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Italian, American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Special occasions, Large groups
3rd generation family owned and operated restaurant. Built in 1962 by Frank and Concetta Cavallario, grandparents of current owner.
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Gluten Free Options
Italian, American, Seafood
Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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All reviews prime rib salad escargot bread stuffed shrimp surf and turf seafood rack of lamb mashed potatoes alex bay anniversary dinner service was excellent resort town trio appetizers tender servers
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Seafood was cooked perfectly except shrimp was just slightly over cooked but not terrible. My husbands mashed potatoes were too heavy on salt but would have been delicious if not for that. Prime rib was delicious. Newport combo was 2 scallops 3 shrimp and over...moderate portion of just slightly overcooked angel hair which was perfect amount of food for me but didn’t exactly match $40 price tag per meal. Bread for table was wonderful and side salad was a standard side salad. People were nice and service was fantastic.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

The outside bar and seating area were the most entertaining and lively. Inside the atmosphere was average and the food was over priced for the quality. Everyone in our party enjoyed their food it was just missing a garnish or veggie to bring it all...together. We had NY strip cooked perfectly.We had the Mahi Mahi lobster shooters and chicken Oscar. The prices were above average.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cocktails were well made and reasonable. Dinner was excellent. Tasty and perfectly cooked! Molly was an awesome server who also recommended an excellent zinfandel with dinner!

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time visiting the area. Upon recommendation of a local we made a reservation the next night. We were not disappointed! Service was great a food was cooked perfectly. Hard to choose but the chocolate lava cake was better than the peach crusted salmon. I...will definitely return.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This could have easily have been a 5... Server was very friendly and food was very good. We had 3 courses; appetizers, salad and entree (Lobster and Lamb) .. all were very very good and flavorful. Our only, and very serious (for us) complaint is...from the time we arrived at the hostess stand to leaving the front door was 35 minutes! Recommendation SLOW DOWN if I wanted fast food I would have eaten elsewhere.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service , the owners were out helping their staff and serving customers with a smile . We never had to wait for anything . The surf and turf was absolutely delicious , the filet was tender and the lobster Highly recommend this restaurant

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 15, 2021

We happened to be there at the same time as a large table ofr youths for a prom. They we interesting to watch as we recalled our proms many years ago. Food was fantastic as usual, service was great and once agin we left happy.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed June 13, 2021

Simply put, Cav’s is a must if you’re in Alex Bay. The food is amazing, the outdoor bar/patio is such a fun atmosphere, and the owners are outstanding and make you feel like family. If you’re not there at least 2 times a week in...the summer, you’re not living! Love this place so much and my only complaint is that I wish I could bottle it up and bring it back with me to Boston.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed October 17, 2020 via mobile

We've always wondered about this place. It was Ok. Somewhat dated inside. We were there just before 5. Had to sit in bar since dinning room didn't open till 5.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 7, 2020 via mobile

Selection was great! Food tasted great! Portions were a little small for the price, but it is a resort town! Staff was friendly!

Date of visit: October 2020
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December 21, 2017|
Response from A6396LIjonathant | Reviewed this property |
I would hesitate to eat out with anyone with nut allergies that severe. Even if it's not in the dish sometimes it can be in the kitchen and that could be enough. Call them and ask but I wouldn't take the chance.
June 22, 2017|
Response from GreatSweens | Reviewed this property |
If I recall correctly, usually it's Columbus Day weekend in October... may want to call to double check...
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cavallario's Steak and Seafood House

Yes, Cavallario's Steak and Seafood House offers takeout services.

Yes, Cavallario's Steak and Seafood House offers delivery services.

Cavallario's Steak and Seafood House is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5