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Max's Wine Dive

Max's Wine Dive

Southern / Soul Food Restaurant, Wine Bar, and New American Restaurant$$$$
Washington Avenue - Memorial Park, Houston
  • The experts at Eater and Food Network recommend this place
    • Eater
    • Food Network
  • Damaris R.
    "The fried egg sandwich and shrimp and grits are both delicious!!"(12 Tips)
    "The MAX and cheese with truffle cream sauce is fantastic."(5 Tips)
    Brandi L.
    "The absolute best French Toast and grapefruit mimosas in Houston!"(4 Tips)
    Frances S.
    "But the creme brûlée French toast was amazing."(5 Tips)
117 Tips and reviews
  • fried chicken
  • breakfast food
  • brunch food
  • wine
  • fried egg sandwich
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  • Fabio d.
    A bit pricy but good quality food!
  • Barry S.
    Fried Chicken including gluten-free mashed potatoes are delicious!!
  • Latrina S.
    Latrina SpurlockFebruary 21
    The Gluten - Free chicken was delicious!
  • Machicia T.
    Machicia Taylor-GuidrySeptember 17, 2016
    Great mimosas and the fried egg sandwich w/avocado is So big you can share.
  • Mike C.
    Mike CateJuly 17, 2016
    The fried chicken is great!
  • Yasmine H.
    Yasmine HarrisonApril 4, 2016
    I love the atmosphere. I had the burger and it was pretty good but overpriced for just pretty good. The service was okay. The wine was excellent. Maybe I'll be back.
  • Lakeidra O.
    Lakeidra OwenMarch 25, 2016
    Brunch is everything! Enough said
  • Melissa M.
    Melissa McKeeJanuary 31, 2016
    Chicken fried lobster, fried egg sandwich, you really can't go wrong here.
  • Amyn Z.
    Amyn ZindaniDecember 24, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Fried chicken and weekend brunch is awesome
  • Amyn Z.
    Amyn ZindaniDecember 24, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Place gets really loud. But for is worth it.
  • Elizabeth E.
    Elizabeth EngelbrechtDecember 23, 2015
    Vegetable pot pie😍
  • j m.
    j meDecember 13, 2015
    Fried chicken, desserts, nice wine selection
  • Annette W.
    Annette WilliamsSeptember 14, 2015
    Their french toast has to be some of the best french toast I've ever had! The batter is so sweet, you don't even need syrup! Oh, and the fried chicken definitely lived up to the hype!
  • Mary H.
    Mary HendersonAugust 28, 2015
    The mac and cheese is awesomesauce
  • Joshua J.
    Joshua JagnananAugust 27, 2015
    Jake Cakes & Wings
  • Augustine V.
    Augustine VJuly 24, 2015
    I would eat here every day if it wouldn't kill me. Max and cheese FTW
  • "Where's Jim?!?" J.
    "Where's Jim?!?" JimJuly 22, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Start with one side of the menu and Go!
  • Mike L.
    Mike LapidakisJuly 4, 2015
    The fried chicken is the thing to get, no question about it. Ask for is spicy (off menu)!
  • Kaminsky E.
    Kaminsky EvansJune 15, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    This place is amazing. Love the smothered fried lobster.
  • Travis N.
    Travis NicoletteMay 10, 2015
    Fried Egg Sandwich was huge and delicious!! Creme Brûlée French Toast excellent too! Add a wing to your meal! Recommend reservation for brunch. We will be back!!
  • Meg
    MegApril 23, 2015
    The greens that come with the fried chicken are delectable.
  • Houston Press
    Houston PressApril 15, 2015
    Try the fried egg sandwich with two slices of truffle-mayo-slathered sourdough and ends with a buttery mess all over your hands and face. Read more
  • Cesar V.
    Cesar VillagranFebruary 6, 2015
    TGIF at Maxs
  • Tracy S.
    Tracy SJanuary 28, 2015
    Get the fried chicken. Wow, delicious.
  • Mary B.
    Mary BuchanOctober 28, 2014
    Scotch egg for the win.
  • Alexa
    AlexaOctober 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Fried egg sandwich.
  • Caroline H.
    Caroline HarpsterOctober 13, 2014
    So amazing!
  • Maddie T.
