If you’ve never been to Max’s Wine Dive, I am going to appeal to your good senses, and convince you that you might want to add it to your list of weekend priorities.  Max’s was originally established in Houston in 2003 by Lasco Enterprises, offering gourmet cuisine in a casual atmosphere. The restaurant has always been a city favorite for lunch and dinner, continuing to impress downtowners with its splendid brunch menu. With menu favorites like Fried Crawfish Eggs Benedict, the Fried Egg Sandwich, and arguably the best Fried Chicken and Waffles in town, Max’s continues to make its mark as an impressive staple in Austin’s increasingly competitive  restaurant community.

And now, a few of our favorites…

Fried Chicken and Waffles

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There are only a few serious contenders in town for Austin’s best Fried Chicken and Waffles, and Max’s has set the standard for the competition.  The chicken is deep-fried slow and low in order to keep its perfect juiciness and color. The chicken is so unbelievably juicy and delicious, you will probably want to drive to your own mother’s house and slap her.  Instead, take her to Max’s for brunch and convince her to start using their recipe.  


Fried Crawfish Eggs Benedict

Eggs Crawfish Benedict


“Who Dat?”  This is one of my favorite dishes in brunch history.  Max’s brings a little bit of New Orleans creole goodness to Austin with a classic Eggs Benedict topped with two fist fulls of delicately cornmeal-battered and fried crawfish tails, smothered with Max’s own special hollandaise sauce.  So amazing, so savory as the sauce and egg yolk soaks through the muffin and battered crawfish and diced potatoes.  Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Fried Egg Sanwich

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This is the mother of all fried egg sandwiches.  Three eggs over-easy, thick slices of applewood-smoked bacon, garlic black truffle aioli, gruyère, crisp lettuce, and golden and red tomatoes drizzled with truffle oil.  It’s so simple and so good you know what to do!  Don’t ask questions, just eat it and thank me later! 






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Hayden Walker
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Hayden Walker is the Editor in Chief and Director of Operations for Austin Food Magazine

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