MAX's Wine Dive Houston - Fairview St.

4.6
719 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Wine Bar, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Sunday: 10AM – 12AM
Monday: 11AM – 12AM
Tuesday – Thursday: 11AM – 12AM
Friday: 11AM – 2AM
Saturday: 10AM - 2AM

*Lunch served Monday - Friday, 11AM - 3PM
*Brunch served Saturday – Sunday, 10AM – 3PM.
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Phone number
(713) 528-9200
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Shay Prigmore
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Catering
Love the food at MAX’s Wine Dive and planning a special event? Why not have the best of both? MAX’s Wine Dive can cater all kinds of private and corporate events. Let our experienced staff do the work and create the perfect birthday, reunion, rehearsal dinner, graduation, wedding reception, corporate outing, happy hour, charity event…the list goes on and on! For more information, email us, infoHOU2@maxswinedive.com.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Taft St.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Private Dining

Love the food at MAX’s Wine Dive restaurant and wine bar and planning a special event? Why not have the best of both? We can cater all kinds of private and corporate events. Let our experienced staff do the work and create the perfect event!

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What 719 People Are Saying
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OT
Houston
17 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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ED
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were fantastic

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OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Server was very nice and food was tasty....once it finally arrived....food took way too long

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YV
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Finally tried Max's Famous Fried Chicken! It was really good. The portion size is huge! The highlight for me was the crispy deviled egg with crab meat! OMG! A must try!

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EW
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Fried chicken is their signature dish and it did not disappoint. I was lured into getting the smoked salmon board by the pretzel bread, it was interesting but did not wow me. I will definitely try the wings and waffles next time.

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b
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Matt was a FANTASTIC server. He treated us very well, knew the menu and the wine list, and was an absolute professional. We’ll be back SOON.

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AS
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Seated near the time of my reservation. The service (Stephanie) was the best. Food tasted great.

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KB
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I was asked online if there was a special occasion. I said that it was my wife’s birthday. I reminded the server after we were seated. The restaurant didn’t make accommodation for the birthday. Why do they ask if there is a special occasion when they don’t acknowledge it?

No need to go here for a special occasion.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

The food was good. I think it’s mostly a gay spot tho. Our waiter was an old guy not really fond of his attitude

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k
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

First time at this location, but it was amazing. The service was great, they checked on us from beginning to end. The food was amazing as well.

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KW
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 1

Creme Brûlée french toast wasn't as good as it used to be :( and the portion was smaller also. We ordered drinks, bloody mary & mimosa; very expensive and smallest in town.

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DH
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My family enjoyed everything. We will definitely return. The service was superb.

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OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Excellent food but our waiter left much to be desired. He did not write anything down when we ordered and subsequently forgot several things. He repeatedly told us that the menu had X on it or that a certain side dish came with a certain main dish and was wrong three times. He was slow and we had to flag him down for new drinks and to bring the things he forgot - needs more training.

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F
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 2

First time at the Fairview location. Washington location way better. Everything we ordered drink wise they didn’t have. It took almost an hour to get served. Our server was great though. She apologize more than one time about food taking so long

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m
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our first time a Max's Wine Dive. Our waiter Oliver was attentive and helpful. The food was much better than I might have guessed from the menu. One of us ordered the vegetarian curry dish, which didnt sound that interesting to me, but it turned out to be delicious. I had a fish special which was also delicious and creatively made. We would definitely go back.

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RM
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our 2nd time dining here and were not disappointed
Both times got the fried chicken and the macaroni & cheese and both are great

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DL
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first time and I loved it. Good brunch on a Monday!! Delicious food! Good service. Will be back.

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r
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We went for Sunday Brunch and it was fabulous. Wings and Waffles - YUM!

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KF
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What can I say...the fried chicken is amazing. Some of the best I’ve ever had. Their menu is unique and I’ll be back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall good. Nothing worth to brag about, but not criticize

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CD
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great service.
plus the music was not as loud as before and was very pleasant to have conversation at our table.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

This is the second time I have had this particular waiter in a 2 month span. The first time I felt that he was a little overwhelmed because it was a larger crowd. That is expected. On yesterday I got the same guy and it was about four of us. The first thing was it took about 30 mins for someone to even recognize that I have not been waited on, not so much as a glass of water. I did not initially complain about that because I was waiting on a few friends to join me. Once they got there the waiter was mixing up our orders and checks and again seemed very overwhelmed. I am not sure if he had too many tables but since this was my second time with him it became very frustrating that I couldn’t enjoy my meal.

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OT
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love their fried chicken, and mashed potatoes!

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DR
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The Food was very good, but it was a little pricey.

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TL
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service and the food was delicious! Our waitress/bartender was really friendly and helpful with wine and food selection.

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FD
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

This was our 4th or 5th time at Max's. Food was excellent as usual, wine recommendation was excellent as well. Sat at one of the "high tables" this time - not as comfortable seating as the tables along the wall. Service was good for the most part - waiter "disappeared" for long stretches a couple times, especially towards the end when we were wanting/needing our check.

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BB
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Max's is always a treat but Saturday's brunch was awesome our group ended up being 14 people & our waiter i wish i could remember his name was FANTASTIC! A big rowdy group can be tough to handle but he did it like a champ & allowed us to have a blasts. thank you!

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service during our awesome brunch!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

MAX’s is my go to spot where I know the Mimosas and good will be good. The place is always packed, so make sure you make a reservation so you won’t spoil that appetite by waiting.

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New England
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food , excellent Sunday brunch.

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DI
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Brunch after church

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G
Houston
54 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have never been disappointed in the terrific food at Max’s. Add to that the very friendly, efficient, and personal service we receive from our waiter, Manny, and this is one of our “go-to” spots, where we know we will not be disappointed.

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KH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Annual gathering of friend

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place in a developing neighbourhood

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome culinary twists on traditional brunch options. Best grits anywhere. Highly recommend.

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BY
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great and food was exceptional. Not crowded at all.

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D
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Waited over an hour to get food for table of 4. The specialty southern fried chicken is not as good as remembered. Was poorly battered missing half on each piece

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F
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am from NYC visiting the parents in Houston for Mother’s Day. MAX’s was vibrant, great energy. Staff was friendly, professional and knowledgeable. Drinks were awesome, had the bloody Mary’s and champagne. Glass was skunky, waiter switched it out immediately. Chicken was divine, deviled eggs with fried oyster on top delightful. We truly enjoyed ourselves. Will be coming back when in Houston again.

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