MAX's Wine Dive Houston - Fairview St.

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755 reviews
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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.
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1 review
Dined 3 hours ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was decent. I’d heard so many great things about this place, but actually experiencing it was just okay. It was like eating at any other place. Food wasn’t seasoned enough for me.

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SC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was able to get a reservation for me and my family for Valentine’s Day. We were seated right away and the food was excellent. The waiter was nice as well.

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k
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Despite being down one server on a busy Friday night, our server was very attentive and courteous. The food was delicious and the drinks were well made - definitely coming back!

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MC
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best fried chicken around . The batter is seasoned perfectly and the chicken is tender. The waffles are superb too.

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RH
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

It was a great experience. Was seated with a group of 6 and everyone raved about their food. If you want to know what wine to pair with Chicken and Waffles this is the place!

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The was good as usual and my family had a great time...

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TB
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 4

Service was not good! Food was very interesting and tasty.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was fine.Service was outstanding.

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R
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

I had long been a fan of Max’s Wine Dive but the changes to the menu have been disappointing and this trip may be my last. They no longer have their phenomenal truffle mac & cheese and the new recipe leaves a LOT to be desired. The waiter was a tad pushy and didn’t accept feedback or even telling them we didn’t want something. They were determined to make us want it rather than provide a different option or listen to what we did want. After being pressured into the “special” appetizer, when the bill came it was obvious why we were never given a price for it even when asked. I left completely dissatisfied with everything I ate and regretting the restaurant selection. I kept trying to stay in love with MAX’s but fear we’ve come to the ends of the road.

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SW
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Champagne & fried chicken - a combo to savor! Never disappointing and always satisfying!

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends did chevron marathon

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TS
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christopher, our server, was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! His recommendation of the Shrimp and Grits and the Ghost Tequila Mimosa was superb! Brunch on a Friday couldn’t have been better!

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BS
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Totally enjoyed. Service was great, menu good and ambiance just right.

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J
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

This was my second time there and enjoyed it more the second time then the first !!!

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OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

After being seated we had 3 menus that didn’t have a menu inside. Didn’t get waited on for 20-30 minutes and food took over an hour to come out.

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S
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Sat on time for reservation, actually chose the bar vs floor seating as it was only two of us. Bartender was lackadaisical about getting our drink order to us. The Mac and cheese appetizer took 30 mins. Dinner (meatloaf and shrimp) took 45 mins. My date saw one part of the dinner order at the kitchen counter and asked for that before it got cold. The second part of our dinner order followed about 5 mins later. Food good, service not so much.

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BL
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Very slow in all areas. Not overly crowed so no excuse for waiting exactly 1 hour for your meal to be served.

Portion of the meal was cold . Not sure how that happens.

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ML
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

Party of five - one member’s order forgotten by the kitchen until we pointed out to the waiter that it was missing. Waiter hadn’t noticed only four out of five of us got a meal. In addition, the two teenagers in our party ordered the chicken and I think the waiter should’ve pointed out to them that each order would feed two or more so we ended up with huge amounts of leftovers. Finally, it didn’t help that some lowlife wandered through their parking lot while we were inside and broke out one of our car windows in hopes of stealing something.

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JG
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with the family on Christmas Eve - food, drinks, and service were excellent. Food was a little slow coming out but worth the wait!

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing and the location is excellent

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J
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

First time here (have wanted to come but just hadn’t been able to). It didn’t disappoint. The chicken and champagne was great. Chicken came out fresh and hot and was close to some of the best I have had. The mac n cheese came out hot but the cheese seemed broken, was grainy, but still great flavors. Sliders were very good too. Will be back to try more items. Our server Cory was great.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Love MAX’s! My friends came to visit from home (California). I took them to MAX’s and they had the shrimp and grits, in which, they wanted to come back the very next day to have the same dish again! I originally took them there to try the sweet potatoe doughnut holes but they took them off the brunch menu. My feelings were hurt. The food is good though!

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PO
Birmingham
41 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

There was some kind of problem with the computer reservation system, and apparently there was a shortage of servers and kitchen help. Neither service nor food was up to the usual standards for this place, which we visit a lot.

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Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Food was great as always. Sat outside and that definitely effected service. Took about 25 minutes to get a mimosa at 1:45, so not really a rush. Had to ask for coffee twice before it was received.

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BP
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Awesome place, love the chicken!! It was a quiet night when we went. Service is awesome, knowledgeable wait staff. Only complaint was the lighting, specifically the LED’s for the large posters across the side wall. It strobed very slowly, inconsistently throughout the night. It was annoying! I told the waiter, he said he would pass it along to management. I’ll be back! Love the food and wine choices!!

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SV
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gluten free fried chicken was amazing and the brussel sprouts did not disappoint either!

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AB
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Didn't necessarily need the reservation, but glad we had it. AMZING brunch set up, great options. The French toast was average to above average but everything else that hit our table was absolutely fantastic. Able to make a noon football game with a 10 AM Brunch, but that's cutting it close. If they can serve at 9:30, we would have been there then. Absolutely recommended and will go back when we're back in town.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Max’s Wine Dive was awesome! The food was amazing, our waiter was very friendly, knowledgeable, and introduced us to a really good wine we had never tried before. We will definitely be back next time we are in Houston!

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OT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal and even better service!

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H
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My go to spot after Sunday service mainly because of Opentable.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great chicken!

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Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was good, but a lot of delicious food were taken off the menu like hangover fries and shrimp/grits. The wine choices were great.

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R
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

This was my second time here. I’ve been to both locations. Waitstaff is rude. While you are eating your food they are touching your plate trying to clear it while you are putting food in your mouth. The food isn’t that great. The Breakfast Klub food tastes better and the customer service is always superb.

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S
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner

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BW
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

The waffle was undercooked. I sent it back and the new waffle was undercooked and "gummy". #SoDisappointed

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HH
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

They staff was having a tough night but they pulled it off with smiles! The food was delicious- their signature fried chicken was fantastic! An appetizer with cheese was also delicious:) Plus the red wine selection was great for a casual evening on the pourch with the dogs!

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MS
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great! Our server Christopher was AMAZING!!

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OT
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience. The food options have gone to far from the original offerings and not as tasty. Please get some of what made you successful back. Chicken has changed its very dry. It once was the best in town.

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CD
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

music a little loud. was unable to converse with people at table without screaming.

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SS
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was very good, waiter was very attentive and friendly.

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