Striving for Hospitality Excellence

In 1993, David Burley and Stephanie Shimp opened the Highland Grill, located in the Highland neighborhood of St. Paul. After many years of hard work, the company's expansion continued with the Groveland Tap, which is located just down the road from Highland Grill in the Mac-Groveland neighborhood. These restaurants were the start of the Blue Plate Restaurant Company, a collection of neighborhood restaurants offering craveable food and a hospitality-focused dining experience.

Our collection of neighborhood restaurants has grown strong since 1992 to include eight restaurants, a state fair concept and an event space. We’re always looking for great people to work with us!

Highland Grill: St. Paul, MN , Groveland Tap: St. Paul, MN, Longfellow Grill: Minneapolis, MN, Edina Grill: Edina, MN, 3 Squares: Maple Grove. MN, The Lowry: Minneapolis. MN (Uptown), The Freehouse: Minneapolis, MN (North Loop), The Blue Barn: Minnesota State Fairgrounds, Mercury Dining Room and Rail: Minneapolis, MN (Downtown), Shindig Event Center: Minneapolis, MN (Downtown).

Sample the unique flavor of each restaurant by clicking the pictures below:


We are Blue Plate

Our values are important to us - and we live them out every day in our restaurants.


Perks & Benefits

  • Competitive Wages

  • Meal Discounts

  • 401k Options

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance*

  • Paid time off begins accruing day one of employment*

    *for those who qualify


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We’d love to work with you! Click “apply now” to see a full listing of open positions at all Blue Plate Restaurant Co. locations.


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