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Max's Wine Dive

#165 of 7,374 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Washington Ave./ Memorial Park
American, Wine Bar
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4720 Washington Ave Suite B, Houston, TX 77007 (Shepherd)
Metro has stops in the area, and the Washington Wave jitney service makes stops at MAX's as well.
17138808737
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10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 59
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pomp, no. Fried eggs, yes!

Brunch at this place is busy, a little crowded, and oh so good. The fried egg sandwich really shouldn't be missed. Getcha a bottle of bubbles and some juice, and let the friendly staff take care of you. I really enjoyed this visit and I will definitely return on my next trip. Lamar was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Pamela E
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United States
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Brunch at this place is busy, a little crowded, and oh so good. The fried egg sandwich really shouldn't be missed. Getcha a bottle of bubbles and some juice, and let the friendly staff take care of you. I really enjoyed this visit and I will definitely return on my next trip. Lamar was especially helpful with his menu suggestions,... More 

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Thank Pamela E
Fresno, Texas
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was excellent but the food was just ok. For months I have heard how great this place was. When I left I was not in awe but simply ok.

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Thank Sheila G
Houston, Texas
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146 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

I went here on a Saturday, arriving fairly early before any crowds, and drank wine from their extensive wine menu. At first I was disappointed by the lack of foreign wines but after a brief consultation with the bartender i was offered a South African wine that was incredible. He was knowledgeable, attentive and friendly. Also had a cheese plate... More 

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Thank Brenda M
Houston, Texas
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

Had reservations for bruch with some friends. Although we had a reservation, we still had to wait approximately 45 minutes for a table. Several tables had received their check, but contiinued to sit and socialize while sipping on water. I asked to manager to ask them to give up the table since there was a reservation for it, but it... More 

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Thank Nada B
Houston, Texas
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91 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I've been there multiple times, and I've always enjoyed myself. Beware of brunch times though...it's gets crowed quickly. However, it's a lot easier to get a table for 2 (so I wouldn't suggest coming with a large group). Try the Mac and cheese!

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Thank Pinkness3
Houston, Texas
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

I took my 75 year old father to a pre-Christmas shopping brunch today. Although we had a reservation and were on time, the manager sat us at a bar table on barstools. I requested one of the empty tables as I knew my 75 year old father would be very uncomfortable on the stool. The manager said those tables were... More 

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Thank w00kies
Houston, Texas
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

The title of this review says it all. The wine selection is excellent, small plates are very creative. Go ahead, pair your fried chicken with champagne! Try the Nacho Mama's Oysters!

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Thank Vakayaker2006
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62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

For a Monday it was busy for dinner, a pretty good sign. Fast friendly service dining in and for take out. We shared our Cracklin' Chicken and Fried Chicken. Both were delicious and well presented. I preferred the deboned Cracklin, but would definitely devour the fried chicken at home :) Impressive wine list, didn't save enough room for dessert. We... More 

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Thank Liz T
Houston, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

I have celiac. In 2002 there were few options and eating out was dicey at best. I had not had one of my favorite comfort foods until recently. Max's Wine Dive makes the absolute best fried chicken ever and it is gluten free! It was so delicious and satisfied a comfort craving that was long standing. They have other GF... More 

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Thank mrribbeck
Querétaro, Querétaro Arteaga, Mexico
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Food was ok. I ordered the fried chicken and the breast was dry. My wife ordered the special burger with lobster and foie gras. It was good but the server should have mentioned that it cost $65!!! Had to stand up to get our silverware and ask for ketchup for the french fries. I probably would not go back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4720 Washington Ave Suite B, Houston, TX 77007
    (Shepherd)
  • Public Transportation: Metro has stops in the area, and the Washington Wave jitney service makes stops at MAX's as well.
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Washington Ave./ Memorial Park
  • Neighborhood: Washington Ave./ Memorial Park
  • Phone Number: 17138808737

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?