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Cavanaugh’s On The River, Evansville, IN
Cavanaugh’s On The River, Evansville, IN
Cavanaugh’s On The River, Evansville, IN
Cavanaugh’s On The River, Evansville, IN
Cavanaugh’s On The River, Evansville, IN

Cavanaugh’s On The River

4.6
4.6
1143 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.

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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (812) 433-4333
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Chuck Subra
  • Catering
    CAVANAUGH’S WANTS TO HOST YOUR DINNER PARTY!<br />Are you planning a dinner party ?<br />Simply reserve your party and menu a minimum of 1 week prior to your event. Limited number of group reservations available per evening.<br />Call 812-433-4333, after 3PM Thursday – Saturday, to speak to Cavanaugh’s Manager, Joshua Hedges.
  • Private party facilities
    We have a wide range of menu and seating options that can be customized to suit your occasion, party size and budget.MENU PLANNINGAt Cavanaugh's we will work with you to create a menu that wows your guest. We have private dining menus with excellent choices or we can customize a menu to fit your specific needs.
  • Private party contact
    Hasnun Giray Ozses (Cavanaugh's Manager): (812) 433-4333
  • Neighborhood
    Evansville, IN
  • Parking details
    Tropicana Evansville Parking Garage
  • Public transit
    Parking Garage entrance accessible from 1st Street which runs just behind the hotels and casino. From the parking garage, proceed to level 2 where you can access the skywalk to the Riverfront Events Center.
  • Entertainment
    Piano Bar Nightly
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,143 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Western Kentucky / SW Indiana

    Best Overall

  • Western Kentucky / SW Indiana

    Best Food

  • Western Kentucky / SW Indiana

    Best Service

  • Western Kentucky / SW Indiana

    Best Ambiance

  • Western Kentucky / SW Indiana

    Best Value

  • Western Kentucky / SW Indiana

    Good for business meals

  • Western Kentucky / SW Indiana

    Good for groups

  • Western Kentucky / SW Indiana

    Romantic

  • Western Kentucky / SW Indiana

    Good for special occasions

  • Western Kentucky / SW Indiana

    Lively

  • Western Kentucky / SW Indiana

    Most Booked

1,143 Reviews
  1. AnitaD

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic! Waitress did a great job. We will go back again.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Western KY

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was very good but honestly not worth the money. There market price was a little crazy to me. $175 for 1.5lbs of crap legs with no sides was a little much I thought. But service was great and very friendly.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Western KY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service here is always amazing! My husband and I were celebrating Valentine’s Day and enjoyed the salmon and filet. Always top notch at Cavanaughs!

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  4. Todd

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Steaks were great, stick w meat...................

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  5. TrishaW

    Nashville

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved the soup, salad and entrees. The shrimp cocktail was not good. The piano bar was awesome. We loved the view. The waiter was just ok. When we go and pay for a $500 meal we expect a little better service. He just wasn’t very friendly. We were celebrating our 25th Valentine’s date together and he didn’t ask us if we celebrating anything. It was a let down.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our group had a lovely meal, excellent service and the perfect ambiance for our monthly supper club outing. We will be back!

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  7. KimP

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I both ordered the prime rib. I don't like to see red juice on my plate so I always order well done. Most of the time you are then served an end, which is fine with me. However, it was a center cut that had been put on the grill. It was one the best prime rib dinners I have ever had. It was still juicy with no red on my plate! We shared a baked potato because they are so big and we each ordered a house salad. Everything was wonderful!

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  8. Christinab

    Nashville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent dinner. Service couldn’t be better. Loved it

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  9. VidalM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, cocktails, service, and piano bar was fantastic bonus!

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  10. RandyB

    SW Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very polite and kind staff. Food was very good . The waitress very good and took excellent care of us.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never misses the opportunity to exceed our expectations. Any time we have a special occasion or just want a date night out, Cavanaughs is the best choice in the tri-state. 5 stars in every shape, form or fashion.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It was okay. It just didn’t overwhelm me especially given the prices.

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  13. JamesS

    Western KY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food in a nice atmosphere. Wait staff very friendly. Food was great!

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  14. KrisH

    Western KY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chef Chuck, the food, and the service were all tremendous

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  15. TimM

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We were disappointed in the quality of the steaks, ribeyes.... (tough). Lobster Mac/cheese was dry, Neptune steak was good, prime rib, excessive fat… . Not the Cavanaughs we always looked forward to…

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  16. jimw

    SW Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The piano bar was awesome, food exceptional, service great and the ambiance perfect.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere was very nice. We were seated by a window overlooking the street and the river. Our waiter did a great job and all of our food was delicious.

