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MAX's Wine Dive Houston - Washington Ave.

4.6
4.6
2293 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 10 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 2,293 people are saying

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

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  1. DM

    DavidM

    Houston

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    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
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing staff
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love everything about it!!
  4. k

    kcpenn2

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent! From the time we walked in to the time we walked out. Will be back!
  5. 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
  6. LL

    LanceL

    Mississippi

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

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

    Luvtodinetampa

    Tampa

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

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

    LatisaW

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Julianne was a Great server & the food was delicious
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    love this place
  13. AL

    AmandaL

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone was nice, they made sure we didn’t need anything and the food and drinks were good. It was my first time trying the fried devil eggs and they were delicious.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Max’s fried chicken is a favorite and we dine there for brunch whenever we can.
  15. SC

    SeanC

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and the service were excellent.
  16. TC

    TowaynnaC

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Waitress was subpar.. very nice nasty.. poor service. I ate one piece of meat and very little of anything else..
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Not as good as it used to be
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    With my wife
  19. r

    reaganlynn

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great place. only complaint is the tables are a bit cramped and another patron bumped into my table at one point spilling my drink everywhere. otherwise the food and staff are always perfect.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Reserved a table and could only get seated at a bar top while celebrating a special date with my lady.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just awesome. Great service and great food.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    All our food was too spicy
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and amazing food
  24. DM

    DonnaM

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The place in the back by the restroom would not have been my first choice to sit. It was a little uncomfortable because it was really cold. The food was delicious. I had the French toast and chicken tenders. The rest of the family, had no complaints about there food.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We had a good time. The food was really good. The service was just ok.
  26. TJ

    ToddJ

    Houston

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Quick seating. The server was busy but didn’t neglect us. The food was outstanding.
  27. DD

    DavidD

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    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.
  28. HT

    HeadTX

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    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.
  29. TM

    TerryM

    Houston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 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.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 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.
  31. R

    Ruffus06

    Houston

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

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

    AppalB

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

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

    Heights

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 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.
  35. BM

    BrooklynM

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 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!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

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

    ElizabethD

    Houston

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 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.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    always great when I go to Max’s
  39. BB

    BillB

    Houston

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great!👍👍👍
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food good service !

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 4.6 stars by 2293 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 10 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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