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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
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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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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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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
Saskatoon, Canada
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

If you don't love brussel sprouts, you will after having them Shallow Shaft Style!! Amazing deep fried brussel sprouts with balsamic & bacon... YUMMY !! Had the steak & crab -- absolutely delicious!! One of the best restaurants I have ever been to! Bit pricey, but worth it!

Thank mtg12016
Murray, Utah
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242 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

We took a spring run up the hill to the Shallow Shaft and were rewarded with a fabulous dinner with great views. Note: We went up on April 9, which was the week before they closed until summer season. As with many of the ski-resort restaurants, you have to make sure that they are open in spring and fall. Due... More 

Thank PaulVA009
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27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 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 decorated in the 70's and that's the way they like it, if you know what... More 

Thank Iliketogoeverywhere
Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 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 toasty around sunset, even during the winter months if your seated near the window. The... More 

Thank Sharda S
Baltimore, Maryland
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 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 visit to Snowbird, and would definitely return.

Thank wolockbsw44
Knoxville, Tennessee
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 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
Leesburg, United States
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 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
Stamford, Connecticut
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74 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 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 anything at Snowbird. I had elk this time - very nice . Wine list is... More 

Thank Robt C

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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
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, 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
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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