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Cook's Buffet, Cafe & Bakery

704 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, FL 32720
+1 386-734-4339
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Ranked #11 of 141 restaurants in DeLand
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $14
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Buffet
Description: 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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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Buffet
Description: 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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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Excellent food. The entrées and fresh vegetables were prepared very well. The desserts were prepared in-house and were delicious. The restaurant was very clean. I had the roast lamb and my wife had the ham. Both meats were well-prepared. Very tender and tasty. The atmosphere of the restaurant was warm. Our server, Amy, was outstanding and made us feel right... More

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palm coast
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Food was very good. Salad bar was outstanding, real fresh. Great deserts and friendly staff. We both had the lamb and it wad very good. My wife had the peanut butter cake and she loved it.

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Burlington NC
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42 reviews 42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Not your typical buffet. Salad bar and veggies are self serve and taste homemade. Lots of options on the salad bar, including pasta salad, jello salads, coleslaw and the typical salad fixings. Veggies vary but they always have mashed potatoes and green beans along with several other selections. The meat is hand carved for you. You receive a generous portion... More

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Florida
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69 reviews 69 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We dropped our son off At Stetson Univ & the last meal we all had together was at Cook's Buffet. It was Great. Good food & great service, & right across from he campus.

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Titusville, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Cook's is cookin' a couple of weeks ago we had to go to deland, florida. naturally we stopped where we always stop for lunch and that's Cooks. they have been around since 1959, a nice long run, for a good reason, the foods good, prices fair, service great. they are run like the old holiday house restaurant chain, where for... More

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Boca Raton, Floirda
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Whenever we are in the area we drive to Cooks. Great, fresh food, good service and a nice friendly atmosphere. Whatever you choose, it is delicious. A great salad bar and very tasty fresh veggies. We love the turkey and dressing. The staff is very pleasant. Make it a point to stop by and try it.

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Tampa, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We had the lunch buffet ... salad bar was OK ... carver was not available to cut beef ... and, when final came was not very friendly or helpful. Beef (well done) was acceptable. However, the vegetables looked and tasted like they had come out of cans .. green beans especially. Collards, if that is what it was, were bitter.... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014 via mobile

Our family has been going to Holiday house since I was a child, I'm so glad they reopened the restaurant as Cooks which is just like the original. The service was great, the salad bar was very good, fresh vegetables. My only complaint is the lamb was a little overdone and in the past has been better but all of... More

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Orlando, Florida
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

This restaurant offers a large buffet with a wonderful selection of salads- be sure to try their cranberry jello salad! We then had a choice of one entry - lamb, roast beef, fried chicken or fish. The chicken was fried with a wonderful coating (maybe buttermilk?) and was very juicy inside. My friend had the lamb, which she said was... More

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DeLand, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I have been to Cook's, especially when it was the Holiday House (the original) - I thought that when Larry's step brother took it over - it would be very close to the original - sorry to say it is not For a few years now - if the heat and the wind is just right - you can smell... More

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