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MAX's Wine Dive Houston - Washington Ave.

4.6
4.6
2274 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!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 pm


Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Wine Bar, Comfort Food

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Fri–Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (713) 880-8737

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • Private party contact

    kdahlberg@lascoent.com: (713) 880-8737

  • Area

    Heights / Washington

  • Cross Street

    Shepherd

  • Parking Details

    Public Parking

  • Public Transit

    Metro has stops in the area, and the Washington Wave jitney service makes stops at the Wine Dive as well.

  • Entertainment

    MAX’s Wine Dive features a jukebox with Texas-influenced classic rock and old favorites to help create the perfect atmosphere.

  • Additional

    Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,274 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Houston

    Brunch

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  1. DD

    DavidD

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been before and they never disappoint. The bill was a bit confusing when brought to the table. I am sure it is due to HRW specials. Will go back regardless. Always spectacular food.
  2. HT

    HeadTX

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My wife and I often stop into Maxs for a date night when we can. Yesterday we went exclusively for the gluten-free fried chicken dinner and great wine. We started with General Tso's Brussels sprouts as our appetizer, and they didn’t disappoint. They were perfectly cooked and had a delicious start to our dinner. We both ordered Fried chicken as our main course, but mine was gluten-free. Both plates were terrific, and the chicken was juicy and flavorful. We complemented our dinner with a bottle of Orin Swift 8 Years in the Desert Zinfandel blend. We ended the night with fantastic Cinnamon bread pudding and ice cream. We’ll be back again soon.
  3. TM

    TerryM

    Houston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Really like the vibe and decor. Location is great. Parking was ample. Food was good, not great, but really good. Took a lot longer than I would have liked to get the check.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was great and our waiter was super helpful and knowledgeable. The seafood pasta was bomb, highly recommend pair it with the bulletin wine & it’ll be a match made in heaven. The only thing I would suggest they do is expand to an actual patio area with company umbrellas to bring the whole look together. Just my opinion.
  5. R

    Ruffus06

    Houston

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great restaurant for lunch or dinner.
  6. AB

    AppalB

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food!! Great vibes!! Wonderful experience!!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lots of fun. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves & loved the gf fried chicken & fried octopus & shrimp!!
  8. H

    Heights

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I frequent Max’s. The food is always fabulous and they have a great selection of wine. Great causal atmosphere for date night or even bring the kids for some fried chicken.
  9. BM

    BrooklynM

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my second time eating at Max's Wine Dive and it was even better the second time. The service was quick and the food was delicious. We made sure to make a reservation so we could sit at a table instead of at the bar. I'll definitely be back!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The restaurant has limited space, but the service was amazing and the food was delish!
  11. ED

    ElizabethD

    Houston

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience2
    Food was bland. Fried devil eggs were terrible. It tasted like I was chewing on plastic. I don’t understand how you boil eggs and then fry them? We then ordered a hamburger with fries. Let me just say the French fries were also bland and not crispy with no salt or pepper. We ordered a Caesar salad, but we couldn’t taste the Caesar dressing on it. I I don’t know if it was lightly tossed, or they didn’t put any dressing at all. Never going back again! Terrible experience.
  12. BB

    BillB

    Houston

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great!👍👍👍
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food good service !
  14. DE

    DrEd

    Houston

    102 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on 4 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fried Chicken done right and the sides are great too.
  15. NE

    NikkiE

    Houston

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Sunday Funday!
  16. DM

    DanaM

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for happy hour and dinner on weekdays if you want to have wine good food, and conversation. Not crowded, staff helpful and nice. Nice evening all around.
  17. RW

    RoderickW

    Dallas

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot. A hidden gem. I highly recommend it to anyone.
  18. E

    Eddie

    Baltimore

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks. Very nice experience
  19. NH

    NynaH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    My first visit to Max's celebrating Father's Day. Wait staff was top-notch and the food was delicious.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience2
    Daughter and Mother’s date. The food was excellent but the party that was behind me was horrible. They were loud and smoking weed and it was time for me go. I told my waiter what was going on and to bring me my check ASAP.
  21. LH

    LenaH

    Houston

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food was delicious! Definitely will be returning for brunch!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my sister and her hubby here for the first time and it was great!
  23. CE

