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MAX's Wine Dive Austin

MAX's Wine Dive Austin

Wine Bar and New American Restaurant$$$$
Downtown Austin, Austin
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  • Wendy C.
    Wendy ChanceMarch 30, 2014
    Ask to be seated in Lindsay's , MJ's, or Austin's section. And Victor is always there to make sure you always have everything you need. The food at brunch always great. My favorite? Too many to list!
  • Divya M.
    Divya MulanjurMarch 16, 2015
    Order the southern fried chicken. You can have them split your dish in case you want to share for $2. The fried egg sandwich is also delicious. Complete this scrumptious brunch with bubbles!
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistJune 20, 2012
    This champagne & fried chicken joint's Summer menu matches highbrow tastes with gluttonous, comfort-style prep. Recommended: The Roasted Lockhart Quail with Peach Butter and house Bacon Marmalade. Read more
  • Austin Chronicle
    Austin ChronicleFebruary 15, 2013
    One might question their definition of “dive,” but here’s what this ATX outpost indisputably offers up: an urban/industrial/aggressively "hip" space, legit fried chicken, and a superior brunch option. Read more
  • Amanda M.
    Amanda McNeilMay 20, 2015
    $5 wine list available during happy hour. Servers are happy to help you find a glass of wine that matches both your taste and price range at any time.
  • Visit Austin
    Visit AustinMarch 13, 2015
    Max’s has to be the only place in town where you can get amazing wine and tasty fried chicken. The restaurant and wine bar offers an expansive food menu and they’re open for lunch! Read more
  • Loreal R.
    Loreal RobertsonSeptember 6, 2014
    Order the chicken and waffles but honestly you don't need the waffles because the chicken is good. The waffle has orange zest so be careful if you are allergic.
  • Kay M.
    Kay Marley-DilworthJanuary 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the fried chicken, if only a piece on the side! So freakin' delicious. And the fried egg sandwich for brunch is a must!
  • Ginger C.
    Ginger CourtneyApril 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Go with no more than two other people, sit at the bar, and do tastings and learn with Matt. He is fantastic. Then buy bottles of the wine you loved at retail.
  • Amie W.
    Amie WymanJuly 22, 2013
    The jar of hummus with pita triangles was amazing! I also had the burger which was good, but a little over-charred on the outside. Overall I would definitely go back.
  • Sofie J.
    Sofie JohnsonDecember 16, 2014
    Best damn truffle Mac n cheese I've ever had. They let me get a half order too, which, with the awesome arugula pear salad I had, was the perfect amount!
  • Cooking Channel
    Cooking ChannelFebruary 28, 2012
    Competitively priced wines, mouth-wateringly good fried foods & a motto that reads: "Fried Chicken & Champagne After Midnight-Why the Hell Not?" Get Pan Borracho, Fried Chicken and Alligator Beignets.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Helen L.
    Helen LevinsonMarch 11, 2013
    Awesome restaurant with an eclectic menu! Try the Pork Stuffed Piquillo Peppers, Bone Marrow Popcorn, Max n' Cheese and Green Chili Hummus!
  • The Tastes that Make the City
    The famous southern fried chicken and waffles is the best southern food in Austin, which is why it’s on our list of The Tastes That Make the City: Austin. Read more
  • Tony
    TonyDecember 25, 2014
    Can't beat the grilled cheese and tomato soup combo after a great night out. This place is great for late nights.
  • Jonathan H.
    Jonathan HerbertSeptember 4, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Nothing like hanging with great long time friends for Sunday Brunch! And get the poppy seed pancakes with lavender maple syrup, or the smoked salmon and cream cheese omelet!
  • Eric T.
    Eric TuttleFebruary 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    LEGIT! Don't let the name or the decor fool you. This place has some of the best food around. If you crave comfort food, Max's is the place to be.
  • Alex L.
    Alex LevineMarch 10, 2013
    Bison slider is amazing! Bone marrow popcorn is a fun choice too. I love me some quinoa but the quinoa risotto here was watery.
  • AbbyLove P.
    AbbyLove PhotographyMarch 17, 2012
    Their Famous Fried Shicken...it's not bad. Personally, I like a kick in the mouth when it comes to flavor. Good vibes, good wine, good beer. ^.^
  • Jennifer V.
    Jennifer Van GroveMarch 12, 2013
    The vegan Max 'n Cheese is unbelievably amazing. They use cashews to make the cheese flavor. Order it and thank me later.
  • Dean L.
    Dean LoganMarch 12, 2014
    Great post-session atmosphere. Awesome wine selection and some great beers too. Not a wino? Get a Fireman's No. 4
  • Jennika J.
    Jennika JohnsonMay 19, 2013
    Try the grapefruit mimosa! Delicious alternative to orange juice! AND chef Erica is an expert at her craft! Beautiful!
  • Kathy "kappaluppa" C.
    Ben at the bar is a wonderful server! Thanks Ben! Food was great. The underground was a fantastic venue for our event.
  • Rich G.
