Originally opened in 2004, The Fly Trap experienced a temporary closure in September 2021 due to the original owners, Kara and Gavin McMillian, facing staffing issues and a lack of work-life balance.

However, their commitment to the diner and its community led them to sell the place to a regular customer and friend, Matt Buskard, who also owns Bobcat Bonnie's restaurants.

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Buskard took an "if it's not broke, don't fix it" approach, planning to maintain the essence of The Fly Trap while making some physical improvements to the building.

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It's a good thing he didn't change the food because The Fly Trap has been named one of the best diners in America.

Michigan Restaurant Named One of the Best ‘Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives’ in America

Delish compiled a list of the must-eat Triple D spots in every state and what to order once you get there. This is what they had to say about Michigan's spot.

Dubbed the "Finer Diner," The Fly Trap puts an elevated spin on classic diner cuisine. Just order the Gingerbread Waffles or Tofu Fried Rice to see for yourself.

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What Should You Get At The Fly Trap?

The Fly Trap's menu is known for its creativity, offering dishes like Green Eggs and Ham, The Cowboy Curtis, Sean’s Mushroom Fettuccini Bomb, and the Fire-Breathing Dragon with grilled chicken, sweet basil, and sambal peanut sauce.

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You know a place has got to be good when a regular customer buys it.

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