Max's Wine Dive

13 recent ratings
$$ • Wine Bar, Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Fried Chicken, Fries
Safety Rating
11 ratings

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4720 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007
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Celiac

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Really good fried chicken

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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Great food, highly trained staff! Tuesday special two for Tuesday, two pieces of fried chicken (GF), tons of fries and some gf buns! Delicious

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 8 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Absolutely amazing fried chicken. The owner had celiac disease. I got the Bellini, Fried chicken, and fries. The staff is also super nice.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 9 months ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Reported to have dedicated kitchen space
  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer
  • Fried Chicken
  • Fries
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Wine Bar

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Gluten-Free at Max's Wine Dive
Fried Chicken & Southern Style Meatloaf
Crispy Deviled Eggs & Sticky Pork Ribs
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Symptomatic Celiac

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The entire waitstaff was very friendly and our waitress made sure my meal was gluten free in all aspects. Their menu is over half marked (GF) “gluten friendly” and a couple items are (AGF) “ask for gluten friendly.” The thought to have great tasting fried chicken that is gluten friendly was an amazing treat as well. Even the fried deviled eggs were made with potato flour, so an extra added treat to have an appetizer as well. Definitely would recommend this place to anyone.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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I have ordered here many times and they’re usually pretty good when you go in the restaurant but do not order for delivery. They do no listen when you say gluten friendly. I have ordered the chicken Caesar salad gluten friendly many times and this is the 3rd time it’s come with gluten containing croutons. We’ve spoken to a manager multiple times and was told that it wouldn’t happen again but it has. Not safe.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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We got the gluten free fried chicken. The menu price is $24 but they charge you $38. It’s not that good. The mashed potatoes aren’t good they have garlic heavily added and a gritty texture. My chicken was raw but they did take it back and fix it. Had 2 people in our party that ordered gluten free burgers. They did come on a gluten free bun. They liked the spicy mustard on it. And liked the flavor of the burger. And it’s very loud with music wears on the nerves quickly. They do have a large selection of wine. So if you drink you will like that portion of it. Did not have a gluten free menu but staff was knowledgeable and able to tell you what they had available

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Below Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Fired chicken, French fries, AND (deep fried) deviled eggs, amazing. Everyone was super knowledgeable! Fantastic food, and stop. I'm celiac and sensitive. Great experience.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Owner has Celiac. The manager told me that they have been working on perfecting the recipe and I have to say that it was absolutely fantastic. Separate fryer and they have gf bread for the cheese board as well. So good and I would recommend it to anyone in the Downtown Houston area.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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I’ve been coming here for over 3 years. I always order the GF fried chicken with mash potatoes and greens. It takes longer to cook but WELL WORTH IT!!! I am highly sensitive and have never had any interactions. Very knowledgeable staff. Only downside is limited outdoor seating (Washington Ave location only— the Montrose location has great outdoor seating)

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for keto
  • Good for lunch
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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We had a lovely evening. I asked about the risk of cross-contamination and they said that they have a separate fryer that they use for the gluten-free fried chicken. It is worth calling in advance, because once in a blue moon the fryer is down, and they fry everything in one fryer. My husband and I both had the gluten-free fried chicken, and we also enjoyed the collard greens and mashed potatoes that accompany it. I can’t remember the last time that I was able to eat fried chicken on the bone.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Reviews Allfried chicken 109 brunch 62 greens 29 grits 17 +6 Sort by Most relevant Newest Highest Lowest Susanne Nemmer (Susanne) Local Guide·114 reviews·83 photos 10 hours ago NEW What a fiasco.....we ordered their Friendsgiving "special" that would serve up to 5 people. Being from out of town and staying in a hotel, this made sense. We ended up paying $211 for fried chicken and mashed potatoes and 4 single serving … More

Kelsey Wu Local Guide·104 reviews·248 photos 2 months ago Oh so good! I have a had a lot of fried chicken in my days but this takes the crown. Not overly oily, light crispy texture, juicy flavorful chicken and well paired bubbles. We subbed the potatoes for the Spanish Potatoes… I wouldn’t say … More

