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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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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food

4.4

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

77% would recommend it to a friend

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

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 7 days ago

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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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Staff were very friendly and helpful. We were in Austin for the first time and the gave some recommendations for after dinner music and things to do.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Austin)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Great place to take out of town guests for good food and drinks!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Great option for a casual business dinner. Not a ton of options on the menu, but it was enough! Loved the wine selection. This restaurant has multiple personalities - half wine bar and half dive bar. Overall, good choice.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Casual, Fun
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 (Austin)·Dined on September 25, 2017

There were 4 people working at this restaurant during a weekday lunch. A host, a waiter and 2 cooks. It took FOREVER to get our food and we finally had to get up and find the waiter to give him our credit card so we could get back to work. The food took almost an hour to come and the waiter disappeared. Max's needs to close if this is the best they can do during lunch in the business district. I made the reservation and was embarrassed at how slow the service was.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Absolutely the best comfort food ever! Huge selection of wines, friendly staff, clean and comfortable. Chef Robert came and checked on us after we'd been served, he was super great. Absolutely no complaints!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Fun, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The food was not impressive. Sent back the blue cheese dip because there was no blue cheese in it at all. The waiter was terribly slow and uninterested. It took 30 minutes for our cocktails to arrive. What a waste of time! Definitely not going back here ever.

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 (Austin)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We come to Max's all the time. The food is always great. My issue is service/wait time. I've been a waiter for years in the past. I understand all sort of delays. What I don't understand is waiting almost 50 minutes to get our food order with our waiter ghosting us. Any number of things can happen. I get that. What I don't get is zero communication from wait staff or managers as to any delays. In addition, when raising issue with the delay, receiving a tone deaf response.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Love, love, loved this restaurant! We were just lucky to stumble upon it while flipping through Open Table for a restaurant. Waitstaff were friendly, accommodating, and very knowledgeable. The menu was just what we wanted coming off of all day meetings. I just wished we lived in Austin!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Happy Hour
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 (Austin)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Menu is a mix of their staples (Fried Chicken, Oyster nachos) and seasonal items. Wine selection is broad and both the food and wine are reasonably priced. It was a UT football weekend, and we didn't have trouble with a post-game reservation.

Tags: Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 21, 2017

The server acted like he had somewhere else he wanted to be. Very disappointing.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Great service! Dylan was very knowledgeable about my gluten free needs. Loved the Brussels sprouts and the fried chicken.

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 (Austin)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We go to Max's a few times a year as my kids love chicken and waffles. We had requested s low top table (kids) and they had us setup for a high top but quickly moved us when we asked for a low top. Food is great but maybe a little expensive per plate (however portions are huge so the cost is in line with quantity of food).

They change their chicken and waffles ever so often but always a great meal. I have been to both Houston locations and the Austin one is always one step above.

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 (Portland)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Sent the food back, over cooked and salty as hell on all dishes. I used to visit Houston location. Either this is a cheaper knockoff or the franchise has last its mojo.

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 (Austin)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Didn't really give thought to my reservation as I was celebrating a special occasion. Service was amateur and didn't put much thought into our table. I may be s but more critic due to myself working in the hospitality industry. Food was good as well as drinks but felt a bit overpriced for similar resturants I have been to.

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 (Austin)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Great service and wine recommendations. Food is always good - brussell sprouts were amazing. Quiet atmosphere with comfort food - will always return.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on July 31, 2017

I love the gluten free options here as I have celiac disease. The portions are generous and the food is delicious.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Great fried chicken

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Gluten free fried chicken! They have a dedicated fryer and know how to keep you safe. My wife has cleliac and gets sick with gluten just touching her food. They were great. No cross contamination. The food was tremendous!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Birthday celebration

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 (Houston)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Great fried chicken and mac and cheese, good selection of wine and cocktails.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Authentic
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Two thumbs up for the Gryuere and mushrooms burger!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Food wasn't anything special, ended up spending $70 and left us both feeling like it wasn't really worth it.

Tags: Happy Hour, Notable Wine List
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 (Austin)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Went for a get together with 7 other friends. The service was pretty awful and you could tell our waiter had no interest in being there. When taking everyone's order he actually walked away after taking everyone but my order and had I not chased him down I don't think I would have eaten. One of our drinks was also very incorrectly made.

Food overall was good however the fried chicken they are supposed to be famous for didn't quite live up to the hype it really wasn't special or better than the chain chicken places. The shrimp and grits were unbelievable though and I'd highly recommend them.

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