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About Cavanaugh's

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.

421 NW Riverside Dr
Evansville, IN 47708
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday
5:00pm - 10:00pm

Friday & Saturday
5:00pm - 11:00pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(812) 433-4333

Website:
http://tropevansville.com/dining

Entertainment:
Piano Bar Nightly

Parking Details:
Tropicana Evansville Parking Garage

Executive Chef:
Chuck Subra

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Cavanaugh's Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

88% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (36)
Good for Anniversaries (31)
Good for a Date (31)
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Waterfront (27)
Romantic (27)
Quiet Conversation (24)
Scenic View (21)
Business Meals (19)
Notable Wine List (17)
Cozy (16)
Live Music (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Bar Seating (8)
Casual (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Tasting Menu (5)
Fun (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Authentic (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 2 days ago

It was a return visit for my husband and me, but the first time for the couple with us. Everything was exceptional. We had a table with a view of the river. Excellent drinks, atmosphere great and our appetizer was wonderful. They ordered Filets and said they were cook the best they had had as well as the best flavor. I had crab legs and my husband had the bone-in ribeye. They were both excellent as well. A great experience all around. Although the desserts looked delicious, no one saved room. We recommend it Highly!!!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 3 days ago

Went here for Valentines with my wife. I have heard it was expensive but decided to try anyway. For the portion sizes we received (from the side items), it was definitely worth the price. Best steak hands down. Best sides we have ever eaten. Everything was cooked to perfection.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Fun, Scenic View, Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Authentic, Waterfront, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent dining experience. Great food, great service, beautiful view, great ambiance. A little bit pricey but usually dine here for special occasions.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Waterfront, Notable Wine List
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined 7 days ago

Valentine’s Day date

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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

It was an amazing Valentine's day dinner. The food was delicious and the company was fabulous. Service was on it. Could not ask for more.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Disabled Access, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined 7 days ago

Valentine’s Day dinner. Great Food with a beautiful setting!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Was celebrating an anniversary. Server was nice. Food was less desirable than previous visits. Steak was well done - not medium.

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 (SW Indiana)·Dined on February 13, 2018

We dine at Cavanaugh's fairly often. Especially for Business events. This was the FIRST Time our meal was not very good. We had a party of 7....Everyone ordered steak, to different degrees of rare or medium well. All 7 steaks were overcooked, and we lost our waiter for about an hour. We had to go to the bar to get a drink. We were extremely embarrassed. We will more than likely still come, hoping this was an isolated event.

Tags: Late-night Find, Business Meals, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (SW Indiana)·Dined on February 12, 2018

We always go here for our Anniversary. Waiter was awesome!
Potatoes were a little too cheesy, steak a little tough.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Cavanaugh's is a fantastic restaurant with great service, fantastic food, and wonderful drink menu.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal
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 (SW Indiana)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Cavanaughs made our first date super special. This night was the first night I had worn heels in several years and I felt like Julia Roberts walking in with Richard Gere in Pretty Woman. The staff were all very friendly and accommodating. The food was excellent. Overall a very classy place.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Louisville)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Excellent fine dining in Evansville at the Tropicana Casino!

Tags: Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 6, 2018

The service was superb and the quality of the food itself, very good. However, our dinner's took longer than expected to be served and everything was luke warm at best, including the soup appetizer. This was disappointing. The warm cornbread loaf that was served prior to the meal was a nice change. Due to the delay in our meals, they did offer us complimentary desserts, which were fantastic.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 29, 2018

We enjoyed the filet and lamb chops - split a wedge salad to start - and order asparagus as a side. With the food we ordered and the bread that came at the beginning, we were stuffed with amazingly great food. We were able to have a conversation while the pianist played and sang in the background. We had great service and enjoyed the feel of the restaurant. The restaurant was bigger than I thought, but it still felt small.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Service and ambiance was very good but I had the bone in rib eye and it just didn't taste fresh. I got the impression I was served a steak that had been in the fridge too long.

Pretty disappointed overall.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Cavanaugh’s is quickly becoming our favorite restaurant for special occasions! This time it was my Daughters 21st Birthday. Food was superb, service excellent, and the card signed by the staff is such a nice touch!

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 (SW Indiana)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Place was almost empty but they managed to spill wine on my guests, cook everyones steak to well done and generally absent for service.

Tags: Casual
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 20, 2018

As parents, we do not have many kid free nights. We decided to do a date night at Cavanaugh's. We had a wonderful dinner. Food was delicious, the server was very nice, and the atmosphere was warm and welcoming.

Tags: Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Romantic dinner with a view of the river. We had the shrimp cocktail, king crab legs and potatoes au gratin. Everything was delicious. Service was excellent. Will return.

