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About MAX's Wine Dive Houston - Washington Ave.

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. In addition, we price our wines on a retail model – you can find amazing wines from around the world at the most competitive prices in town – and then take some home with you!

4720 Washington Ave., Ste. B
Houston, TX 77007
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Wine Bar, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Monday: 11am-12am

Tuesday-Thursday: 4pm-12am

Friday: 11am- 1am

Saturday: 10am-1am

Sunday: 10am- 12am

Cross Street:
Shepherd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(713) 880-8737

Website:
http://www.maxswinedive.com/houston/index.php

Entertainment:
MAX’s Wine Dive features a jukebox with Texas-influenced classic rock and old favorites to help create the perfect atmosphere.

Catering:
Off-site and private event catering is available. click here for more information, http://www.maxswinedive.com/houston/catering_private-dining/index.php. We love bringing the gourmet comfort food to you!

Parking Details:
We offer complimentary Valet Parking Monday through Saturday nights and have both public and private lots available for all other days & times.

Public Transit:
Metro has stops in the area, and the Washington Wave jitney service makes stops at the Wine Dive as well.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We continuously have upcoming wine tastings and other related events! Check our website to see what is coming up next, http://www.maxswinedive.com/houston/calendar-of-events/index.php

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Details
Sun 5:00PM - 6:15PM 8:00PM - 11:00PM

Mon - Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 6:15PM 8:00PM - 11:00PM

Sat 5:00PM - 5:45PM 8:45PM - 11:00PM

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Private Dining

While Wine Dive Houston is a smaller-than-most restaurant and doesn’t have a private room, we can accommodate cocktail-style events. And on certain nights, portions of the dining area (or even the entire restaurant) can be dedicated to private events.

MAX's Wine Dive Houston - Washington Ave. Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (18)
Comfort Food (18)
Good for a Date (18)
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Bar Seating (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Fun (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Cozy (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Romantic (5)
People Watching (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Spicy (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Business Meals (3)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Healthy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Scenic View (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Authentic (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (Houston)·Dined 10 hours ago

Awesome brunch - had chicken & waffles, egg sandwich. Huge portions!

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 (Houston)·Dined 3 days ago

Chicken is the best ever!

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 4 days ago

My party and I really enjoyed their signature dishes. Everything was cooked to perfection and the choices were plentiful.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Everything was great. Had not been in a while. Will return soon

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Fantastic Sunday brunch, as always! Blake took fantastic care of us!

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Have always heard great things about the food at Maxs. Food quality was average with a few dishes we ordered far less than average. Tables are WAY too close together to enjoy a dinner with just YOUR friends. Music has to be extremely loud to cover the noise of other tables next to you and the kitchen so close to the dining area. Average experience at best. Plenty of other Houston eateries for this food quality. HIGHLY Doubt we would return. P.S. Bring back the drunken bread.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent as usual! We brought a friend for lunch and he had never been before. From now on, he will be a local like us.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was FANTASTIC as always! The mimosas were delicious. And the service was brilliant. Always worth the drive!

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Need to expand! Can’t really eat comfortable because everybody passed by looked in your plate.... it’s to close in there

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Max's Wine Dive is an absolute GEM! Good ambiance, eclectic mix of people, casual dining with AMAZING FOOD! It's a bit tight (tiny) on space, but the food is worth it.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 14, 2018

I always enjoy Max’s!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 13, 2018

It was my birthday it was listed in my reservation but was never acknowledged I guess they were too busy . Our sides came out cold fries were extra greasy. The manager was our waitress nothing was acknowledged about the cold food another waiter assisted so I guess how they resolve issues

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Went for dinner with my teen-age daughter before seeing a play downtown. The service was prompt and friendly and they kept us on schedule. The fried oyster appetizer was amazing!! The place was packed even at 6:30pm. The music was great. I really have nothing negative to say - it was perfect! I'll definitely be back with my husband!

