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Cavanaugh’s On The River, Evansville, IN

Cavanaugh’s On The River

4.7
4.7
1162 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

7:00 PM


Booked 10 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 1,162 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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

    Romantic

  • Western Kentucky / SW Indiana

    Good for special occasions

  • Western Kentucky / SW Indiana

    Lively

  • Western Kentucky / SW Indiana

    Most Booked

1,162 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Western KY

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Myself and my wife are 45 and 38 years old. We got carded for a glass of wine….. was told they had no gluten-free desserts yet I have had gluten-free dessert many times worst case they could’ve sold us ice cream with chocolate on it… specifically told him we needed a gluten-free experience for me and my state came out with fried onions touching it. I’ve been sick for a day because I’m super sensitive and have celiac. Likely won’t return. For $200 I can go many other places.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Western KY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had great food and service. Filet with peppercorn and a Prime Rib were wonderful and well cooked. Views can't be beat! Definitely be back!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious, server was great, and the carrot cake was superb!

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  4. DeniseA

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was excellent. Most of the food was very good. A little disappointed in the 16oz prime rib. It was very thick, but it was a little overcooked and it was not tender like prime rib I’ve had in the past.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    My wife and I split the 18 oz ribeye, ordered it medium rare. When it arrived it was extremely rare and we had to send it back. The lobster Mac & cheese was ok but not the best. We really wanted to enjoy our dinner there as we came from out of town but it just didn’t happen. The service we received from our waitress was amazing.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Western KY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a very nice experience to do, a bit pricey but with nice live music and amazing ambiance

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  7. JonandChristinaClark

    Nashville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience at Cavanaugh’s! We have eaten there before and I can’t say enough good things about it. We will be back again!

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  8. WandaF

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love the food and service is great. We will always have carrot cake for dessert and save some for breakfast the next morning. It is so neat that the owner goes around to say hello to the guests.

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  9. Trw2888

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have been here before. It was everything that we expected. Great service and food. Would go back again

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant has a nice atmosphere. The service was great and time it took to get our food was perfect. Oddly enough, the truffle fries were the best thing we had. The French onion soup was really good too though. 

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    While everything is outstanding, the service stands out as being professional yet always connecting with us on a personal level…..including my kiddos! This is why my 15year old opted out of a party and instead requested a dinner at Cavanaughs this year. It’s not easy to impress a teenager but they have succeeded 😉

    1 person found this helpful

  12. StaceyC

    Western KY

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have never had a bad experience. Staff is always friendly and helpful. Food is always amazing. And the entertainment at the bar was wonderful. Highly recommend.

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  13. CynthiaR

    Western KY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was good, a little pricey but good. The prime rib was bigger than my head lol and my husband loved it.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Western KY

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome dining experience! I had the blackened fish with succotash and my wife had the small filet mignon. Each item was truly delicious. The service was timely and flawless. We will be back soon.

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  15. LoriS

    Nashville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate here two nights in a row. Both nights were as good as the other. The service was amazing and everyone we came in contact with was fantastic. We had the Filet and Prime Rib. Both were cooked to perfection. We also had the wedge salad and it also was great. At the beginning of the meal they served bread with the most perfect baked garlic. The texture was great and the taste was superb. We could have been satisfied with our bread and garlic. Definitely will return if in the area again.

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  16. NancyS

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful Service, Superb Meal and beautiful view . Husband had the Red fish special and I had the prime rib. Appetizers French Onion soup for me and Tuna poke on Custom cracker yummy. Wonderful Romantic Special meal

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  17. HectorG

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing dinner! One of the best steaks I have had and the asparagus was also amazing!

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  18. JeniferG

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Impeccable service and delicious food. Highly recommend having a dinner reservation at 5 pm so that you're in the first seating and can be by the window. Wonderful dinner.

    1 person found this helpful

  19. Terra

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been there on multiple occasions and have never had a issue. The servers was very good . The crab cakes were delicious. We got the 7oz filet with shrimp and mashed potatoes. The martinis were good . The atmosphere was soothing with nice music and we made reservations for a window seat and they seated by the window. We will return and I would 110% recommended this restaurant for a special occasion meal .

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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. OliviaM

    Western KY

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    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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  23. 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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  24. TrishaW

    Nashville

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 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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  25. 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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  26. KimP

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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FAQs

Cavanaugh’s On The River is rated 4.7 stars by 1162 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 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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