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  18. BarryM

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, great food, great service! First class all the way!!

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  19. Bernadine1957

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our meal for four at Cavanaughs last night was sublime. Every course was fantastic, and we all enjoyed our different meals. I had a Caesar salad and a filet with Bearnaise sauce. I also enjoyed a Cosmo cocktail which was made to perfect. My steak was cooked exactly as I asked for it, and it was like cutting through butter. It was so tender. The service was outstanding.

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  20. EugeneM

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Easily changed our reservation time to accommodate our need. Excellent meal, outstanding service, great wine selection, didn't mind the 'market' priced lobster, because it was perfect.

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  21. GaldinoM

    Western KY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to have dinner, with your Date. Food was great.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Western KY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food & service was great! Never disappointed! Can’t wait to go again!

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  23. JohnD

    Western KY

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service. Great view of the Ohio River

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  24. YvonneS

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good service and food. Since the prices are high we were hoping our experience would be a good one. Fortunately everything was great.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Western KY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We did a birthday celebration dinner, and everything was absolutely superb!

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  26. BethanieR

    Louisville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    For the money my steak was over cooked, the masked potatoes tasted like they were instant. The prime rib looked good. The wine was great. Our server had no personality and was borderline rude.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Western KY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Sergei was absolutely wonderful! Very little wait time on our meal and was gifted a complimentary birthday dessert that was absolutely amazing!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service, food, atmosphere.. everything was spectacular! Will definitely be back.

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  29. Suekerr

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Potatoes were cold fried potatoes with no flavor?? Steak was full of fat. Caesar salad had lots of brown lettuce in it🤮. Our waiter was exceptional, but the food was very disappointing

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  30. Dulce

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The french onion soup and Ceasar salad was delicious! The steak and pork chop were cooked to perfection. Service was attentive. Definitely will come back.

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  31. DarleneH

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    the food is exceptional and I can't say enough about the service , just fantastic

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  32. Kentucky

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice restaurant with EXCELLENT service! Will definitely be back next time we visit Evansville!

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  33. AudreyE

    SW Indiana

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrating our 35th anniversary. Food and service were excellent. After dinner, we spent time in the piano bar. Wonderful! We will be back soon

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  34. HollyKappa

    Indiana

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything we ordered was delicious! Staff was friendly and helpful. We will be back!

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  35. BettyW

    Western KY

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Take note if you split a meal or dont order wine look for poor service

    1 person found this helpful

  36. Jessie

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Came for our anniversary and the food was so good! We had the prime rib, shrimp cocktail and crab legs. The restaurant has great ambiance and convenience to the casino/hotel. We enjoyed our time !

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous!!!!!! Our serve was delightful and professional. Our favorite spot to eat in Evansville.

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  38. TanyaB

    Western KY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a great dinner and our waiter was awesome!! Thank you! Will return!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely beautiful restaurant our waiter was very informative he took care of everything we needed to the amazing brilliant chef, BRAVO you are amazing everything was cooked perfectly, and beautifully plated!! If you haven’t been here than you definitely need to make reservations immediately! We will be back soon for sure!!!!

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  40. BenR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The steak was terrible especially for $54. Spinach dip was very good.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Cavanaugh’s On The River is rated 4.6 stars by 1143 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Cavanaugh’s On The River

421 NW Riverside Dr, Evansville, IN 47708

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Evansville, IN
  • Hours of operation
    Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Tropicana Evansville Parking Garage
  • Public transit
    Parking Garage entrance accessible from 1st Street which runs just behind the hotels and casino. From the parking garage, proceed to level 2 where you can access the skywalk to the Riverfront Events Center.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chuck Subra
  • Entertainment
    Piano Bar Nightly
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (812) 433-4333
  • Catering
    CAVANAUGH’S WANTS TO HOST YOUR DINNER PARTY!<br />Are you planning a dinner party ?<br />Simply reserve your party and menu a minimum of 1 week prior to your event. Limited number of group reservations available per evening.<br />Call 812-433-4333, after 3PM Thursday – Saturday, to speak to Cavanaugh’s Manager, Joshua Hedges.
  • Private party facilities
    We have a wide range of menu and seating options that can be customized to suit your occasion, party size and budget.MENU PLANNINGAt Cavanaugh's we will work with you to create a menu that wows your guest. We have private dining menus with excellent choices or we can customize a menu to fit your specific needs.
  • Private party contact
    Hasnun Giray Ozses (Cavanaugh's Manager): (812) 433-4333
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