MAX's Wine Dive Houston - Washington Ave.

3.4
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2056 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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About

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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Wine Bar, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Monday: 11am-12am

Tuesday-Thursday: 4pm-12am

Friday: 11am- 1am

Saturday: 10am-1am

Sunday: 10am- 12am
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Phone number
(713) 880-8737
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
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.
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Private party contact
kdahlberg@lascoent.com: (713) 880-8737
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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!
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Cross street
Shepherd
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Parking details
We offer complimentary Valet Parking Monday through Saturday nights and have both public and private lots available for all other days & times.
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Public transit
Metro has stops in the area, and the Washington Wave jitney service makes stops at the Wine Dive as well.
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Entertainment
MAX’s Wine Dive features a jukebox with Texas-influenced classic rock and old favorites to help create the perfect atmosphere.
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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
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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TW
Houston
1 review
Reviewed 3 days ago
Overall5foodserviceambience

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

C
Houston
6 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago
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!

l
Houston
22 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.

S
Houston
1 review
Reviewed on November 13, 2019
Overall1foodserviceambience

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

C
Houston
4 reviews
Reviewed on November 12, 2019
Overall4foodserviceambience

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

HM
Houston
1 review
Reviewed on November 3, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

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

B
Houston
10 reviews
Reviewed on October 12, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

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

LM
Houston
1 review
Reviewed on October 9, 2019
Overall3foodserviceambience

Nice service they know there product, lots to choose from

BB
Houston
7 reviews
Reviewed on September 4, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Always amazing, never disappoints! Great for brunch!

CG
Houston
2 reviews
Reviewed on September 4, 2019
Overall1foodserviceambience

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

T
Amarillo
6 reviews
Reviewed on September 1, 2019
Overall4foodserviceambience

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

L
Houston
5 reviews
Reviewed on August 29, 2019
Overall4foodserviceambience

Always friendly and yummy :) great wine selections

AS
Houston
3 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.

SJ
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!

DD
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.

H
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.

SR
Houston
2 reviews
Reviewed on August 12, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

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


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GP
Houston
3 reviews
Reviewed on August 6, 2019
Overall3foodserviceambience

Not thrilling. But a decent venue.
Food is adequate

K
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.

BS
Houston
4 reviews
Reviewed on July 8, 2019
Overall2foodserviceambience

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

S
Houston
7 reviews
Reviewed on June 17, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

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

AM
Houston
16 reviews
Reviewed on June 16, 2019
Overall2foodserviceambience

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

B
Houston
25 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.

DZ
Houston
12 reviews
Reviewed on June 10, 2019
Overall4foodserviceambience

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

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always so good.

SH
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

K
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night spot and great selections of wine

CG
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!

AT
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just happen to be visiting a friend and she recommended it

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Very small location

C
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It's NOT a large restaurant however I was still able to enjoy the wonderful food comfortably. The wine was delicious and the dessert special was exceptional, they should definitely add that to the menu.

OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

There isn’t a lot of space in here so make sure you make a reservation. Very good food and an excellent selection of wine.

M
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

The only reason I’m noting giving 5 stars is because our waitress never put our orders in. We sat for 2 hours with no food. When I asked her she lied and said the kitchen was backed up. But there were several other ppl that Came in after us and food was being severed food. The manager on duty that day 3/10/19 rectified the situation. Comp the appetizers and comp the food. I didn’t get his name but he was real sweet. Needless to say she did not deserve and tip and none was left.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had the chicken and waffles with mimosas. Excellent brunch!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch. Great food and service

A
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I’d heard they have great fried chicken along with another few items like egg sandwich and red velvet french toast. However, they no longer serve the red velvet french toast. So, I went with the chicken and waffles entree but sub the waffle for the french toast. Not a good idea. It’s not that the french toast was bad but rather it wasn’t my cup of tea. I did not enjoy the texture. The chicken on the other hand was pretty good. I love the vibe of the restaurant and I’m sure it’s a cool happy hour spot. I went on a Saturday around 11 for brunch. I sat at the bar and Kelly was amazing. She was friendly, offered suggestions since it was my first time and checked-in without being intrusive. I’ll definitely visit again in the future.

p
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was tasty, prepared as expected. The wait staff was good at their work but could have used more help. The service was pleasant but a little slow. The noise level was really high, but I would still return for the food.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Derive was a tad slow but other than that everything was good. I’m definitely going back

H
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I have always enjoyed my visits to Max's. A great selection of wine and great modern takes on classic American dishes.

DC
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Get the fried chicken

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