    Maddie TranSeptember 24, 2014
    Fried chicken w/ collard greens & mash is so freakin' good. We loved Laura!
  • Damaris R.
    Damaris RAugust 29, 2014
    The fried egg sandwich and shrimp and grits are both delicious!!
  • Damaris R.
    Damaris RAugust 29, 2014
    Fried egg sandwich is huge and delicious!
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 28, 2014
    Check out Max's Wine Dive as seen on Crave Read more
  • Carlais P.
    Carlais PylesAugust 25, 2014
    Great jalapeno buttermilk fried chicken, dessert malbec & collard greens
  • Dustin L.
    Dustin LydayAugust 19, 2014
    The good is surprisingly good
  • Judy N.
    Judy NguyenAugust 7, 2014
    Good food, but was really disappointed with the server and manager. I had asked them to save my payment on file so the bill could be taken care of in advance, but apparently it was forgotten about.
  • Houston Press
    Houston PressAugust 4, 2014
    Max's Wine Dive owes its name to the combination of a terrific Texas "dive" menu with chili dogs & mussels steamed in Lone Star beer, & an innovative wine list that's ahead of the rest of the city. Read more
    Upvoted Sep 2
  • Food Network
    Food NetworkAugust 4, 2014
    At Max's Wine Dive, the chicken requires a 36-hour buttermilk marinade that helps tenderize the bird. But, in this case, the marinade doesn't stop at just buttermilk. Read more
  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagAugust 3, 2014
    Refreshingly free of wine-bar pretense, Max's serves top-notch vino with a side of country music and comfort food. Pair a Purple Angel with Gruyere grilled cheese. Read more
  • Rajat R.
    Rajat RoyJuly 22, 2014
    While the Mac and cheese was fantastic, the chicken and fish and chips were truly sub par. It is way overpriced for what it is. I will admit it has a decent wine selection. Service was good tho!
  • Venus M.
    Venus McCoyMay 31, 2014
    Red Velvet Pancakes!!!! Nuf' said!
  • Deena S.
    Deena SellersApril 20, 2014
    The Eggs MAX are to die for at brunch - collard greens were the best part. Ask for Josh and he will treat you like family :-)
  • Dallas P.
    Dallas Party ManMarch 21, 2014
    My spot when in Houston,,,
  • Farida
    FaridaMarch 12, 2014
    Grilled cheese is terrible. I was expecting a hot buttery cheesy sandwich which it was not. Mediocre mild shredded cheese And the lukewarm Campbell's tomato soup is terrible too. Ridiculous "gourmet".
  • Martin V.
    Martin VicenteJanuary 26, 2014
    Max and cheese is amazing. Definitely must try
  • Rachel M.
    Rachel MatthewsSeptember 29, 2013
    The creme brûlée French toast and chicken fried ribeye are out of this world delicious.
    IAHGVA SGRAugust 24, 2013
    Disregard the lying hostess and insist on a table you prefer if she sends you to the back or close to the restrooms, she is unprofessional but the fried chicken is excellent.
  • A.J. V.
    A.J. ValensonAugust 23, 2013
    The fried chicken is the bomb!!!
  • Brian L.
    Brian LuqueAugust 12, 2013
    Chicken Fried Lobster was amazing!
  • Houston Press
    Houston PressJuly 2, 2013
    Brunch: Friday & Saturday 1am-3pm, Sunday 9am-3pm. In the mood for eggs? Try the fried egg sandwich!
  • Luke
    LukeJune 30, 2013
    Overpriced and not very good.
  • My Table Magazine
    My Table MagazineJune 14, 2013
    At Max’s, you’re encouraged to pair their wines with the menu of next-level comfort food, like truffled macaroni and... Read more
  • Teresa
    TeresaMay 22, 2013
    The MAX and cheese with truffle cream sauce is fantastic. The banana bread pudding and ice cream was even better! Great $6 happy hour deals.
  • Leslie N.
    Leslie Ni'ColeMay 4, 2013
    The French Toast is simply AMAZING!!!!
  • Cal
    CalApril 17, 2013
    Half off champagne Tuesdays!
  • Traphena L.
    Traphena LipscombMarch 16, 2013
    Ask for Vincent as your waiter! Very awesome!
  • Edidiong O.
