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Shallow Shaft Restaurant

Highway 210, Alta Ski Resort, Alta, UT 84092
+1 801-742-2177
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good15%
  • 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 5 days ago 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 6 days ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 12 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 8 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 28 February 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 13 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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
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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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