MAX's Wine Dive Houston - Washington Ave.

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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. 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!
What 2068 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
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SabrenaA
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They didn’t honor what we requested on Open table, sent us to an unsanitized high top table, and also had a menu issue. Management said they don’t control what’s put on Open table and they aren’t about to lose money by letting us sit at the “non” high top table that we requested.

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RickeyM
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this location. Excellent wine list with great choices and value. The short rib, brisket and chuck burger was outstanding, and you must try their fantastic southern fried chicken.

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Hector
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my wife and kids for Mother's Day Brunch. Food was delicious as usual. Great service as well.

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vipSali2015
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Mother’s Day (except actually on Saturday). We made reservations. They only had 5-6 tables available for seating inside. Two tables on the patio/sidewalk out front. Service was excellent. And the food was amazing as always. Really enjoyed it. Not rushed. It was quiet. They cleaned tables as people left. They had on masks and gloves. You could get plasticware in request.

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vipRandyK
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fried chicken was great. All of the entrees came out looking good. Will definitely return again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Chicken was great! I really enjoyed the ambiance and the music.

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Eddie
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the service was excellent. I am definitely looking forward to my next experience there.

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ShellyM
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sunday brunch for singles, families and large groups. Really enjoyed the atmosphere and the food was REALLY GREAT!

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RacheleJ
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Max Wine dive was delicious. I came there for my birthday and the people I were with, raved about it. Will definitely return

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OscarV
Houston
2 reviews
Reviewed on February 3, 2020
Overall4foodserviceambience

Love the condor food, specially how they cook the Collars Greens

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vipSigfried
London
3 reviews
Reviewed on January 12, 2020
Overall5foodserviceambience

Great for brunch. Creative menu and hip atmosphere

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IfeO
Houston
6 reviews
Reviewed on December 30, 2019
Overall3foodserviceambience

Waiter was slow, and didn't know how to time his table approaches. Also didnt seem very knowledgeable about the menu

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TWTX
Houston
1 review
Reviewed on December 2, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

been there 4 times this year. the best fried chicken and champagne brunch in town

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Cyrano2019
Houston
8 reviews
Reviewed on November 30, 2019
Overall3foodserviceambience

The Heights location has limited parking and the venue is a bit small for their large following, but items well worth a visit. Great food!

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vipluv2dine888
Houston
24 reviews
Reviewed on November 18, 2019
Overall2foodserviceambience

So so. I ate at Max's before I became vegetarian, so I don't know what vegetarian options may exist. Seemed like this was more a fried chicken and potatoes kind of place.

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Shaunie
Houston
1 review
Reviewed on November 13, 2019
Overall1foodserviceambience

Way overpriced and definitely not worth it!... The wings were ok!

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Cedric
Houston
4 reviews
Reviewed on November 12, 2019
Overall4foodserviceambience

One of my favorite brunch spots. Great vibe, great food and awesome service

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HubertM
Houston
1 review
Reviewed on November 3, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Love the fried chicken and collard greens. I think I will return soon.

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Bryttany
Houston
10 reviews
Reviewed on October 12, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Love this restaurant . Every time I go the food is excellent

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LaMont
Houston
1 review
Reviewed on October 9, 2019
Overall3foodserviceambience

Nice service they know there product, lots to choose from

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vipBridgetteB
Houston
7 reviews
Reviewed on September 4, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Always amazing, never disappoints! Great for brunch!

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CherieG
Houston
2 reviews
Reviewed on September 4, 2019
Overall1foodserviceambience

The food wasn't that great, service was also lacking. We've never gone back.

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Tiffany
Amarillo
6 reviews
Reviewed on September 1, 2019
Overall4foodserviceambience

Their wine was very delicious an the chicken is great. I will be back.

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Ladyncurls
Houston
6 reviews
Reviewed on August 29, 2019
Overall4foodserviceambience

Always friendly and yummy :) great wine selections

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AnthonyS
Houston
4 reviews
Reviewed on August 26, 2019
Overall4foodserviceambience

I go there for the southern fried chicken. Best you can get around Houston. You have to be ready for a party time because it is certainly that.

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SadeJ
Houston
1 review
Reviewed on August 26, 2019
Overall3foodserviceambience

This was a nice brunch outing. The food was a bit greasy but it was good in flavor. I wouldn't say it s kid friendly but a great brunch spot and nice drinks!

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vipDDHTX
Houston
8 reviews
Reviewed on August 19, 2019
Overall2foodserviceambience

Something has changed! Service is different, slow. And the food quality was not what had me coming back every single time. Both entrees ordered were over cooked and room temperature. NO FUN.

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Hhhh
Houston
2 reviews
Reviewed on August 17, 2019
Overall1foodserviceambience

Dirty wine glasses and when it I objected to our glasses I'm pretty sure they spit in our wine. So we didn't drink the wine and left.

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ShonnR
Houston
2 reviews
Reviewed on August 12, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

I love this place.. Great food, great atmosphere.


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GabrielP
Houston
3 reviews
Reviewed on August 6, 2019
Overall3foodserviceambience

Not thrilling. But a decent venue.
Food is adequate

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Kimberly
Houston
2 reviews
Reviewed on July 15, 2019
Overall4foodserviceambience

Limited seating and parking so a reservation is key. One of my favorite brunches. Oldie but a goodie.

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BillS
Houston
4 reviews
Reviewed on July 8, 2019
Overall2foodserviceambience

Meh, I guess that's why they call it a Dive Bar, which is accurate.

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Simone
Houston
7 reviews
Reviewed on June 17, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

What can I say except Chicken & Waffles and champagne brunch. MMM!!

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vipAndrewM
Houston
19 reviews
Reviewed on June 16, 2019
Overall2foodserviceambience

Food ok, but not great. Politically correct anti-straw policy annoying.

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vipBricker
Houston
29 reviews
Reviewed on June 11, 2019
Overall1foodserviceambience

We used to frequent MWD weekly, and always enjoyed the food and service. It had been about 2 years so we decided to try it again. Huge disappointment. Extremely slow service, and the staff did not even know anything about wine! We will not be back.

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vipDavidZ
Houston
13 reviews
Reviewed on June 10, 2019
Overall4foodserviceambience

This is a hip spot for the Houston area. The portions are large and tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always so good.

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ShyH
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Please, I need the collard greens 🥬 recipe! I always devour my food whenever I visit. This time, I had the chicken and waffle plate, a side of collard greens, and an appetizer of Mac. To-go box what? Lol

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Kwanza
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night spot and great selections of wine

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ChelaG
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience2

I was really disappointed at the service on Saturday. It was hardly anyone in there, 3 parties at the most. Service was ridiculously slow to the point I had to ask an employee who was our server. It took 3 waiters before our drink order was taken, and then one more for food. The server who did finally take our order kept coming back and asking what we ordered (3 times). If she couldn't remember, then I don't know why she doesn't write it down. I would have been more understanding if business was booming, but it wasn't. I hate to say, I can just about guess why with the poor service we received. I will definitely not be back to this particular location!

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MAX's Wine Dive Houston - Washington Ave. does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. MAX's Wine Dive Houston - Washington Ave. also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 880-8737.

MAX's Wine Dive Houston - Washington Ave. is rated 4.2 stars by 2068 OpenTable diners.

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