1 M!ka3lla Barr3ra Local Guide·93 reviews·224 photos a month ago A place we came across on a whim. Friendly staff, wonderful atmosphere. Food, delicious. We had the warm Brussel sprouts and Fried Deviled Eggs. Fancy drinks. We had the Froze. We came during brunch and I'm thinking it wasn't a "Peak … More

+2 2 Brittany Williams 33 reviews·40 photos 4 months ago Hubby and I stopped for brunch today and we were very satisfied. I made reservations but didn't need to. Although it's a small establishment, it wasn't packed at all. We started off with the Orbit Frozé and deviled eggs with bacon (extra … More

+2 4 MAX's Wine Dive (Owner) 4 months ago Brittany, we are so happy you enjoyed brunch with us! Don't forget to get the 4 piece french toast next time ;) Bisi Ajala Local Guide·91 reviews·926 photos a year ago Food was great. Came in after church service with the fam. Believe I was that hungry, but doesn't take away from the idea that the food was great. I ordered two different main plates, yes I hungry. Granted they both had similar items on the … More

+4 4 MAX's Wine Dive (Owner) a year ago Thank you for the review and kind words! We look forward to serving you and yours again soon! Ariston Teleo 17 reviews·35 photos 2 months ago Decided to try this place while visiting Houston recently. I was not disappointed at all. … More

1 MAX's Wine Dive (Owner) 2 months ago Ariston, thank you! Nikki Ball Local Guide·65 reviews·55 photos 8 months ago Max's is one of my favorite brunch spots. I love their fried chicken and greens. The last time I went it was around Mardi Gras so I got the Mardi Gras French Toast and chicken wings. Their Froze' frozen mimosas are the best!

1 MAX's Wine Dive (Owner) 8 months ago Nikki, thank you for this amazing review! We look forward to serving you again! Faith Davis Local Guide·154 reviews·1605 photos 5 months ago So, I visited this spot with a brunch group I just joined. The food was excellent, great staff. The atmosphere was really nice.

+5 MAX's Wine Dive (Owner) 5 months ago Thank you, Faith! Orlan Rolling Local Guide·22 reviews·29 photos a year ago Dine in | Brunch | $10–20 Took my wife here for brunch for the first time and absolutely loved it. I had the wings and waffle which were great and she had the spare rib burrito with potatoes which was awesome. Nice atmosphere with indoor and outdoor seating … More

1 MAX's Wine Dive (Owner) a year ago Hi Orlan! Thank you for the kind words and fantastic review! We can't wait to serve you and yours again soon! Tyler Fuller Local Guide·426 reviews·1381 photos a year ago Dine in | Brunch | $20–30 Always a great brunch spot with different options. Fried chicken is a staple at Max's especially paired with waffles. Drinks are always good and they have something different on rotation. Staff is attentive and helpful. They have several … More

2 MAX's Wine Dive (Owner) a year ago Hi Tyler, thank you for the wonderful review and kind words! We look forward to serving you and yours again soon! Sean Quirke 60 reviews·29 photos 3 months ago This place is ok. Nice drinks and good service but the fried chicken although a good portion doesn’t have much flavor. If you want the real deal flavor try Gus World Famous or the Breakfast Klub. A little disappointed as it’s their speciality.

1 MAX's Wine Dive (Owner) 3 months ago Sean, we are saddened to hear you did not love MAX's. We hope you visit us again, and give us a chance to earn your 5 stars. CharliAKA08 Local Guide·168 reviews·601 photos 6 months ago first time visiting & it definitely didn't disappoint.. Tim was an amazing server & good was excellent.. 3rd trip.. … More

+5 MAX's Wine Dive (Owner) a year ago Hi CharliAKA08! We are so glad you had such a great experience. We will definitely let Tim know how amazing you guys thought he was and that he did an awesome job taking care of you guys. We are looking forward to having you back again real soon! Mr. Mccoy Local Guide·546 reviews·830 photos 2 months ago This was my first time at this location and I was a little disappointed. The service was excellent, but not so much the food. We ordered the Crispy Deviled Eggs, the Famous Southern Fried Chicken with Collard Greens & Potatoes, Chicken & … More

