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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 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
Reviewed 12 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 18 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
Reviewed 18 January 2017

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
Reviewed 12 January 2017

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
Reviewed 31 December 2016 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...More

Thank mahays15
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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