Cavanaugh's

4.7
898 Reviews
$31 to $50
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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 898 people are saying
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Penny
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love their shrimp cocktail and my pasta dish was delicious as was my husband’s steak. So tender and delicious. Made for a very nice (but expensive) date night.

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SAMF
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS EXPERIENCE WAS GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!

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ScottW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always fantastic service! Enjoyed the piano bar after dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Cavanaugh’s!

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JaneF
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hostess was so nice, food was delicious. My filet melted in my mouth. My sister got the shrimp linquine was also delicious. Warm bread served with meal. I also recommend Hypnotic Martini. Had a beautiful view of the river. Really enjoyed the piano bar.

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PaulD
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made reservations for our anniversary , awesome views,piano player was very good sang a wide variety of songs. Plan on going back .
Food was very good , not much of a steak eater but it was juicy and tender.

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vipDoc1
Western KY
9 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent venue. Food and service always good. Wish they would expand the menu a bit.

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TheresaL
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Very friendly and helpful waiter. Would go back for sure!

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Treat
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a belated birthday celebration dinner & it was lovely! It started wonderfully with a warm greeting from the hostess. The food was delicious and our server was personable and fantastic. We enjoyed an exceptional experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Cavannaughs is nothing like it used to be prepandemic. The ambience is the same but that’s about it. I frequently fined at Cavannaughs before pandemic shutdown. The food and service was always above and beyond.
Now the service is substandard at best and the food is not worth the price. I ordered two entrees for myself. I had filet and full order of crab legs. I ordered my filet medium rare. I received it seared on outside and blue(raw) on inside. I pressed my fork down and the blood was dark red. I returned my filet to chef to get corrected. It came back burnt on outside and still blue (raw) and bloody inside. This chef is not properly trained on how to cook a steak. Do instead of sending back or trying a third time I passed and had the filet removed from check. My crab legs that I paid market price of $85 came to me uncut. I have never been to a restaurant that is supposed to be high end and received uncut crab legs. I had waitress return yo chef to be cut down each leg for easy removal of crabmeat. The waitress told me they were always cut took them back to chef and returned them to me. They were improperly cut and very difficult to remove crabmeat. It was unbelievable. I was hungry so I just didn’t say anything else and ate the crab.
My friend ordered her steak medium well snd She received medium rare….perfectly medium rare. Which is how ordered mine but got raw.
My husband ordered his medium well and received well done and crispy on outside.
Not one of our steaks were cooked properly.
My husband said his lobster was good snd cooked properly. I tasted it snd it was sweet. It seemed a bit rubbery to me which indicated it was overcooked.
My loaded baked potato was good.
The Brussels sprouts and asparagus were good.
We also had crab cakes for appetizer. They were good.
I had Cavannaughs house salad and it was very good.
The bread they brought was not sourdough. I did not care for I had sourdough brought to us. The bread is good and the salted butter too.

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JerrodE
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Blackened Neptune was amazing had a few shells in the crab but otherwise perfection

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RosemaryS
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

From the lovely greeting from your hostess to the stellar service from Collin (who by the way should be in charge of training everyone in the service industry) a wonderful dining experience. In my opinion, Collin is an exceptional representative for Cavanaughs and one of the reasons we dined there 2 weeks in a row. Keep up the great work.
Regards,
Your Hoosierville Fans

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OpenTable Diner
Western KY
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is AMAZING. This is our second time and it was just as delicious as the first time. Colin, our waiter, was phenomenal. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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Bhhhhhh
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience1

They had everyone piled into the same corner of the restaurant and not spread out at all which made the experience quite loud. There were numerous large parties all grouped together. We were there for 10 minutes before anyone came over to ask us if we wanted a drink and the waitress never introduced herself or asked if we wanted a starter. We had to get her attention and ask for an appetizer. The food was good, but overpriced for the quality.

