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Watson's Shelter

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Halfway up Collins Ski Lift, Alta Ski Resort, Alta, UT
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good21%
  • Average15%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (7 reviews)
“hamburger” (2 reviews)
“chilli” (3 reviews)
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11:00 - 15:00 Hours
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Halfway up Collins Ski Lift, Alta Ski Resort, Alta, UT
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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Take ski boots off for house slippers or not and relax to full service restaurant on the mountain. Views are unbeatable too on the 2nd floor. In summary: White linen table. Modest prices. Full and tasty portions. My favorite appetizer are bacon wrapped jalapeños. My...More

Thank rtkidd88
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

I gotta say if you don’t go to the third floor of Watson’s your missing out! From the salt on top of the home made bread to Stuart’s heart of darkness.... Lamb skewers... jalapeño poppers in your Bloody Mary or a poached egg arugula salad...More

Thank Jesse W
Reviewed 21 December 2017

This is a fun place to stop in for lunch. There's a cafeteria and a sit down restaurant too. Plus an espresso bar. Tip: If the main floor is crowded, there's seating upstairs, too.

Thank worldtraveler84103
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Aside from the yummy selection of chocolate , Baldy Brews in the basement of Watsons has my favorite mocha in the canyon and possibly in the state of Utah ! It's the Mexican hot chocolate and I add a shot of espresso .... always friendly...More

Thank mrs u
Reviewed 25 March 2017

First of all, the building itself is quite impressive. It's LEED-certified, meaning that it it is a environmentally and sustainably designed. The bottom floor has the "half dining choice" -- Baldy Brews, with coffee, hot chocolate, beer, and baked goods. I did not patronize this...More

Thank LizDitz
Reviewed 8 February 2017

We ski at Alta every year and look forward to our late lunches at the Watson's Shelter restaurant (Collins Grill). You can take off your ski boots and they provide you with slippers to give your feet a break after a long morning of skiing....More

Thank opalkramer
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Even if you hate to lose a few minutes skiing, you'll like Watson's Shelter. Great soup, burgers, etc. Huge windows to look out at the mountains. And when it's warm, sitting outside is treat. I'd go again. In fact, I will. Tomorrow.

Thank 4evryng
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I love this place... probably because if I'm here I'm skiing... so... Of your two choices for mid-mtn. eats the Watson Shelter is my fav. Its smaller than Alfs, has more stairs but it just 'feels' better. Its a new building, has a different menu...More

Thank SGWest
Reviewed 1 March 2016

The shelter has come a long way from the one story wooden 'barn' of the old days. Now with lots of glass for viewing the slopes, nice bathrooms and plenty of tables. It will get crowded on weekends at lunch time though. Serves the standard...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 6 January 2016

We had lunch for four at Collin's Grill (3rd floor restaurant at Watson's Shelter) and made simple orders... 3 salads entrees and one salmon. It took 45 minutes for the food to be served (and to have our water refilled) and then when we were...More

1  Thank Russ H
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11:00 - 15:00
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  • Address: Halfway up Collins Ski Lift, Alta Ski Resort, Alta, UT
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Wasatch Range  >  Alta
The cafeteria in the middle floor of the building, under Watson's Gill which is the restaurant on the top floor
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