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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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“trout cakes” (6 reviews)
“filet” (4 reviews)
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17:30 - 21:00All hours
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Highway 210, Alta Ski Resort, Alta, UT 84092
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Reviewed 14 February 2015 via mobile

Manager was rude and assumed we only wanted to go food, not so. Food was average but way over priced. NOT worth the $, go down and eat at Snowbird!

Thank Pimaslc
Reviewed 12 February 2015

Avoid the lodges and get to this excellent "stand alone" restaurant located just across the street from the Alta Ski Area parking lot. Only open for dinner but worth the wait. Out of this world cuisine. We ate there twice!

Thank Caligirls007
Reviewed 11 February 2015

Very nice menu, well and interestingly prepared food, solid service. Recommendations are recommended because you will likely need one in order to get seated, especially during ski season. We went because it was recommended and we were not disappointed. A quirky and interesting setting added...More

Thank MickeyJay
Reviewed 10 February 2015

This restaurant is a nice stand-out from the generally mediocre food options in Snowbird. We enjoyed great food along with charming and knowledgeable service. Would definitely return

1  Thank Malte S
Reviewed 6 January 2015

Our driver to the Cliffs Lodge stated emphatically that the Shallow Shaft is the best meal at Snowbird/Alta. After dining at the Aeres, the Steak Pit and the pizza place at Snowbird, we ventured to the Shallow Shaft and were not disappointed. Our server recommended...More

Thank Beagle1946
Reviewed 23 March 2014

Dined here with a large group from my ski club for dinner. The service was a bit frenetic with server darting among our four tables taking a few orders then taking off but coming back eventually for other orders. FIRST one caution for groups, they...More

1  Thank rdytogo_always
Reviewed 22 March 2014

This place is best used for a funky but fun atmosphere. Stick to the steaks and potato part of the menu - parts of it were woefully over engineered. If you are staying in Alta/Snowbird this is probably one of your best bets. Make a...More

Thank Mitch R
Reviewed 14 February 2014 via mobile

We went to shallow shaft after a long day skiing and snowboarding. The food was by far the best we had in the canyon. The waiters were knowlegable and very friendly. Had the short rib, and the mushroom papardelle. Both were tasty and well balanced....More

Thank JustAShortVisit
Reviewed 4 February 2014

With fond memories of prior visit in 2009 and with all the 5 star reviews, I was approaching this trip with trepidation of high expectations; I was not disappointed at all. A unique genuine décor that cannot be duplicated with distinct casual milieu created a...More

1  Thank Robert S
Reviewed 13 January 2014 via mobile

Had dinner here last night with my partner. Food was all lovely. We had the cheese platter to start followed by the Cod and Lamb T-bone. We them had blood orange sorbet to share which was delicious. The food was all very tasty. Only thing...More

Thank Chubbyhubby14
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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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
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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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