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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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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 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 10 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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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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3 restaurant reviews
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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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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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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259 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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 

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