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“Great Food”
Review of Fly Trap

Fly Trap
Ranked #3 of 97 Restaurants in Ferndale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$10
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Great food and pretty quick service. If you are not STARVING - Share a meal, the portions are OUT OF CONTROL, unless you are a lumberjack you can share a meal!

Thank Jamie M
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

WOW. Saw the fly trap on Triple D and knew I would have to make a visit while in Michigan. The diner itself isn't fancy, but has a lot of character. The food is the reason you come and it sure doesn't disappoint. I usually never have a problem deciding what to order from the menu, but the Fly Trap has so many unique choices that made my mouth water that it was difficult to decide. The portions are very generous and everything is made from scratch. From the fabulous jam to the different hot sauces. Not only is the food incredible, but the prices are very reasonable. My wife and I will definitely be back anytime we are near Ferndale. We both agreed this was one of the best breakfasts we have ever eaten!

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Thank Tourguiderich
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives featured the FT and with good reason. The place is unique and the menu is interesting, but the bottom line is that the food is GOOD. Check that, the food is REALLY good. I’m a carnivore, but the salmon burger at the FT is so good that it makes you forget that you are eating fish, let alone healthier. The side salad is just right with very enjoyable house dressing. The Mac and Cheese might not be for kids, but for adults it is really good. The textures of the cheeses is not lost, while the snap of the cheddar reminds you why cheese can be so enjoyable. Add a little of the home made hot sauces in, and the dish comes alive. The shakes that they serve are more ice cream than drink, but when has that ever been a problem? Servers can get overwhelmed, but that just means that the crowds keep coming and the food is worth waiting for. I do have to say that the Lemongrass Faux misses the mark. Its and adventurous dish, but in my opinion does not do justice to what its trying to be. I’ve been by 6 times in the past few years and enjoyed each and every visit. Keep up the good work.

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1  Thank godzuki24
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Reviewed 9 January 2014

The Fly Trap is one of Ferndale's best-kept secrets. Who would guess that on a corner of Woodward just three blocks north of Nine Mile Rd., in a building unpretentious from the outside - except for the whimsical flies - is a reasonable but gourmet-level restaurant. We have found it ideal for lunch and have yet to be disappointed in any of the menu items -- all of them unusual, creative, and guaranteed to please the palate. This is a jewel and should not be missed. One caveat - the new meters installed by the City of Ferndale for all available parking are among the most user-hostile devices we have ever encountered. Try figuring out one of these things in severe weather! The other problem is that - at least through the Summer and Fall of 2013, most of them worked only inconsistently. This is a shame because the Fly Trap is one of those places that has to be experienced. The city elders appear to be doing their best to dissuade patrons. Without the parking hassle, this place is five stars. With the new meters, they're barely at four.

Thank Rob L
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Reviewed 23 December 2013

This place is good, a small diner with average food. I will say their housemade hot sauce is fantastic. The menu is a bit limited in what they offer. They serve great french fries. There are better breakfasts in town.

Thank jesikat
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