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The Fly Trap Restaurant Ferndale MI

jsmcafee Feb 12, 2008 08:31 AM

Anybody have any comments on the Fly Trap Restaurant. It was featured recently on Food Networks “Diners, Drive-ins & Dives”. Looked pretty interesting!

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    detroitbrian Feb 13, 2008 07:55 AM

    22950 Woodward, between Snap Fitness and the Magic Bag.

    I'll third the huevos rancheros. My wife loves the slacker especial. The flytrap is always trying interesting and creative things with their specials. I think they're most known for their breakfast and lunch, but it's a nice place to try for dinner. I would recommend the charmoula chicken. It's also a good place if you're a vegetarian.

    The chef came from Fiddleheads. I've never eaten there, so I don't know if that's indicative of anything.

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    1. re: detroitbrian
      Ludlows23 Feb 13, 2008 03:16 PM

      I've been for breakfast a few times - it always competes (for me) with Toast for great Ferndale breakfasts. I love both. I went for dinner after seeing them on Diners/Dives and had the Salmon burger that was featured - I thought it was great. They are only open until 9 pm for dinner.

      1. re: Ludlows23
        gastronomical Feb 13, 2008 04:31 PM

        Toast is a great little place too. Great, omelets and Eggs Benny. I found it's better during the week as opposed to the weekend when they are slammed and quality suffers ever so slightly...They're strictly breakfast and lunch and close at 2 or 3 PM.

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          Funinthesun Feb 13, 2008 09:26 PM

          I second Toast, The Parisian omelet is my favorite. Havn't been to flytrap yet, but looks like i should go.

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            kellycolorado Feb 15, 2008 11:15 AM

            I've been to Toast and the flytrap diner both since fall. i got the charmoula chicken at the Flytrap and really enjoyed it as well as their housemade ketchup and jam which came with my daughter's breakfast. They are both quite crowded on the weekends though, unsurprisingly. i wish I lived closer by.

            If you have kids, you might prefer Toast which had a kids' menu, whereas we weren't offered one at the Flytrap, although it works out well with them sharing an entree at this point.

            My husband wanted to try Toast for their green chile burrito which he enjoyed, but likes his own (spicier sauce) better. :-)


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      Docsknotinn Feb 13, 2008 05:10 AM

      How about an address! :)

      1. coney with everything Feb 13, 2008 04:44 AM

        We went for breakfast too, and I had green eggs and ham. The "green" part was a poblano sauce, IIRC, and was delicious. The ham was meh, like lunchmeat ham. But overall I enjoyed the experience.

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          gastronomical Feb 12, 2008 02:30 PM

          I have eaten here a half dozen times and I can attest to it's excellence.

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            berkleybabe Feb 12, 2008 12:01 PM

            They have a very eclectic menu, everything made from scratch. We've only been for the breakfast.. huevos rancheros were delicious, especially good hot sauce. Very nice vibe and neighborhood-y. You won't be disappointed, veggie friendly, too.

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            1. re: berkleybabe
              bigcab Feb 12, 2008 01:44 PM

              I, too had the huevos rancheros...very eclectic menu, and a great name for the restaurant..very adventuresome and eclectic, cool little restaurant. AND my huevos were delicious

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