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 Restaurant, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Cavanaugh's Ratings and Reviews
We invited two friends with us, because ...
We invited two friends with us, because we enjoyed ourselves so much on a previous visit. Michael provided excellent service and the remaining staff was very attentive. Our meal were cooked perfectly. Our friends said they would come back and invite others.
Meal was very well prepared. Great place ...
Meal was very well prepared. Great place for a business dinner or special occasion .
Fantastic food,service and atmosphere.A ...
Fantastic food,service and atmosphere.A little spendy but worth every penny.
Had a great business meal here and highly recommend it for future visits to Evansville.
Enjoyed food and wine and service. Was ...
Enjoyed food and wine and service. Was not pleased to be declined a window seat with river view that was requested early in my opentable reservation.
Eating at the Casino
The Food was great and good ambiance. I had made a special request and it was followed up on. It was a nice surprise for a casino restaurant.!!!
We always enjoy Cavanaughs when we are in Evansville. Our server, Trevor, was outstanding. He took care of all our needs and then some. The food was excellent. We are looking forward to our next visit.
The food was delicious! The staff was at ...
The food was delicious! The staff was attentive and it seemed important to them that we enjoyed our evening. Without spoiling the surprise opening the menu was a neat experience, at least for us. It took me three days to finish my carrot cake dessert. Would definitely recommend a visit to Cavanaughs.
Our special-occasion place for dinner.
We rarely spend this much for dinner, but for special occasions this can't be beat in the Evansville area. The portions were generous and the service and ambiance were of a high quality.
Very much over priced and the food wasn' ...
Very much over priced and the food wasn't that exceptional
Great place! Excellent food! Recommend. ...
Great place! Excellent food! Recommend. River view quite serene. The rib-eye was excellent.
Atmosphere is incredible, food is delicious, service is great. Love this restaurant!
Excellent food and Service
The restaurant has an excellent menu with a scenic view of the river. The service was excellent.
Service was spotty; friendly but not tha ...
Service was spotty; friendly but not that attentive. Food was OK, but for these prices in Indiana (comparable to NY City where I currently reside) it should be superb. Prime rib was tough and shouldn't have been when priced at about $35.
The serve was very impressive. I really had a wonderful time while visiting the Kentucky Derby and the surrounding areas. Cavanaugh's was great.
Excellent good quality and excellent service.
Our second time eating there. We've never had a bad experience. The food is excellent, the view of the river is beautiful, especially at sunset. The staff were all wonderful.
All's Well, But Doesn't End Well!
Made reservations for six at 5:00 P.M.. Had a concert to attend at 7:30 P.M. Waitress was made aware of the fact that we had a concert at 7:30 P.M. Food was excellent. Location was great! Service was good, although slow.When bills were brought to the table, waitress made some remark about her computer skills, placed all of them in the middle of the table, and said, " you figure them out ! " Two of the six were correct. The other four all had charges on them that were incorrect, such as one being charged for a beer, and no one at the table had a beer. She did change the bills, when it was brought to her attention, but this caused us to run later than we intended and caused undue stress. Unhappy ending to an otherwise great dinner.
We had a party of four, and we all had a variety of offerings. Everything was delicious. Our sever was awesome and was very attentive. Our friends were from out of town and really enjoyed the experience.
Great food, view
The food was amazing. The view of the Ohio River and barge traffic was pleasing to the eye. We had a window seat with unobstructed views around the bend in the river. Inside, it was very quiet, but not eerily quiet.
Perfect dining experience
The staff was perfect. Not too much attention yet always there at the right time.The food was outstanding.The steaks were perfectly cooked and delicious.I highly recommend this restaurant for anyone seeking a grand dining experience.
I had the pleasure of dining at Cavanaugh's for my Wedding Anniversary. The bar was a blast and it was a good entertaining atmosphere. The dinner was fantastic. Our waitress was absolutely SPOT ON throughout the evening. Great experience. Highly recommend.
Always a good night out
We always like coming here for special occasions such as Anniversaries and Birthdays . The service is always great and the view of the river is nice and romantic. The food is great and the portion size is large. I like the 20 oz bone in rib-eye and the wife gets the fillet. Save room for the desert cart it is outstanding.
