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Cavanaugh's

4.6
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735 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 735 people are saying
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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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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was very pleasant. We look forward to coming back again.

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JacobP
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was fantastic. For the price, I would have expected the atmosphere to be a bit better but the service and food made up for it. Worth the price for sure.

Cavanaugh's
Responded 4 days ago

Hello, Jacob! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5-Star 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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ScotB
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

So I usually have a pretty good experience here. I had not been in since the pandemic.

It was my 22nd anniversary and I stated this in the reservation and asked to be seated with a nice view of the river if possible.

We arrived 20 min early and planned to sit at the bar while we waited for our table. We were told our table was ready. We were seated at the second farthest table way from the river side of the restaurant. Strike 1

Ordered drinks and an Shrimp Cocktail appetizer which showed up but still no drinks. we were halfway through with the app before our drinks arrived. Strike 2 (The Shrimp Cocktail was very good)

My wife had a filet which she liked although it just didn't have that nice presentation you would expect. I ordered the Prime Rib and it did look good and was cooked as ordered. It was bland and on the tougher side and I eat about half.

Our server was very nice but not super attentive. We were never asked if we would like another drink and felt like we were and afterthought. Strike 3

Like I said this is unusual for Cavanaugh's but I will be very hesitant to dish out the kind of money they charge for this underwhelming experience.

Cavanaugh's
Responded 5 days ago

Hello, Scot. We're 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 as we're always looking to improve. We will share your comments with Cavanaugh's management and we hope you will give us another chance as we are committed to providing MORE thoughtful service.

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CindiA
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our dining experience was lovely! We would go again.

Cavanaugh's
Responded 5 days ago

Hello, Cindi! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5-Star 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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BcodyAllen
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cavanaugh's was amazing I would highly recommend them. The wife and I recently ate there for our anniversary and we left very impressed and satisfied!

Cavanaugh's
Responded 5 days ago

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5-Star review! We are very happy to hear you enjoyed our dining offerings at Cavanaugh's On The River during your 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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OpenTable Diner
Western KY
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, drinks, and loved the piano at the bar!

Cavanaugh's
Responded a day ago

Hello and thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5-Star review! We are very happy to hear you enjoyed Cavanaugh's On The River during your 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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vipHurrolG
Miami
129 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything outstanding again.
Reservation and fast host seating table 17A center window river view..
Fast and exceptional service by Sergay start with immediate bread and butter
Nice cab wine for me and wife plus Angel's Envy on the rocks for son
Exceptional lobster bisque and tuna tartare appetizers
Huge 14 oz New York steak for son
Salmon special pan sear for wife and myself
Outrageous monster size Chocolate tower cake
and smooth turtle cheesecake desserts
Must do again.. thank you

Cavanaugh's
Responded 5 days ago

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5-Star review! We are very happy to hear you enjoyed our dining offerings at Cavanaugh's On The River during your 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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roberts
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and cozy, we loved it. Looking for our next time to dine here.

Cavanaugh's
Responded on September 8, 2020

Hello, roberts! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5-Star review. We're very happy to hear you enjoyed your recent visit to Cavanaugh's On The River. We take pride in our offerings and love to share them. Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We can’t wait to welcome you back soon for MORE!

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KarenS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 2 year anniversary everything was great from first walking in and being greeted by a very sweet lady until our food service. Everything was fresh that turtle Carmel cheesecake was to die for. I would recommend this establishment to everyone.

Cavanaugh's
Responded on September 8, 2020

Hello, Karen! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5-Star review. We're very happy to hear you enjoyed your recent visit to Cavanaugh's On The River. We take pride in our offerings and love to share them. Thank you for sharing your experience with us and happy Anniversary to you! We can’t wait to welcome you back soon for MORE.

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SAnderson
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing family dinner date! Delicious food and amazing service!

Cavanaugh's
Responded on September 8, 2020

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5-Star review. We're very happy to hear you enjoyed your recent visit to Cavanaugh's On The River. We take pride in our offerings and love to share them. Thank you for sharing your experience with US! We can’t wait to welcome your family back soon for MORE.

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WayneC
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress although I can not recall her name was outstanding. We really enjoyed our meal and she made things even better. Since it was my birthday as well she brought out a dessert for me on the house. The turtle cheesecake was amazing as well. Thank you Cavanaugh’s for a wonderful experience.

