Seafood Buffet (Deer Valley Resort)

4.5
398 reviews
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The Zagat Restaurant Guide lists Deer Valley’s Seafood Buffet in "America's Top Restaurants"– and after one visit, you’ll understand why. Seafood Buffet offers a vast array of fresh seafood including poke bar, chilled shellfish, hot seafood appetizers and entrees, carvery specials, prime rib, vegetable specialties and fabulous desserts and so much more as the menu changes weekly. Deer Valley is proud to support sustainable of our oceans. Located on the plaza level of Snow Park Lodge.

Adults $75, Children $30 (6-11 years).
Prices do not include beverages, tax or gratuity.

Corkage fee is $20 per 750ml bottle for the first two bottles, $40 per bottle for any additional bottles. Magnum corkage is $35.



Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Mon 6:15 am–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(435) 645-6632
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Brian Henning
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Private party contact
Catherine Bradley: (435) 645-6624
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Additional
Banquet, Beer, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 398 People Are Saying
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SM
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm so happy they got a new chef. Honestly, two years ago the buffet was just awful and now it is back to great. The new ice cream buffet was really good, the crab was VERY good quality, the cheese tray and bread are back up to snuff. Only thing I miss is the old version of clams and mussels, but that is not important compared with all of the other upgrades. If I were to suggest something, the fish station is still a work in progress. The scallops had no color (and subsequently no flavor) at all, the halibut was overcooked as were the langostines. I imagine that it is very difficult to successfully put fish in a buffet. The gnocchi (which your server referred to as "nock-ee") were gummy but the pea risotto was good. My goal is to eat around the fish station and stay a happy camper. PS - the mashed potatoes? Did you steal Joel Robuchon's recipe? Outstanding.

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RS
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going frequently for over 20 years and hope that it will continue to be a Deer Valley favorite offering!

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GA
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Overall, food (cold and hot) was okay. But if you like king crab legs, you should visit this place. The dessert station was good, and they add(testing out) ice-cream station this season which I think they should make it permanent.
Very friendly staffs always ensure to clear up the plates when you finish.

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TJ
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Was highly recommended to me but ended up being a huge letdown

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g
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Over very good. Valet parking was a mess. Great dinning experience but ended up with a filthy car full of mud on the inside and outside. Not good

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T
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Over the last 5 years, year after year, the quality and selection has consistently gone down hill. Regrettably this will be our last time dining at the seafood buffet

Seafood Buffet (Deer Valley Resort)
Responded on April 3, 2019

Thank you very much for making us aware of your experience at Deer Valley Resort. We apologize that your experience did not meet your expectations. We have passed your comments on to Deer Valley's management team and the Director of Food and Beverage.

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E
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

Never again, not even the great service could save this dining experience, poor quality of food, cold mushy seafood, dry fish, greasy fried foods, so many great restaurants in Park City, a void this one at all cost!!

Seafood Buffet (Deer Valley Resort)
Responded on April 3, 2019

We sincerely apologize that your experience was not a good one. Please be assured that your feedback has been shared with our management team as we do take guest input to heart. Our goal has always been to provide the best possible experience for all of our guests and we appreciate your feedback.

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OT
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seafood Buffet never fails to meet expectations.. it's Deer Valley, enough said.

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EB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Used to be awesome. This time unfortunately did not live up to its standards (we’ve been coming here for a decade).

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B
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The seafood was amazing but there were a lot of tables around us not bussed and they were slow to get us drinks and take plates away. It just didn’t seem to be worth the price, especially $30 for my 6 year old that had two bites of Mack & cheese and one helping of potatoes plus two deserts.

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RL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic selection of seafood. All very fresh and unique fish dishes. Loved the oysters, crab, clams and sable fish. Highly recommend.

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Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is a wonderful all you can eat seafood buffet!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience!!!

