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.
American, Comfort Food, Wine Bar
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, Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Click here for information on upcoming events, http://www.maxswinedive.com/austin/calendar-of-events/index.php
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MAX's Wine Dive Austin - San Jacinto Blvd. Ratings and Reviews
On the positive side, the red snapper an ...
On the positive side, the red snapper and chicken fried steak were both really nice. On the down side, the brussel sprouts were under cooked with no seasonings and the cocktails were really slow to arrive. We might not go back with so many other options to try in Austin.
Some of the best Fried Chicken I've ever ...
Some of the best Fried Chicken I've ever eaten. Nice and hot the way I like it.
Friendly and accommodating staff. Music was an ecletic jutebox mix and a little loud, but not really hindering conversation.
Very close to the Austin Convention Center, a short couple of minutes walk.
The only annoyance was a cloud of gnats, apparently their vector control needs to be adjusted.
We made a reservation about 20 minutes b ...
We made a reservation about 20 minutes before heading over because we didn't know how busy it'd be. When we walked in the door, a group of three was standing there obviously annoyed that they weren't being helped; they left about 2 minutes later to eat somewhere else as no hostess returned to seat them. We then stood there for almost 10 minutes before finding a man walking around and told him we had a reservation. He said that he thought reservations were over and asked us to wait. He came over about 5 minutes later and only said, "okay, I'll seat you." No apology for the wait or for being ignored.
The server was nice and thanked us 10 times for waiting but after she brought us water she never returned so I could order that glass of wine I'd wanted. The sandwich was great but the chips were soft. Overall very disappointing time at MAX's.
Love this place but totally fell flat on ...
Love this place but totally fell flat on Labor Day. Regular menu (not brunch) and service was awful. They either didn't anticipate for a crowd (Shame on them - day after a huge home UT football game AND a major holiday. ). Food was meh. No menu accommodations for little kids proved rough, too.
We sat outside, which was great because ...
We sat outside, which was great because we were able to hear each other – but on the other hand, our server may have forgotten about us a few times because we were out of the way. It took FOREVER for us to get our food, even though the restaurant wasn't very busy. When we got our food, it was pretty good.
Great atmosphere. The food was very good ...
Great atmosphere. The food was very good. I had a grilled portobello plate which was pleasantly better than I expected. Although the server was very pleasant they lack in attentiveness. Attention to the minor details would have made the experience really exceptional.
Went for a weekday lunch and had one of ...
Went for a weekday lunch and had one of the best burgers I've tasted in a restaurant. Adele, our server was terrific. Friendly, courteous and spot on! The only negative is that there is no valet parking in the daytime and the street parking is tough.
Jamie was our waitress and was awesome. ...
Jamie was our waitress and was awesome. I take my kids in there for the Chicken and waffles. I like to take them (6 and 11) to good restaurants and half the time the service is horrible because its "kids" at the table. She was awesome, attentive and great with the kids. I wish they didnt change to "wings and waffles" which is a lot less chicken and seemed a little over cooked but Jamie also said we could do the Chicken Plate and sub a waffle for mashed potatoes. We did that for the other order and it was spot on. This is by far my kids favorite place to eat and we make it here about once a month. If you are around for a good time and brunch or dinner go see Jamie.
Started Badly Hostess rude made us wait ...
Started Badly Hostess rude made us wait while she "Chatted" 12mins (really it timed it) with people that did not have a reservation...had to wave down someone else to seat us. Then food was 1:40hours to the table without even a "so sorry or offer to buy us a mimosa" ...once food arrived waiter was no where to be seen. Problem was rampent at multiple tables where we all stared at one another other. It was a Birthday Brunch and my friend's first time ...we asked for the check ...had to chase it down and then got a lame birthday piece of cake we didn't ask for nor did we get a choice and it was the final straw that made us miss the movie treat for her birthday ...all in all a rousing worst event ever. Thanks for ruining the surprise!
Amazing food! We had brunch -- the panca ...
Amazing food! We had brunch -- the pancakes and the honey-butter biscuit with the fried chicken and jalepeno gravy were favorites, and the grits are NOT to be missed (I'm from the South and a bit of a grits expert and some of the best I've ever had). It's good that the food was so amazing because the service was absolutely terrible. We're all pretty young and not particularly picky about service // usually pretty laid back, and we were all REALLY put off by the service, which is saying a lot. We felt like they forgot about us several times -- it took almost 2 1/2 hours to get brunch, which no one had planned on. We constantly had to remind them for water or coffee refills, and it took almost thirty minutes for someone to even ask our order, and it didn't improve from there. We probably waited for our food for over 45 minutes. I would probably go back, but it definitely diminished what was a special occasion and a delicious meal.
What a great find! Even though I didn't ...
What a great find! Even though I didn't have wine, the house cocktails are great. We did have a reservation, and our table was ready when we arrived. Our server was prompt and friendly, checking on us regularly but not too often. The roasted red pepper hummus was nice and spicy, the fried chicken was delicious, as was the shrimp and grits. If only we had left room for dessert! There was a wide variety of people coming into the restaurant which added to the overall energy and ambience. I'm looking forward to my next trip to Austin!!
Business meeting lunch with friends/co-w ...
Business meeting lunch with friends/co-workers. Food was good, table not so much near constantly opening door at entrance with 100 degree heat, though not the restaurants fault. Overall a fun place, and I will go back there again. Menu was a bit limited for lunch, am hopeful they have an expanded menu down the road.
Waited 20 minutes before asking hostess ...
Waited 20 minutes before asking hostess for our waiter. Bison sliders had bread and butter pickles which that was all you could taste. Shrimp and grits was very bland. The chicken was over cooked and dry. Only saw the waiter to take our order and drop the check off. Very disappointed!!
I came here with my mom and grandma visi ...
I came here with my mom and grandma visiting me in Austin. I thought this would be a great spot since they were staying at the Hyatt across the street. The waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable, I particularly wanted a fruity white wine and he suggested one that I loved! We got the mango and snapper ceviche, the burger, the macaroni and cheese with added lobster (SO WORTH IT!) and the bison sliders. Each item was delicious and I definitely recommend coming here!
We always love coming to Max's and are n ...
We always love coming to Max's and are never short of awesome things to say about our experience. I have food allergies and our server (Julia) took special care to make sure everything I had was allergen-free. Great experience, 10/10 would recommend to a friend.
Overall, the service and food was good. ...
Overall, the service and food was good. I had a view of the kitchen window watching the staff plate the meals which I actually preferred I hadn't. The person plating didn't have any gloves on and he forgot my friends bacon for her meal. The other most annoying thing is that parking on a sunday is insane so we valeted, however, although it is specific to Max's, the valet is not related so we went to pay and they accepted cash or you had to sit and download a valet parking app (which I did not have space for on my phone) and pay which included a service fee and they want you to tip. So overall, that was a little frustrating because a lot of places if you don't have cash you can pay indoors. Their food and drinks are good but I would say a little over-priced.
The wine selection is great and you can ...
The wine selection is great and you can have a taste of nearly every part of the wine growing world. The food was a neat mix of gourmet bar food and southern comfort classics done well. I had the fish and chips and added on Mac and cheese. All great. Fish fried just right, good and crispy on the outside and tender and moist on the inside, doesn't need the malt unless you like that flavor. My wife had the fried chicken sliders with truffle fries. She loved it. There patio is great, with the only exception being that in the course of an hour, we where interrupted 4 times by people begging for money. It is also Austin and right downtown, so I guess it is to be expected.
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!
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