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Cavanaugh’s On The River

4.6
4.6
986 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 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • 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

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What 986 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
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • 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

    Fit for Foodies

  • Western Kentucky / SW Indiana

    Romantic

  • Western Kentucky / SW Indiana

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  • Western Kentucky / SW Indiana

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  1. W

    Woodson

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved everything about our evening here? Great, friendly service!! Great food and wine!!! Great dessert!! Great view!!!!
  2. AH

    AndrewH

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was very good. Staff was polite and friendly
  3. DE

    DaleE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food and service were both great. The noise level coming from the piano bar was a little annoying.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience celebrating my husband’s birthday. Beautiful view of the river.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful meal and the service was perfect.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    You need to have and enforce a dress code. Too nice a restaurant to see people wearing ball caps, jeans with holes in them etc. Enforce a dress code!!! I love your restaurant but the dress of the people who go there is not good!
  7. D

    Doc1

    Western KY

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are always treated like royalty with our favorite table, passionate service and well prepared food. We will return often.
  8. k

    kathrynw

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    difficult to get to the restaurant from the parking. needs better signage
  9. g

    gmapat

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Hosted and server very nice and attentive. Prices a bit high. Food quality was good. Salads and sides were large. Could finish it all . The ambiance was nice.
  10. d

    doxiedoglover

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always wonderful
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience5
    Always a great start when the Bread and water guys yells at the hostess that just sat you in public. Food was mediocre at best. Unfortunately not the high end food you would expect at a legitimate casino. Shrimp Linguini was way over salted. Other entree was middle-of-the-road adequate. Drinks were good. View was amazing. Go for the view but don’t expect Cavanaugh’s On The River to enhance the experience.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    SW Indiana

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    My filet had no flavor, was flat tasting. My husband enjoyed his ribeye very much. For 330.00 I expected a better experience!
  13. RF

    RobertF

    Western KY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the most relaxing and enjoyable place we have experienced in Evansville. Food, service and atmosphere was amazing.
  14. VG

    VeeG

    Western KY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love the food and amaphere. The staff was great and made my husband feel special for his birthday .
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Waiter was great! Great service!
  16. JM

    JohnitaM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always wonderful, the food and service was fantastic
  17. SE

    StevenE

    Western KY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Best stealk in evansville. Service was beyong great
  18. DL

    DeniseL

    Western KY

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The young lady entertaining at the piano bar was fabulous!!! Ordered a wedge salad, asparagus and the prime rib rare which appeared to be a bit overdone when presented…no red showing (and I am not one to return food)…but I must say despite being more on the medium side it was absolutely delicious and tender and a very generous nearly 2 inch thick portion! Would highly recommend!
  19. MJ

    MaryJ

    Louisville

    104 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service! Perfect for any occasion. Awesome view of the river.
  20. B

    Bryan

    Nashville

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Had a great experience. Our server Lisa was awesome!
  21. H

    Holtz

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious! Went for our first time on our anniversary! Had creme brûlée with raspberry topping for a complimentary dessert!
  22. HG

    HurrolG

    Western KY

    152 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    152 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding... start with recognized reservation and seating as requested with river view. Nice appetizer, bread and cab wine to start. Salmon entrees well prepared.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western KY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  24. BR

    BrianR

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always absolutely AMAZING! Our waiter Sergey was fabulous. The food so so delicious! The ambiance is outstanding. Always love going to Cavanaugh’s.
  25. K

    Kevin

    London

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Everyone enjoyed their food. I had requested a table with a nice river view through Open Table and instead got a table looking at the parking lot. Was not rushed which was nice.
  26. d

    doxiedoglover

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sergei waited on us and was exceptional. We will definitely ask for him again in the future.
  27. MC

    MikeC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was wonderful although the portions were a bit strange.
  28. MJ

    MadonnaJ

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff, and great food. Sides were large enough for two people, therefore, we could have just ordered one side to share.
  29. SR

    SydneyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So delicious! My husband’s NY Strip was to die for!
  30. IP

    IsaacP

    Charlotte

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great and love the steak and the garlic bread and butter. The lobster Mac is excellent 😎
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western KY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal & relaxing time!!
  32. BL

    BethL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband’s steak was cooked perfectly and my shrimp pasta was very good.
  33. GF

    GlennF

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We have not been to Cavanaughs since before Covid. Everything was just as good as we remembered. The food and service were super.
  34. GJ

    GaryJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The restaurant was extremely cold to suit our bodies. It was uncomfortable, but it was our fault for not bringing a sweater, jacket, etc. The young man serving our table was efficient and kind and we enjoyed him. Prime rib was excellent, though a large serving.
  35. KK

    KevinK

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food - sides were particularly good. Steaks were were good, but two different versions of medium rare. Nice, easy to grasp wine selection. Service was excellent.
  36. AL

    AimeeL

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lobster bisque is delicious, we had the salmon and blackened neptune and both were excellent! Creme Brulee was very good too! Our server was attentive and wonderful. The margarita special with jalapeno and pineapple was awesome!
  37. CP

    ClayP

    Western KY

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    For the price, the steak was disappointing, would've assumed going to Texas roadhouse. Overall experience was good, but if we come back I won't be getting steak. The service was outstanding, and the view/atmosphere very nice. My wife had the lobster and said it was great.
  38. CH

    ChrisH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    Need to get the food in line or you will end up closing. Prime Rib was 42 bucks and basically not edible and I am super easy going.
  39. SP

    SteveP

    SW Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was amazing! The food was great and the view was priceless!
  40. DP

    DanielP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Making reservations was wonderful. They already had our table ready. We waited about 2 seconds to be seated. Great experience!

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 986 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 1 time 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

  • 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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