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Cavanaugh’s On The River

4.6
4.6
957 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


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 957 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
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Western Kentucky / SW Indiana

    Best Overall

  • Western Kentucky / SW Indiana

    Best Food

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    Best Service

  • Western Kentucky / SW Indiana

    Best Ambiance

  • Western Kentucky / SW Indiana

    Best Value

  • Western Kentucky / SW Indiana

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  • Western Kentucky / SW Indiana

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  1. GJ

    GaryJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    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.
  2. KK

    KevinK

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    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.
  3. AL

    AimeeL

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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!
  4. CP

    ClayP

    Western KY

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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!
  7. 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!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Waitress was to busy visiting with one table and ignoring our table and the one next to us. Meats was over cooked was never asked how our food was.
  9. m

    melissab

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great steak, food was amazing, the view onto the river was beautiful
  10. j

    jj1972

    SW Indiana

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    Prime rib was over cooked and very tough and chewy, sea bass was over cooked and burnt, Brussel sprouts where under cooked.
  11. RL

    RachelL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolute perfection!! Always enjoy dinners here!!
  12. CT

    CharlesT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Filet was very good! Would recommend that and the lobster Mac and cheese. Prime rib was also good but very big and intimidating. We would love to go there again.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It was ok and I would go back
  14. BC

    BeverlyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we love going to Cavanaugh's. Very time we are Evansville we go to cav. ans well always go.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Host was friendly! Waiter was cordial, food was delicious, view was GREAT!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    SW Indiana

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Menu is limited. Need to add more items to menu
  17. SZ

    SteveZ

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The restaurant temperature is always too cold. The rib eye steak was par at best.
  18. LA

    LARoss

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed the dinner and view!
  19. CP

    CarolynP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall experience was wonderful from the service to the food. Very nice place to relax and enjoy good company.
  20. BR

    BrianR

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Steaks, king crabs and sides were AMAZING! The crème brûlée was exceptional! Our table was great and an awesome view of the river! Service was impeccable! We love going to Cavanaugh’s !
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother’s Day lunch was fabulous!
  22. C

    Conley

    Kansas City

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Menu limited for Mother's Day which was unfortunate. Food was average and QUITE overpriced.
  23. KK

    KevinK

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful. Thank you again, Sergey, Josh and Anna!!!! Kevin
  24. G

    Geno

    SW Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Service was excellent. Steaks were great. Don’t get the lobster Mac and cheese. Barely any lobster, not cheesy. A better description would be Lobster Mac and watered down Alfredo. “Mac and cheese” aside everything else was fantastic. I would highly recommend eating there and I will definitely go back.
  25. AL

    AmyLee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time celebrating our anniversary at Cavanaugh’s. They made it special with a little anniversary sign on the table which spurred casual conversation with our waitress. I had the blackened Neptune which was absolutely delicious! Wine was reasonably priced and you would think that we would have closed the evening after enjoying the crème brûlée, however we enjoyed a drink at the piano bar before departing. It was a wonderful date night!
  26. JD

    JanaD

    Western KY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cavanaugh's never ceases to amaze me! The service & food is impeccable. Our waiter was very attentive & even brought us a dessert for our anniversary! Highly recommended, makes for a special date night!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western KY

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great! Appreciate Josh and staff!
  28. LM

    LindseyM

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been there twice and it was amazing both times. We would go back in a heartbeat! The view and teamwork on the workers also make it a special experience.
  29. BS

    BrianS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Great View - But prices continue to Rise - lol . . .
  30. TS

    TraciS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    My steak was cooked just as I ordered and seasoned well. Everything was good except the lobster macaroni which we sent back. I will return it was worth it.
  31. PA

    PAMELAY

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great location. Beautiful river views, and a piano bar on the weekends. The food was good but overpriced. $15 for a slice of carrot cake. Ykes, although it was a big slice not big enough for that price.
  32. KK

    KevinK

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful. A great Experience for us all! So Enjoyed
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Ambience was very nice, so kind of expected food quality as well. Maybe it was just for me, but the prime rib steak I ordered did not turn out that good. Simply because I had asked for a medium style and when I finally got to try it, it was more well done and even had some burnt parts on top. Additionally, it was mostly fats that got served to me, and I guess I just wasn’t expecting that… and also, it took about 1 hour and 15 minutes for the steak to come since having sat down and ordering. Besides that, our server Andrey had nice customer service and we appreciate that.
  34. CW

    CassieW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great atmosphere and friendly staff. Food excellent. We had a wonderful experience!
  35. MK

    MattK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service is top notch and the atmosphere is very nice. It is on the pricey side, but the portions are very large so we could have shared sides had I known. Overall it was a great time.
  36. G

    Great

    SW Indiana

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an amazing night, as it is every time we come here. Rhea and Anna always make sure our evening is perfect. Thank you so much. The food presentation and taste was outstanding.
  37. ST

    SusanT

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very nice anniversary dinner here. Steak was on point. Food and view both great.
  38. DS

    DavidS

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great location for a special dinner out or even just a even just look for exceptional food. The view down the river served as a nice backdrop to a meal with each dish coming out perfectly prepared and tempting you to want to eat more. Combine this with a great professional wait staff who is attuned to your needs while still ensuring you have private time to enjoy your meal. I would recommend this restaurant unconditionally to diners. It is a more expensive option than others, but it delivers in terms of quality of food and service combined with a great atmosphere and location to return the value on the extra money you are spending.
  39. BR

    BRIANG

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a wonderful experience for a special occasion. I doubt I'd make this a regular stop, due to the prices. It's like Disney. You pay a lot for it, but you definitely see where your money went. Outstanding service, delicious food, and terrific ambiance made for a lovely evening. I'm very pleased with my visit, and for special occasions, I can't think of a better experience.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was very good with our waitress tending to us promptly. Our steaks were perfect and tasty as were our side dishes. Our cocktails,old fashioned, were as near perfect as one would want. We were very pleased and this was our third visit there.

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 957 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


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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