About MAX's Wine Dive Austin - San Jacinto Blvd.
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!
American, Comfort Food, Southern
Hours of Operation:
Sunday: 10AM – 10PM (Brunch: 10am-3pm, Dinner: 3pm-10pm)
Monday – Friday: 11AM – 12AM (Lunch: 11am-3pm, Dinner: 3pm-12am)
Saturday: 10AM – 12AM (Brunch: 10am-3pm, Dinner: 3pm-12am)
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Featuring a Texas-proud jukebox covering all your favorites - from Johnny Cash to ZZ Top to AC/DC. Perfect for our late-night "Reverse" Happy Hour!
Click here for more information, http://www.maxswinedive.com/austin/catering_private-dining/index.php
Valet parking is available, as is street parking, garage parking, and surface parking lots.
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Special Events & Promotions:
Click here for information on upcoming events, http://www.maxswinedive.com/austin/calendar-of-events/index.php
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Austin’s most unique private event venue, The Underground ft. 3 event spaces. Close to 6,000 square feet of “wine cellar” environment, with original warehouse cement columns & exposed ducts–all accented with wine bottle candelabras, luxurious carpeting & beautiful art from local Austin artists.
MAX's Wine Dive Austin - San Jacinto Blvd. Ratings and Reviews
The food as always was awesome as well a ...
The food as always was awesome as well as the service. The music was way too loud though it felt like we were in a nightclub on a Sunday afternoon having brunch. We couldn't hear the rest of our group sitting across from us. We asked for the volume to be turned down but it never was. Other than that it was a great experience.
This is no "dive" bar; it's a dive into ...
This is no "dive" bar; it's a dive into a Great wine selection! The food was superb! Went in a Sunday night & they were serving Brunch all day. We love having breakfast for dinner so that made us very happy. They even make GF FRIED chicken AND waffles! I was in heaven! Not many places go to that level of attention for GF diners. The fried chicken was moist --- I'm telling you, juicy moist! So fabulous I'm going to crave it long after I go home...we'll be back!
We came to MAX's for dinner before going ...
We came to MAX's for dinner before going out for my bachelorette party. The wine and food were both fantastic. Everyone left extremely pleased. I don't live in Austin, but whenever I am back in town I will definitely put MAX's on my to-do list!
Simply put, the macaroni was a let-down. ...
Simply put, the macaroni was a let-down. I truly thought it would be the highlight of the evening! I had the fried chicken and champagne salad and it did not strike me either. The service and atmosphere were impeccable, but I had huge hopes because of the restaurant's reputation.
The taste of the waffle didn't correlate ...
The taste of the waffle didn't correlate well with my chicken. My chicken was chewy and not hot, however, it was seasoned and tasted very good. I just couldn't eat it because it was chewy. It was my best friends birthday and she LOVES chicken and waffles, but was quite disappointed by the waffle. All in all, the atmosphere was great, but the food was a big disappointment. I feel I had wasted my money.
great second visit
This was my second visit to Max's and I am happy to say it was as good as my first visit. I started my meal with the excellent oyster appetizer (half order), complemented by a glass of Garreau Bordeaux Blanc that was recommended by my sever when I asked for a sauvignon blanc recommendation. Then I had the Max's Signature Burger, plus bacon, complemented by a glass of Mira Billa Rosso following tastings of three different wines offered by my server. My meal was excellent, my server did a nice job suggesting wines, and service was excellent. Highly recommended!
Great fried chicken and wine selection.
I had a very pleasant experience dining. They offer reasonable prices for wine. Dishes can be pricey if you choose. They also have dishes that are cheaper. Overall, the food was very good and the service was great. I would recommend to try.
A few changes could really make this place a star!
While the sound level and some of our dishes were not what we wanted, we liked Max's and found the staff hospitable and our evening enjoyable.
I am old, but even my young niece and nephew felt the music was just too loud. It is a restaurant that seems to think making the place noisy will somehow bring a cool vibe, but they are wrong! It just seemed hectic.
We were seated promptly and our waiter, though busy, was friendly and attentive.
The food was good, but some of the dishes really needed an objective critique. The hummus appetizer was reasonably priced and tasty but the carrots were hard as a rock- a quick steam to soften them would allow them to still be used for dipping but not jarringly crunchy. The portabello mushroom entree was a single mushroom swimming in a quinoa grit type mixture that was too rich and really, just sorta gross. The ingredients for this should be re-configured so you don't feel like you're eating a bowl of cream with chunks of stuff in it.
The fried chicken and chicken fried steak were enjoyable and very hearty. The brussel sprouts - absolutely no criticism about them!
Our wine was reasonably priced also and delicious.
Thank you for making our engagement special
This past Thursday I proposed to my now fiance just moments before going to Max's Wine Dive. 3 years ago it was where we went on our first date, and I wanted to relive that magical moment. Earlier in the week when I made my reservation, I had requested the table we had on our first date. They had complied with no problem and were excited to be part of our special evening. We were greeted with champagne and couldn't have been nicer to us on our special day. As usual the food was amazing as we come here anyway to eat. But what was even nicer they said they actually remembered us. Thank you to the Staff, and management at Max's Wine Dive for making it such a special day for us.
It was a good place but puzzled by their ...
It was a good place but puzzled by their wine policy. It's a wine bar but would rather serve you wine that been open for 3 days than open a new bottle. 15 bucks for stale wine? Don't think so. If your drinking white than fine- but red- no one wants stale red wine. Food was good- tho chicken was dry.
Julianne was amazing as a waitress! Supe ...
Julianne was amazing as a waitress! Super helpful and great menu advice upon request. We never waited for a refill. The food and specials were delicious!!! I'll be back the next time I'm in Austin!
Try the honey butter chicken biscuit for crunchy deliciousness that makes all other eggs Benedict sad and lonely. And I want to live deep inside a bowl of the sxsw.
Unique Menu, Good Wines, Fine Service
We like to say "Keep Austin Weird" and Max's wine dive fits right in! The unique menu offers choices of small and large plates so you can nibble or indulge while you savor delicious wines. The infamous mac and cheese with jalepeno and bacon is off-the-charts delicious - enjoy it with a Pinot Grigio!
Food was good, service was bad.
I've eaten at Max's many times. Normally, everything is great. Don't know what the issue was, but it took 40+ minutes for our food to get out. We could have asked our waitress about the delay, but she was no where to be found during that time, and didn't care at all when we brought the issue up. Also, one of my chicken breasts had been cooked so long that it was hard.
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