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Cook's Buffet, Cafe & Bakery

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704 N Woodland Blvd, DeLand, FL 32720-2707
+1 386-734-4339
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11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Terrible service. We've been there a few times and we go for their turkey. They only cook so many turkeys and continue to run out at 6:30 to 7 p.m. Talked to manager and she said they won't cook anymore. If they continue to run out you would think that they would cook an extra one. It's obvious that they... More 

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Thank Rhonda F
Daytona Beach, Florida
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Tried Cook's for the first time last night with hesitation since my wife and I are not really buffet people. We were blown away! Everything is home made and you can tell. Everything was over the top delicious. The service was flawless and the home made desserts were off the chart. I can truthfully say we are hooked!

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Thank wilcox93
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Management is absolutely terrible. Food tastes like it had been sitting there all day long. Turkey never cooked threw all the way. Sometimes Nats in salad, and flies in the cottage cheese. Mashed potatoes aren't the same anymore the way they usually taste instead they are all crusty, sticky, and watered down. You MUST PAY $3.99 MORE if you want... More 

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Thank Coryswife26
Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate here for dinner after a recommendation. Food was good and place was packed. Don't be fooled by the term "Buffet" in the name. The meat is not all you can eat, only the veggies and salad. I had the turkey with mashed potatoes and green beans, and it was yummy. Dessert and drinks are not included in the price,... More 

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2 Thank Mary W
DeLand, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Everyone we talked to raved about this place but we should have considered the age group. As a fresh veggie buffet it was lovely but you get one serving of protein additional is more money Any addition or substitution was extra money. Very disappointed

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Thank nancy r
DeLand, Fl.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

The salad bar is wonderful. Lots of fresh vegetables and assorted salad greens. Everything was fresh, fresh, fresh. Many choices of meats and hot vegetables. Today they had fried eggplant, my favorite! The service was spot on. 5✨'s

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1 Thank MaureenDeLand_Fl_
Huntersville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

I eat there whenever I visit my mother. She loves it. Although I don't care for buffet style, this place does a great job. Salad bar is excellent. Choice of meat is good. Veggies and sides are good. The desserts are mouth watering! Chocolate cake, carrot cake, coconut cake, bread pudding, banana cake with tons of whipped cream frosting, sundae... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Cooks is delicious! But it's not your typical buffet. They do have menu items, but the all you can eat "Buffet" is where the goodness is. The catch... it's all you can eat except the protein. In their defense though, they do give you a generous portion. So basically you have a fantastic, fresh, bottomless salad bar, you have a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

This is a one of a kind place located in downtown DeLand. Cook's Buffet is in a historical building. You can't find places like this any longer. The food is great and fresh. The desserts are delicious. The atmosphere is relaxing.

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Thank Matt W
Heathrow, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

The service and food is great. I would recommend this place to anyone in the area. The desserts are as tasty as they look!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $14
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Buffet, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?