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421 NW Riverside Dr, Evansville, IN
+1 812-433-4333
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good12%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“steak” (34 reviews)
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17:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
421 NW Riverside Dr, Evansville, IN
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I struggle with this review. Part of me wants to say "4 stars" and part of me wants to say "3 stars". I settle on 3 but a high 3. The river views are spectacular. I enjoyed a beautiful pink and purple sunset that is...More

Thank BRIANandRONNIE2010
Reviewed yesterday

Bar and staff were great. Very friendly and the two gals at the piano were good. Waiter was also very nice and restaurant has a great view. Decent value. Downside was the fact that this is attached to the casino and people come dressed as...More

Thank BengalNut
Reviewed 3 days ago

To start the service was excellent.. Had a beautiful view of the river. My wife and I both had the filet. This is what a steak should taste like,, the steak was melt in your mouth tender . The whole me ask was excellent '....More

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Thank alleyuud
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found our meal very mixed. The bread was great but the lobster bisque tasted like it was out of a can. The pork chop was over cooked and dry but steaks were good. The mushroom side was really good but the others were just...More

Thank 448steve
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food, atmosphere and service was incredible. Over all experience was wonderful. I would highly recommend.

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Thank Cathy E
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

I'd fire the cook and manager and start over. Had a filet they burnt, that had this nasty wine sauce and thought I'd throw up when eating the ad gratin potatoes! Man were they terrible. Not for me will never go back.

Thank RandyH001
Reviewed 30 April 2017

My family of six choose to have dinner at Cavanaughs as part of our Easter celebration. The entire evening was wonderful. The food was delicious and the service was first rate. We especially want to thank our server who was fantastic and attentive to our...More

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1  Thank drjoe272
Reviewed 26 April 2017

After being in the smoke filled and dingy casino we didn't get too excited about this restaurant. However, by the conclusion of our meal we were extremely happy with the service and quality of the food. Top notch restaurant!

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Thank Steven B
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Overall we had an excellent experience. We reserved a table online, which was very simple to do. This dinner was in celebration of my birthday. I love King crab legs and Cavanaugh's has the best in town. I have never seen crab legs so large....More

Reviewed 10 April 2017

We went there to celebrate my fiancee's birthday. The atmosphere was very laid back and relaxed. When we walked in, there was someone playing some calming music on the piano. The servers were friendly. We had the lamb chops and New York Strip for dinner...More

Thank jsimon34
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Nearby Attractions
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.79 km away
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Don H
Hi I reside in Phoenix, Az and have a friend who resides in Evansville, In. Their 40th wedding anniversary is in the end of July. I don't have a date they would be dining. Do you have gift certificates I can purchase?
15 July 2016|
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Response from CSmoth | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest calling the restaurant.
Emily B
What type of dress code is there? Would dresses and slacks be desirable or over the top?
19 March 2015|
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Response from Amanda S | Reviewed this property |
You see all types of dress in there, since it's connected to the casino. The menu and prices are upscale, so business casual is about as casual as I would be willing to go.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 50
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 421 NW Riverside Dr, Evansville, IN
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Evansville
  • Phone Number: +1 812-433-4333
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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.
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