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Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

every year that we are skiing at deer valley resort we make a reservation to dine at the seafood buffet. it is always a highlight to our trip. the service is beyond great. they are always right there to take away dirty dishes and utensils before we head back to the buffet for the next course.

the food selection is always excellent. the options are plentiful and delicious. we love that there is more than just seafood for the carnivores in our group ;)

when we started going to the seafood buffet it was offered only one or two nights a week, which made it more of a special occasion meal. today, it is offered many more nights so it has lost its sense of being a special event.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

For the price, the seafood was not the high quality it use to be. Very disappointed. Some of the hot food from the other areas were burned and not very tasty. The desserts were very good.

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JB
Charleston
23 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

2nd year dining here. All-in-all and excellent experience. Some of the folks manning the food stations didn't really have a command of English making some orders awkward. Seafood was wonderful but some of the other dishes disappointed. The pasta dish was a congealed mess that had been sitting under the heating lamps for too long and the duck was overcooked and dry. Overall a pleasant event with great seafood!

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New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

This is an experience. Come HUNGRY! Also if possible sit upstairs, the more walking you can so the better. Truly an incredible selection of seafood. Very good, fresh and nicely presented.
Great desserts too. But you’ll have to save room.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful find in Utah. My wife and I moved to Utah from the east coast so getting good seafood around here has been difficult. My wife found this location while we were in the area skiing and very happy with the quality and selection of the food as well as the price. We defiantly got our money’s worth since we both love oysters and crab legs.

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JT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The harpist was lovely and added to the beautiful ambiance of this dinner buffet. We came to celebrate my dad and brother's birthday, the buffet was great as usual, but their poke was ok. Their sable fish was a huge hit with the family. They made my dad and brother feel so special. The service was great and could not say enough great things about Anja and her team. Thanks for a great time!

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CN
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic time and great food!! The staff was very courteous and friendly! We are looking to make it a yearly date.

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GS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

For what is represented as a high end luxury experience, you are eating in a woody, very casual setting which is a buffet. An interesting selection of foods from warm as well as cold apps, soups and salads to various entree choices. Interesting that more veggie sides aren’t offered and all the entree portions are small. Eclectic variety of desserts. Pleasant server. For the price, it’s just not worth it. And then they have the nerve to offer a lobster tail for a $20 upcharge. $300+ tax and tip for a family of four. Wouldn’t recommend it and won’t do it ever again.

Seafood Buffet (Deer Valley Resort)
Responded on March 19, 2019

Hi Greg, thank you for taking the time to send us your feedback. We have passed your comments on to Deer Valley's management team, the Director of Food and Beverage, and the staff at Seafood Buffet. We offer a separate vegan option that is served a la carte for those that would like it. As you know, we try to offer a guest service experience that goes above and beyond guest expectations and without feedback like yours we cannot improve upon these situations. Thank you again for sharing.

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y
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Our server, Tiffany, is very special. She served us on two occasions. Both times, she was amazing.

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CD
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would highly recommend Deer Valley to anyone and everyone.. Best seafood

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BM
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and selection is really outstanding! Will be back...

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Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Parents were in town! It’s our annual tradition.

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M
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

We have gone to the Seafood Buffet annually for a number of years. Service was not quite a good this year. Had to keep requesting silverware. Desserts were also not as impressive as they have been in the past.

Seafood Buffet (Deer Valley Resort)
Responded on April 3, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to send us your feedback from your visit to Seafood Buffet. Our goal has always been to provide the best possible experience for all of our guests and we appreciate your feedback. We have passed your comments on to Deer Valley's management team and the Director of Food and Beverage. Thank you again for sharing.

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CG
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

We were disappointed that there was no sushi and some of the food just wasn't very good. We've been several times and we were disappointed this time. The service was less than mediocre which really shocked me.

Seafood Buffet (Deer Valley Resort)
Responded on March 19, 2019

Hi Christi, thank you for the feedback. It has been many years since sushi was on the menu. We added the poke bar as it was more desirable for the majority of our guests. Please be assured that your feedback has been shared with our management team as we do take guest input to heart and that we will continue to work with our staff to improve our offerings and service.

