Service and food quality wasn’t as good as usual. This is the first time it hasn’t been as good, but for the money it should be excellent every time. Will come back again, hopefully it was just an off day.
Appetizers were great and we should have just ordered appetizers only. My husband I both ordered medium well steaks that were both oozing with blood. It was more like a rare steak. Not my cup of tea at all and the flavor was just okay. For a 50 dollar steak it just wasn’t up to par for me. Then a bug was crawling on the window next to me. I informed the waiter who flung it on the floor so it could crawl up my leg or on to someone’s plate. Dissatisfied overall. I would not recommend to anyone.
Excellent place along the river; come early for a window table or expect to wait in the piano bar. We ordered scallops and sea bass; both prepared well. The signature Portuguese bread was well worth the trip without the entrees. Free parking across the street at the Tropicana casino.
This is a classy restaurant. It has that old time high-end feel in a modern setting. If you go for dinner early you have a water view. Ask for those tables as they fill up. Food was terrific and Josh our waiter was helpful on all fronts from ordering to splitting items to share. If you are local or a traveler, worth checking out.
Hi Jared, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We’re happy that you enjoyed your overall dining experience at Cavanaugh's On the River. We always aim to provide you with a delicious well cooked meal along thoughtful family-style service! We look forward to seeing you again!
Cavanaugh’s is one of our favorite places to eat! Food is always outstanding, deserts are amazing, atmosphere is perfect and appreciate the very professional wait staff. Highly recommend Cavanaugh’s for special occasions or anytime!
Hi Rick, Thanks for leaving such a glowing review! We are so delighted that you would choose Cavanaugh's to celebrate life's celebrations and milestones. We hope to have you back in the near future.
Great anniversary dinner!
Hi! Happy Anniversary to you and your loved one! 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.
It’s a lovely steak house next to a casino along the Ohio River. All the food and service was excellent.
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Cavanaugh's food, service and view of the Ohio River are excellent. The only drawback from my perspective is what you have to walk through to get to the restaurant. The walk from the parking garage, past the entrance to the Casino with strong cigarette smoke presence, through a vacated and rather dingy area to the restaurant is poor. Once in the lounge of the restaurant, all is good.
Steak was one of the best I’ve ever had. Thoroughly enjoyed it
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The New York strip was outstanding !!! The airline chicken was super amazing also !! The service was second to none !!! This is a must try restaurant!!!
Hey, 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, we are committed to providing MORE thoughtful service alongside an amazing menu we hope you will continue to enjoy. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
Seafood linguine was excellent and so is the lobster
We were greeted and seated promptly. Requested bottle of champagne was waiting at out table. Our server did a reasonable job but felt he could have been a bit more attentive. He spent what I considered an inordinate amount of time chatting with the women at the table next to us. I had the filet and lobster tail and my wife had the King Crab legs. My filet was maybe a teeny tiny bit overcooked but nothing I couldn't handle and it was seasoned to perfection. Lobster tail was on point~! Wife said crab legs were excellent. All sides we got were delicious~! Overall - very enjoyable evening. Maybe a little bit pricey (I think the crab legs were WAY over priced) -- but we will absolutely be back the next time we are in town.
We always try to come to Cavanaugh's for celebration dinners of various kinds, and in the past have always left satisfied that it was $$ well-spent. This particular visit, however, was a "miss" when it came to the food itself. My scallops tasted tinny, a little off or old, and they were over-salted. The white asparagus spears were very crunchy. Even my husband's filet, usually a sure-fire winner, was just so-so this time -- the texture was unappealing, somewhat mealy. On the positive side, the carrot cake was wonderful and the service was outstanding, as always. We will probably give C's one more try for the next anniversary or birthday dinner, hoping that this visit was just a (very expensive) departure from the norm.
A wonderful experience all around. Starting with the ease of making reservations all the way to paying the bill. Excellent everything!!!
Our reservation was made last-minute when we had an opportunity for a date night without the kids. We decided to make it a nice night out and wanted a great steak dinner. Cavanaugh's was suggested by the OpenTable app, and we weren't disappointed! Even at the last minute, they accommodated our table request, and our service by Sergey was absolutely fantastic. Everything from the appetizer (Calamari) to the dessert (Berry Cheesecake) was superb. My filet just melted away when I took a bite, and my wife's seafood pasta was fantastic. We will most certainly be back!
I was celebrating my 47th bday. The really enjoyed the atmosphere and overall experience was just what I needed. Thank you!
Cavanaugh's was wonderful. I came here for my birthday and was nothing short of impressed.
Great but very pricey! Service and food great but most expensive in town.
The place is never crowded but the food and service are always top notch. It’s a little pricy but worth it and perfect for special occasions.
Decided to combine some gaming with our wedding anniversary dinner this year, and Cavanaugh’s was just the ticket. We split the big ribeye, and ordered a bottle of wine. Great night!
My family loves going to Cavanaugh's for special occasions. The food, service and atmosphere is always the best.
Our waitress was wonderful super knowledgeable of the menu, our drinks never hit bottom. did not care much for the Coran sauce on the shrimp but per my request they rinsed the shrimp and without asking they actually threw back on the grill and warmed it back up for me so I was very pleased with that, the filet was cooked to perfection. Overall a very good dining experience.
Sergey is a great server. He has a great personality and is very good at his job.
We were very pleased with our total experience our only wish is for slightly lower prices. The entire staff was exceptional on friendly and professional service!
Always a good filet and drinks
Absolutely amazing service and food. If you are looking for a place to get full service and quality food, this is your place. Worth every penny you pay for your meal.
Nice restaurant on the river. Great food and atmosphere, would highly recommend it to anyone.
We ordered small filets and they were cooked perfectly. The sides were good to. Baked potato and Asparagus
We had a birthday, and were brought a yummy chocolate raspberry ball to celebrate.
It was delicious. Great food and ambiance. Cavanaugh food never disappoints. The best is the tuna tartar
The best place in Evansville.
The food was excellent and fresh. Our server was very knowledgeable and attentive.
Food the service and the atmosphere is always great when I dine
Always love going to Cavanaughs. Food and service are great and they treat you like family
Traveling for business and we decided to try Cavanaugh’s and we were not disappointed. The steaks were prepared to everyone’s liking. We tried several sides and they were all delicious. We would definitely return if back in the area.
Food was good but not great for the price. Great views and great service.
I had heard good reviews about Cavanaugh's and so was looking forward to dining there. Very disappointed in both filets as one was supposed to be Medium and the other Medium Well and both were overcooked. Scalloped potatoes were fair tasting. While I don't mind paying the prices for excellent food, I felt it was over-priced for the quality of food. Tables were placed too close together. Didn't feel we had any privacy.
We were one of only a few tables occupied on a Friday night. The menu is pretty uninteresting, no hint of local offerings or flavors, and quite expensive for what was being offered. Service was very good, but unfortunately that didn't make up for the uninspired menu and overpriced food. The prime rib was laced with gristle and fat. The sides we chose (which are extra) were flavorless steamed broccoli, asparagus with a gelatinous hollandaise sauce, and a mediocre caesar salad. Although we were seated in the dining room, we were still in earshot of the pianist/vocalist in the bar area and his singing unfortunately produced several wince inducing moments during the evening. Great service, nice riverview, but food that needs to be missed.
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.
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We always come when we are in town! Love it!