Cavanaugh's
Responded on September 8, 2020

Hello, Wayne and Happy Belated Birthday! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5-Star review. We're very happy to hear you enjoyed your recent visit to Cavanaugh's On The River. We take pride in our offerings and love to share them. Thank you for sharing your experience with US! We can’t wait to welcome you back soon for MORE. Best wishes!

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CrystalP
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was my boyfriends birthday. Dinner was great. Will be back

Cavanaugh's
Responded on September 3, 2020

Hello, Crystal! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5-Star review. We're very happy to hear you enjoyed your recent visit to Cavanaugh's On The River. We take pride in our offerings and love to share them. Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Happy Birthday to your boyfriend! We can’t wait to welcome you back soon for MORE!

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TimC
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!! Our waitress even brought a dessert for our mother for her early birthday. Always a good experience

Cavanaugh's
Responded on September 2, 2020

Hello, Tim! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5-Star review. We're very happy to hear you enjoyed your recent visit to Cavanaugh's On The River. We take pride in our offerings and love to share them. Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Happy Birthday to your Mother! We can’t wait to welcome you back soon for MORE!

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CharKohl
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Cavanaugh's is always a special treat. With drink, meal and tip (no dessert), our bill for a party of 3 was $250....a bit steep but the food was delicious.

Cavanaugh's
Responded on September 2, 2020

Hello and thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5-Star review. We're very happy to hear you enjoyed your recent visit to Cavanaugh's On The River. We take pride in our offerings and love to share them. Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We can’t wait to welcome you back soon for MORE!

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MichaelA
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Needs some updates. Dirt in the corners on the floor. The cigarette smell from the casino stunk up everything.

Cavanaugh's
Responded on August 28, 2020

Hello, Michael. Thank you for your comments. And thank you for making Tropicana Evansville your entertainment destination. We're disappointed to hear that your experience didn't meet your expectations. We do hope you give us another chance as we are always working hard to improve our services.

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OpenTable Diner
SW Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Gone here many times over the years. Its consistently gotten worse. Bisque was under seasoned and cool. Steak was completely covered in pepper where it was unedible and couldn’t taste meat at all. Brussel sprouts were amazing as always. Menu on open table does not match restaurant at all. Was wife’s birthday and listed that on open table. No mention from anyone there(why ask if your not gonna say anything to us). Lobster was wonderful. After finishing dinner waiter took 43 minutes to get our check. Spent more time waiting on check than ordering and eating dinner. Wine was very good.

Cavanaugh's
Responded on August 25, 2020

Hello! We're 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. We will share your message with our Chef and restaurant Manager and hope you give us another chance as we are always working hard to improve our services.

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LisaM
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My date had a sirloin strip that was fabulous! I had the special - scallops, again fabulous! The carrot cake was over the top!

Cavanaugh's
Responded on August 20, 2020

Hello, Lisa! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're very happy to hear you enjoyed your recent visit to Cavanaugh's On The River. We take pride in our offerings and love to share them. Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We can’t wait to welcome you back soon for MORE!

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TamaraC
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food and service. Would recommend to all of my friends.

Cavanaugh's
Responded on August 17, 2020

Hello, Tamara! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience at Cavanaugh's On The River during your recent visit. And, thank you for sharing your experience with all of your friends. We can’t wait to welcome you back soon for MORE!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

The waiter had no idea what cut of steak a Tbone was.
The steak was gray- like it was old or frozen before cooked
The shrimp was old.
The steaks were cooked poorly.
Overpriced by far for the quality we had.

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DONNAM
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cavanaughs food, staff, environment was A++. To be catered like queens and the added bonus of being seated near the window with a view of the river....Spectacular! I enjoyed every bite. SCRUMPTIOUS! We will return!

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KarenR
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was very good. Had a seat by the window and a view of the river.
I ordered the Blackened Neptune. Steak seasoning was excellent, as was the whole dish. But i especially loved the garlic cloves served with bread and coarse salted butter. It was a great way to begin a most excellent meal.

Cavanaugh's
Responded on August 11, 2020

Hello, Karen! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed dining 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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Benny
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
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.

Cavanaugh's
Responded on August 6, 2020

Hello, Benny! Thank you for taking time to leave us a review. We are glad that you enjoyed your meal at Cavanaugh's On The River. However, we are sorry to hear that you were not satisfied with the level of service provided. This has been communicated to our staff. We do hope you will return and give us another chance to meet your expectations.

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Marianne
Indiana
37 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
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 on August 4, 2020

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 on July 31, 2020
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 on August 4, 2020

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
176 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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FAQs

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

Cavanaugh's is rated 4.6 stars by 735 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.