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With an extensive wine list and a happy hour that will seriously save you some cash, Max’s Wine Dive in Dallas should be your new summer go-to spot! First off, the important stuff. Their happy hour features an extensive list of $5 wines by-the-glass as well as a special list for the more sophisticated palette (a.k.a. Two Buck Chuck isn’t your go-to wine) to enjoy at 50% off. Wines on this list boast the names of such wineries as Nickel & Nickel and Duckhorn. Once you pick up your jaw from the floor, mark your iCal to give you a reminder for every Monday through Friday beginning at 4 p.m.

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Next up is their new summer menu, which they so kindly invited me to come out and try!

First up were several appetizers such as Chicken Fried Nothing with Pachi Pachi goat cheese dipping sauce and a Blue Crab and Bacon Dip served with house-made pepper crackers. The Blue Crab and Bacon Dip was my favorite as I felt it was more summer appropriate with the blue crab ingredient. It was creamy with a little bite to it because of the pepper crackers. Oh, and because bacon.

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The next course they paraded out to meet our hungry eyes was a light and refreshing take on the traditional wedge salad. Their Butter Lettuce “Wedgettes” had pan-roasted asparagus, bacon lardoons, baby fennel all sitting on mini butter lettuce wedges and drizzled in THE PERFECT summer dressing- green garlic-parmesan vinaigrette. I’m one who thinks that a good salad and summer go hand in hand so this was one of my favorite dishes. We were also given Short Rib Sliders during this course but I ate mine too quickly and no photo was taken. #SorryNotSorry #ItWasThatTasty

And then, came the Chef’s 9-Cheese Mac. It was just like the homemade mac & cheese your grandma used to fix for those summer cookouts. Pure ooey gooey perfection!


9-Cheese mac & cheese


The main course was full of delicious entrees such as Pork Spare Ribs, creamed corn and even sautéed mushrooms but the showstopper was the Lobster Tail 2.0. This is what dreams are made of here in Texas! An 8oz. chicken friend lobster tail atop a jalapeno sweet corn waffle drizzled with parsley butter and served with a side of syrup.

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All in all, everything was absolutely delicious but I would not call this a ‘light and refreshing’ type of summer menu. More like a ‘tried and true southern’ type of summer menu. So, if you’ just need to quench your thirst for vino or you have a big appetite, then you’ll want to make your way over to Max’s Wine Dive Dallas. With inside seating, bar seating, and a great outside covered patio, you’ll surely have your needs met here!


(Disclaimer: I was provided with a complimentary sampling, and all thoughts are my own.)