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Shallow Shaft Restaurant

Highway 210, Alta Ski Resort, Alta, UT 84092
+1 801-742-2177
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“trout cakes” (7 reviews)
“bison” (7 reviews)
“pork shank” (2 reviews)
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Highway 210, Alta Ski Resort, Alta, UT 84092
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The skiing is amazing at Alta/Snowbird mountains but there are very few great places for dinner. The Shallow Shaft, happily, is an exception, It has a very "mountain" cozy feel. The menu will provide an entree for everyone in your party from vegetarian to beef...More

Thank Nancy K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it felt like they hated kids. although the food was good our waiter was in a terrible mood for the whole time. we did not get water, bread or menus

Thank Kid-on-the-go
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Over years of coming to Alta, we returned to this cute restaurant for dinner with high expectations for ambience and low ones for food and were pleasantly surprised. The prices are extremely high (over $600 for 5) but there are some good deals. Portions are...More

Thank mkg2805
Reviewed January 22, 2018

We have been coming to the Alta/Snowbird area for 35 years and this place can not be matched. The service is professional meeting your every need without being bothersome, the steaks are outstanding, and the sides served with the steak do not require additional dishes....More

Thank frank51h
Reviewed January 16, 2018 via mobile

The trout cake and duck appetizers were outstanding! Our group of 9 ordered 4 servings of each dish and went to town! The entrees that came next we’re expertly prepared, elegantly plated, and downright delicious. The managers, staff, and chefs are very professional here and...More

Thank Mike R
Reviewed January 15, 2018

At the end of a family ski trip at Alta we enjoyed a great dinner at the Shallow Shaft. The seafood and the gnocchi were hits with everyone. An excellent wine list allowed us to pair great wines with our entrees. The cream of asparagus...More

Thank Bob A
Reviewed December 31, 2017

Spent a week in Little Cottonwood Canyon. The menu choices were vast. We all had something different and loved it all! Pricey, but worth it if you truly enjoy good food. A special night with great friends. I highly recommend!

Thank Saratoga3
Reviewed July 12, 2017

Best food you'll find up Little Cottonwood Canyon. Cozy, warm environment with professional staff and great service. This is a no rush restaurant so take your time and enjoy

Thank papasn0w
Reviewed April 8, 2017 via mobile

We love this restaurant and return for two meals each time we visit Snowbird (about every 3 years). The service is friendly and attentive but not overbearing. The food is superb with something for everyone. The portions are generous but make sure you still get...More

Thank Vbhusky
Reviewed April 5, 2017

We had a big group of friends for dinner. Table was set very nicely with plenty of space. Friendly atmosphere and distinctive decor are quite impressive. Food was delicious and California vine sampling were very enhancing the whe whole experience

Thank Q2867IVvictorial
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $40
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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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