MAX's Wine Dive San Antonio - East Basse Rd

4.3
1088 reviews
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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!
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JM
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Only disappointment was some of our favorite appetizers they were out of. The shrimp and grits were lacking flavor and shrimp was not fresh. Otherwise all the other dishes were great.

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A
San Antonio
15 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time going to Max's and I was not disappointed. The happy hour menu was amazing and wine bottles were half off. We ordered some small plates to share in our group that were all amazing. Our server, Kyle, was very knowledgable about the menu and wine list and made great suggestions for us. Overall this was a great experience and we will definitely be back.

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TT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I thoroughly enjoyed this restaurant. The wine menu had a nice variety and the food was delicious. The customer service was great as well. You have to try the house Sangria. It is the best Sangria I have tasted so far in San Antonio!

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Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

The food lacked flavor. To expensive for quantity and quality of food. Would not return.

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NG
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Cold Chicken Long Service Not busy…we informed manager

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EW
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

Ambiance was killed when the hostess broke our table apart to put someone 6” away from us.

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PM
San Antonio
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Must have been an off night. Have been several times before and had good experiences. The restaurant was about half full. Service was poor. I ordered the meatloaf. It came out stone cold. Took them 15 minutes to heat it up and return it. Everyone was done eating by the time I got it back. No apologies from the restaurant or visit from the manager. Hamburgers ordered by table mates were cooked to wrong temperature. Overall a poor experience this go around.

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MZ
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was great. I love the gluten friendly fried chicken. The service was a little slow but overall very good.

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B
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Service was very good and food was excellent.

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M
San Antonio
64 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A really great experience. Excellent food and very good wines. Clearly, this is some of the best fried chicken.

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m
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

food was good. however, mine was just barely warm and the chicken tenders on my dish were tough.

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OT
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Mediocre food, specifically asked for extraaaa crispy and came out so soft and greasy.

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BJ
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Understand the wait for the chicken to cook, however the veggies should not be cole

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BB
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food!! Ryan, top notch waitress.. atmosphere and mimosa's are the best!

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AK
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

We came in for brunch and our waitress was subpar for the amount of money we spent there. Below are my thoughts
1) came in was seated immediately
2) waitress came by once to ask for our drink orders which was only water
3) we ordered food.. got there at 11:23 ordered food at 11:40 the waitress did not ask if we needed anything additional, not once did she refill waters
4) asked another waitress (as ours was nowhere to be found) when our food would be delivered, she then went to our waitress who pointed at us and made a disgusted face
5) had another waitress bring us coffee as ours was nowhere to be found
6) food came out at 12:30
A) FRENCH TOAST WAS NOT GOOD AND LOOKED LIKE A CHILD MADE IT AT HOME
B) EGGS BENADICT HAD 3 TINY PIECES OF DRIED CHICKEN
7) waitress never asked how our food was

Overall BAD experience and will not recommend to anyone.

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TV
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

We have been going to max wine dive for years. They changed the French toast recipe and it wasn't good like before. Our wings came to us cold. We won't be returning until the recipe is back.

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SS
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Meal was brought out at different times because fried chicken wasn't ready for some guests aww. Waited for fried chicken and it was somehow overcooked

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SO
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

I've eaten there several times before and the chicken was fried with a very thick, crunchy crust.

This time the chicken was fried in its skin with very, very little crust.

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PS
San Antonio
13 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great!!! Favorite neighborhood hangout!!! Great food, wine, beer and desserts!!!

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BS
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual food was excellent and service was great. Thanks again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was fantastic. Food was perfect and the drinks were on point.

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MD
San Antonio
18 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

The seating is a problem. We were wedged in between two other tables with barely enough room to maneuver to either side. So, it was uncomfortable. But, the music was good. That was pretty much the best thing about the night.

The food was so-so. We ordered the beer cheese fondue, but it's basically the proverbial "queso" you can order anywhere else only this comes with jalapenos and onions. The kicker is that instead of chips, you get pretzel bread. But the bread is tiny and you get charged for ordering another bread to finish the cheese "fondue". (Guess what? You need at least 3 pretzel breads to eat up all that "fondue").