    CorinaE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have passed this place several times. Always wondered what it was. I cannot believe I have waited this long. This place was amazing..the food was excellent. Well definitely be a repeat customer.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and vibes.
  25. T

    Thida

    Houston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience1
    Food was not well cooked whatsoever. Messing up over easy eggs, steak as requested, a burger, and fries is wild. Pricey for it to be wrong and bad quality. Drinks were overpriced as everything was wine based as they don’t have a liquor license and just a beer and wine license.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    I took my wife here for brunch for her birthday. The pinapple mimosa's were good. I always get chicken & waffles at brunch places. The chicken batter was crispy & flavorful. The waffle was on point too! My wife had the chicken fried lobster tail & she LOVED it! She said the breakfast potatoes could've been more seasoned. The only drawback is the limited space. It's best to go earlier, than later on a Sunday.
  27. VR

    ValenciaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was so delicious. Wings were crispy and the waffle was light. The drinks were really good and everything was reasonably priced. Would definitely go back again
  28. BP

    BrennaP

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall4food4service1ambience4
    This was my second time visiting Max's and I must say the first time was exceptional but the second completely turned me off. My reservations were for 12pm(arrived at 12:04) for a table of four. I was excited to meet friends there and have a nice Sunday brunch. My partner and I made it before our friends so we order a couple drinks while we waited for them. Our friends showed up at about 12:30-12:45, we order more drinks we all order food, it was chill at that point but then shortly after we ate the manager came up to our table and asked us to leave because they had someone waiting to sit at our table...I guess being rushed out of your table is normal and I guess having a time limit on seating is normal as well? Needless to say we were all disappointed, especially my friends because it was their first and last time at this establishment.
  29. TG

    TamaraG

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waitress was excellent. Table was ready as soon as we arrived for reservation!
  30. MM

    MeMe

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    I think the soda drinks should cost less around $1.50 or $2 if you only given me a can soda, unless it's refills. You charging for everything else at a mid to high cost. More appetizers options.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff and cooks!!! The food is always at its great standard !!!!! We did a surprise birthday gathering for my girlfriend!!!! She lives the fried chicken and it was cooked to perfection like always…. The prices are outstanding !!! We will return. P.s the wine selection is top notch.
  32. Y

    Yanna

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This place was great the food was amazing. The place it’s self was small but very intimate. Great place for a date.
  33. a

    angelak

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was excellent. Will definitely go back
  34. GT

    GregT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Food was great. Service was a bit chaotic. Many restaurants have bars but this whole restaurant was dominated by the bar. We prefer they be separated a bit.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience5
    The waitress was horrible!! I’ve been here on two occasions and the 3rd time I brought my mom for Mother’s Day and my daughters and the service was horrible !!!
  36. RT

    RayT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    The food was below standard compared to my experience at the fairview location. Not sure if the cooks are different or if they're cutting corners on prep. The beef short-rib literally had no flavor. Tasted like it was braised in water by itself. The pork chop was dry/overcooked/salty af. Lastly, we were sat at a table in the rear that had no leg room. Our waitress was lovely and the drinks were ok, but I came for some good food.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ordered the French toast it was so good, the cheese burger and the shrimp and grits everything was so good!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Manning was very nice and provided great customer service
  39. KE

    KrisE

    Dallas

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food and service were both good.
  40. s

    sunnya305

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food were amazing. I had the steak and eggs (poached) and the jalapeño grits. Let's say, there was nothing left. It was simply amazing. I wish they will reopen in Dallas, because I was frequent visitor to that location. You can't go wrong with brunch at Max's.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

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 takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 880-8737.

MAX's Wine Dive Houston - Washington Ave. is rated 4.6 stars by 2274 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 pm


Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for MAX's Wine Dive Houston - Washington Ave.

4720 Washington Ave., Ste. B, Houston, TX 77007

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Shepherd

  • Area

    Heights / Washington

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Fri–Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Wine Bar, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Public Parking

  • Public Transit

    Metro has stops in the area, and the Washington Wave jitney service makes stops at the Wine Dive as well.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    MAX’s Wine Dive features a jukebox with Texas-influenced classic rock and old favorites to help create the perfect atmosphere.

  • Additional

    Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (713) 880-8737

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • Private party contact

    kdahlberg@lascoent.com: (713) 880-8737

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