Evansville, IN 47708
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.
Steakhouse, Seafood, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday
5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday
5:00pm - 11:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Piano Bar Nightly
Tropicana Evansville Parking Garage
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Cavanaugh's Ratings and Reviews
We have dined here several times and the ...
We have dined here several times and the cuisine is always phenomenal. However, our most recent visit was somewhat disappointing. The food was excellent, but it took an hour for the entree's to arrive. We had finished out salads and appetizers 40 minutes before the steaks and crab legs made it to the table. As we were finishing our meal, the restaraunt staff began closing duties. One of the staff was using a vaccuum and came right up to our table with it!! Being that this steakhouse is top tier-this is totally unacceptable. Had our meal been served to us in a reasonable time frame. We wouldnt have been in their way for clean up. We felt as though they wanted us to hurry up and get out!!!
We had picked our seats ahead off time ...
We had picked our seats ahead off time and they tried to seat us in the inner part. I told them we had seats picked by the window so they did that. The food was good but way over priced. The best thing was the menu how it lit up.
Although it was expensive, we felt it wa ...
Although it was expensive, we felt it was well worth it. Our steaks were among the best we've had and everything else was delicious as well. The service was wonderful and we had a view of the river while we dined. Great special occasion restaurant!
I have no complaints on the service. I ...
I have no complaints on the service. I do have one opinion on a salad option, and overall price. The 16 oz NY strip and baked potato were good. The Cesar salad was on the bland side for my taste. Our bill was $150 without any alcohol, appetizer or dessert. For what we had, it should be closer to the $80-100 range in my opinion. Overall, a good experience. I'll go back...just not every week :)
We went for an early Valentine's Day. M ...
We went for an early Valentine's Day. My partner chose crab and was well pleased with it. I chose chicken and was well pleased with it as well as the rice. Our friends ordered the filet and it was cooked as ordered. The waitress was attentive. We were disappointed in the salad choices, though. Overall, a good experience!
Our steaks were delicious, although I di ...
Our steaks were delicious, although I did have to send my first eight ounce filet back as it was cooked slightly more than medium when I ordered Medium Rare. That gave me a little more time to enjoy my Tomato and Mozzarella salad which was yummy although a bit large for one person. I love the wine selections there with my favorite glass of wine being 'B Side." The service was good and they were kind enough to store my left over steak in their fridge while I spend a little time at the casino. When we returned, we sat in the bar for a bit and listened to the live piano and saxophone playing which rounded out our evening. I will go back!
Tonight was my friend and I having dinne ...
Tonight was my friend and I having dinner in between partying at the casino. If you've read my previous reviews of Cavanaugh's, I have the same thing just about every time: cocktail shrimp, lobster bisque, NY strip steak medium Oscar add-on and Au gratin potatoes. Everything was to die for. The drinks are always well made. Our only complaint was the slow service on drinks and taking dirty dishes from our table. We did not penalize our server for this because we noted the restaurant was packed and they did not have enough people working. Come on Cavanaugh's- for a $200 - $300 dinner why can't you have enough staff to give every patron A+ treatment?
We really enjoyed the food. My wife and ...
We really enjoyed the food. My wife and I thought it was some of the best steaks we have ever had. The service was very good too. The only negative was the smoky smell which comes from the nearby casino. We will definitely come back.
Our family wanted something different fo ...
Our family wanted something different for Christmas Eve. I hope this will become a tradition. The ambiance was sublime, sparkly, light, and the glittery Ohio beyond. From my Lemon Drop martini to the last bite of my perfectly cooked filet (with amazing bearnaise), the meal was perfect. All three of us enjoyed a filet, cooked differently and with three different sauces. My son and I shared some potatoes au gratin, which was so fresh and had an excellent, cheesy but not overwhelming flavor. My husband and son had the ample mozzarella and tomato salad (Caprese?), and I had the wedge salad. I so appreciate that it was with Bibb lettuce and not the tasteless iceberg. The service was terrific. Our waiter, Jorge, gave excellent service but did not hover. Cannot stand a fine dining experience where the staff hovers and doesn't allow the customer to enjoy the meal. We were all so pleased. A plus plus and will do it again next year if not sooner.
Cavanaugh's has always been a must do wh ...
Cavanaugh's has always been a must do when in Evansville. We were looking forward to a really great meal on Christmas eve. This visit was just so so. Waiter was somewhat distant and not on top of his game. Food was not as wonderful as previous visits. We were somewhat disappointed but,will try again.
I'm not sure how to politely say my husb ...
I'm not sure how to politely say my husband was served Prime Rib that was cold. Arg, our meals were presented to the table and I was enjoying my crab cakes when he cuts into the center of his meat and says "feel it". The Server was prompt and said he'd bring another. He returned with the same piece of meat, now with grill marks but still cold inside. The Manager stopped by to explain "medium rare" is at 110 degrees. He had a hard time understanding what cold meant and it wasn't 110 degrees. On a brighter note drinks were good. As we were leaving, we heard a Server comment to a guest at a nearby table that she would take "that" off of the bill and apologized. You might think twice about this place it lacks integrity.
Unfortunately my mother in laws funeral ...
Unfortunately my mother in laws funeral brought my husband and I to Evansville after many years of my husband and his family not living there. We came in the evening before and wanted to enjoy a relaxing nice dinner. This was a great choice! The restaurant is very pretty. Loved the backlit menus (never experienced those before). We each had the filet. Cooked perfectly; great taste. The sides are shareable and we're also great as we're our salads. It made an otherwise not fun trip something positive to remember.
Food and service are phenomenal. We bot ...
Food and service are phenomenal. We both ordered the NY Strip and it was cooked to perfection. I can't say enough about the cooks and service staff at Cavanaugh's. Thanks so much for another great evening!!
Well, I've been here at least 20 - 30 ti ...
Well, I've been here at least 20 - 30 times and I never cease to be amazed at the quality and always having left satisfied and happy. After raving about this place to my mom and step-dad for several years, I finally was able to treat them to a special occasion dinner. I was simply hoping the food and service would match the expectations I had for my parents to have an amazing meal and evening, and my expectations were exceeded again. The overall experience of eating there and the taste and quality of the food literally stole the show. I won't go into my usual detail of everything I has this time, but my usually NY Strip steak was just totally amazing, and everything else was as well. My mom went on and on about her crab cakes, filet mignon steak, and au gratin potatoes. Her friend went on about her prime rib. My wife's salmon was tasty and cooked to perfection. Thank you Cavanaugh's for another great dining experience!
We thought the menu was a bit pricey for ...
We thought the menu was a bit pricey for the ambiance. The peanut brittle salad was the high point of the dinner and was excellent. My friends steak was overcooked and my lamb chops were a little tough but flavorful. At over $120 for a dinner for two was a bit high for this restaurant experience. I also thought it was not intimate enough of a setting. I was also disappointed that for a restaurant Irish name they did not have Guiness on tap. I think you get much more for your buck at Biaggis and doubt that we will be back.
The drinks were good, and my wife's food ...
The drinks were good, and my wife's food was delicious. The meat was tender and the shrimp tasty. On the other hand, the opah was overcooked. We have been here before and it seemed like the ambience was lacking this time. Maybe it was because the window next to the table faced a street light outside instead of the river as we had requested.
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