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The Fly Trap

Diner and Breakfast Spot$$$$
Downtown Ferndale, Ferndale
  • Chow Down Detroit
    "The swat sauce is amazing."(5 Tips)
    Joshua Y.
    "My favs are the Pho and the Salmon Burger!"(4 Tips)
    Liz H.
    "Mix the Swat Sauce and the Green Hornet sauce"(3 Tips)
    Joy S.
    "BLAT sandwich or the Red Flannel Hash with Tofu instead of eggs."(3 Tips)
83 Tips and reviews
  • breakfast food
  • swat sauce
  • vegetarian food
  • pho
  • huevos rancheros
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  • Thomas W.
    Thomas WoolfNovember 27, 2016
    Great jam and hot sauces. Try the hippie hash
  • Nina B.
    Nina BrownleeJune 19, 2016
    Got the red flannel. Was delicious. I don't like beets big I think some mushrooms would have been a good substitute. The jam and hot sauce were delicious.
  • Ellyn M.
    Ellyn McNamaraMay 27, 2016
    I had the tempeh burger. It was delicious. The side salad with the house dressing is great. Good service too. I'll be back!
  • Amy L.
    Amy LebowskyApril 14, 2016
    The tempeh burger is fantastic! 🍔🌱
  • Rita d.
    Rita de AlmeidaJuly 25, 2015
    Excellent breakfast and coffee.
  • Amy L.
    Amy LebowskyJuly 10, 2015
    Pho bowl and Fried Rice Bowl are the stuff dreams are made of in vegetarian heaven. Healthy. Filling. Guilt-free. So loving the expansion. More Fly Trap to ❤️❤️❤️
  • Carmen N.
    Carmen NissanMay 27, 2015
    Terrible raw eggs, order all wrong. No hospitality. Always a courteous customer, dontunderstand why I was given such lousy service. I tried to speak to the owner of the establishment but no response!
  • Dan M.
    Dan McMillanApril 19, 2015
    Awesome food, good beer, and great service.
  • Brett G.
    Brett GilbertMarch 20, 2015
    The Hard apple cider is great
  • Klaudia C.
    Klaudia CemborJanuary 18, 2015
    Amazing amazing amazing crab!!!!
  • Chow Down Detroit
    Chow Down DetroitDecember 16, 2014
    Ask for their hot sauces. The swat sauce is amazing. You can buy a bottle too.
  • Chow Down Detroit
    Chow Down DetroitDecember 16, 2014
    Great vegetarian dishes like this tofu scramble!
  • Heather S.
    Heather SchwenckNovember 11, 2014
    LOVE the Chop Chop salad!!! So, so, SO GOOD...with awesome homemade dressing!!!
  • Katlin S.
    Katlin StrzeleckiSeptember 13, 2014
    Super yummy. The cutest and kindest blonde waitress! She took pity on me and my hungover friend. Highly recommended, a lot similar to Ferndale's Toast!
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  • Madeline H.
    Gingerbread waffles- delicious !
  • Ben H.
    Ben HAugust 7, 2014
    The pho is good, as well as the eggs. Don't forget to try the homemade hot sauces.
  • Sal R.
    Sal RubinoMay 30, 2014
    Great breakfast and great hospitality from Kara and Gavin!
  • Rahul M.
    Rahul MitraMay 4, 2014
    Green eggs abd ham are to die for, as are the waffles! :) very helpful, friendly staff. :)
  • Adam K.
    Adam KnoxJanuary 27, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Best huevos rancheros ever and the fried rice is top notch.
  • Julia P.
    Julia PetersDecember 12, 2013
    Don't worry hot sauce fans, you have three homemade choices. Green hornet is my fave. 💚
  • Kim L.
    Kim LayOctober 26, 2013
    The best omelette is the Dago Red! Can't say enough about the garlic mashed hash browns! To die for!! And today's fresh jam was Raspberry/lime! Must have this recipe! Love this restaurant!!
  • Tim
    TimOctober 12, 2013
    1of those gr8 places 2eat in Ferndale with a non traditional menu &fabulous daily specials
  • Eater
    EaterOctober 10, 2013
    What's not to love about the combination of inexpensive prices and touches like homemade hot sauce? It's small and normal to wait in line, but that doesn't deter their following. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Chris A.
    Chris AhernSeptember 13, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    I'd buy a bottle of the Sweet Thai Chilli sauce if I were you
  • John M.
    John Manoogian IIIJune 5, 2013
    The "Slacker Especial" — eggs with black beans, cheddar, and salsa — is your jam here. In the southwest we call this "migas."
  • Heather M.
    Heather MarieApril 27, 2013
    Totally worth the wait!
  • Danielle P.
    Danielle ParishApril 16, 2013
    It's tiny, and you'll likely have a wait on Sunday. Worth it though, great food. Had the special Guillermo Shatner, outstanding!
  • Amanda Z.
    Amanda ZernecMarch 10, 2013
    Amazing food! Would definitely make the trip back!
  • Lisa W.
    Lisa WilliamsonFebruary 1, 2013
    I had the Mac and cheese and was actually kind of disappointed however by boyfriends burger was delicious!
  • esther
    estherSeptember 28, 2012
    Yes, there are flies inside.
  • Deborah C.
    Deborah CummingsSeptember 15, 2012
    Try the Beef Brisket Sandwich - Yum! Amazing!
  • Deborah C.
    Deborah CummingsSeptember 15, 2012
    Try the Salmon burger
  • Joshua Y.
    Joshua YoungAugust 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Vegan Rancheros
  • Lori P.
    Lori PickettAugust 11, 2012
    the crabcake and egg breakfast was amazing.
  • Josh W.
    Josh WMay 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The B.L.A.T. is amazing :)
  • jenny c.
    jenny calhounApril 27, 2012
    get a shake as an appetizer and split it with a friend!
  • CupcakeKocaine T.
    The Chop Cjop best salad Ive ever had!
  • @EatingDetroit
    @EatingDetroitApril 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Can't decide? Just go with the Pho.
  • Dan D.
    Dan DavisFebruary 19, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Everything here is great. I always look forward to the specials.
  • Fcko G.
    Fcko GarciaFebruary 15, 2012
    Small but confortable place. Order "The Burger", it is great.
  • Kristin L.
    Kristin LukowskiJanuary 18, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    I love everything I've had here, but most often I order the red flannel hash, eggs over easy, and smother it in green sauce. Delicious! The coffee is good, too.
  • Brandon C.
    Brandon CarolandJanuary 4, 2012
    All the asian dishes. The waffle. Come on. Its all amazing:-)
  • Paul R.
    Paul ReaganDecember 9, 2011
    Burger medium well done with a side of grilled tofu. Norman had the vegan BLT aka salad on toast
  • Jason E.
    Jason ENovember 12, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't get take-out on the weekend. Bad idea.
  • Abrebsta
    AbrebstaNovember 11, 2011
    I LOVE the granola!! Best huevos rancheros in town!
  • Jordan S.
    Jordan SkoleNovember 9, 2011
    Such a treat! The best lunch to eat! Worth the wet feet! So take seat, Bon appetit!
  • Julie T.
    Julie T.October 21, 2011
    oh how i love you, fly trap. yummy omelettes, sandwiches, pasta, salad. everything i've ordered has been great. love the homemade salsa and jam.
  • David D.
    David DawoodOctober 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Coffee and the Jam on Rye
  • Tom S.
    Tom SheaSeptember 26, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    I would live on a rotation of the B.L.A.T., Brisket sandwich and Salmon Burger if I could.
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