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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%
Apr 8, 2017
“2 fantastic meals”
Apr 5, 2017
“What a great night”
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Highway 210, Alta Ski Resort, Alta, UT 84092
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Reviewed April 18, 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 April 2, 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 March 21, 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 March 17, 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 March 12, 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 February 19, 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 February 2, 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 January 13, 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 January 6, 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
Reviewed January 3, 2016

Great little restaurant if you're skiing at Alta/Snowbird. The food and drinks were delicious and the wine list was simple but interesting even though they didn't have my first choice. They compensated perfectly by offering a higher valued wine for a discount. Food was delicious...More

Thank Octopusguy
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28 reviews
.87 miles away
Alta's Rustler Lodge Dining Room
37 reviews
.22 miles away
Alta Lodge Restaurant
19 reviews
.02 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Alta Ski Resort
514 reviews
.02 miles away
Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort
424 reviews
1.25 miles away
Big Cottonwood Canyon
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2.80 miles away
Brighton Ski Resort
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2.91 miles away
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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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, 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
  • 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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