Tags: Spicy, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I’ve been to this location before, back when the red velvet pancakes were popular, along with the fried chicken entree. However, on this visit I was very disappointed, not only with my food but with my service. I know it was busy but our waitress barely checked on us and when she did, it was in passing. My food surprisingly was disappointing and I didn’t get the chance to send it back or get something different. It was a waste of $20 (tax added). I will not give up on Max’s, but I will try the other location.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Very noisy. Food was mediocre. Wine was expensive for lower end wines. Wait staff was awesome however.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Amazing grub!

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 7, 2018

I hate that I can't remember the server's name, but she was awesome. Very attentive and patient with my party, which included 9 people in which 5 were kids.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Like always the food is great and the wine selection is pleasing

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Healthy, Spicy, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Years Eve

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had only been once before and while not bad, had not been back in awhile. I am really not fond of the narrow layout in a strip center. If you are a 2 top, there are only small high top tables sandwiched between the bar and the line of larger tables along the wall.

That being said, on this visit, the food, wine, & service were all great.

Valet Parking is gone so I will be back much sooner after this visit.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Chicken was dry & tough. Lukewarm coffee. Stale Texas toast.
My 4th time eating here - quality has gone done.
Bathroom dirty.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Charming Sunday Brunch. Went for New Years Eve brunch with old friends. Perfect spot to talk and catch up with good, comfort food.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Good time, I would recommend friends or business associates. The atmoshere was nice and quiet. Service was excellent.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Had a friend in town from NYC and decided to take him to Max's. He LOVED it, especially the fried chicken.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Food was great as was the wine - we went during happy hour and had the fried chicken for dinner!! Our waitress was wonderful - helped us out to get cash to tip the valet. That is the only negative for the location...forced to valet when the spots are right there. The valet just gave us the key as we parked right by the door. Why do so many places in Houston do this ridiculous “complimentary” valet?! So many people don’t carry cash. Valet is totally appreciated when there are limited parking or the lot is far away, but not the case here.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 19, 2017

I LOVE this place but hadn’t been here in years. The blue cheese fig dip was incredible. But I was sadly disappointed with the cheese board. That’s usually my favorite and all 3 cheeses were not up to par.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food, service, and ambiance were great. It was a little tight moving around but didn’t feel so seated.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Disappointing experience. I would have preferred not to have been seated at the bar despite the restaurant being 2/3 empty. I witnessed an attitude problem among the wait staff which was not properly resolved by management during my time in the restaurant. Despite my disdain for unnecessary people touching my car I was forced to use their valet parking. As for the food: I spent thirty dollars for three pieces of fried chicken and a glass of beer. The food tasted alright. The beer was cold. Not good value for the money. When a restaurant disappoints me I do not return.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Frequent diner here but this trip was disappointing, the restaurant was busy, but the music pushed the noise level over the top and actually made dining unpleasant. We asked for a "low table" and were denied although there were empty low tables throughout our meal. I think I will give the restaurant a break and enjoy the many other local options instead.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Food was good as usual, but the waiter kept us waiting.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Best Chicken!!

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Took my boyfriend there for the 1st and he really enjoyed it. Blake our server was fabulous!

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 29, 2017

You can never go wrong with Max’s, I’ve never left this establishment dissatisfied nor have I ever had a complaint. They always have a great wine selection and knowledgeable staff.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Casual, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Spicy
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Service was awesome!!!

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Used to love this restaurant but had not been there for a few years. I was very disappointed

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The GM, Angelique, was awesome and very professional!! Great atmosphere and even better customer service!!!

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Casual, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The wine selection is nice. I would dine here again. Good service.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Romantic, Casual, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 18, 2017

More dive than wine.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 18, 2017

I always get the jalapeno fried chicken and it wasn't that flavorful this time. In addition, my wife's shrimp and grits were runny and didn't have much taste. Definitely over-priced for what we received.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 18, 2017

It’s a dive but it’s wonderful. Always enjoyable with well executed dishes and a good choice of wine. Usually a surprise available too. We seem to hurry back often.

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