    Rich GrahamApril 23, 2013
    Chicken and Waffles is weird and tasty! Jalapeño Grits w Pulled Pork topped with a fried egg is damn excellent too
  • Scott
    ScottMay 5, 2012
    I don't do bones in my chicken and they hooked me up!! Staff was incredible!! Server recommended several great wines, prices were very pleasant !!!
  • Kurt W.
    Kurt WeisenbergerJuly 28, 2013
    Ask about the brunch specials. Chicken fried pork chop with jalapeño gravy and grits and a fried egg is excellent.
  • Alesia G.
    Alesia GitterMarch 31, 2013
    Ask for Lindsey! She's fantastic. Great service. Food was slow but it's so gooooood you forget about the wait. Also mamosas!
  • Jennifer B.
    Jennifer BooneAugust 23, 2014
    Great service and friendly staff. Sit at the bar and watch the food come out.
  • Francoise B.
    Francoise BejasaApril 22, 2014
    They give you a wine tasting option till you find the one you actually like! I love the antelope, too!
  • Jenn M.
    Jenn MicheleSeptember 29, 2015
    Pulled pork stuffed pequillo peppers. Soooo good! Great wine list too.
  • The Daily Meal
    The Daily MealJune 23, 2011
    Any one of their 100-plus bottles is available by the glass, and be sure to check in later at night for their "reverse happy hour." Read more
  • Greg H.
    Greg HardinApril 19, 2011
    Though max's is a far cry from what I'd call a dive, it has a nice atmosphere. Great lunch menu! Nice beer selection & great wine.
  • CraveThis
    CraveThisApril 15, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    THE spot for late night wining & dining..especially if you are in the mood for gourmet comfort food & divine wines...even Texas Monthly crowned them with a Best Burger vote! Read more
  • Thomas
    ThomasAugust 18, 2012
    If u like firemans #4 then u gotta try the devils backbone brewed in blanco tx too
  • @rynamite
    @rynamiteMarch 15, 2012
    Lamb Burger or Kobe Burger. Bison Sliders. Fried Green Tomatoes. Chips. Love this place @rynomite
  • Steve F.
    Steve FaddenDecember 10, 2012
    Try the Blue Corn Pancakes - Delicious! Side of crispy bacon rounds out the meal!
  • CoachDeb C.
    CoachDeb ColeMarch 17, 2012
    Get the Fried Egg sandwich - but share it with a friend. It's HUGE & Oh-Soooo-Delicious!!!
  • M-D N.
    M-D NovemberMarch 12, 2013
    The fried egg sandwich is HUGE; ask your server for a half sandwich if you're not extremely hungry.
  • Matthew Z.
    Matthew ZiemnickiJanuary 20, 2012
    Fried egg Sammy is awesome. But don't get it for just yourself
  • Rusty
    RustyJuly 17, 2013
    Great place for champagne & waffles! Also have a great seasonal summer menu.
  • Tim C.
    Tim CancilaSeptember 9, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Mac with the fried chicken topper gets you the best of both of their dishes in one bowl!
  • Andrea F.
    Andrea FantiniMarch 7, 2015
    The fired chicken Benedict was delicious. A bit pricier than expected
  • Sean J.
    Sean JonesOctober 9, 2011
    The fried chicken is mind-blowing. Get a glass of Malbec wine to go with it!
  • Jeffrey
    JeffreyAugust 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The Mac n Cheese = to die for! Fling caution to the wind and indulge!
  • Susan G.
    Susan GetgoodOctober 14, 2016
    Honey-Butter Benedict is AMAZING. Just come hungry!
  • Allie F.
    Allie FoxSeptember 7, 2014
    Awesome wine selection and two words: pesto popcorn.
  • Cyndi C.
    Cyndi CMarch 2, 2014
    Sunday Brunch is awesome! Make sure you make a reservation!
  • Julia W.
    Julia WrightFebruary 19, 2016
    The fried chicken, greens and mashed potatoes is to die for!!
  • Jason K.
    Jason KaplerMarch 9, 2011
    Chicken & waffles here are amazing. If you're in the mood you should try these fo sho!
  • Do512
    Do512March 27, 2012
    Awesome happy hour menu with great wines and beers for less dough! Pitchers of MWD sangria, anyone?
  • Amy B.
    Amy BakameyerMarch 25, 2016
    The fried chicken is amazing. Best in Austin!!
  • Amy D.
    Amy DudekOctober 16, 2013
    Antelope was a good choice. Best and first antelope I've ever had!
  • Gerald T.
    Gerald TORSIELLOFebruary 22, 2013
    Great food and cool people. Highly recommend
  • Xavier C.
    Xavier CastilloJuly 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The bowl of Max n' cheese is the most glorious thing on this earth .
  • Sonia R.
    Sonia RifeMarch 24, 2012
    Ask for Joe as your waiter. Great wine knowledge.
  • Benjamin B.
    Benjamin BlackDecember 24, 2014
    Oysters are amazing.
  • David G.
    David GreenOctober 12, 2013
    Burger is top notch and the fries are wonderfully crispy
  • Willem S.
