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Max's Wine Dive

4720 Washington Ave Suite B, Houston, TX 77007 (Washington Ave./ Memorial Park)
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Ranked #377 of 7,200 restaurants in Houston
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Washington Ave./ Memorial Park
Cross street: Shepherd
Transit: Metro has stops in the area, and the Washington Wave jitney service makes stops at MAX's as well.
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80% Recommend
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Deerfield, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Okay, this may not be the heart healthy place (well, red wine is good for you), but we had a great meal in a fun atmosphere this week. Max's Wine Dive is a cool concept of upscale comfort food together with good wine. We arrived around 7pm on a weeknight and while there wasn't a table available, we were able... More

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Houston, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Max’s is one of those unexpected surprises. The venue is not much to look at. In fact it’s no more than a strip center bar. A great venue for drinks with friends after work. They have a very good wine menu and some good beers. It’s the kind of place you just know you will have fun and relax at.... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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187 reviews 187 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Max's Wine Bar is as the name suggests a bit of a dive but the food is very good and anyplace that plays David Bowie and CSN&Y music gets my vote. The wine selection is good and the food is excellent. The lobster fries (yes Lobster fries) were super and the fried Oysters as a starter were also very tasty.... More

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Los Angeles, California
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79 reviews 79 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

I was very irritated because we had to wait 30 minutes for our table to be ready even though we had a reservation. That just doesn't make sense to me. I feel that the hostess/management should have made it a point to offer us any seats that opened up at the bar, especially since we were waiting so long. 2... More

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91 reviews 91 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We just met some of my family at Max's today (Sunday afternoon). My brother tells us to meet at Max's Wine Dive, so i think he's joking, but i look it up online before i question him: because i have taken him to some sketchy places before. I was intrigued by the concept of a dive bar serving wines and... More

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218 reviews 218 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013 via mobile

Fried chicken with champagne? Yes it really does work remarkably well and they one the award for best fried chicken in USA which is well deserved! Great wines, great place

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Austin, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Heard lots about this place, had ddiven by several million times, decided to stop in. Your choices for seating are the bar, bar height tables, or some booths along the wall. Lots of tables were reserved but no one ever showed up; disappointing because I hate sitting at those high tables. Waitstaff was very nice and fairly prompt and they... More

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Houston, tx
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

My girlfriend and I had a very bad experience last week. The hostess was very rude and made some accusations that were not based on fact and were very presumptuous. I have never ever been treated like that by restaurant staff in all my years of dining. I will never go back to Max's Wine Dive ever again, which is... More

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Houston, Texas
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61 reviews 61 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Maxs in Houston is a definite "go to". Try the truffle Mac and cheese. It's a must! I think the burger is one of the best in town and is worth all the napkins that are needed. The homemade pickles are a must. I often forego the home made chips and always ask for the fries (I'm a big fan... More

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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Delicious food, fun atmosphere, great wine selection! The restaurant is a bit "cozy", but we sat at the bar with a view of their efficient kitchen and had a terrific time.

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