Tags: Live Music, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 20, 2018

THE STEAK IS AMAZING!! Lots of flavor and so tender!!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 16, 2018

My business partner and senior staff members were in town for a important corporate meeting and went to Cavanaugh's upon recommendation from others and prior experience - and once again you totally stepped up with excellent food, wine, atmosphere, and service. Our senior staff members had never been so this was the perfect choice to help show them our thanks for all their hard work. Thank you Cavanaugh's for a great dinner and night

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Great place for business meetings or just a night out. Full wine list with great food.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (SW Indiana)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Very friendly and accommodating. Did wait for food a bit, but most enjoyable. And close to casino

Tags: Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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 (SW Indiana)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Highly recommended for upscale dining!! Food was fantastic and the overlooking view of the river was awesome.

Tags: Waterfront, Business Meals, Scenic View
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 (SW Indiana)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Well I will start by saying that the setting and appearance is great. My wife had the pork chop and said it was great. The callamari was good for the appetizer. I had the prime rib and it's was very mediocre in my opinion. We waited 45 mins to be served our food and all came out room temperature along with the asparagus I had. Prime rib had a lot of excess fat. I definitely would much rather have me a Texas Roadhouse or Logan's any day any time. The ambiance is cool and mice to experience. Other then that all it is overpriced and very overrated

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (SW Indiana)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I would have given an outstanding rating overall, however our service was very slow. It took us two hours from time we sat down to time we left (for a party of two 8:30pm-10:30pm). Our waiter spent more time chatting up and giving hugs to other tables and neglected us along with two other tables beside us. They were also complaining. Waiter only refilled our drinks once (in tow hours!). I rarely saw him during the two hour experience. After 10 minutes I had to take my bill/credit card to him as he would not come back to get it. He said they were busy......was not even at 30% capacity at that time (10:30pm).
This is not my typical experience with Cavanaugh's. I have only had outstanding experiences in the past, both in a personal and business dinner setting.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 30, 2017

It wasn’t the best at Cavanaugh’s tonight. When you cut corners with food and service on a $300 bill, it just doesn’t make the customer very happy. I’ve been drinking double-oaked Woodford reserves which are $9.50 per drink. The drinks were too weak, and I was waiting for refills several times. The lobster bisque was salty and cold, and brought out the same time as my cocktail shrimp. My wife asked for a spinach salad with salmon added to it, but the salad was brought out by itself with no salmon, and a separate salmon entree was brought out later for the main course. Last but not least my $42 steak ordered medium was somehow burned on the outside and rare on the inside. Sitting in a pool of blood after I cut a few pieces but still Couldn’t have sent it back to cook anymore because the outside was already charred and black. I’ve been to this place probably 50 times now and it’s really tough to say things about Cavanaugh’s because I have loved my experience on so many occasions, but we were cut short tonight, and it just didn’t feel like a special occasion treatment with the food and service.

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 (SW Indiana)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great restaurant and very good food. The lobster bisque was very salty, I could not finish it; however, they made it right by taking it off the bill.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Fargo)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Dining area was too bright and we ordered the roasted broccoli from the menu and it was actually steamed. Overall the experience was good.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Filets at Cavanaughs are a family tradition for Christmas Eve. Everything was perfect. Joanne fantastic server.

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on December 13, 2017

I've always enjoyed Cavanaughs but this trip was just ok. Steak was pretty good, shrimp were tough and tasteless. Waitress was ok, not overly personable, but we'll probably return.

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 (SW Indiana)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Quiet dinner for two. Food was good just over priced.
A nice evening out.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Everything was great. Our waitress (Shelby) was the best I've ever had. I'll be sorry to see her go after she graduates from collage.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (SW Indiana)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Alaskan King Crab and filet is one of the best meals you’ll ever have anywhere!! One of my favorite restaurants!

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 (SW Indiana)·Dined on December 3, 2017

It wasn't busy but our food took 30 minutes to arrive. The waitress avoided eye contact when I tried to ask about the wait. Hostess offered free dessert but we didn't want it. Very disappointed with the poor service.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The food was terrible. The soup tasted like it came out of a Campbell’s soup can. The 40.00 steak had absolutely no flavor and the dessert tasted like it expired the week before.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Our server, Bridgett Kitchens, was outstanding. She made the meal very special for all four guests.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (SW Indiana)·Dined on November 29, 2017

The food wasn’t that great. The service was very good and very attentive. I wish the meal was better.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 27, 2017

First visit of many more to come. The ambiance was business professional on a Monday night, yet a very romantic ambiance. 6 ounce filet needed no knife, it was tender, juicy and aged to perfection. King crab legs were decadent! The carrot cake was the perfect way to end a very delicious meal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Waterfront, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We were SOOO glad to see the previous manager back. She is Cavanaughs in the truest sense of the word. We were so upset with the poor quality of food prep, lack of friendly attitude, and rude servers after she left the business. We had determined not to return but sons birthday came and he wanted to eat at Cavanaughs. So we decided to try again and we were so thrilled. Food was awesome. Thank you for bringing her back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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