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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%
Travellers talk about
“roast beef” (41 reviews)
“turkey” (34 reviews)
“ham” (29 reviews)
Opens in 17 min
All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
704 N Woodland Blvd, DeLand, FL 32720-2707
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our friends had highly recommended this restaurant to meet at for lunch. It is a buffet restaurant and they do have a few menu items. Unless you want to eat salad only this is not a vegan-friendly place to go. Even some of the vegetables...More

Thank Ann D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten here many times, first when it was called Holiday House, and then the original owner's son took it over and changed the name.

Thank HDCowboy
Reviewed 1 week ago

This has to be the most confusing buffet restaurant on the planet. They have rules such as, you can only get one type of meat and only one serving, but you can have all the salad and veggies you want. They have a big dessert...More

Thank RoadWriters
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cooks Cafe is one of our favorite places to visit. The food is hand carved, and lovingly made. They offer something for everyone. You may order from the menu or enjoy the well stocked buffet. Enjoy!

Thank Jodi L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cooks has been around and in the same family since 1957. If you want a dependable good meal like your Mom cooked head to Cooks. Huge salad bar, always the best selection of fresh roasted meats and garden fresh vegetables. Don't forget to leave room...More

Thank sharonhW660KW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You won’t go wrong food is exceptional and great service. Desserts are awesome. Worth a stop you won’t leave hungry

Thank Ronald E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here while in DeLand on business after a long day of work. They are very warm and friendly! It was like going to grandma's house for a meal. The buffet food was more like home made than a normal buffet. Presentation of the food...More

Thank jbrecher
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When needing a good old comfort food dinner this is the place to go. I especially joy the roasted turkey and all the trimmings. The deserts are out of this world, especially the carrot cake. You won't go away hungry.

1  Thank SunChip94
Reviewed 14 October 2017

I visited this restaurant again today, I just love this place. I usually always order the Roast beef. Today I ordered the Meatloaf OMG..it was FABLOUS!!!...I loved it. Also the Sundae Fudge Cake is amazing with there homemade whip cream. It has a great staff,...More

Thank Seleana N
Reviewed 22 September 2017

We went here with family last night and it was out of this world. This is a buffet with all the vegetables you can eat BUT only one serving of meat. They offer rare & done roast beef, ham, lamb, turkey, (and I think chicken...More

Thank Mike D
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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, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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