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Shallow Shaft Restaurant

Highway 210, Snowbird, UT 84092
(801) 742-2177
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Ranked #1 of 12 Restaurants in Snowbird
Price range: $20 - $40
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Eclectic
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: 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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Houston, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 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 a Bucklin Old Vine Zine (actually a blend of old vine zin and cabernet sauvignon,... More 

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Alexandria, Va
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65 reviews 65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 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 will NOT DO SEPARATE CHECKS. Only one check per table. SECOND caution, THIS PLACE IS... More 

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100 reviews 100 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 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 redo and get there early. People tend to park themselves and do some serious drinking.... More 

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Belleville, New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

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. Would definitely recommend if you are at Snowbird or Alta.

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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103 reviews 103 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

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 welcome atmosphere. Our server admitted to being a bit stretched; such is life: I reassured... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

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 I would comment on would be the service. We were made to feel great to... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Wonderful range of options on the menu- you can also carry out great Pizza! Make a reservation if going on a weekend!!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

After a long day of skiing, I felt like having something a little more gourmet than average, so I convinced the hubby to drive us from our hotel back up the dark, long, winding mountain road. It was worth it . . . well, ... actually, when we arrived the greeter assumed we wanted food to go (not sure why... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013 via mobile

The food here was phenomenal. Truly delicious and unique for a ski area in my opinion. The only thing I wish could have been different was the seating. We sat in a booth and it was very hard to get into and felt a little tight. If you can request to sit at a table and not a booth it... More 

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Barrington, Illinois
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

I had the most delicious meal of my week long stay at snowbird. I do wish the prices were more reasonable. In all fairness though the prices are not out of line with the restaurants at snowbird or Alta.

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Additional Information about Shallow Shaft Restaurant

Address: Highway 210, Snowbird, UT 84092
Phone Number: (801) 742-2177
Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Wasatch Range  >  Snowbird
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse, Eclectic

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