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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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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“roast beef” (37 reviews)
“ham” (27 reviews)
“salad” (51 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
704 N Woodland Blvd, DeLand, FL 32720-2707
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Reviewed yesterday

COOKS Buffet is a hitoric treat.The restaurant is located in a 100 year old renovated home. The rooms are bright ,cheerful, areas with lots of historic pictures to review. The BUFFET is a long,very long affair.The fresh ingredients included: 4 different types of lettuce, fresh...More

Thank shop4u18
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice place to go to when you just want a casual healthy meal. Great salad bar and meat options. I always get the lamb and it's always great! Staff is wonderful and very sweet.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We have been to this restaurant a few times over the past 6 years without a major complaint. On this occasion, the food was just as good, if not better. The choices, whether the salad bar, the meat, or the veggies were ample. It is...More

Thank brulor
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have heard of this place so we thought would give it a try. Very friendly staff. Went over everything since we have never been there. Food was fresh and really good. Salad bar was also fresh. The desserts looked good but didn't have any. The...More

Thank Mary J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I live in the area and Cooks has always been our very favorite place to eat! They are family owned and I believe they have been here for about 50 years! The salad bar and buffet is always delicious. And their desserts are just mouth...More

Thank Scarlet307
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a few meals here and the food and service never fails! the buffet is impressive and delicious, the service is friendly and the restaurant is clean. My only wish is that there weren't so many tables crammed in to the space but I...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located by Stetson University on Main Street. I was pleasantly surprised Sunday when we tried this restaurant for the second time this year. Our early experience in May wasn't particularly good since I find their buffet line poorly stocked and the food not particularly good....More

Thank David C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The turkey pot pie looks fabulous - and it is outstanding! Everything else is too! Roasted lamb and beef, and more, wow! We also tried a variety of really excellent homemade soups, but the incredible looking dessert bar we'll have to try next time. Some...More

Thank goodpicker
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place reminded me of old Morrisons cafeteria. Old fashioned Southern food , served in an old Victorian style building on the outside. I has salad and fish while my wife had meat and salad. The salad was good but the fish was very good....More

Thank MoChehab53
Reviewed 3 July 2017

This is a well run very clean southern buffet. It has a great salad bar and the meat station has anything you could ask for. All the meats are carved right in front of you and will give you all you could ask for. Then...More

1  Thank Rhino32713
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19 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
22 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.
7 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
USD 7 - USD 14
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
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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