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Fly Trap

22950 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 399-5150
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Ranked #5 of 79 restaurants in Ferndale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Jackson, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I went to the FT on an early Tuesday afternoon. The Ferndale self parking meters are a little strange but not an issue. We didn't have to wait in line and had a great experience. The facility is quite small and the menu selections are varied. Hard to decide what to choose. The servers were all very sweet and seemed... More

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Ferndale, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

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!

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London, Canada
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178 reviews 178 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 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... More

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Forest Hills, NY
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135 reviews 135 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 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,... More

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Royal Oak, MI
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 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... More

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Ferndale, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 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.

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Detroit, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Another successful dining experience...YAY.....I have always wanted to try this place because according to their website, they make a lot of the items from scratch and to order. WOW....is all I can say. Their breakfasts are stupendous. We got there a little after 9 on a Sunday, and yes, we had to wait, but it was not too long. Service... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

This is a tiny place with excellent food! We went for dinner. We both ordered a cup of Bethal Lentil soup, and both agreed it was the BEST lentil soup we had tasted. Just the right amount of chile - spicy and flavorful. I had the mushroom pasta, and it was amazing. My husband had fried rice - also great.... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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240 reviews 240 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

I went here on the recommendation of a coworker and the Food Network. I ordered the crab cakes as an appetizer and it was very good. Two of them came in a bowl with some spicy greens that were tasty. I ordered the bowl of Lemongrass Pho bowl and it was very delicious. It was a mix of Vietnamese Pho... More

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Lake Orion, Michigan
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104 reviews 104 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Well, not entirely sure why I am adding my two cents here, but here we go sounding like a broken record here. Saw it on the Food Network and had to go to see what the hype was about. Our first attempt was a big FAIL because we showed up too late in the afternoon on the weekend and it... More

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