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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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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“roast beef” (45 reviews)
“turkey” (40 reviews)
“ham” (32 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 9:00 pm Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
704 N Woodland Blvd, DeLand, FL 32720-2707
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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

Thank veteranscabling
Reviewed 1 week ago

Salad bar may not be the largest, but still the best in town. The carving station was enticing to the eyes. Efficient and friendly staff should not be overlooked. Excellent food quality.

Thank Marc U
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All you can eat sides and salad, but one generous serving of your choice of well prepared meat. Always consistent and good; no surprises. Enjoy bringing guests here for lunch. There are also a few menu selections from which to choose and a decadent dessert...More

Thank James T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went with 3 other couples to celebrate a friend’s birthday. We arrived on a Sunday at 4:15 & were seated 10-15 minutes after arrival. Being our first time our server explained the menu. We all opted for the $16.00 meal which was all you could...More

Thank travelbug41563
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I almost feel bad giving the rating average because the salad bar was one of the best I've ever experienced. The rest of the meal was very ho-hum. I had rare roast beef (3 small slices) and the sides were instant potatoes, canned corn and...More

Thank pegfromfl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been here twice and will come here many more times. We live about 40 miles from here and frequent musical events at Stetson University which is a whole other high end experience. Cooks is our top choice for dinner. Not packed in, comfortable....More

Thank shoe4hire
Reviewed 15 March 2018

Although I am in this area a few times a year I had not been to cooks before today. The service began well, but then we were ignored for a while so we went on through the buffet. The salad was good and although I...More

Thank Dan K
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

What an interesting concept for restaurants. It is a buffet yet a sit-down meal at the same time. The service is outstanding and the salad bar is over-the-top! Every single topping for the salad bar you can imagine. It can be a meal in itself....More

Thank nancysantos33143
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Buffet was good, but extra charge to get more than one meat choice or dessert. Not what I call a true buffet. Not a place we will hurry back to.

Thank clbecker
Reviewed 23 February 2018

We were with a group of 54 & several other groups were also being attended. We were moved along as quickly as possible, but it’s hard to accommodate so many people. Food was quite good & our server was great—so friendly & patient.

Thank humguy32
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Questions & Answers
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
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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