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R
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere! Enjoyed eating great food and the ability to talk to each other without yelling.

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BT
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I have been going to the seafood buffet for MANY years, typically 2 times/year. TWO ISSUES on Monday, Feb. 25th: 1. the King Crab legs had VERY sharp spines on them, and were literally painful to hold into unless you wrapped the leg in a napkin first. This has never happened before, and was very annoying! They should not have been served. 2. There is a NEW CORKAGE program. $20 corkage for wine you bring in, for the first 2 bottles. $40 per bottle for additional bottles. Ouch!!! and $35 for a mangnum.

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RM
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a very nice evening at the Seafood Buffet. I'm not a big fan of buffets in general because I just can't eat enough food and I hate leaving feeling stuffed and bloated. This trip to Deer Valley was a women's ski trip and having already taken part in the Deer Valley's Fireside dining with my family and truly loving that experience, I decided to arrange this with my girlfriends and hoped it would be as good. The seafood and service with very good but the ambience was not as wonderful as Fireside Dining; and yes, all of us ladies did stuff ourselves and left feeling bloated! Overall, I probably would not do this dining experience again with a group of ladies. We just couldn't eat enough to justify the price and the ambience was good but not great. We enjoyed drinks and apps at the St. Regis the night before and had just as much of an experience and spent half as much and we were all happier.

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SB
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We have been enjoying the seafood buffet for over 25 years. This is the first year I noticed a slight dip in quality. For example the baby ribs have changed and they added the sauce later - not cooked on. I was very disappointed in the cilantro glaze ribs not tasting as good. I also missed the sushi. The crab legs continue to be served cold and the drawn butter isn’t warm enough. I will say that they improved the bread pudding though!
(They also increased the cost). I suggest they get the quality back up as I expect they will. Always love the service at DV though.

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MG
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent buffet

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OT
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I feel like it was better previous years, but we still add this to the list every year.

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M
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

I have been visiting Deer Valley for the last 5 years. The dining experience and quality of the food at the Seafood Buffet has always been outstanding.
This year the quality of the product has decreased. The raw bar was decreased in quality, appearance and presentation. The selection and presentation of the cheeses has degraded as well. The $20 per bottle corkage charge seems outrageous and exorbitant.
The buffet is an expensive indulgence for a family of 6 or 8 which has always felt worth it. This year fell well short of expectations.
We'll probably not be back.

Seafood Buffet (Deer Valley Resort)
Responded on March 5, 2019

Thank you very much for making us aware of your experience at Seafood Buffet. We apologize that your experience did not meet your expectations. We have passed your comments on to Deer Valley's management team, the Director of Food and Beverage, and the team at Seafood Buffet as we do take guest input to heart. As you know, we try to offer a guest service experience that goes above and beyond guest expectations and without feedback like yours we cannot improve upon these situations.

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Salt Lake City
18 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love hitting up the seafood buffet at least once during ski season. There is a wide variety of delicious food, even if someone in your group isn’t into seafood. The only thing I don’t like is all the shellfish has to be peeled or cracked myself.

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PO
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great. We arrived early and were accommodated early. Our server was exceptional and the food was fabulous. We left full and happy. We will definitely be back next year.

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m
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic food, worth every penny. We will absolutely be back for another special occasion!

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MR
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food is consistently excellent and the wait staff is attentive and friendly. I find the room to be chilly and a little blah. Corkage fee for the first two bottles is $20, and then it goes to WTF $40?! Are you kidding me? All in all, a very nice evening.

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S
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great feast. Service was attentive. Could have used some music to make the atmosphere less stark.

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DW
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall Food was great. Seems to be a little less in terms of choices from what it was in the past, but still plenty of food and options. Has gotten pricey, as $75 no alcohol included is a pretty high price point now.

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