were hot. So, hard to give this one all thumbs up. Good local sourcing of food.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 31, 2017

They put us at a table next to the door and it was freezing. I showed up 10 minutes before and they said they didn’t have my table and it wouldn’t be ready for a while. We finally demanded a table where we weren’t getting blasts of frozen air and half our order showed up 20 minutes later. Been there a lot over the years I will not be going back

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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Meeting out for wine and snacks. No complaints.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We loved this place so much we visited twice in one weekend. The first visit was Friday night. Great wine options and I was thrilled with the Gluten Friendly choices. The Brussel Sprouts were amazing. Our second visit was for a glass of wine and cheese later on Sunday afternoon. And again, it did not disappoint.

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

We were at Max's mid-afternoon on a weekday. It was for a friend's birthday. The service was exemplary, as was the food. We started with the fried oysters. They were perfect! Then we had the fried chicken, which I believe is the best in Austin.
All around - just super!

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We had a great time, we were a party of 8 and wish we could have had a larger table, but our reservation overlapped with a party of 20 so we were a little squished. The food was excellent, the service was good and a fun brunch with friends was had.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Great for Brunch
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 17, 2017

This is the second time we have been there for Sunday Brunch and the food is incredible. We live in Georgetown and we drive here for Brunch. Have the egg sandwich it is awesome.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great brunch menu. Great location, walking distance from hotel.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

We had a last minute large work dinner with five separate kinds of allergies and all ate delicious safe food served by kind and helpful staff. Thanks Max’s!

Tags: Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Went for a friends birthday. The brunch is AMAZING, also great mimosas at a great price. Food was unlike any other restaurant and made me so much loveeeee...

Tags: Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Romantic
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was hot and freshly prepared. Wine list is very good.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Chef checked on us...made my daughter an excellent gluten free birthday treat! Chicken is outstanding. Very accommodating of people with food allergies.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

This was my first visit to MWD . I used to work at the Hilton Downtown Austin and I would send guests here all the time and they'd return to thank me for the suggestion. After trying their signature fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and greens I'd definitely continue to recommend MAX's to hungry patrons. On my next visit I'm trying the Fried Egg Sandwich!

Tags: Casual, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Food was excellent! Service was decent. I’ll be back.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We were underwhelmed with the food. Bleu cheese dip was tasteless. And the shrimp and grits needed something. Hot sauce? Not sure. The service was great and the wine as well.

Tags: Casual
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The steak caprese salad was amazing.

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Came here for brunch with my husband. We heard that their chicken and waffles are great! We split a portion of Southern chicken and waffles (with collared greens and potatoes) and just added an additional piece of chicken which was plenty for us and it was soooo yummy!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Good food - good service. Limited menu on Saturday daytime

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Service was terrible. It took 3 hours for dinner.
We had made a reservation through Open Table and had confirmation. Hostess acted like she didn’t have anything. Made us feel uncomfortable and then sat us at a not so good table, where waited for almost 15 minutes to even acknowledge us
Won’t be returning

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We went there for the wine list and found the food to be really good. The place must be good because it was packed by the time we left at 8:30.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Was so disappointed. We have gone to Sunday brunch several times and loved it. This time the menu was changed the portions were smaller and the prices were higher. Instead of getting chicken and waffles we got 3 wings and a waffle for $18.75. And the Mimosas went up in price.
The food was great, but they have priced me out.
The waitress we had was fantastic.
So l guess if you don’t care about prices it a good place to go.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Rated lower on service only because it took a very long time to get our food.

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·Dined on November 2, 2017

I suggested to a group of friends that we make a reservation at Max's after this years Texas Conference for Women. We arrived about 20 minutes early so we went to the bar for a drink while we waited for our table. Both my friend and I asked the bartender/waiter for 1) a glass of merlot 2) and a glass of California red (perhaps a cab). Although the waiter was nice he was busy and rushed and asked us no further questions and said "I have something for you". and went off. He came back with the wine and a bill for $41. He took it upon himself to select a $19 glass of merlot and a $20 glass of a Cal cab. I have been to MANY restaurants in Austin that are much nicer, more expensive, etc. (Vince Young Steakhouse for example) where when suggesting a wine (even by the glass) they give you ALL of the information. That does not take long and is better than slopping down and overpriced glass of wine to the customer. We did not drink the wine (over even sample... the bartender/waiter took off the second he set the glasses down) The hostess was gracious and did not require us to pay for the wine and we proceeded to meet the remainder of our party at our table for dinner. My friend and I wanted to order a different glass of wine when seated. (Something more in the $12 range per glass) and we tried to explain to our waitress. He condescending response was not appreciated. She said, and I quote..."You have to be specific." Gosh... I thought I was the customer? I certainly did not feel that way. I will say that the food was good. (steak caprese salad, fried chicken salad with champagne dressing, grilled cheese w/tomato soup and chips) That being said... good service is always paramount and our group did not get the type of service I have experienced in the past at Max's. I am not normally as harsh as this on reviews but I was that disappointed and I probably won't ever go back.

Tags: Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 20, 2017

They Served Awesome Fried Chickin !! Highly recommend as good as Grand Ma's

Tags: Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Date with my wonderful wife !

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 (Austin)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Wonderful as always. Fantastic fried egg sandwich.

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The restaurant was able to squeeze our large group in without much notice and as always, the menu did not fail and the drinks were excellent. I brought my friends from Canada and they were impressed. They didn't know what to do with fried chicken before noon but they tried it.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Fabulous! The wine, the food, the service were all great! We especially liked the stuffed peppers, fried chicken salad and steak salad. Don't miss this place!

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Perfect for a casual dinner. Food was excellent.

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 (Austin)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Our server was great and very accommodating. The food was amazing, strongly recommend the fried chicken and the ribs.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

I was waited on twice the entire hour I waited for my food. The coffee cup had lipstick stains on it and the cups were not clean! I was extremely disappointed as I waited for over an hour to be helped and to receive my food. I decided to leave and tell the manager what happened and she gladly took care of our bill.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Nothing memorable. Upscale bar food in a slightly less pretentious atmosphere.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

I was pleasantly surprised with the gluten free food options. I have to say the gluten free fries chick was AMAZING! Great food and great service made for a very nice date night.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries
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