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MAX's Wine Dive Houston - Washington Ave.

4.7
4.7
2312 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!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

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

  • Neighborhood

    Heights / Washington

  • Cross street

    Shepherd

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • 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, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,312 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. k

    kgm2010

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great experience! This place is a great vibe!
  2. KJ

    KJSKJS

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Max’s never fails. The starters are delicious, especially the goat cheese one. The burgers are amazing. We are never disappointed.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food and drinks were very good but a bit pricey. Noticed the open bottle menu for a glass of wine after we placed our order. Waitress never mentioned or offered it. Music a bit loud but place had a nice vibe.
  4. CM

    CourtneyM

    Houston

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Cooks have changed. Food was better just a month ago. Not seasoned as well. But service was good. And table for 4 is too tight.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience2
    Painting is a bit much and low key racist.
  6. CM

    CliffM

    Houston

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Place was buzzing, food was great and the service was attentive and polite. Excellent night out!
  7. L

    Liz24

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic ! My friend and I enjoyed every minute of it. The atmosphere was really loud and sometimes we had to shout to speak but overall everything was great!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    We came In on 11/12 at 6pm. We had a few glasses of wine. My girlfriend ordered the Houston hot chicken with the honey chipotle sauce. 10/10. I ordered the braised short ribs. The ribs were so tender and juicy. It came with loaded mashed potatoes, and onion rings on top. 10/10 on the food overall. I will definitely be coming back. My only minor complaint was they had several bottles of wine not in stock. It happens when your a busy establishment. Highly recommend if you like wine or are looking for a nice place to go on a date
  9. LH

    LenaH

    Houston

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Love the fried lobster! Always the go to with Mimosas to match!
  10. TG

    TinaG

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I enjoyed having dinner and drinks at MAX's Wine Drive. It was a pleasant experience from the frozen sangria to the 3 piece fried chicken dinner. The staff is friendly and attentive.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always innovative and the drinks as well. The music was a little louder than normal, but that’s what you get out of dive bar.
  12. ST

    SusanTL

    Houston

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and great experience at Max’s.
  13. E

    Esha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Kai was uuhhhmazing!!! She was attentive and knowledgeable.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, but I frequented the other location off of Fairview and loved it. I was also disappointed to find out the heights locations doesn’t have a liquor , bring that it will be the only location I hope they obtain one soon.
  15. EW

    ElizabethW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience at Max's. Food was delicious and service was great. Go get you some eggs and smashed potatoes.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Had been here for dinner in the past. Nice vibe/atmosphere. Server made the experience wonderful and fun, I definitely recommend getting a bottle. Can’t wait to be back for another brunch.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    Food is always great! Service was slow but overall a great experience like always!!!!!!
  18. CM

    CMDJ

    Houston

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    I had the Carolina bbq wings and they were very delicious. They give you plenty!
  19. SS

    SoniaSaidSo

    Houston

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    The fried lobster was great. The service (lady bartender who didn’t want to be bothered) was lackluster and indifferent.
  20. L

    Laquitat

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    I preferred the other location, even the food was better.
  21. MF

    MarkF

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the gluten free fried chicken. Great service as well.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    I made reservations and confirmed via the OpenTable app. Upon arrival the hostess did not see my reservation on their side. I showed her my confirmation and number. After 10 minutes all she could offer my husband, and I along with our underage child was a seat at the bar of a nearly empty facility at the time. Unacceptable when reservations were made.
  23. AL

    AshleyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was seasoned to perfection! We also loved our wine selections
  24. AB

    AngelB2413

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food and wine was great! Hat off to the chef’s everything was delicious! From the devil eggs to the shrimp & Grits, lobster Omelette, fried egg sandwich & desert! All the food that we try was amazingly delicious!!! Totally recommended and we will back soon
  25. IG

    IvetteG

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch was delicious. Had the chicken & waffles and the chicken was perfection. Along with mimosas. Would definitely recommend
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Met my son and his wife that live close to Max’s Wine Dive for my birthday! Food and service were awesome. Loved the collard greens and fried chicken. We will definitely come back.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great date spot
  28. DM

    DavidM

    Houston

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    My fried chicken was bland. It is soaked in jalapeño buttermilk. One piece barely tasted like that. The other two pieces did not. I covered pieces in chipotle honey. Did nothing. Had coffee after meal. Lukewarm
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing staff
  30. TP

    ToshP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have no complaints. Server was really nice and accommodated my request. Foods and drinks were good, music definitely a vibe, atmosphere great. Will come back.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love everything about it!!
  32. k

    kcpenn2

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent! From the time we walked in to the time we walked out. Will be back!
  33. K

    Kendra

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The wine was great and so was the service
  34. AW

    AngelW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a great time. Will be back soon with friends
  35. LL

    LanceL

    Mississippi

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great fried chicken as always and the service was spectacular as always. Always a winner.
  36. L

    Luvtodinetampa

    Tampa

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vibe, food and our server was excellent!
  37. LW

    LatisaW

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Julianne was a Great server & the food was delicious
  38. JW

    JamarionW

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Everything was outstanding food was good it came out less than 5 minutes good customer service I will definitely recommend my family & friends …Restaurant was clean 10 stars
  39. FW

    FallonW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Made reservations for 8pm. Arrived early and was told come back at 8:05. We decided to sit at the bar until our friends arrived. We were then told at 7:50 a large table became available so we could be seated. We were a party of 4 seated at a table for 10? The host then proceeds to tell us "sorry guys the kitchen is on pause, but you can order drinks". Server takes the order with no mention of the pause, doesn't write anything down, then come back to clarify order. Was told no waffles as they may be out of batter. Orders come out wrong and mixed up! Our friend ask for a gingerale and was told only Sprite which he was okay with. He never received the sprite! While I understand the other location just closed a week ago, the service received tonight will result in this location being closed soon as well. As we were leaving, they were telling a couple they ran out of food but they were welcome to come in for drinks.. This place ambiance has definitely changed.
  40. a

    andream

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Each time I visit, I enjoy the food and the ambience.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff 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 4.7 stars by 2312 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


Booked 18 times today

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

  • Neighborhood

    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 Lot

  • 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, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, 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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