Cavanaugh's

4.7
604 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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BP
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Overall great first time experience!!! The prime rib was on point and the seafood linguini was the best we’ve ever had!! The waiter was very nice and inviting and picked out the perfect glass of wine for my wife. Made for a great date nite.

Cavanaugh's
Responded 4 days ago

Hi BenjaminP, Thank You for choosing to dine with us for the first time! We are very happy to hear you enjoyed our dining offerings at Cavanaugh's during your recent visit. Here at Cavanaugh's, we are always looking to offer you the very best dining experience. Thank you again for sharing your experience with us. We can’t wait to welcome you back soon for MORE!

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Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always come when we are in town! Love it!

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating The Fourth of July with friends.

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s
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere and seevice!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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L
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ordered the prime rib. It was very excellent. Our server was very courteous and helpful. Overall experience was very satisfying

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SW Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a very nice evening.

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J
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love the ambiance on the Ohio river. It was well worth our time and money!!!

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Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service from Riah. Wonderful ambience. Delicious food.

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L
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mom’s 75th birthday celebration

Hostess was incredible and very complimentary to my mother

Serg (waiter) did everything right and made us very much enjoy our experience.

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TR
Jacksonville
18 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

We had a window view overlooking the Ohio river that was spectacular, if only the entire experience could have been the same.
While there was a large group that had arrived before us which slowed down the kitchen (35 people showing up for a party of 10???) we were very disappointed with the way our order was almost destroyed. Not only did we have to wait almost 20 minutes for our food we had ordered 3 steaks and none was prepared correctly. I ordered my bone-in ribeye with au poivre and it arrived with no peppercorns although the cognac sauce did come. When I asked the waitress she said that was correct and I mentioned the description on the menu stated peppercorns and the sauce. Otherwise my steak was done correctly so I ate it without the peppercorns.
The other 2 steaks, filets, were way overcooked: one was to be rare+ and it came out well done while the other was to be medium rare and came out medium well. The 2 filets were redone and came back perfect.
Cavanaugh's did give us nice compensation for the errors and we enjoyed our dinners.

Cavanaugh's
Responded on June 23, 2019

Hi, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We’re happy that you enjoyed your view overlooking the Ohio while you ate. However, we are sorry that the steaks did not come out correctly the first time.We always aim to provide you with thoughtful service! This feedback has been given to the Cavanaugh's staff as we strive to do better! Thank you and we look forward to seeing you next time!

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N
SW Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steak in Evansville, hands down. Worth every penny

Cavanaugh's
Responded on June 11, 2019

Hi Nathan, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review! We are very happy to hear you enjoyed our dining offerings at Cavanaugh's 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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AM
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely amazing. The service was wonderful. Everyone was so friendly and so nice. I wish that we weren't just there for vacation because I feel like this is a place I would definitely return to again and again.

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JN
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Took my boyfriend here for an early Father’s Day dinner because he has wanted to eat here for a while he got the duck and said it was ok I had a steak which was messed up 3 times before I refused to have them make another my steak was taken off the bill and we were competed 2 creek cake deserts that looked beautiful but were also discussing. We were very disappointed and will not be back

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MN
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and beautiful views! Service at Cavanaugh's is second to none. Everyone is extremely nice! The food is pricey but very good.

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GK
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

I was satisfied with my dining experience for my birthday. It was wonderful to catch up with my friends and enjoy some good food.

Cavanaugh's
Responded on June 4, 2019

Hi GraciaK! Happy Birthday! We are so delighted that you chose to celebrate such a special occasion with us. 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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R
SW Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great table, great waiter and the food was outstanding. The passion fruit martini was also outstanding. Great place to celebrate 39 years of marriage to a wonderful woman.

Cavanaugh's
Responded on May 26, 2019

Hi Reno53, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We’re happy that you enjoyed your dining experience at Cavanaugh's. We always aim to provide you with the most delicious food in an incredible atmosphere. We look forward to seeing you next time! Congratulations to 39 years!

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BH
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Waiter was awesome the view was awesome the food is good the only negative comment I can make it I had a crab meat and it did not taste very good the steak I had with it was excellent

Cavanaugh's
Responded on May 14, 2019

Hi Barkley, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review! We are very happy to hear you enjoyed our staff, service and dining offerings at Cavanaugh's during your recent visit. Here at Tropicana Evansville, we are always looking to offer you MORE! We will share your feedback about the crab meat with the chef. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Naples
9 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect dinner for Mother’s Day weekend. Excellent food and service.

Cavanaugh's
Responded on May 14, 2019

Hi Lovegreatfood, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review! We are very happy to hear you enjoyed our dining offerings at Cavanaugh's during your recent visit. Here at Tropicana Evansville, we are always looking to offer you MORE! We will share your feedback about your experience with the chef. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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MT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great service and a beautiful view. We will definitely be going back. We celebrated my daughters college graduation there and they was so accommodating!