    Willem SpruijtSeptember 27, 2013
    Fried chicken and great wines make you come back here.
  • Adrian D.
    Adrian De La GarzaAugust 10, 2013
    When you order the fried chicken, make sure to ask for "ol' school."
  • Zahir W.
    Zahir WaljiFebruary 24, 2014
    Great Wine List. Great Fried Egg Sandwich
  • Megan W.
    Megan WestMarch 6, 2013
    Fried chicken and blue cheese fondue were amazing
  • Nada A.
    Nada AlshamiAugust 15
    Best wings and waffles I've tried in Austin
  • Cameron H.
    Cameron HoganMarch 15, 2016
    Always a must for me during SXSW, or for any trip to Austin.
  • Jessica M.
    Jessica M.April 22, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the spinach artichoke dip... it's amazing!
  • Stephanie K.
    Stephanie KleinMarch 12, 2010
    It's all about the truffle egg sandwich, then sub in fried pickles as your side! That's how it's done.
  • Wendy C.
    Wendy ChanceApril 27, 2014
    Can't beat the Sunday brunch experience!
  • Teo Espresso and Gelato
    Serves Teo Gelato. We find Max's wine dive to be a great place to hang for food and drinks when you are downtown
  • Michael C.
    Michael ChampagneSeptember 9, 2013
    If only for the fried chicken...and the poster that says, "Champagne Kicks Ass!".
  • Amanda F.
    Amanda FrancisMay 5, 2012
    Loved the lobster hush puppies and mac and cheese.
  • Meredith D.
    Meredith DavisMarch 20, 2011
    The only place with good wine, good food & great service that put the UT game on tv with sound!
  • Dan M.
    Dan MateerSeptember 29, 2011
    Wear a bathing suite you don't care much about. The red wine will stay in it for months.
  • Jozlynn
    JozlynnMarch 15, 2013
    The Fried Oysters are where it's at.
  • Wendy C.
    Wendy ChanceApril 27, 2014
    Sunday, 11:00 is best time to enjoy!
  • Michael Aaron B.
    Michael Aaron BepkoDecember 7, 2011
    Order the Mac and Cheese.....world famous
  • Veronica V.
    Veronica ValladoMay 11, 2011
    Get the fried egg sandwich and split it. It's decadent and delicious!
  • Lj W.
    Lj WatsonMarch 10, 2014
    The best burger ever. Do it!
  • Katie K.
    Katie KagaDecember 14, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Fried egg sandwich!! It is by far one of my greatest addictions!
  • Jeffrey
    JeffreyOctober 2, 2010
    The southern fried chicken is amazing! I washed it down with a lovely Rhone Rose.
  • Scott W.
    Scott WilliamsDecember 2, 2016
    Amazing wine selection
  • Candace D.
    Candace DavisAugust 13, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Shrimp & grits are a must-have.
  • Jason W.
    Jason WhitmanJune 13, 2013
    Cute place, nice staff, amazing burger
  • Stefanie
    StefanieJune 10, 2015
    Fried chicken and champagne. Doesn't get much better.
  • Jason B.
    Jason BaenAugust 15, 2010
    For those interested in buying a btl, the Rubicon Cask Cabernet at 99 bucks is a decent deal!
  • Katie D.
    Katie DayOctober 12, 2012
    The food is awesome, but don't expect stellar service.
  • Wendy C.
    Wendy ChanceApril 27, 2014
    Everything is great!
  • Ryan P.
    Ryan PombrioJune 1, 2012
    Favorite brunch in town.
  • Joseph M.
    Joseph McCarthyFebruary 12, 2010
    Great place for dinner had the southern fried chicken...when in Rome.
  • Deanna
    DeannaMay 28, 2013
    Reverse Happy Hour for the win!
  • Allison S.
    Allison SMarch 28, 2011
    hard to decide what to get...everything is good here.
  • Colin K.
    Colin KeoghMarch 8, 2013
    A bit pricey. Burger doesn't quite justify the $15 price tag.
  • Elizabeth B.
    Elizabeth BrantonMarch 11, 2013
    LaMarca prosecco and fried egg sandwich
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkJune 29, 2012
    VINO and good old home cooking.
  • Megan Q.
    Megan QuickAugust 14, 2010
    I recommend the BV Tapestry. Don't worry, you'll love it!
  • Trisha C.
    Trisha CookSeptember 20, 2012
    Awesome spot
  • Javier V.
    Javier VillamizarJanuary 19, 2012
    Fried Chicken + Beet Risotto
  • Michelle H.
    Michelle Hardy SchenkOctober 13, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Two words. Collard greens.
  • Rebecca D.
    Rebecca DarlingOctober 3, 2010
    Most amazing Shrimp & Grits - get them now.
  • Miles B.
    Miles BraddockSeptember 22, 2011
    The Kobe Beef burger is awesome!
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsSeptember 3, 2014
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  • Alex S.
    Alex SmithJune 9, 2014
    The SXSW is amazing!
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