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Shallow Shaft Restaurant

Highway 210, Alta Ski Resort, Alta, UT 84092
+1 801-742-2177
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Highway 210, Alta Ski Resort, Alta, UT 84092
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Reviewed 23 April 2016

We took a spring run up the hill to the Shallow Shaft and were rewarded with a fabulous dinner with great views. Note: We went up on April 9, which was the week before they closed until summer season. As with many of the ski-resort...More

Thank PaulVA009
Reviewed 18 April 2016

I've eaten at the shallow shaft several times over the years and have always found the food to be good despite the decor that's stunningly old fashioned. yes, there are antiques that reflect the mining theme but it feels as if it was built and...More

Thank Iliketogoeverywhere
Reviewed 2 April 2016

If your looking for a romantic dinner away in the mountains of beautiful Utah you have to try Shallow Shaft. I highly recommend making a reservation to get seated in the front room, the views are phenomenal, especially around sunset. It does get a little...More

Thank Sharda S
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Shallow Shaft is a small casual restaurant with excellent food. They have a nice wine list also. The food is moderate-expensive, but worth it. This is a great alternative to some of the other restaurants in the Snowbird-Alta area. I went twice in my recent...More

Thank wolockbsw44
Reviewed 17 March 2016

This is an intimate gourmet restaurant set in an abandoned mine shaft that we enjoy every trip to Snowbird. It is just a quick ride, maybe 5 mins, from the Lodge Resort at Snowbird. Food and service are EXCELLENT, a little pricey.

Thank pattyx24
Reviewed 12 March 2016

Whether it's winter or Fall or Spring, this a relaxing restaurant with good food. When I am in the area I always try to stop there.

Thank Ruth Z
Reviewed 19 February 2016

We have been coming to Little Cottonwood Canyon for over 20 years to ski and we always try to get to Shallow Shaft. We usually stay at Snowbird so getting to Shallow Shaft is somewhat of a hassle but the food is dramatically better than...More

Thank Robt C
Reviewed 2 February 2016

We were a group of 6 visiting Alta for the first time and wanted a suitable place for a family meal on Christmas Eve. The booking was easily done on the internet in advance and we were not disappointed. The food is superb, the service...More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 13 January 2016

Right across from Alta Ski resort and up the road from Snowbird. A winery owner was on hand the night our group went, Ryan Zepaltas. Excellent lamb chops, squash, brussel sprouts too. HIGHLY Recommended!!

1  Thank ChrisBeazPhoto
Reviewed 6 January 2016

Excellent food in an intimate setting. Wonderful wine selection. Limited but varied menu. I recommend the black cod. It's fantastic!

1  Thank JennyBFla
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Highway 210, Alta Ski Resort, Alta, UT 84092
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Wasatch Range  >  Alta
  • Phone Number: +1 801-742-2177
  • E-mail
Now in it's thirty-fourth season, the Shallow Shaft Restaurant is an eclectic dining experience set in the beauty of Little Cottonwood Canyon. Chef Kurtis Krause welcomes you to our unique and intimate restaurant that is the perfect place to enjoy our regional mountain cuisine and superb views of the Wasatch Mountains.We use locally grown and produced ingredients and we support the slow food / organic cause.
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