MAX's Wine Dive Houston - Washington Ave.

4.7
2246 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 & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2246 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Very busy this time, service was a little slower than previous visits. Asked waitress to bring drinks, never received them. My food was not hot when I got it which disappointed me. Overall not the best but not horrible either.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the food was delicious!

HP
vipHPPP
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food4service4ambience1

Restaurant was freezing and music too loud for conversation. Reservation for five in back booth by wall of storage boxes and bathroom…absolutely NO ambiance. We mentioned to server that we were freezing with cold air blowing on our table. We were told restaurant had to be kept cold for the wine. Food was good and server was pleasant but will not return due to total lack of ambience…unwelcoming environment and LOUD music. Not worth our $300 bill.

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ShebaS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Friendly faces. Food was good but the southern fried chicken was too spicy to enjoy. I asked about the spices and was told it was flavorful but not hot. I asked because I can’t handle spicy foods. Well my eyes were running and mouth was burning. Overall it was good. I’ll just order something different next time. I’ll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, food was great. Nice place to for a get together

TB
ToniB
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We all had fried chicken, as always it was fresh, hot, crispy and good! Three of had the waffles and said they were light and fluffy, some of the best waffles they’d eaten.

The server was okay, not bad but not exceptional.

Would we go back, absolutely!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our experience! But just to know, before you go, staff is not masked and tables are very close together. So if you're worried about COVID and protocols maybe choose outside seating as inside was very tight.
Food was incredible and the service was attentive and quick!

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Biff
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, wine and service were all great. A definite do over.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time! Service was good and food was good as well! Every time I visit it’s always a good experience!

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Scooter
Houston
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Awesome service. Fantastic Atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall3food5service1ambience5

This spot is nice but the server we had was too busy on his phone to give us adequate service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!

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Mmmmgood
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best fried chicken in Houston!

HG
HilaryG
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

So so service. No attempt to get me a new drink after the one suggested wasn’t to my liking. Food was mediocre although since I got hone my stomach is upset so we’ll see. If you’re looking for a local place to have a meal out with no serious expectations, this will be fine.

If you’re looking for really good food and a special experience, I’d go somewhere else.

LL
vipLeLe
Houston
56 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Tim was awesome and the service. I plan to return.

BD
vipBirthdayDinner
Houston
38 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & service were on point as always. Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved everything about my brunch experience at MAXs. Server, Service, and Servings❤️ 10/10 would recommend!!

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vipLuvgr8food
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

If you like fried chicken- this is the place to be. Loved the cheese jalapeño grits and the Nashville hot chicken sandwich!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great service, quick seating with my reservation, kind staff, excellent food. Love the chicken and waffles

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vipLeachim
Houston
42 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our brunch was a fantastic experience. The creek brûlée French Toast…delicious. The chicken and waffles (with wings) is the best in the city. Our server was attentive, while the busser did not let a plate sit empty for more than a few minutes. What a great meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Wine good , fried chicken was exceedingly greasy
Green veg that came with it was over boiled and grey.
Service was good.

AA
AlexA
Mobile
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and wonderful wait staff. Our waiter did a great job of recommending wines and offering a few options to choose from before settling on our choice. Will definitely go back

LN
vipLindaN
Houston
60 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Menu needs reformatting and updating. The food and service was excellent!!

AW
AnaisW
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Sunday Brunch had the Brussels sprout as an appetizer they were so delicious and the sauce on them was amazing. Followed by the fried lobster which was also amazing. The paper straws really didn’t serve its purpose with the frozen sangria. But I will definitely be back.

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vipBlake
Houston
34 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were amazing!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From walking in the front door to leaving, everything was A plus

HT
HannahT11
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I love this place! My Mac N Cheese came out a little dry today but doesn’t stop me from coming to my favorite brunch stop

RF
RoyF
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a dinning experience!
Great Food!!!
Staff and service was perfect. Easy & fun to talk to.
I was very happy with the wine recommended by our server. I'll be looking to see if I can find a bottle or 2 to enjoy at home.
Had no difficulty carrying on a conversation at our table.

Have already been recommending MAX's Wine Dive to friends and am looking forward to a return visit.

You need to go check this place out!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I had a good time in Houston! Food was good! My friend enjoyed! I will return when back in Houston.

MF
MarshaF
Houston
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and the food was delicious. Plan to return real soon.

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Nonna
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Loved the Monday Happy Hour menu as well as the regular menu items. The service was a tad slow but our waiter was great. It was REALLY noisy in there—especially the couple next to us who kept squealing!

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GabbyH
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm so glad I decided to stop in as an end-of-week treat. I enjoyed a couple of glasses of wine, the Max and cheese (which, after adding bacon, felt like an entree) and after telling the waiter that I was celebrating my birthday belatedly, he offered me my choice of dessert (I got the seasonal bread pudding and it changed my LIFE!). Wonderful impromptu dine in experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing! 10/10 would recommend the freedom fries and the cracklin’ chicken! I cannot say enough about the cracklin’ chicken! It was some of the best food I had while on my trip in Houston! The mushroom risotto served with it was to die for.

MF
MichaelF
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Most delicious comfort food in a fun environment. Wait staff is very friendly, helpful and good at honoring special requests with no mistakes. Greeter is very friendly. Fried chicken is best in town!

TS
TiffanyS
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We made a reservation, but had to wait because a table didn’t want to leave. The service was okay.

GG
vipGinaG
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Went for Brunch. Place is tightly packed. Waitress was super friendly. Fried chicken was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and amazing atmosphere!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I brought my husband here to celebrate his birthday. The food was great and hot but the service could have been just a little better. Other than that the experience was nice.

MW
vipMakedaW
Houston
35 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch was delicious 😋 My friend and I both ordered the shrimp and grits. I had mine without the poached egg (I’m not an egg fan) and it was absolutely delicious!! We also enjoyed some mimosas with the Prosecco wine! #yummy if your thinking about brunching this is an excellent choice!

WJ
vipWagnerJB
Houston
51 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service is a staple at Max's Wine Dive - always a great experience.

FAQs

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 takeaway 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 2246 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 bookings at the moment.

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