+7 MAX's Wine Dive (Owner) 2 months ago Mr Mccoy, we hope you give us another chance to earn five stars, and we will level up that H-Town spice for you! Greg Brainerd Local Guide·62 reviews·101 photos a month ago My wife and I love the gluten free fried chicken! So tasty! Highly recommend

Keisha H Local Guide·27 reviews·13 photos 2 months ago Needed more flavor in the chicken. I could not eat all the greens alot of hot sauce and vinegar flavor. So so flavor.

MAX's Wine Dive (Owner) 2 months ago Keisha, thank you for your review. We hope you visit us again, and let us earn your five stars. L Holliday Local Guide·7 reviews·8 photos a year ago Dine in | Brunch | $30–50 The atmosphere was nice, and the food was great! The restaurant seems a tad small, but comfy once seated. I would recommend.

+3 MAX's Wine Dive (Owner) a year ago Thank you for the wonderful review and kind words! We look forward to serving you and yours again soon! Brian Carpani Local Guide·424 reviews·13856 photos a year ago Great experience at Max's. The service by Mario was outstanding and the Houston restaurant week menu was great. Pork belly, fried chicken and brownie were all superb.

+7 MAX's Wine Dive (Owner) a year ago Hi Brian, thank you for the wonderful review and kind words! We will pass on the compliment to Mario and look forward to serving you and yours again soon! Marie Edison Local Guide·144 reviews·69 photos a month ago ***!!!UPDATE 2022: Celebrated my birthday again here and after all these years its STILL FREAKING DELICIOUS!! The cooks here put heart and time on every single piece of food they give you so all of it taste amazing. Even the toast was … More

MAX's Wine Dive (Owner) 2 years ago Marie,

So glad that you all could have a great celebration with us! Yolanda Hooper 5 reviews 4 weeks ago Where do I begin? The food and service is immaculate! I’ve been here 4 times and never disappointed! The fried chicken meal is delicious, collard greens and brussel sprouts are also a great choice! The service is great! A 5-star experience … More Camie B Local Guide·84 reviews·281 photos a year ago Dine in | Brunch Brunch was excellent! One of THE best shrimp & grits I’ve ever had! Cute little place & the service was 10/10.

MAX's Wine Dive (Owner) a year ago Hi Camie, thank you for the kind words and wonderful review! We look forward to serving you and yours again soon! Nijiah Williams Local Guide·24 reviews·151 photos a year ago I had the chicken and waffles. The waffles were great! But the fried chicken wasn't really giving what it was suppose to! The chicken sandwich was pretty good, very crunchy, yet juicy on the inside. When seating at the bar you can see them … More

+2 1 MAX's Wine Dive (Owner) a year ago Thank you for sharing your experience with us! Gautam Shekhar 10 reviews·4 photos a year ago We went for brunch last weekend and we liked the experience. The appetiser (deviled eggs) and mimosa was very good. We got the Spicy Chicken burger which looked pretty tasty! The restaurant is a bit small and can be crowded. The staff were very friendly. I would recommend another visit for sure but make your reservation.

MAX's Wine Dive (Owner) a year ago Hi Guatam, thank you for the wonderful 4 star review. We can’t wait to serve you and yours again soon! Charlie Ho Local Guide·153 reviews·843 photos a year ago Came here for the food and it was pretty disappointing. Had the Mac and cheese which had very little flavor, tasted like watered down cheese sauce. Definitely needed salt. The Houston hot chicken didn't taste spicy at all, just really … More

MAX's Wine Dive (Owner) a year ago Thank you for your feedback Charlie, this will help us make improvements! David C. Local Guide·63 reviews·749 photos a year ago We had the fried chicken bucket special for National Fried Chicken day, and it’s a great deal - 8 pieces of chicken (with chipotle honey or hot sauce), Texas toast (2 slices cut into 4 triangles), and 2 sides for $45. The portion of the … More

