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
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.
Happy and you know it.
Great atmosphere and ambiance. Dessert tray was magically delicious.
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.
we are never disappointed with the food always high quality, prepared great
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.
Great service and exceptional food! Fine place for a special occasion !
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!
Not at all impressed
We set a reservation for 6:30 three weeks in advance. We were five minutes late. We stood in like at the hostess stand behind a father and his three underage sons who were walk-ins. The hostess called everyone on her headset to find them a table and it took about ten minutes but they sat them in the dining room. We announce we had a reservations and I quote "your table hasn't got up yet. You can wait until they are done or you can sit in our bar area" really?? Since we had tickets to another event later that evening, we decided to take the bar table. It was not the romantic dinner we had planned for a month. It was loud. We were very close to another table with four intoxicated loud women. The table was very small and there were no linens on it. The only bright spot was that the food was wonderful. I could see into the dinning room and it was a much better atmosphere and really more like what we had been hoping for. I believe someone with a reservation should be seated long before walk-ins. It is unlikely we will return as there are other places with better service and wonderful food.
We like to go here for a very special oc ...
We like to go here for a very special occasion. It is a bit pricey but the food and ambience are worth it. We didn't like our original seating and requested a change which they willingly accommodated.
Great view of river and excellent food!
Cavanaugh's is my favorite restaurant in Evansville. It is the location my husband proposed to me on my 50th birthday. It has held a special place in my heart since. The food is always good and the service is excellent. I like the recent remodel with the larger bar, bistro and wall mounted fireplace. I wish there was another wall mounted fireplace in the main lounge area and restaurant as it adds to the ambience. Food is a little on the expensive side, but the quality is worth it and the serving sides are large. The only place in EV I can get large king crab legs and it is worth the $56.
Steaks were great but the sides of potat ...
Steaks were great but the sides of potatoes and asparagus seemed a little cool but ok. Other than that everything was great.
First time here. Great service by Kassie ...
First time here. Great service by Kassie.
Our server was wonderful!!! The second t ...
Our server was wonderful!!! The second time we have had him!!! Excellent !!!
Food wasn't as good as in the past & service poor
The food wasn't as good as it has been in the past. Seems like they have changed chefs. The waiter was not into our table at all. There was a huge party when we were there and even then he didn't seem to be into us. More into the other staff members. The piano bar is amazing!
A bit expensive for the quality of the f ...
A bit expensive for the quality of the food
Another Outstanding Evening
We returned to Cavanaugh's and realized we had been away too long. From the moment we walked in to the front entrance and were greeted by the friendly hostess, we had a truely wonderful experience, again. The Matre di informed us that our waiter was with a trainer, which was fine, and the trainee did an excellent job in every way. The atmosphere was beautiful, and since it was a Monday night, the dining area was not crowded. We enjoyed a table on the riverfront side, overlooking the fountain, which was very romantic. Wine was in order, and we each enjoyed a glass before ordering our dinners. Most importantly, for this evening: the food, which was superb. From soups to salad and the main course. My wife enjoyed Shrimp Scampi and I had a beautiful Fillet and the largest plate of asparagus, all of which were full of flavor and delicious. We topped off the main course with a piece of Cavanaugh's excellent cheesecake and coffee. Comment: not a crumb was left on either plate. The evening was a huge success and we promised each other that we would return again, maybe for my birthday next time.
Service was impeccable, Food....eh.
I decided on Cavanaugh's on a whim. Plus it was just 1 of 3 whole choices on OpenTable for this area. It's connected to a casino which I wish I had known beforehand because finding this place was difficult enough. The service was top notice. Waitress was friendly and engaging without hovering. An older women came to check on me just after ordered and extremely friendly. So the reason I give my experience 3 stars is because even thought the service was amazing, the food was severely lacking. I order the Blackened Neptune and was really excited about it since I saw pictures on Yelp! I ordered my steak medium....it was medium rare and luke warm. The shrimp were overcooked and tough. And most surprising is the lack of flavor throughout the entire meal. I was really looking forward to trying this restaurant but I probably won't be back for more than drinks and the night time view.
Good all-around experience
We had a very good experience here, except for when we arrived. The hostess looked at her reservation list and ours was not on it. I showed her the print out of our reservation that we made via Open Table. She said that they did not take reservations made on Open Table and that is why it was not on her list. We were made to feel we did something wrong. Hopefully this can be worked out between Cavanaugh's and Open Table to prevent another patron feeling uncomfortable. Fortunately, we were seated, as the restaurant was not crowded.
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