Showed up with my girlfriend near closing time. She's not gf, I have celiac and other dietary limitations. Ordered the gluten free friend chicken and mashed potatoes... A little pricey but this isn't -really- a wine dive. Server and main chef were very accommodating though one kitchen employee was grumbling about how close to closing it was (we sat viewing the kitchen...). I didn't get ill and the fried chicken was great. Non-gf GF loved it too.
Second time having the gf country fried chicken and it’s to DIE FOR! They have a dedicated fryer and the sides of potatoes and collard greens were scrumptious. I don’t know how they can make the breading so crispy and flaky but it’s simply delectable. They have a honey chipotle sauce for dipping on the side that ignited my tastebuds in a world of salty, crispy, sweet, and tangy. I’m truly thankful for Max’s Wine Dive for their dedication to celiac safe cuisine that makes me feel like a normal diner.
Their GF jalapeño buttermilk fried chicken was amazing! We also had a great salad with huge jumbo shrimp. Great bubbles list too. They were very careful with our GF order and told us the round plates indicate GF while the square are not gf. Several people came to check on our order and reassure us throughout the eve.
When I told the server I was celiac, he was extremely responsive and reassuring in letting me know they take precautions to avoid cc. Chef Rob also came out and spoke to us, telling me that he will handle my food start to finish and I will be safe. I was and it was amazing. I had an omelet and America fries, I did not get sick. He was awesome and so was the experience.
I’m over the moon to finally have gf fried chicken!! The menu is very clearly marked between gf and “ask to be made gf” and the waitstaff was great about accommodating my friend’s lemon allergy, too.
The food was amazing, I must say that first. But when I told our waiter my girlfriend had celiac and she will get really sick with cross contamination, he brought out a cheese board with the bread sitting on top of the cheeses/food. When we requested it to be fixed, he seemed to get annoyed. But the gluten free fried chicken was definitely all it was cracked up to be!
Had a very memorable, delicious meal here, just a block from the convention center! I had the GF fried chicken salad and it was absolutely perfect. Would go again in a heartbeat. Note that some of their items are done in shared fryers -- wanted to tried the fried deviled eggs but they are done in a shared fryer. (GF chicken is separate/safe.)
Get the gf fried chicken! I also recommend making a reservation if you are going on a Saturday night. Fun place, AWESOME chicken, and a very educated establishment. They even made a special dessert for my birthday.
I'm a celiac and tried this restaurant visiting Austin. The sous chef Rob came out to let me know they had an potential contamination issue and they were changing the fryer's oil. He then sent out a complimentary plate of amazing made in-house gluten free crackers, fruit and cheese. Service and food are fantastic.
Owner is celiac and they take gluten free seriously. The manager Ryan was very friendly and helpful. I also have allergies to alliums (onion and garlic) and he talked to the chef and came back with 3 recommendations. They could do a burger or their grilled chicken. I got the latter with mashed potatoes and it was wonderful. 3 hours later not throwing up, so I know it was safe. Mellow restaurant bar near the convention center. Good selection of wine and beer on tap. Not too crowded or too loud. I would go back again for sure.
For the first time I enjoyed the pleasure of having gluten free fried chicken with mash potatoes and greens. The chicken was simply delicious. Very nice atmosphere and the music was great. Look forward to going back. The gentleman that took our order, very knowledgeable about what is happening downtown Austin. We had an extra great time because of his information.
Gluten free fried chicken, mashed potatoes and side salad were great. Loved gluten free brownie ice cream sandwich for dessert which was big enough for two. Good service. Did not get sick. Wine was pricey which drops rating to 4.
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.
I have Celiac and have to be very careful what and where I eat. I have severe reactions to even small amounts of gluten. I was excited but afraid to eat here. they told me the owner has Celiac. So it made me feel a little bit better. There menu has options that can be prepared gluten free. I had the FRIED CHICKEN ; mashed potatos and collard greens. Huge servings. breast thigh and leg. It was Awesome!! And I didn't get sick.Yeah!! they also have a dedicated fryer... woo hoooo!! And the wine was great too... I will be back!!!
We stopped here based on good reviews but the entire experience was terrible, start to finish. They said the fried chicken would take 30 minutes but it took an hour. We ordered Caesar salad while we waited and it never arrived. Then there was some sort of contamination after waiting an hour for our food and we saw the chef yelling at our server that the menu says ‘gluten-friendly’, not ‘gluten-free’... We were told the fries were not gluten free on the tender basket and that we would get a salad instead, but guess what was brought out, with the tenders sitting right on top...fries! Absolutely terrible experience. After waiting an hour! We were in at 2pm and there were very few tables, almost no one else in the entire restaurant- stay away if you’re celiac. We should have known when we saw ‘gluten friendly’ instead of ‘gluten free’ on the menu but took a risk based on positive reviews. Wrong choice.
The Gluten Free Fried chicken is amazing!! The staff is very accommodating and knowledgeable. The menu is clear about what dishes are already gf and what can be altered to be gf and vegan. I will definitely be back to try brunch!
One of my favorite restaurant experiences! Great wine list. Great music! Great service! And the fried chicken was AMAZING! The chef came out after I was eating to check and asked me if I was celiac. I am not but my daughter is. However I eat 100% GF as well.
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.
Awesome gf fried chicken! My highly sensitive daughter has eaten here twice with no symptoms. I would have given the entire meal four stars but we had a few waiters due to one going off duty so I was given my husband's beer rather than my gf cider I ordered. We switched upon figuring out and luckily I didn't suffer any symptoms.
Love this place! They remember my gluten allergy when I make a reservation and even ask "are there anymore allergies we should be aware of?" The fried chicken and collard greens are off the hook. Great brunch menu also. I always feel safe eating here.
The gf fried chicken was better than real fried chicken, it was delicious! Highly recommend this restaurant to anyone with celiac and/or food allergies. Very knowledgeable staff and highly attentive to ensure everything was perfect.