Just back from a week in the Graeagle area. Lots of average restaurants for the Sierra's and some good ones as well...but happened on a fabulous one....The Grizzly. Actually it is in Blairsden, just off Hwy 70 about two minutes from Graeagle.
Very nice, clean, but not super fancy nor expensive. Two of us got the lamb shank which was the best I have ever eaten. It came over a bed of white beans, spinach, onions, etc and the flavor was out of this world. Another got the Salmon which was a perfect 10 on the scale. They had a good wine list, with moderately priced wines by the glass.
The Chef/Owner (Lynn) stopped by the table to check on us and gave us a little background... she was trained at the Calif Culinary institute and worked some top places before she established this place 15 years ago. She suggested the special desert that night, hot blueberry cobbler with vanilla ice cream. It was heaven.
Dont miss this place if you are in the area. You will love it.