    Edidiong ObotMarch 16, 2013
    Vincent is a AWESOME waiter!!!
  • Local Houston Magazine
    Their Elote Loco is our favorite. Buttery corn kernels are layered with Valentina aioli, cotija cheese, chili powder and lime juice in a glass. You will see corn in a whole new light. Read more
  • Abby A.
    Abby AbruzzoJanuary 19, 2013
    Wine pours are not the most generous, go with a bottle instead.
  • Michael S.
    Michael SumuelJanuary 2, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    I love this place but the grilled cheese sandwich was ridiculously pitiful.
  • Jennifer M.
    Jennifer MartinDecember 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Sit at the bar - the servers are generous with tastings and you get to see all of the delicious dished pass by
  • ZeBeat M.
    ZeBeat MakerNovember 8, 2012
    Service here is great
  • Brian K.
    Brian KrepsNovember 4, 2012
    Sunday brunch is killer but make a reservation!!
  • Anthony W.
    Anthony WilliamsNovember 2, 2012
    F what u heard crime brûlée French toast and fried chicken wangz go dine!!!
  • Allen A.
    Allen ArcadeOctober 26, 2012
    Don't get me wrong, the chicken everyone talks about is solid/legit. It was fresh and juicy. But this dish is vastly overrated and typical. Want yummy? Try Pollo Campero right across the street.
  • Houston Press
    Houston PressOctober 17, 2012
    2012 Best of Houston Winner: Best Wings.Check out more Houston Press Winners here: Or go moblie with the free Best Of app.
  • Laura C.
    Laura ChanSeptember 28, 2012
    Best of Houston 2012 - Food & Drink - Best Wings
  • Urban S.
    Urban SwankSeptember 1, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Fried Chicken - The Truth
  • Urban S.
    Urban SwankSeptember 1, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Watermelon Salad - New Fave!
  • Frances S.
    Frances St. CyrAugust 19, 2012
    Honestly, the red velvet pancakes were okay. But the creme brûlée French toast was amazing. And the fried chicken.
  • Alexa
    AlexaAugust 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The eggs benedict is phenom
  • Urban S.
    Urban SwankJuly 24, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Next Time I'm Bringing My Girls! Read more
  • Ashley N.
    Ashley NguyenJune 30, 2012
    Everything is SO good here!!!!
  • Lazeric W.
    Lazeric WhiteMay 28, 2012
    Not behaving myself!
  • Eater
    EaterMay 23, 2012
    Fried chicken, fancy hot dogs, comfort food done in a way your mom never did - all paired with wines. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Ashley E.
    Ashley EApril 23, 2012
    Good Eats on Washington.....Fried Chicken, Mac N Cheese, Greens..... # Tha Truth
  • Andria W.
    Andria WApril 15, 2012
    Grapefruit mimosas on Sunday all afternoon... Perfection.
  • girlubkillnem H.
    girlubkillnem HarrisApril 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best mac n cheese in the world!
  • Arthur M.
    Arthur MitchellMarch 7, 2012
    Best Bar to Mix Wine and (Grilled) Cheese
  • Michael S.
    Michael SumuelFebruary 28, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Fried egg sandwich ftw!!!
  • Crystal W.
    Crystal WhiteFebruary 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    When they say 15 minutes for a to go order they really mean 30 minutes! Dine in or don't bother...
  • Crystal W.
    Crystal WhiteFebruary 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The grilled cheese is not as good as it looks but the Max & Cheese is awesome!
  • Laura C.
    Laura ChanFebruary 20, 2012
    Best of Houston 2011 - Top 10 Hot Dogs - #7
  • Lisa T.
    Lisa ThomasFebruary 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Jake cakes are awesome for brunch
  • Imo U.
    Imo UdomFebruary 18, 2012
    Best fried chicken in America
  • Randy H.
    Randy HaynesJanuary 17, 2012
    Nacho Mana's Oysters!! If your an oyster fan, "Just Do It!"
  • Kristina B.
    Kristina BralyDecember 18, 2011
    Their Eggs Max left a lot to be desired, but the creme brûlée French toast is to die for!
  • Jeffrey W.
    Jeffrey WootenDecember 18, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    There isn't a bad dish here. Menu changes with the season. Winter brought oxtail ravioli and bone marrow pate. Service is great. Attentive and knowledgeable. Single chicas like have girls nite here.
