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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Wasn’t open despite the reservation being available. Frustrating.

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Industrynuts
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and great food. The person there was very helpful and making sure we didn't sit at some of the tables that have not been sanitized. I appreciated it! My guests enjoyed them selves as well.

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KristaBrista
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks, food, service all Amazing! I'm from Austin and this was my first time, definitely returning!

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EME1973
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and so was the service. Unfortunately we were one of only 3 groups dining there that night. Am praying covid does not mess with this restaurant. A great place to go when in Austin. I highly recommend it. Those chicken sliders...... yummmmm

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Edlewis2004
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience5

We was the first customers in the restaurant, a group of 6 and it took us over a hour to get our food. Other guests came in after us and got there food before us. Don't want to use race but we are black and the other party was white. This is unacceptable.

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vipASUPhil94
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience4

The fried chicken here is excellent. No issue with the food or drink. The low rating is due to the lack of safety displayed by our server during our visit in light of the current pandemic. I recognize there is a risk anytime you dine out at this time, but there were some very unsettling things we experienced while dining there on Father's Day.

The server's mask only covered his mouth and never his nose. At one point during our meal, we watched him have a very loud coughing attack where he actually took his mask off. Given this happened out in the open ... with the manager standing close by ... I'm not sure why he was allowed to continue serving. And prior to the coughing attack, he had been wearing gloves but after it, he stopped wearing them. After this, we could not get out of there fast enough. Very disappointing to see their lack of concern for customer safety.

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MikeM
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Food wonderful, but won’t return as staff wore no masks. Covid care seemed missing totally.

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VALERIER
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience3

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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KraigS
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The fried chicken and service was excellent, wonderful environment.

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vipZenchant
Chicago
52 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A great choice for gluten free options.

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Sabrina
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Hchoice
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great made some really good suggestions

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vipWillproline1
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Gluten free friendly and incredible service!

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amdkennedy
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, can't wait to go back!

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mrpw
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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vipfinediner
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I highly recommend the chicken and waffles!

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Bill
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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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David
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience4

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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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

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

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vipAndrew
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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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vipWilliamS
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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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MLoren
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience1

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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SandieJ
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience4

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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Skydiver
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

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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vipEvanG
Jacksonville
21 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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TimD
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

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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CarolF
Houston
32 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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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vipLynn
Austin
39 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipSliceback
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

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

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Kenny
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipCDAus
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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

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JimB
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the food and drinks

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Jennjo
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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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vipangelap
Austin
23 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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jaynef
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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YvetteS
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MAX's Wine Dive Austin - San Jacinto Blvd. is rated 4.2 stars by 1324 OpenTable diners.