The Bottom Line
- Good, original interpretations of classic favorites
- Counter friendly
- Good with kids
- Small dining room
- On major road, so parking not ideal
- Trendy, hole-in-the-wall diner with a couple of rows of black-padded booths and a counter with stools
- Featured on the Food Network's Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. The segment is available on The Fly Trap's website.
- Vegetarian dishes available
Guide Review - Review of The Fly Trap Restaurant in Ferndale
FoodYep, the diner serves breakfast all day long and has macaroni and cheese on the menu; but, like everything else about The Fly Trap, the dishes are turned slightly on their ear. For instance, the diner slings not only a beet-infused Red Flannel Hash, but Green Eggs and Ham. While a new take on an old favorite can go either way, The Fly Trap doesn’t forget to make its dishes taste good in spite of (or because of) their creative presentation.
The macaroni and cheese breaks the traditional mold in utilizing Gouda and Blue cheese in its makeup, but it is the caramelized onion that provided texture and a sweet contrast. It is served in a big bowl with a sprinkle of parmesan.
The Charmoula Chicken sandwich is served with a thick, lightly browned and juicy chicken breast. The sourdough bread is thickly sliced and perfectly grilled to a light brown. The caramelized onion; lemon, garlic aioli and Jack cheese compliment each other well and made the chicken sandwich a memorable interpretation of a traditional favorite.
The Fly Trap features daily muffin concoctions. The 25-cent, golf-ball-sized muffins make a great sweet finish. In spite of its small portion size, each component of the peanut butter/chocolate/banana muffin came through.