I had a ceasar salad that fit in a small cup, but was charged like it was a main salad. The clincher was that my wife was given the wrong plate and I didn't get the bacon on my burger as I ordered. I didn't even finish the burger because it wasn't even all that good. I can have a better burger somewhere else, I'm not talking chain restaurant here, and not pay as much as I did.

Oh, we ordered apple ciders and they weren't cool at all. They were just below room temperature and they were $8 a pop! I could've bought the same cider at a grocery store for much less. Hell, $8 would've bought me a 4-pack at the grocery store and it would've been cold!

Avoid this place. It's not worth the money and certainly doesn't live up to the hype. There are much better places to take your significant other to.

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CP
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Alejandro was great!!

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EW
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Great, attentive service. Decent, but small, wine list. Prices on food are a little high for the value; noise level and sports bar ambiance only underscore the disconnect between the pricing and the experience. The appetizers were good; the dinner was decent but not amazing.

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KG
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Went for Brunch... Husband and I shared the Max & Cheese & added truffles- the best mac and cheese I've had. way better than their sister restaraunts version at Boilerhouse, and the fried chicken plate, subbed french fries for home fries and asked for the chipotle honey- OUTSTANDING.

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RD
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Max's has some standard menu items that are always good - and a great wine selection.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Visited on a Tuesday evening. Not crowded at all. Thought we might try the reverse happy hour (9-11), but ended up ordering entrees instead. Everyone enjoyed their orders. I had the chicken sliders and had one leftover to take home. Good portion sizes for the prices. The service was a little slow, but we were there to talk and catch up so it wasn’t terribly annoying. Overall would recommend this restaurant.

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NC
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was outstanding. My friend said it was the best burger she ever had! All the food came out hot & our server warmed up to us after a bit, which made the experience much more enjoyable.

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JI
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greens and grits was AMAZING! Consider substituting the sausage for chicken...I did and it was a fantastic meal.

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E
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Poor service. The first 6 bottles of wine we wanted to order were not available. Yes 6. The manager said, oh we have many many wines, but did nothing to make the situation better. It’s unfortunate but MAX’s was once a go to restaurant for us but after last night, I doubt we will return. I hope ownership figures it out.

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s
Seattle
39 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Possibly the worst fried chicken in America. I am shocked that this restaurant is on “Open Table “.... what a waste of time .

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A
San Antonio
9 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 5

First let me say that my family has eaten at Max’s many times. On our visit this weekend, we were told by our waiter that the menu has changed. They no longer offer many of the items they had before. It was a corporate chef‘s decision. If you’re looking for your favorites, they’re not there. And even if they are, like brussel sprouts, those have changed too. We were really disappointed, ended up having the cheese tray and a bottle of wine, then left. We ended up eating down the street.

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TR
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Experience including food, service and price was great!

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RR
San Antonio
48 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Although we were able to get a reservation, the food took an hour to get to our table. That long wait just led to disappointment with the mediocre taste. Tad bit disappointed with this place. Perhaps a bigger kitchen and more staff to get food out faster. Don't think I see myself returning.

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JR
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Max's! Their fried chicken and greens...shrimp and grits...Max n Cheese..yummmm!! I've never had anything here that I DIDN'T like! Plus the awesome friendly waiters and great wine list.. has been and will continue to be one of my favorites!!

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KB
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Well prepared food, delicious. Excellent wine list and lots of by the glass choices. They will open ANY bottle of wine if you agree to buy 2 glasses, what a great idea!!!!

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M
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Had a great dinner here. I had the fried chicken, and my wife had the gnocchi with pork belly. Both were delicious. Service was a little odd with our appetizer arriving the same time as my entree and my wife's entree arriving a minute or two later. We split a creme brûlée for dessert which had good flavor but was undercooked. We enjoyed our meal and will be back.

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OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Food took a very long time to come to table, about 30 minutes, other than that everything was good.

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DC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our event committee is definitely going back! The food and drinks were delicious.

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Caribbean
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, timely service, very clean space!

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