MAX's Wine Dive Houston - Fairview St.

4.6
745 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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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 5 hours ago
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
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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
1 review
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
4 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
35 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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OT
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
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal and even better service!

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H
Houston
9 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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OT
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
9 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
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
6 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
5 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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