MAX's Wine Dive (Owner) a year ago Hi David! Thank you for the fantastic review and kind words! We are so glad we met your expectations and look forward to serving you and yours again soon! RESERVE A TABLE ORDER ONLINE Susanne Nemmer (Susanne) Local Guide·114 reviews·83 photos 10 hours ago NEW What a fiasco.....we ordered their Friendsgiving "special" that would serve up to 5 people. Being from out of town and staying in a hotel, this made sense. We ended up paying $211 for fried chicken and mashed potatoes and 4 single serving desserts. When we called to let them know the order was short 3 of the other items we PAID FOR, they wanted to argue that they saw it and were certain that they bagged it. Nonetheless, they said come get what you're missing. My husband waited 1 hour and 40 minutes for mustard greens, a charcuterie boards, and gluten-free mac n' cheese. And....you guessed it, it was wrong and short again. No greens. If they are going to take orders, at least be sure you can handle the number of people you take orders from. This is our first and last $211 mistake, and definitely our only Max's Wine Dive experience. I give 2 stars because at least the chicken ūüźĒ was good. But to say we were disappointed in the experience is putting it lightly. How 'bout that cheese board? (See Photo)

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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The gluten free fried chicken is AMAZING! The staff was knowledgeable about gluten allergies and informed me that they have a dedicated fryer and gluten free prep area.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Champagne Cobb salad was excellent! Be sure to talk to staff ... most of their fried stuff is not okay but chicken is.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Their GF chicken was amazing! It was a great experience to be able to eat fried chicken again.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Staff was very knowledgeable. We had the deviled eggs and fried chicken. My son had the meatloaf. Wonderfully seasoned and crispy. Even my local grandma loved it!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I got severely glutened from this place. I had the crab cake and gf fried chicken. They reassured me that it was a separate fryer and all celiac friendly but they mentioned they had a new chef that had started and he must not be aware of the sensitivities of celiac as I got very sick immediately after eating here. Beware.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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awesome chicken and apps

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Gluten free FRIED CHICKEN!!! first time in over 30 years!! fabulous bartender!! great selection of wine... a 10** in my book... will definitely be Back... Thank you

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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OMG! It took my cousin from Chicago to come down to Houston to tell me she'd found this place online. I can't remember the last time I had fried chicken and I LOVE the stuff!! I've eaten it twice since March (it's July). I also have to be low-carb/ketogenic due to other metabolic issues and even though I ate 3 pieces, it did not kick me out of ketosis the next day! The first time, the waitress said that the people who have tried both the gf and regular actually say they like the gf version better!!!! It is to die for!!!!! So the plate is about 18 bucks. You get 3 large pcs of FRIED chicken, a leg, a breast and a thigh. It's a LOT of food. You get mashed potatoes, which are ALSO wonderful (but I had to sub due to my other dietary needs), it also comes with some collard greens that are not bad. I'm not the biggest fan of collard greens but mostly because I just have not eaten them a whole lot in my lifetime. It cost me $6 to sub green beans. It was a whole lot of them but I thought it was quite a steep sub. You could sub fries and one or two other things that I couldn't eat for free. As far as I know, there's no other way to get the chicken a la carte. You can add a piece to the plate for like 6 bucks and split it with someone. It is a LOT of food, we are big eaters and we always take food home from here. Like another reviewer said, they have a dedicated fryer for their gluten free chicken. They also have some gluten friendly beer. At least they did when I was there last week. The staff has always been out of this world friendly and super helpful. Definitely on our top 2 gf meals to eat at Htown restaurants. This is for the Washington locations, have not been to others YET ;) (mouth actually watering as I type)

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Fabulous fried chicken. Need to add some desserts to gluten free options.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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Amazing gf fried chicken and beer, as well as a few other yummy choices! Great experience and I appreciate that they noted it was "gluten friendly," and not totally gluten free due to the non gf kitchen. But no tummy issues and that's what's important.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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