MAX's Wine Dive Houston - Washington Ave.

4.7
2140 Reviews
$30 and under
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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2140 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.6
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4.6
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MeMesLV
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We celebrated my wife’s birthday there on Saturday for brunch. “Big Lou”, our waiter set the stage for a great afternoon. We will definitely be back!

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vipWarthog
Houston
46 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, this is one of our favorite places to eat in all of Houston, and we will keep coming back time after time! Great service and super friendly all around!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great we had a wonderful time everything was wonderful...

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter Big Lou was AMAZING! I’ll request his section anytime I go again!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

It was okay and the food took really long.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It was just okay. Nothing to brag about.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Ordered lobster omelet and requested for it to be scrambled. Sent it back because it was too salty and I felt the chef only used two eggs when a normal omelet calls for three. The waiter agreed. When I received the entree back it was the same amount of eggs...Not worth $23.

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vipKatieD
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved being able to sit on the patio

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vipWarthog
Houston
47 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

As always, a great place to eat with great wine as well!

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GiGi
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Really nice ambience! Restaurant was cold so food was almost instantly cold after served but was tasty. Very enjoyable experience and I will try it again!

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RachelM
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is hands down the best brunch in Houston! The jalapeno, buttermilk chicken is the best fried chicken that I've ever had, and the belgian style waffles are so thick and fluffy with a perfectly crisp exterior. The Creme Brulee' french toast is amazing. The service is prompt, friendly, respectful, and helpful.

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Tasha
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service1ambience4

I have always loved Max’s on Washington. This was my first visit since 2017. Atmosphere was great. Food was great. Company was great. But, our server was extremely rude and lacked customer service skills big time! She never even told us her name and acted as if we were a burden to her. Eww. Such a turn off to one of my favorite Houston establishments!!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was great. Very knowledgeable and accommodating. We enjoyed our dining experience and will be back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’re big fans of Max’s! Consistently great food and service. It’s one of our favorite places to eat!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love coming to Max’s it feels like home

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Mimi
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our waitress Kayla. She was very reassuring and full of energy. The food was absolutely delicious and came out in a timely manner. I will def be back for dinner.

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JasmineP
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time Max's while visiting Houston. Great and fast service, food was AWESOME!

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vipWarthog
Houston
47 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, the food and service are great! We have made this a go-to and are never ever disappointed with anything!

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Bcage
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was great food
Great service
Great ambience
Quiet

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ChristopherF
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, great waiter , & great service

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Keyy
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! I had chicken and waffles and that chicken was cooked to perfection. Waffles was great. Not cooked with cinnamon which I love.
$5 mimosas!! Can’t beat that.
Can’t wait to come back and eat again.

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MorganF
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is AMAZING!!! I def will be back

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vipWarthog
Houston
47 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Max's is a fantastic place with great food, great wine, and a great atmosphere. The champagne fried chicken salad is absolutely fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious staff was great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fried chicken and champagne!! Delicious!

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TamiF
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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.

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WendyJ
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here before to eat dinner, but never brunch. It was great! We went for my SO's birthday...that is a hefty mimosa. Honestly...this is the BEST burger I have had in Houston. I have been looking for a place that doesn't have the "smashed" burgers and this was flavorful and cooked to my preference. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

My SO loves the fried chicken here, because it's not the "hot" chicken. The service is always very good and friendly too.

Well done Max's! We'll see you next time.

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AshtonR
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was hot fresh & very tasty, drinks were great and their wine selection was superb!

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vipShonN
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute spot. Great wine choices. We went for brunch and had mimosas. Excellent service. Food was fresh and tasty. Will be back.

MAX's Wine Dive Houston - Washington Ave.
Responded on October 21, 2020

Thank you for the 5 Stars! We appreciate it and hope to see you again soon!

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wcptx
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Server at the time had a stuffy nose, didn't wear mast over nose and hovered a little too close given the first two considerations. This used to be the place you go for fried chicken. On this day, it wasn't. very mediocre in cook and flavor. This visit was not very tasty relative to the caloric intake. I will hesitate going back.

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LaToyiaM
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Molove
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This is always a great place to go for brunch. lunch and dinner.

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Dontwasteyourtime
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience1

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.

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vipMike
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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TaniaC
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The only complaint we had was about some of the food not being warm/hot when it came out.

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NadyaD
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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)

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Falcons2017
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great just wish the place was a little bigger .

MAX's Wine Dive Houston - Washington Ave.
Responded on September 22, 2020

Thank you for the 5 star review!

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gabrielleB
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing. Drinks are delicious. Service is exceptional!

MAX's Wine Dive Houston - Washington Ave.
Responded on September 18, 2020

Thank you for the awesome review, Gabrielle!

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IsaB
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

MAX's Wine Dive Houston - Washington Ave.
Responded on September 15, 2020

Thank you for the kind words and fantastic review! We appreciate it.

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vipWarthog
Houston
47 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find and we are now becoming regulars! The food is fantastic and the personalities are great!

MAX's Wine Dive Houston - Washington Ave.
Responded on September 15, 2020

That's awesome! Thank you so much for the kind words. We hope to see you again soon!

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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 2140 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.

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