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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)
“bison” (7 reviews)
“filet” (4 reviews)
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Highway 210, Alta Ski Resort, Alta, UT 84092
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Reviewed 13 July 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 9 April 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 6 April 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
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Had a group dinner there. This is the closest thing to Ketchum's "Pio" in Little Cottonwood Canyon. It's an Alta institution. Warm dark interior on the "rustic" side. The food is more interesting than one would expect. And yes, they have kale. Elk chop is...More

Thank H P B
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Just recently had my second visit to The Shallow Shaft....it was every bit as good and memorable as the first time that I was here several years ago. The food is first class second to none in the area. I had the Cassoulet with andouille...More

1  Thank turtleminn
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This was definitely the best meal we had all weekend while at Snowbird. You can a free shuttle form Snowbird to Alta. It's a small restaurant so I would probably make a reservation if possible. Very cozy and unpretentious. The trout cakes were delicious. The...More

Thank nahlalee
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Resort pricing, good staff, good food (better one of the two nights we went), good wine list (resort prices) and nice ambiance.

Thank brokerdt1
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Lilian and I thoroughly enjoyed a spectacular five course wine 🍷-paired feast, spectacularly created by Executive Chef Cole Hunt, sponsored by Duckhorn Wineries (they have many, one for each varietal, according to Duckhorn's representative Zach Rasmuson, who hosted the evening, at the Shallow Shaft restaurant...More

1  Thank I8254JXkims
Reviewed 29 January 2017

The Bison steak was out of this world so much better than filet lighter not gamey. The Caesar salad was delicious with perfect amount of clean tart dressing. The menu is unique and I took a pause when reading it. But every time I go...More

Thank Joan C
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Do not come to the area and leave this off your list. Outstanding on every level. Superior wines decanted at your table. Highest quality ingredients for delicious meals. Warm and attentive staff. You will not be disappointed.

Thank justine s
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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
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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