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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.
Evansville, IN 47708
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
i entertained a group of 9 and they really enjoyed it...and the private room was great........portions were very hearty.......I was a little disappointed with my lamb chops as they were dry and tough (and I should have sent back but was entertaining and did not want to do so.....but my customers enjoyed it
We have been going to Cavanaugh's for our anniversary for the last 3 years. It is a fantastic place to eat and enjoy each others company. The staff are very attentive and the food is excellent. The cost is on the high side, but worth it for the atmosphere. The desserts are a must.
I've been to Cavanaugh's multiple times. I took my wife here for Mother's Day and she simply enjoyed it as always. We had the pleasure of having Sergey as our server again and that set the tone for the evening. I think going forward when we make reservations we will request that he is our server. He is exemplary at his craft and takes pride in making sure his dinner patrons are taking care of without being overwhelming or showing lack of service.
The meal itself was outstanding. Both of us had the prime rib and I added a 1/2 lb king crab legs. Everything was prepared as ordered and as usual the food was excellent. Just like the majority of our visits, we were way too full for dessert. I recommend this restaurant to anyone with a taste for fine cuisine.
As always the best around. The food was awesome I had the bone in rib-eye. I took my mother in law for mother's day . April took very good care of us and the manager stopped by the table and spoke to us. I cannot wait to go back next time. It is a 2 1/2 hour drive but well worth it.
It was a busy night. The mayor was there. Kentucky Derby day and the place was mostly full. Our server did what she could, but they were obviously understaffed. I love this place, I've probably been 30 times now and this is only second time this has happened, but my steak was raw inside, and was suppose to be medium. Waitress didn't come around until everyone was almost done, and I had to have it taken off bill and just not eat a steak this time. No biggie because I had shrimp, lobster bisque, and salad, and they were all great. My wife's salmon was over cooked as well. Don't know if they have new cook or just the busy night but not typical of Cavanaughs.
I was in town to visit family, and wanted to have a nice dinner for my Husbands birthday. Background- We live in an area filled with very nice restaurants. We also eat out....frequently. I made the reservation fully knowing that this is in a Casino... so I already knew it was going to have a different kind of atmosphere. But I was still hoping for a nice, quiet, romantic dinner. It KIND of was. But the majority of the time I was watching who I think was the manager running around frenetically flipping tables and running around the dining area trying to coordinate with the wait staff (also had hands-frees in the ears... so not sure why he had to run after everyone?). Keep in mind, it was a Friday night... and I think Prom and Graduation was going on. So it was going to be a busy night. Needless to say, He was very stressed... and that was obvious. The wait staff seemed to be avoiding him, and when he directly addressed one, you could see them immediately tense up and get defensive. He just looked angry. It was so obvious, that that was all I could see. The Hostesses seemed stressed as well. Too the point that I wasn't a guest, I was just another body coming through the door. They all just seemed... mismanaged. Also seemed interesting that they were stress-fully flipping plenty of tables that remained empty for the 1:30 that we were there... the restaurant was not packed.
Despite all of this, the food was delicious, the waitress was knowledgeable and friendly, the price was reasonable for what we ordered, and they were able to seat us at our Reserved time. So, at the end of the night, it was a good experience...
Cavanaughs is a must when we visit the Tropicana Casino. The food is great and the service is outstanding. My wife and I both had filet mignon. They were both prepared perfectly. The dessert cart was beautifully presented making our decision very hard. Since we we both full we decided to split a Creme Brulee. It was delicious.
We were disappointed with our meal. My husband returned his steak. He ordered prime rib cooked medium. The steak was fully uncooked and full of fat and gristle. I ordered lobster bisque and a salad. My salad was good and soup was not warm. The server was very kind and we had great service. He offered my Husband another steak we declined. When he gave us the bill he actually took the steak off . We did not even ask and just wanted to pay our bill and leave. He still brought out a piece of cake as I requested for a surprise for my husbands birthday. Overall we were not pleased with our meal and how we were seated by a big group and another couple. The restaurant was not crowded , and it would have been nice to have more privacy. Thank you, Mattingly's
I came with my fiance to this restaurant for our 10 months anniversary. As soon as we were greeted we noticed the fine modern decor that encapsulated our eyes. The weary head nod of the pianist electrified the bar as we were led to our table. As our server brought us drinks we searched the menu effortlessly looking for our options. Our server took our orders and the food came out with efficient speed. The entire restaurant seemed to work in tip top fashion as a nod to the well prepared staff. My fiance got a salad that was quite excellent and very proportionally priced. I ordered a chicken dish that was alright. The proportion was relatively small for what I paid for it. Overall it was a lovely dining experience and I would mostly recommend it as a nice lunch venue with a beautiful view, dining room, and classy operation as a whole.
After reading previous reviews, I almost cancelled our reservation...Would have been a Huge mistake! Our reservation was for 5:30 and yet Dinner was excellent, everything perfectly prepared, our waiter Sergey was helpful and prompt. We will Definitely be coming back!
My husband and I frequent Cavanaugh's and really enjoy this restaurant. This time we shared a filet and king crab and both were outstanding. In addition, the Manager took our wine order since our server was busy which was a nice touch meaning we didn't have to wait for anything. A wonderful evening!
We ordered a 16oz prime rib and asked our waiter if we could split this steak. Mike (our waiter) not only did that but he told us to split the potato as well . We really had a good steak and still could not finish it. Cudos to the staff for making our special day even better.
While the service was EXCEPTIONAL and the food was solid, the manager made a fool of himself by interrupting a speech, and making our large table feel unwelcome. I was appreciative of the server who apologized for him over and over, but the manager left a bad taste in the mouth of several guests. He also failed to check in on the table: didn't ask us how our food/ experience was or why we were having a large get-together. I don't think he wanted us there, and he is going to get his wish the next time we are in town.
Again, the server saved the day - but I don't know if I would ever recommend this place to others who were visiting the Casino.
We were celebrating my husbands birthday at Cavanaughs. It was our first visit and the food was delicious, the waitress was outstanding and the chef greeted us at our table and wanted to know how everything was. He also gave us his card- he was very friendly and the food is wonderful! We definitely will be back!
Very attentive staff. Nice table next to the window. Food was ok but not great. The restaurant became very noisy with the piano player and the crowd in the bar as there is no separation from the restaurant. What started out as a quiet table next to the window became noisy as the rather exuberant bar crowd got louder.
Cavanaugh's was an excellent place to eat and relax. My fiance and I drove 2 hours to eat there for our Valentine's dinner and we were not disappointed. I had the porterhouse steak and she had pasta and both dishes were perfection. It is agreeable that the food we had was well worth the price and we will be back as soon as possible!
This restaurant was absolutely incredible. The bone-in ribeye and filet were incredible. Lobster mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, and Parmesan fries were all outstanding. Best cheesecake I've ever had in my life. The only negative is that there is still a slight aroma of smoke from the casino entrance area. Very very slight, but still there. Outstanding service. Would recommend to anyone and everyone.
Wow! Where do I start,
Firstly I LOVE-ED this place, it's the ONLY REAL fine dining establishment in Evansville PERIOD, so it's always a go to place to dine when I'm in town from Chicago.
The menu WAS great especially after the addition of the Dry aged bone-in ribeye! The seafood selection was also up to par. With a Wine selection to match!
Now after this most recent visit I was honestly devastated when I found out the menu was changed! And NOT for the better, the menu now resembles that of an over glorified TGI Fridays at 3x's the price.
Unfortunately until the menu changes I will not return,
For management please feel free to contact me on this new yelp account as I may be able to help with some one on one constructive criticism.
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