  • Stephanie J.
    Stephanie JordanDecember 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the mashed potatoes!!!
  • Sandra V.
    Sandra VerasteguiDecember 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    love the brunch!!
  • LaShonda A.
    The Drunk Bread and Fried Chicken is the Best!!!!!
  • Kandice F.
    Kandice FunderburkNovember 12, 2011
    You MUST have the fried chicken!!!! It's awesome!!!
  • Fatima
    FatimaOctober 9, 2011
    bison sliders are good + the fries have a weird sweet seasoning + the pickles are yum
  • Edith S.
    Edith SantiagoSeptember 25, 2011
    Grapefruit mimosas are great!
  • Sharon H.
    Sharon HallSeptember 12, 2011
    Southern fried chicken is the best aswell as the sourhern cornbread!
  • Lisa F.
    Lisa FSeptember 4, 2011
    Fried egg sandwich . . . to die for! Best washed down with at least one mimosa.
  • Sacre Bleu Wine
    Sacre Bleu WineAugust 19, 2011
    Think Sacre Bleu Cabernet Sauvignon.
  • Andre H.
    Andre HumpheryAugust 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    MWD has the best burger in town! Worth all $17
  • Cory G.
    Cory GiovanellaAugust 7, 2011
    Best mac & cheese.
  • Darrell P.
    Darrell PierceJuly 24, 2011
    An absolute must! Everything here is unique and very tasty!
  • CultureMap Houston
    CultureMap HoustonJuly 14, 2011
    A favorite weekend brunch spot, must haves include the red velvet pancakes, chicken fried ribeye and eggs and the creme brulee french toast.
  • Ryan B.
    Ryan BMay 3, 2011
    Seems like a nice place but the power is out...did they not pay their electric bill?
  • Lisa H.
    Lisa HApril 20, 2011
    Kobe burger is to die for!
  • Brandi L.
    Brandi LuddingtonApril 10, 2011
    The absolute best French Toast and grapefruit mimosas in Houston!
  • Guy B.
    Guy BlondeMarch 29, 2011
    Good food, very good wine selection, nice place.
  • Jeffrey W.
    Jeffrey WootenMarch 19, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the vension pot stickers. Good eating.
  • ashley h.
    ashley hoffmanOctober 8, 2010
    The Max and Cheese is the best Mac and cheese I have even eaten!!! Try it for sure!
  • Vanessa H.
    Vanessa H.October 3, 2010
    Max and cheese + southern fried chicken! Also, their cornbread is delish!
  • eva
    evaAugust 22, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Grapefruit mimosas at brunch. Yummy!
  • Andrea A.
    Andrea AlfordAugust 5, 2010
    Max N Cheese!!!
  • Jennifer M.
    Jennifer MartinJune 6, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Sit at the bar to get great wine recommendations and see all of the fabulous food pass by: fried egg sandwich, fried chicken, wagyu burger or "haute" dog, duck taquitos - can't go wrong here !
  • Sarah J.
    Sarah JonesApril 17, 2010
    Best egg sandwich on the planet... Would give my left arm for one of these!
  • Brooke J.
    Brooke Jacobs-RossApril 16, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Hit up Max's for Friday lunch - they have the perfect hangover food ;)
  • Lisa
    LisaMarch 21, 2010
    their bread pudding is my absolute favorite. Especially after a few glasses of wine. Yum!
  • James T.
    James TolbertMarch 21, 2010
    Get the Kobe Burger or the!!
  • EPeezie F.
    EPeezie FoSheezyMarch 20, 2010
    I'm not a red wine drinker, but La Escondida Malbec will convert me.
  • John
    JohnFebruary 10, 2010
    Eat the fried chicken. It rocks!
  • Lindsey G.
    Lindsey GeorgeFebruary 10, 2010
    All I have to say is Brunch! The Fried Egg Sandwich, OMG! I don't even like fried foods especially not eggs, but i have to say this is the best sandwich I have ever had in my life! (1 can feed 2 ppl) Read more
  • Kristin L.
    Kristin LeeAugust 18, 2009
    Try the Bin 28 Penfold Shiraz. Special HH wine this week.
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