Food and experience were great!! One of the top ten steaks I've ever eaten and the lobster macaroni and cheese was incredible.
The peanut brittle salad was so good. A ...
The peanut brittle salad was so good. A little sweet but the greens were so good. The Caesar salad was excellent. The prime rib was cooked very well and was tender and a large portion. The filet was excellent. The Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce was excellent and could easily feed 3 people. The bread and garlic and olive oil and olive oil was different and tasted good. The crème brulee was rich and creamy. The ambiance was so quiet, with pretty river views and just a feeling of peace and get away from it all.
The food was delicious and our waitress was very attentive and pleasant. I ordered the 8oz filet and it was cooked perfectly....the best. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our Anniversary dinner.
The re-design is nice, food and service ...
The re-design is nice, food and service was excellent .
Old fashioned steakhouse. Not terribly e ...
Old fashioned steakhouse. Not terribly exciting but good food.
Best dining in Evansville
Cancelled table rez and chose to dine in bar at a table by the fireplace with a view of the river. Beautiful atmosphere - great music -fantastic steaks!!
Excellent meal. The filet was the best I have ever eaten; tender and flavorful. Even though the brussel sprouts were not listed as a side, the kitchen as able to prepare them for me. My wife loved the potatoes au gratin especially how cheesy they were. We were in no hurry and sat enjoyed an excellent meal and wine. Compliments to the kitchen. Cavanaugh's does not have nightly specials up the menu gives you a varied selection of food. A little pricey but still good. We will definitely be back.
A memorable evening
The food was excellent and our server was outstanding. One of the highlights was the music of Bob Green. He was the difference maker. The combination of a rainy evening, sitting near the fireplace, enjoying our food, an attentive server and listening to a talented musician will be hard to top. It will be the measure for future special occasions.
Had reservations but they wanted to seat us next to the service station. That table should be a last resort place for people w/o reservations. Then I had to request another table. Then felt like I was inconveniencing them when we requested a new table. All of our food was wonderful except the wild mushroom risotto, but they removed it from our bill without question. Our server was great and did a great job helping my wife select a great bottle of wine.
Everything about our visit was as good as good as it could possibly be. We will definitely be back.
This is a great place to get a steak done right. They have all of the great steaks that you would expect to find at the top steak houses in the world. The service is always second to none. I usually have the bone in ribeye and a potato with French onion soup to start. If you are in the riverfront area I would strongly suggest stopping in for a wonderful dinner.
We visited with a group of adults for Va ...
We visited with a group of adults for Valentines Dinner. It was a wonderful experience. Thanks
“A Special Valentine's Dinner”
I made reservations very simply with the Open Table App. That worked very smoothly. The restaurant has been totally renovated since we dined here last. The experience could not have gone any better. The ambience was exceptional. From the view overlooking the Ohio River, to the perfect background music, first through their sound system and then from a solo piano in the bar area to the lighting, all were just right. Since it was Valentine's Eve, every lady received a long stem rose. We started with sharing the Shrimp Cocktail. The cocktail sauce could have contained more horseradish for my taste but my wife thought it was great just as it came. I chose the house salad with ranch dressing and she chose the tomato, mozzarella, basil salad. We were both pleased with our choice. The main courses we chose were the filet mignon prepared perfectly medium with a side named Haricot Vert & Mushroom Ragout, which is actually green beans with mushrooms and caramelized onions. I chose the Lamb Porterhouses which is Two grilled lamb T-bone steaks accompanied with roasted fingerling potatoes and farmer's vegetables (squash and carrots) finished with marchands de vin. For Dessert we chose the Layered Chocolate Cake. Everything was absolutely fabulous and prepared and presented just right. Our waiter Matthew said he was new to the restaurant, but he was on the ball and knew the menu very well. He provided very good service and was always right on time throughout the evening. The prices may just be the highest in town, but the experience and the evening that we had dining here was worth the expense. Thanks for a special Valentine's Dinner!
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