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Cook's Buffet, Cafe & Bakery

704 N Woodland Blvd, DeLand, FL 32720-2707
+1 386-734-4339
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“lamb” (68 reviews)
“turkey” (42 reviews)
“ham” (34 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 20:30 Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
704 N Woodland Blvd, DeLand, FL 32720-2707
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a rather unique concept as you are able to go through buffet but you get only one choice of meat. It actually is very nice because the portions they give you are very large. The salad bar is fantastic and the desserts are...More

Thank autotrain
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did you ever try to stiff a big buffet in a small old living room, it doesn't work! Our visit was on Sunday, very busy. Parking was sparse, lines were long, waited fifteen minutes in buffet line, got to meat, got our one portion, went...More

Thank 082646rem
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having visited Cook's a number of times I knew what to expect. Their dinner buffet is good but not exceptional. The service is always great. Very friendly people. The roast beef was nice. Everything was hot. The beets were a real treat. We had a...More

Thank normang111
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

We were actually doing some work ovwr there and stop to eat there the food was really delicious and the waitresses were great.

Thank Tomas J
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Hubby and I met our neice and family here for lunch. There was a wait because they don't take reservations, but not a bad wait. They were very busy because it was Mother's day. When we were seated we were immediately greeted by our friendly...More

Thank Karen T
Reviewed 10 May 2018

We visited on 9th May lunch time. Having stumbled across the place on our way to Jacksonville. The greeter who also acted as a cashier was rather like a drill sergeant barking out her orders to customers, but the food and service was excellent. Meals...More

Thank JennyCwren
Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

As buffets go you will love this place. Neat ordering concept, all you can eat salad bar for one price or get the works, salad bar, a choice of meat, drink and a dessert. Another order of meat will be extra but probably not needed...More

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 1 May 2018

Great food, good servers, incredibly poor managerial customer relations. I and 3 others had dinner at Cooks on 04-30-18. My wife and I ordered one (1) piece of pie to split, with our dinners. Upon arriving home I checked the receipt and noticed I have...More

Thank Joe999I
Reviewed 23 April 2018

At Cooks, you build your salad, choose your entree (roast beef, lamb, fish, turkey, ham), and then choose your vegetables and potatoes. You can go back for more salad and vegetables and potatoes. Garlic bread is brought to your table. The salad bar has a...More

Thank AngelaSC
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Been working in Deland Fl.and drove by looking for a local place to have lunch.Saw Cooks and decided to give it a try.Very friendly staff.I was lucky enoughto have Jennifer as my server.Very informative about the menu and local surrounding. I tried the salad bar...More

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18 April 2017|
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Response from Michael B | Reviewed this property |
They have a very large salad bar that is loaded with toppings. On the buffet, they have several meats (like prime rib, leg of lamb, etc) that are not in any gravy, so no gluten. We did not find any gluten free desserts... More
Nancy M
21 February 2017|
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Response from Ros R | Reviewed this property |
No, they do not take reservations. They use an antiquated deli style numbering system.
6 November 2016|
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Response from DelandBusinessOwner | Property representative |
In fairness to all of our customers we do not take reservations. We hope that you will join us for Thanksgiving dinner.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$14
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 704 N Woodland Blvd, DeLand, FL 32720-2707
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  DeLand
  • Phone Number: +1 386-734-4339
The restaurant in an old home, built in 1910. It has recently been restored to accentuate it's original beauty and craftsmanship. It is warm and homey, just like home. The beautiful stained glass windows are the homes original windows. The grounds are landscaped with lush green and colorful plants.
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