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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” (41 reviews)
“turkey” (34 reviews)
“ham” (29 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 4 days ago via mobile

We have eaten at Cook's many times because friends like it but we won't go back again. The food is very salty and basic. The air conditioning was either full on or non-existent. Deland as many other better options.

Thank Linda A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Formerly Holliday House but appears to be unchanged. Inexpensive Buffet includes salad bar. Not a wide variety or large selection but all items sampled had a made from scratch appearance and flavor. Leg of lamb quite good as was chicken pot pie. Good food at...More

Thank cdwood77
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Buffet was so good. All the locals know about this place. You will leave happy and full....too full in our case, but wonderful. The staff were wonderful. The variety of food was just too much to try to document here.

Thank Johncorzine
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting Cooks is like visiting friends for Sunday dinner. You feel welcome the moment you walk in, food is delicious and dessert is amazing.

Thank R6675UCthomasg
Reviewed 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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

1  Thank RoadWriters
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 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 4 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
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.16 km away
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Questions & Answers
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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids
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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