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MAX's Wine Dive Austin

#77 of 3,054 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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207 San Jacinto Blvd, Ste 200, Austin, TX 78701-4002 (Third)
+1 512-904-0111
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10:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived on foot from nearby hotel for late dinner after day of traveling by train and plane. Diagnosed with celiac and hadn't had fried chicken--except at home--in ages. Sat at the bar with a nice drink and watched through large service window as my and other meals were prepared. Dedicated fryer for the fried gluten-free offerings and special plates to... More 

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Thank rkinlaw
Austin, Texas
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best fried chicken I've had in a long time. They recommend chicken and champagne and they were right! It was wonderful! 4 of us ate here for a Sunday lunch and we stayed for 4 bottles. I was quite surprised and delighted.

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Thank travel_nut_1960
Stratford, Connecticut
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for dinner on our last night. We sat out side. The cheeseboard was great. The champagne fried chicken salad was delish as was the egg sandwich. I got the shrimp and grits which was ok. It had a poached egg on it, which I guess i didnt see in the description-- didnt much care for that.

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Thank gkmont
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love this restaurant. I was with a group of 10 or 12 people. The service was great. The fried chicken was the ultimate--best I've had. The chef came to our table to make sure everyone was happy. A very nice gesture and one you don't often see.

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Thank Linda F
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

The gluten free fish was delicious! They were so happy to work with my food allergies. I felt welcomed. And that is not true in many places when you need special accommodations. Loved it!

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Thank Nina J
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63 reviews
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Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Nice lunch menu and outdoor seating were perfect after a morning of seminars. The chicken tenders basket with jalapeño aioli were very good. Good spot.

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Thank Fappug55
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

We chose to sit at the bar in front of the kitchen, where we were entertained by Dorothy. She stopped to show us each of the new dishes as they came out. We had the collards. Which I actually liked. I wanted to try the Brie Very good... loved the Nacho Mamma's Oysters. All in all great fun,great atmosphere and... More 

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Thank Judy D
Round Rock, Texas
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

Good ambience and atmosphere for a modern pub/bar. Larger space inside than it appears from the street. Diverse selection of seating options (long bar, tall tables, short tables). Not too loud. Excellent private dining/corporate space in the basement. Well decorated, though could be used for diverse purposes. Their catering was very good. Good wine selection as well. Given the options... More 

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Thank TwoinNYfromVTandTX
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

We stopped in after other venues and were most pleased with the food and wine. A fun place with folks having a great time it also has a killer wine list at very reasonable prices. I ate from the dessert menu and it had an outstanding blackberry tort that more closely resembled a large piece of cake. Fabulous. Go if... More 

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Thank Marion M
Jupiter, Florida
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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We had a nice dinner here. The food was delish. Ordered the baked Brie to start and then fried chicken, mac n cheese, and a couple of other starters as our meal; the fried chicken and Mac n cheese are amazing! So delicious. We had 7:00 reservations. Upon arriving (to a pretty empty restaurant), we were told by the young... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Cuisine
American, Wine Bar, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 207 San Jacinto Blvd, Ste 200, Austin, TX 78701-4002
    (Third)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 512-904-0111
Description
There's nothing wrong with sipping remarkable wine to a bit of rock n' roll in the Live Music Capital of the World is there? Nah, we didn't think so either. Welcome to MAX's Wine Dive Austin. Perched on the corner of 2nd Street and San Jacinto Blvd., a stone's throw from The Austin Convention Center and a stroll from The Texas State Capital Building, MAX's Wine Dive is the stop for your dining experience in the heart of downtown Austin. Embracing the music that pumps Austin's veins, MAX's Wine Dive goes above and beyond what you ever thought a wine bar or restaurant was supposed to be. With a vast array of gourmet comfort food with a twist, locally sourced farm to table taste bud tacklers from Executive Chef Erica Beneke (yeah, you may know her as the winner of Chopped), and a wine list that includes fan favorite labels, unique and interesting selections and some privately sourced options, we mean to leave our mark on the restaurant and wine bar scene. MAX's Wine Dive Austin is one of the largest Wine Dives due to the tremendous event space downstairs known as "The Underground." Stretching more than 6,000 square feet beneath the restaurant and our two neighboring establishments, "The Underground" is comprised of three separate rooms, all varying in size and décor. "The Lounge" is home to our high-end wine cellar and lockers, and is the perfect space for private diners, business meetings or wine socials. "The Vintage" offers a bit more room for larger affairs such as anniversary and birthday parties or corporate work gatherings. Lastly, our "Grand Reserve", which is our largest space, can accommodate anything from weddings to rehearsal dinners, to large-scale celebrations of any sort! Whether you're celebrating in "The Underground" or hanging out upstairs and marveling over Chef Erica's delectable dishes, we are here to ensure you have a memorable experience. So if you're catching some of Austin's live music up on 6th Street, looking for some light bites and bubbles after a walk around Lady Bird Lake or coming in from seeing our famous Austin Bats on the Congress Street Bridge, be sure to hit up our comfortable and cool atmosphere. We will be the restaurant with aromas of Grandma's cooking wafting outside of the door, and Johnny Cash slinging Folsom Prison banter over our speakers.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?