Cavanaugh's

4.6
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713 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
Flawless steaks. Fresh seafood. Impeccable service. Enjoy the finest cuisine paired with sweeping river views. Cavanaugh’s is the perfect place for the perfect evening.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Benny
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food was good but for the price of the food the service was subpar. Very slow and not attentive. Not what you would expect for a high end dining experience.

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Marianne
Indiana
35 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Not the best overall experience. Service was not the best. We were seated, our waiter did not not show up for a good 10 minutes. He asked if we were ready to order. No we wanted a drink list, once we ordered drinks, we did not see him for a bit longer. We ordered. We each had a soup or salad, steaks and two sides. Our entrees were brought out. We were surprised to receive them, when I asked the Waiter, he was indifferent that we had not received our soup/salad. I asked him to remove from our bill. (personal pet peeve is getting salads/soups and entrees back to back)

It was NOT busy at all. So I am not sure what the reasoning was, but for what we spent it was not worth it, which is disappointing.

Cavanaugh's
Responded 2 days ago

Hello, Marianne! We are very sorry to hear you did not enjoy your recent experience at Cavanaugh's On The River. We want you to know we hear you and we value your comments regarding our service. We will share your concerns with Cavanaugh's management. We hope you give us another chance as we are always working hard to improve our services.

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BrianB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our anniversary dinner at Cavanaugh's on the River and were not disappointed! The hostess was as nice as she could be and gave us a seat with a beautiful view of the river! Our waitress knew the menu perfectly, and our meals were excellent!

I had the ribeye, cooked medium-rare as ordered with the parmesan mashed potatoes, and my wife ordered a medium NY Strip with the baked potato.

The steaks were great, but I think my wife's baked potato may have been the star! I don't know what they did, but it was the best one I've ever had, at least the few bites my wife let me have 🙂

Our meal was finished with a top-notch turtle cheesecake. It was VERY good!

Awesome place for a fine-dining experience in Evansville!

Cavanaugh's
Responded 2 days ago

Hello, Brian! Happy Anniversary! And thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your experience at Cavanaugh's On The River during your recent visit. We can’t wait to welcome you back soon for MORE!

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RitaD
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was great except the filet. We ordered medium and both steaks were well done. We probably should have sent them back but we ate them. They had a good flavor just overdone. The crablegs were amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just getting out of town. The food is always great and a relaxing atmosphere adds to it!

Cavanaugh's
Responded on July 27, 2020

Hello and thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your experience at Cavanaugh's On The River during your recent visit. Thank you again for sharing your experience with us. We can’t wait to welcome you back for MORE!

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JeffP
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great date night place to eat. I will go back next time I'm in Evansville.

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RobR
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and the pianist was very entertaining. The hostess was very friendly and attentive. We had a wonderful time and will be back soon.

Cavanaugh's
Responded on July 22, 2020

Hello, RobR! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your experience at Cavanaugh's On The River. We can’t wait to welcome you back soon for MORE!

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OpenTable Diner
SW Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very nice. Double date with my wife and daughter. Food was excellent. Service was excellent.

Cavanaugh's
Responded on July 16, 2020

Hello, Open Table Diner! Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience at Cavanaugh's On The River. Thank you again for sharing your experience with us. We can’t wait to welcome you back soon for MORE!!

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KellyS
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have the charred steak it was amazing! The service was excellent and the view was beautiful! Piano was playing in the background so nice!

Cavanaugh's
Responded on July 16, 2020

Hello, KellyS! We are very happy to hear you enjoyed our dining offerings and live music at Cavanaugh's On The River during your recent visit. Thank you again for sharing your experience with us. We can’t wait to welcome you back soon for MORE!

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Reggieg
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for the first time. Hostess was very nice and accommodating as was the server. We would love the return when we are back in town.

Cavanaugh's
Responded on July 16, 2020

Hello, Reggieg! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are very happy to hear you enjoyed our dining offerings at Cavanaugh's On The River during your recent visit. Thank you again for sharing your experience with us. We can’t wait to welcome you back soon for MORE!

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vipMichaelM
Atlanta
173 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome restaurant with great steaks and live music

Cavanaugh's
Responded on July 16, 2020

Hello, MichaelM! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are very happy to hear you enjoyed our dining offerings and live music at Cavanaugh's On The River during your recent visit. Thank you again for sharing your experience with us. We can’t wait to welcome you back soon for MORE!

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MikeL
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was very good and our waiter was excellent! They had only been open for 3 days since being closed for the pandemic. So, it was mostly quiet and not many people eating out yet. It is a bit pricey but the food was cook very well and tasted good too. We will go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cavanaugh’s never disappoints. Amazing food, cocktails, & service every time.

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BelindaO
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food, and atmosphere. Clean,overall great.

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JoeH
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The food was old, you could tell it had been sitting for awhile, my steak was completely burnt and cost 50 bucks I could make a better one at home for 5 bucks, there was only one other table being used there and they shoved us in the corner right next to them we had no leg room and they didn’t give us an option. I would NOT recommend.

