Cavanaugh's

4.6
587 reviews
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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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SW Indiana
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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.

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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
6 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
12 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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OT
Indiana
2 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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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just fantastic!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing quality food. Great service with prompt waiters.

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

Excellent food and fantastic service.

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MR
1 review
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
Las Vegas
1 review
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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PB
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great. We had steak and a baked potato. The food was very good. The piano player/singer was good but a little loud. The bar only had a few people in it and the dining area was half full at that time so the piano player had no conversation noise to compete with.

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RG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

This place is part of a Casino- no signs. You have to park at Casino and acres through overpass! Food was horrible, wine was bad and menu sucked! Service was ok!

Cavanaugh's
Responded on February 22, 2019

Thank you for sharing your feedback from your recent visit. I am truly disheartened to learn of your experience and would like to extend my most sincere apologies for your experience. I make no excuses for our shortcomings and hope that you will give us the opportunity to restore your faith in us. Please feel free to call on me at (812)4334144 as I would love the opportunity to further discuss your experience. I look forward to hearing from you. Cavanaugh's Manager Giray Ozses

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Western KY
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food and service was very good. A bit pricey but for a special occasion it was worth the $375 bill for 4.

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N
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food.. got the steak and added on 6 grilled scallops to it.. both were really good.. also had the lobster Mac and it was amazing. Overall it was a great date we were celebrating VDAY the evening after VDAY and it was perfect. You can dress up and not feel out of place and you don’t feel out of place in something a little more casual. If you can afford it it’s a great place. Best meal I’ve had in eville.

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SM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had NO idea thee was food this divine available in Evansville! Cavanaugh's made Valentine's Day a HUGE hit for my wife and I. Excellent, excellent experience!

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BF
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I'm no stranger to high quality dining. A few items were a little bit over seasoned. I'll be visiting again though.

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OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous evening... Food was fabulous, service was great... amazing views... loved being able to hear the live music but still be seated in the restaurant... Easily one of our best Valentine’s Day experiences in Evansville! Cavanaugh’s has always been one of our favorites but tonight it definitely secured its spot...

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 5

Normally Cavanaughs is on point, steaks are amaze balls (the ribeye)!. This Valentine's day dinner though was our first bad experience. When you spend that kind of money on an dinner, you expect nothing less than fabulous and tonight's dinner definitely fell short. With that being said, everybody has a funky day every once in a while. I will still go back and give them another chance.

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OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent.

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OT
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Wonderful atmosphere.

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SA
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was delicious as always. Our server was very kind, courteous and efficient. We always enjoy dining here for special occasions and date nights.

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GE
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a very good supper and enjoyed the time with my wife.

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KS
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone was so friendly and really made our anniversary so special!

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RC
SW Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Cavanaugh's is by far and away my favorite restaurant in Evansville, IN. The ambiance is wonderful, and the food is fantastic. The service is outstanding.

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CH
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular food, service, view, and atmosphere. A hidden gem!!!!!!

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

The food and service was great. Food arrived quickly and tasted great. No qualms during my experience.

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