Cavanaugh's
Responded on May 14, 2019

Hi Melissa, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review! We are very happy to hear you enjoyed our dining offerings at Cavanaugh's during your recent visit. Here at Tropicana Evansville, we are always looking to offer you MORE! We are glad we can treat you and your family for this momentous occasion. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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C
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have had dinner at Cavanaugh’s more than 25 times. This was my first time under the new owners (Eldorado Resorts), and I am pleased to say that it was as good as ever, possibly better. There has been some changes to the menu, along with small changes to some of the recipes of menu items that have been around since the beginning. That can be dangerous when something has been around and well liked for so long, but I believe they pulled it off for the most part. The only drawback in my opinion is the recipe change of the cocktail sauce that comes with the shrimp cocktail. That is an appetizer I get every time, and have always loved the (I assume) house made cocktail sauce. If they didn’t change the recipe, then someone had to accidentally spill some more horseradish in it because it had enough to clear your sinuses. My friend eating dinner with me and myself both got the shrimp cocktail, and both found ourselves having to wipe our noses several times while eating it. It was annoying having to do this especially at an upscale restaurant, but not enough to complain to the staff about it. I am sure the chef would have whipped me up a little sauce with less horseradish, but I was hungry and looking forward to my first part of dinner at my favorite restaurant. It did not affect my rating for this trip, but I would like to think that someone would address it with all the shrimp cocktails they sale, and maybe make it the way they always have, and offer the option for the diner to have spicy cocktail sauce upon request.

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Crab legs were good but market price of $80 was a little high. Brussels sprouts and bread were too dry to eat . everything else was good.

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MK
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

It was pricey but the food was really good. Would be a nice place for an anniversary meal.

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MH
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent. Attentive but not hovering. The food was great especially the crab cake appetizer and the filet. Sides are easily enough for two so sharing is a good idea. I’d like to see more house made desserts. Cocktails were terrific too.

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Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived at the Hostess greeted my Mother in Law and her twin Sister with a Happy Birthday wish! We went to our table by the window overlooking the river upon arrival. What a view! There was a birthday card in the table. Our server arrived shortly after sitting down and took our drink orders and explained the specials. Drinks arrived and we ordered appetizers of Chicken Marsala meatballs and the largest shrimp cocktail I have ever seen. Both were delicious. They also brought Artisan bread with roasted garlic cloves and butter. All I can say is delicious! Our server was knowledgeable and friendly and best of all a Cardinals fan. We ordered Scallops, Lamb Chops, Salmon, and a Filet. In addition to the sides that came with the meal we ordered Lobster MAC & Cheese (incredible) as well as Broccoli. The main courses were presented beautifully. They tasted even better. What an incredible experience! The twins finished their birthday dinner with a desert. If you want an exceptional dining experience along with wonderful food, atmosphere, and service, then Cavanaugh’s is a must on your list! Thank you for a memorable experience!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an great experience, it was our first time there for us ans we had a great time and our server Collin was amazing and let us know everything which made it that much more comfortable. From the time we walked in until we left was great, next time we will choose a window seat, but all is very nice!!!

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SB
Western KY
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Absolutely LOVE this place! The only negative was that we ordered 2 shrimp cocktail appetizers. The second one came and we couldn’t eat two of them. They smelled fishy and were not crunchy like the others. A bit disappointing but the overall experience was still an A!

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SM
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food. Excellent service. Nice view of the river. Enjoyed the music coming from the bar. Very enjoyable experience.

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FS
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Was a very nice experience. I gave it 4 stars due to a bug. I felt something on my arm and noticed a stink bug crawling on me. Food was ok. Service was great. Not a fan of the prime rib. I’ve had much much better prime rib at smaller mom and pop diners.

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OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Over priced

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SS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect
The night was fantastic and very enjoyable watching the river.

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GT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great friendly, attentive, courteous staff. New items in the menu and great selection.

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y
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just fantastic!!

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DH
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing quality food. Great service with prompt waiters.

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O
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and fantastic service.

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MR
SW Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server was so kind and food was amazing! I come in fairly often and our server tonight id never seen believe her name was JoAnn? I will ask for her again when i come back most definitely ♥️

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MH
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great environment and staff! Service was exceptional.
Food was good, but overpriced
Piano bar was a lot of fun with great music

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j
SW Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

might been the worst visit to cavanaugh's steak under cooked then sent back and come out crisp service was worst ever had.

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G
SW Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sergey is a very good server. He’s fun to talk to and very attentive.

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BB
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fabulous! Service was great!
Lovely date night!!

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