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Shallow Shaft Restaurant

Highway 210, Alta Ski Resort, Alta, UT 84092
+1 801-742-2177
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“trout cakes” (7 reviews)
“bison” (7 reviews)
“filet” (4 reviews)
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Highway 210, Alta Ski Resort, Alta, UT 84092
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Reviewed 12 January 2017

It appears this place has new ownership. My wait was long, over 20 min for the food, and it was bad value for money, the main dish, duck, tasted like $ 20, but cost me 45. Won't go back.

Thank chris_tsg
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is a must visit if you are in Salt Lake City, and especially in Alta/Snowbird. It is a very unpretentious place with some of the best food and drink you will ever enjoy. Our family had the rabbit and rattlesnake cassoulet, the house...More

Thank mahays15
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Until we found the Shallow Shaft, we thought we were in the land of big snow and cooks but not chefs. The Shallow Shaft has a true chef, and every dish we tried from bison to pasta to cheese plate to veggies was delicious! Nicely...More

Thank njwally
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Eaten at shallow shaft for 25 years. Always awesome , thoughtful food. Best trout cakes on earth. Ambiance and special location at alta help make for incredible night. Staff is kind , interesting , and attentive

Thank gsmason
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Our Server was Peri. A great Greek! We love the Greeks! Peri gave us great advice on wine pairings, as well as plates. We treat ourselves to a dinner at the Shallow Shaft once a year. To bad we do not live closer. What a...More

Thank Mimi J
Reviewed 10 December 2016

With a very short notice, I reached out to Kristyn at Shallow Shaft with the request for a private environment with a world class view and menu to propose to my then girlfriend (now fiancé). Kristyn was incredibly accommodating, friendly, and equally enthusiastic! The dining...More

Thank ChrisfromOrem
Reviewed 26 October 2016

get there early so you can get a window seat. summer or winter, the views can't be. they are expensive but worth it. a lot of the food is local and they always have the top chefs.

Thank thewench9146
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Great staff,food and character! A must in the canyon. You will win the whole day with your final stop of a good ski!

Thank Jesse W
Reviewed 25 July 2016

If you don't love brussel sprouts, you will after having them Shallow Shaft Style!! Amazing deep fried brussel sprouts with balsamic & bacon... YUMMY !! Had the steak & crab -- absolutely delicious!! One of the best restaurants I have ever been to! Bit pricey,...More

Thank mtg12016
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
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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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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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