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DavidW
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The wife and I celebrated our 8th weeding anniversary at Cavanaughs. We were a little disappointed that they no longer had sea bass or lamb on the menu. The shrimp cocktail was splendid, enough to share. All the food was very well prepared. Wine service was slow. Our waiter was competent and friendly but slow. We will likely return. Best restaurant in Evansville for a fancy dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate here for the first time the night of our elopement! Staff were so kind and accommodating. The food was wonderful. The views of the river were.m nice too

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TroyP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!! First time there and it was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant. Great food great ambience on the river. Great service!!

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TS101
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Steak was cooked well but not seasoned. Sides were good.

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STEVENW
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view was amazing. The food came out really fast. It was really good. Did prime rib, asparagus and lobster Mac and cheese. There was so much food I had to take some to go. So good value.

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nickib
SW Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything thing from my martinis to the very last bite of dinner was spectacular. We started with the tuna poke which was delicious. We both had the filet and they were cooked perfectly. My husband ordered the lobster tail with his and loved it. The waitress was on top of her game and we never had to wait for anything. Don’t listen to the bad reviews. Everything can’t be perfect all the time.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice,

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MarkS
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and food.

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NoahR
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pretty cool experience and location. Living in Evansville my entire life, sadly there aren't a ton of places like Cavanaugh's. That makes every trip a little more special. Filet is always a quality choice for my girlfriend and I and you can't beat the over-the-river views. Like I said, there really isn't anything else like it around so check it out!

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OpenTable Diner
Western KY
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Other than I would’ve liked my steak to have a little more flavor dinner was great

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SAnderson
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate our daughter’s 13th birthday. The service and food was outstanding as always and they did a great job making our daughter feel special on her birthday.

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Marv
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife and I loved it. Great atmosphere and good food.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
16 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve never had a bad experience here. We had the bone in rib-eye and it was made to perfection. We sampled several of the cocktails and they were all delicious. As always, the live piano music fantastic and their hostess Anna was so sweet and friendly.

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jewela
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience5

you cant beat the ambiance anywhere in evansville. My experience is sometimes the food is very good and other times not so good

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MichaelP
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Colin was very courteous and respectful. Our dining experience was definitely enjoyable because of him. The food was great.

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JGNG
Louisville
30 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, outstanding service, absolutely love the live music.

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MatthewF
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very polite staff, welcoming atmosphere, people that weren’t even our servers were checking in on us. Made us feel welcome and happy to have us as guests. Food was absolutely amazing. Would recommend this is a must eat restaurant while you’re in Evansville!

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LeroyB
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated immediately, I noticed they had put a birthday card on the table. We were celebrating a birthday and they also brought out cheesecake for the birthday boy. We had small children , the restaurant went to another they restaurant to get the chicken sticks and fries as they do not offer a children’s menu. We were catered to and very much enjoyed our dining experience.

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Missy
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant! The food is amazing and the service is exceptional.

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DonA
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and service was outstanding. The atmosphere is awesome and view is spectacular. Will definitely go back

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MitziB
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Ms Anna! Having her greet us when we come there is exactly what brought us back. Such a beautiful soul. She reminds me so much of my grandma who always held the key to my heart and my husband’s too. I already can’t wait to come back. Both times we have been, we had Riah as our waitress. She is so sweet and kind. Never rushing and allowed us to sit and visit without making us feel as if we were an inconvenience. Thank you for making our time in Evansville amazing! Wait one more thing-the view! This southern girl loves watching barges and boats move through waterways! We had spectacular views!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Western KY
11 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Collin, our server, was awesome. The food was to die for and super filling. Loved the free dessert for my husband’s birthday!

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KalT
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our anniversary, they recognized it was our anniversary, made our night feel even more special! very friendly staff! Great food! Sat at the window looking out over the Riverfront. Will definitely go back!

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KarenG
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First visit since pandemic and they are still trying to get back to where they were. They made some minor changes that not exactly what we were expecting but I am sure that if we get past the effects of Covid things will return. It has always been one of our favorite steakhouses in the area.

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Cavanaugh's is rated 4.7 stars by 898 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.