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Shallow Shaft Restaurant

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Highway 210, Alta Ski Resort, Alta, UT 84092
+1 801-742-2177
17:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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Ventnor City, New Jersey
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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
San Diego, California
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98 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If your not staying up canyon (Alta) and your looking for fine dining not in a hotel... well... this is it. Fun location, great place to wait out the red snake... they also do pizza togo.

Thank SGWest
Miami, Florida
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68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It appears this place has new ownership. My wait was long, over 20 min for the food, and it was bad value for money, the main dish, duck, tasted like $ 20, but cost me 45. Won't go back.

Thank chris_tsg
Cleveland, Ohio
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is a must visit if you are in Salt Lake City, and especially in Alta/Snowbird. It is a very unpretentious place with some of the best food and drink you will ever enjoy. Our family had the rabbit and rattlesnake cassoulet, the house made pasta, striped bass, pork shank and black cod, along with some great beer and... More 

Thank mahays15
NY area
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Until we found the Shallow Shaft, we thought we were in the land of big snow and cooks but not chefs. The Shallow Shaft has a true chef, and every dish we tried from bison to pasta to cheese plate to veggies was delicious! Nicely balanced flavors, with fresh ingredients. Also notable was the warm friendliness and professionalism of all... More 

Thank njwally
oklahoma city
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Eaten at shallow shaft for 25 years. Always awesome , thoughtful food. Best trout cakes on earth. Ambiance and special location at alta help make for incredible night. Staff is kind , interesting , and attentive

Thank gsmason
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Our Server was Peri. A great Greek! We love the Greeks! Peri gave us great advice on wine pairings, as well as plates. We treat ourselves to a dinner at the Shallow Shaft once a year. To bad we do not live closer. What a treat!

Thank Mimi J
Orem, Utah
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

With a very short notice, I reached out to Kristyn at Shallow Shaft with the request for a private environment with a world class view and menu to propose to my then girlfriend (now fiancé). Kristyn was incredibly accommodating, friendly, and equally enthusiastic! The dining experience was excellent, we had flowers on the table, and I had my story book... More 

Thank ChrisfromOrem
Sandy, Utah
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

get there early so you can get a window seat. summer or winter, the views can't be. they are expensive but worth it. a lot of the food is local and they always have the top chefs.

Thank thewench9146
Alta, Utah
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Great staff,food and character! A must in the canyon. You will win the whole day with your final stop of a good ski!

Thank Jesse W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 40
American, International
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?