Cavanaugh's
Responded on March 17, 2020

Hi Joe, we are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your recent experience at Cavanaugh's On the River. We want you to know we hear you, and we value your comments regarding our dining offerings as we are always looking to improve.

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Casandra
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visit this establishment a few times a year. Never disappoints!

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KristieR
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Andre was excellent in all aspects. He was very friendly, nice and knowledgeable on all the menu items!

Cavanaugh's
Responded on March 17, 2020

Hi Kristie, thanks for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review! We are very happy to hear that our staff and service met your needs and expectations. At Tropicana Evansville, we are committed to providing MORE thoughtful service to our guests during each and every visit. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a good steak!! Our server was excellent!

Cavanaugh's
Responded on March 17, 2020

Hi, thanks for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review! We are very happy to hear that our staff and service met your needs and expectations. At Cavanaugh's On the River, we are committed to providing MORE thoughtful service to our guests during each and every visit. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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BelmontFan
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My husband's steak was overdone - ordered medium rare

That was the only down-side to the meal.
We would request next time (and there will be a next time!) a table with the river view.

Cavanaugh's
Responded on March 10, 2020

Hi, thank you for taking time to leave us a review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your overall dining experience at Cavanaugh's. However, we are sorry to hear that you were not satisfied with your husbands steak being overdone. This has been communicated to our Kitchen staff as we are always looking to improve

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ShalaneaB
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff , nice view, and fantastic food!

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Casinosteakhouse
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was awesome like always. I keep thinking they can’t keep up that high quality forever, but they surprise me every time. I might even have to say they are getting better and better. The only complaint was that there was only one waitress and everyone was placed on one side of the restaurant. It would have been nice to not be bunched up when the other 3/4 of the restaurant was not being used. I can understand why that would be with just one waitress though.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time at Cavanaugh’s in Evansville. It was a great time spent with friends!

Cavanaugh's
Responded on February 27, 2020

Hi! We are so delighted that you chose Cavanaugh's for the first time and had a great time with friends! We hope to have you back in the near future and take part in more of your life's celebrations and milestones.

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KathyH
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had not been to Cavanaugh's in quite a while and now wonder why. It was a wonderful evening with amazing food and a great atmosphere. We were seated away from the piano, which was just perfect for us. A little bit of background music, but quiet enough for good conversation. We will be back and we will be recommending Cavanaugh's to our friends as well.

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DavidL
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Collin, was the best. He really helped make our first visit to Cavanaughs an enjoyable experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

I made a reservation two weeks ahead of time, and when we got there they seated us out by the bar at a table with no tablecloth, lots of noise and then it was 10 minutes before anybody even brought us any water or ask us if we wanted anything to drink - very disappointing

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ChristalH
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the hostess to the waiter everything was amazing.

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vipjackr
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ok they were really busy but still took great care of us! Sergei was fantastic, food was excellent. Much better ambiance, value and quality than 1875. Will definitely go again!!!

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DanT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and everything was wonderful.

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ElisaM
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fabulous dining experience. Our food was perfectly cooked and very flavorful. The service was outstanding. Best restaurant views in the city. Definitely will be back!

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Reno53
SW Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great meal, great service, worst table in the restaurant. No ambiance next to the piano bar. Not sure what it takes to get near the window.

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MarkB
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and at a great value. We have eaten here for our anniversary for the last three years and have been pleased every time.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Annual friends get together for valentine day

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bettyc
SW Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My mother is 90 years old and she loves Cavanaugh’s 😎

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were incredible. Great value for being a nice steakhouse.

Cavanaugh's
Responded on February 4, 2020

Hi , thanks for taking the time to leave us a review! We are very happy to hear you enjoyed our dining offerings at Cavanaugh's On the River during your recent visit. Here at Tropicana Evansville, we are always looking to offer you—our guest—MORE fun, value and variety. Thank you again for sharing your experience with us. We can’t wait to welcome you back soon for MORE!

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JaneW
SW Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant! The ambience and the view are exquisite! The menu offers a great selection as well!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most delicious steak I have had!!!

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DaveB
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere. The staff was very professional and polite. However, for the price we paid for our food we expected an exceptional meal. My wife's salad was unavailable, her fish was undercooked, the vegetables were undercooked, my stick was subpar. We could have had a finer meal for $50 at Texas Roadhouse. Additionally, we had to walk through the casino to get to the restaurant. This required us to walk through an area that smell like stale cigarettes that of course went away when we got to the restaurant which was very nice. We would not eat at this restaurant again. None of the food met the quality of expectation for a restaurant with that reputation.

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SaturdayDinner
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Pretentious yet unwarranted. The food was good but not great. The service was solid. Was fairly loud for a white-cloth restaurant and the 2-person table was HUGE...not at ALL intimate or good for quiet conversation. I did not consider it a good value and will not likely return.

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JanetG
St. Louis
12 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service was slower than usual. French onion soup wasn’t really hot enough. Au Gratin potatoes were extremely greasy. Filet was extremely good.

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Cavanaugh's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (812) 433-4333.

Cavanaugh's is rated 4.6 stars by 713 OpenTable diners.

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