Welcome to Highland Grill!  

At Highland Grill we serve fresh, always made from scratch fare using local ingredients. We offer breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week, morning, noon and night.

We complement our food with a small but unique wine list, handcrafted cocktails and a selection of local draft beers. The 'Grill' setting is hip, modern and comfortable, trendy and still affordable.

From Grilled Salmon and Deviled Eggs to our award winning Turkey Burger, French Toast and our Hot Hash and Holly, you're bound to find something you'll love at the Highland Grill! 

Humble Beginnings

David Burley and Stephanie Shimp. Two servers working together at The Nicollet Island Inn during the 1990s honed their skills in one of the Twin Cities premier restaurant/hotels. After work - cocktails fueled the ideas for what became the Highland Grill.

They formed a simple business plan and in 1993 the duo opened the Highland Grill. What was previously an ice cream shop became the start of the neighborhood’s “second kitchen.” Initially working alone, (with a bit of free help from family) David and Stephanie began to develop a loyal following of neighbors, regulars and foodies that liked what they had going on.

Where We Are Today

With each year becoming busier than the last, David and Stephanie expanded their collection of neighborhood restaurants to become the Blue Plate Restaurant Company, which includes Highland Grill, Groveland Tap, Longfellow Grill, Edina Grill, 3 Squares, The Lowry, The Blue Barn (Minnesota State Fair), Mercury Dining Room and Rail and Shindig Event Center.


Sunday - Thursday  7am-9pm
Friday - Saturday  7am-10pm


Holiday Hours
New Years Day: Open at 7AM
Independence Day: Closed
Thanksgiving: Closed
Christmas Eve: Closed at 4PM
Christmas Day: Closed