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MAX's Wine Dive Houston - Washington Ave.
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!
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Fried Chicken Club
crispy fried chicken, applewood smoked bacon, tomato, Max's cheese blend, comeback sauce, garlic aioli, bibb lettuce, texas toast, fries
Shrimp 'N' Grits
applewood- smoked bacon, scallions, garlic, parsley, jalapeno cheddar grits, spicy fennel butter broth, topped with a poached egg, grilled sourdough
Famous Southern Fried Chicken
jalapeno-buttermilk marinated fried chicken 3 piece, mashed potatoes, collard greens, texas toast; chipotle honey or hot sauce upon request
Fried chicken and champagne!! Delicious!
The food was great! It was good to know that even though I hadn't been to the restaurant since the pandemic that the food quality hadn't gone down. I also liked that it appeared to be that they were practicing social distancing.
Food was hot fresh & very tasty, drinks were great and their wine selection was superb!
Cute spot. Great wine choices. We went for brunch and had mimosas. Excellent service. Food was fresh and tasty. Will be back.
Thank you for the 5 Stars! We appreciate it and hope to see you again soon!
I have gone to this location on numerous occasions and each time I visit, I get the same great service. I enjoy the food and the atmosphere. This will always be one of my favorite brunch spots.
This is always a great place to go for brunch. lunch and dinner.
Not recommended for brunch. Food was horrible. Bland and almost raw. Mimosas were tasteless also. Waiter was ok though so there’s that. Won’t be going back.
really great meal. Really appreciated the gluten-free options, particularly the crab-avocado salad, deviled eggs, and fried chicken (just need some gluten-free desserts!). As always great wines available from a friendly and helpful server. Really enjoyed the meal!
The only complaint we had was about some of the food not being warm/hot when it came out.
There were only, including me, three tables. So I do wish my server checked up on us more, but other than that it was perfect! The fried chicken was to die for (and I am very picky about my fried chicken)
Everything was great just wish the place was a little bigger .
Thank you for the 5 star review!
Food is amazing. Drinks are delicious. Service is exceptional!
Thank you for the awesome review, Gabrielle!
This was my first time there and I loved it. The food was amazing, service great, drinks even better. The atmosphere was awesome. Nice quiet place to hang out a little and have conversations. Very adult. Will definitely be back!
Thank you for the kind words and fantastic review! We appreciate it.
Great find and we are now becoming regulars! The food is fantastic and the personalities are great!
That's awesome! Thank you so much for the kind words. We hope to see you again soon!
I was not happy that the Houston Restaurants Week menu includes only half portions of the appetizer and dessert. It’s barely a good value with whole portions. It’s just a scam to not list on the menu you are giving half portions. It’s actually more expensive with the HRW menu. Also, the wine list gives no details on the wine, and the waitress was not helpful at all. I have been going to Max’s for many years and have always loved this place, but will NEVER go back since they are taking advantage of the Houston Restaurants Week menu and not stating the half portions when ordering.
Hi, Mike. We're sorry to disappoint you with our HRW portion sizes. We do our best to provide a great value to our guests and are sorry we let you down. We hope to see you again soon.
There were 6 of us in our party. And 5 out of the 6 had to send their meals back because it was cold, under cooked, or just inedible. We enjoyed the atmosphere and our waiter was awesome. Would try sgain
Service was great and the food was great. I drove from Lake Olympia, and was very pleased.
Wonderful and great experience always the best. Definitely be back soon
The food was delicious and the service was amazing!
Definitely enjoyed my experience at Max's yesterday. I was so happy to see that the restaurant was not booked to capacity and that they followed the social distancing ordinances. As always, the food was delicious, and the server was pleasant. I'll definitely be back soon!
Great experience. The staff was phenomenal. From out of town and definitely experienced Southern hospitality
My food wasn’t as good this time.. My French toast was burnt and dry, my chicken breast had hardly any breading, but my Frose was good!!
We enjoyed Max’s immensely! We’ll be back soon. SN: the best chicken fried steak I’ve ever had!!
Tim, my server was great! Food was good. Tables were blocked for proper social distancing. Staff were in face coverings.
Good experience and food!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Everything was amazing. The food was excellent & the atmosphere, superb! Can’t wait to come back!
Everything tasted great i had paper in my greens look like the paper that wrapped around the bunches when purchased.
It started rough at first, but they were able to recover. We got there and was seated for almost 10 minutes and no waitress. When we made the problem known, the situation was fixed immediately.
The fried chicken was amazing. I can’t stop thinking about it. I’ve told anyone who would listen about that chicken! Will definitely be returning soon.
My boyfriend and I really enjoyed our first visit here. The food was AMAZING and service was great!
Our server was fantastic! We will be back!
Enjoyed a birthday brunch with my friends. Social distancing guidelines were in place and the staff went above and beyond to make sure our needs were met. Will definitely visit again.
Great experience and great customer service made reservation and was seated soon as we arrived.
Honestly it felt very strange being out in a restaurant.
I’m from Dallas and I was super excited to eat here! The one in Dallas closed a couple years 😢 food is still as great as I remember!
Ask for Maxi, she was awesome! Fly by tacos and the grits & greens were amazing!! Definitely will be back!!
I’m so glad I stopped at Max’s Wine & Dive for brunch! I got the fried lobster and Mac and cheese and it was so delicious! It also came with a side of French toast to satisfy my sweet tooth! Definitely returning again!
I definitely recommend anyone in the mood for good wine and good food to choose this place. Every time I come I always enjoy myself. I can’t wait to return.
Great food, excellent service and a wonderful wine menu, what more could you want?
You can order delivery directly from MAX's Wine Dive Houston - Washington Ave. using the Order Online button. MAX's Wine Dive Houston - Washington Ave. also offers 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 4.7 stars by 2113 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.