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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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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“roast beef” (39 reviews)
“turkey” (33 reviews)
“ham” (28 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
704 N Woodland Blvd, DeLand, FL 32720-2707
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the greatest home cooked buffet in DeLand! There are many selections so everyone in your party can have exactly what they want. Service is good and dining room very pleasant.

Thank iamsharonturk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch here today! Once again the salad bar was cold and good. The hot line offered a variety of meats and fish. I always get the turkey, with green beans and mashed potatoes coupled with a nice salad. I don't get the dressing normally...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If your looking for a meal like Mom used to make, this is the place. Huge salad bar and the kind of veggies that don't come in a can. The place is clean and the service is friendly and the price is rite. (You'll spend...More

Thank George B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has been delivering delicious food for years. The deserts are amazing! Worth a trip in.

Thank travelingRN40
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there for the first time few weeks ago and was very disappointed!!! They only give you a small portion of meet and when you go back for more they refuse you and say only one serving of meets the rest of the food is...More

Thank annapate
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 15 August 2017 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.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 15 August 2017

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 8 August 2017

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 5 August 2017 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
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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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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