Max's Wine Dive

Max's Wine Dive

Southern / Soul Food Restaurant, Wine Bar, and New American Restaurant · Washington Avenue - Memorial Park
4720 Washington Ave Ste B (at Shepherd Dr), Houston, TX 77007, United States
Open until 2:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 11:00 AM–Midnight
  • Fri–Sat
    • 10:00 AM–2:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 10:00 AM–Midnight
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Happy Hour
Beer, Wine, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Fried Chicken and Champagne?...Why the Hell Not?!


Based on 246 votes

People like this place

  • What you need to know
    "The MAX and cheese with truffle cream sauce is fantastic."(5 Tips)
    Damaris R.
    "The fried egg sandwich and shrimp and grits are both delicious!!"(10 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)
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  • fried chicken
  • brunch food
  • wine
  • grapefruit mimosas
  • fried egg sandwich
  • creme brûlée French toast
  • red velvet pancakes
  • collard greens
  • good for a late night
  • grits
  • comfort food
  • lobster
  • good for dates
  • cornbread
  • hot dogs
  • trendy
  • happy hour
  • taquitos
  • cake
  • cozy
  • Annette W.

    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!

    Annette Williams · September 14
  • Mary H.

    The mac and cheese is awesomesauce

    Mary Henderson · August 28
  • Joshua J.

    Jake Cakes & Wings

    Joshua Jagnanan · August 27
  • Augustine V.

    I would eat here every day if it wouldn't kill me. Max and cheese FTW

  • "Where's Jim?!?" J.

    Start with one side of the menu and Go!

  • Michael L.

    The fried chicken is the thing to get, no question about it. Ask for is spicy (off menu)!

  • Kaminsky E.

    This place is amazing. Love the smothered fried lobster.

    Kaminsky Evans · June 15
  • Travis N.

    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

    The greens that come with the fried chicken are delectable.

    Meg · April 23
  • Houston Press

    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

    Houston Press · April 15
  • Cesar V.

    TGIF at Maxs

    Cesar Villagran · February 6
  • Tracy S.

    Get the fried chicken. Wow, delicious.

    Tracy S · January 28
  • Mary B.

    Scotch egg for the win.

    Mary Buchan · October 28, 2014
  • Alexa

    Fried egg sandwich.

    Alexa · October 17, 2014
  • Caroline H.

    So amazing!

    Caroline Harpster · October 13, 2014
  • Maddie T.

    Fried chicken w/ collard greens & mash is so freakin' good. We loved Laura!

    Maddie Tran · September 24, 2014
  • Damaris R.

    The fried egg sandwich and shrimp and grits are both delicious!!

    Damaris R · August 29, 2014
  • Damaris R.

    Fried egg sandwich is huge and delicious!

    Damaris R · August 29, 2014
  • TV Food Maps

    Check out Max's Wine Dive as seen on Crave Read more

    TV Food Maps · August 28, 2014
  • Carlais P.

    Great jalapeno buttermilk fried chicken, dessert malbec & collard greens

    Carlais Pyles · August 25, 2014
  • Dustin L.

    The good is surprisingly good

    Dustin Lyday · August 19, 2014
  • Judy N.

    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.

    Judy Nguyen · August 7, 2014
  • Houston Press

    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

    Houston Press · August 4, 2014
  • Food Network

    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

    Food Network · August 4, 2014
  • Men's Health Mag

    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

    Men's Health Mag · August 3, 2014
  • Rajat R.

    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!

    Rajat Roy · July 22, 2014
  • Venus M.

    Red Velvet Pancakes!!!! Nuf' said!

    Venus McCoy · May 31, 2014
  • Deena S.

    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 :-)

    Deena Sellers · April 20, 2014
  • Dallas P.

    My spot when in Houston,,,

    Dallas Party Man · March 21, 2014
  • Farida

    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".

    Farida · March 12, 2014
  • Martin V.

    Max and cheese is amazing. Definitely must try

    Martin Vicente · January 26, 2014
  • Rachel M.

    The creme brûlée French toast and chicken fried ribeye are out of this world delicious.

    Rachel Matthews · September 29, 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.

    IAHGVA SGR · August 24, 2013
  • A.J. V.

    The fried chicken is the bomb!!!

    A.J. Valenson · August 23, 2013
  • Brian L.

    Chicken Fried Lobster was amazing!

    Brian Luque · August 12, 2013
  • Houston Press

    Brunch: Friday & Saturday 1am-3pm, Sunday 9am-3pm. In the mood for eggs? Try the fried egg sandwich!

    Houston Press · July 2, 2013
  • Luke

    Overpriced and not very good.

    Luke · June 30, 2013
  • My Table Magazine

    At Max’s, you’re encouraged to pair their wines with the menu of next-level comfort food, like truffled macaroni and... Read more

    My Table Magazine · June 14, 2013
  • Teresa

    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.

    Teresa · May 22, 2013
  • Leslie N.

    The French Toast is simply AMAZING!!!!

    Leslie Ni'Cole · May 4, 2013
  • Cal

    Half off champagne Tuesdays!

    Cal · April 17, 2013
  • Traphena L.

    Ask for Vincent as your waiter! Very awesome!

    Traphena Lipscomb · March 16, 2013
  • Edidiong O.

    Vincent is a AWESOME waiter!!!

    Edidiong Obot · March 16, 2013
  • 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

    Local Houston Magazine · March 4, 2013
  • Abby A.

    Wine pours are not the most generous, go with a bottle instead.

    Abby Abruzzo · January 19, 2013
  • Michael S.

    I love this place but the grilled cheese sandwich was ridiculously pitiful.

    Michael Sumuel · January 2, 2013
  • Jennifer M.

    Sit at the bar - the servers are generous with tastings and you get to see all of the delicious dished pass by

    Jennifer Martin · December 5, 2012
  • ZeBeat M.

    Service here is great

    ZeBeat Maker · November 8, 2012
  • Brian K.

    Sunday brunch is killer but make a reservation!!

    Brian Kreps · November 4, 2012
  • Anthony W.

    F what u heard crime brûlée French toast and fried chicken wangz go dine!!!

    Anthony Williams · November 2, 2012

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