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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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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
704 N Woodland Blvd, DeLand, FL 32720-2707
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife and I visited Cooks Buffet and were very pleased with the quality and freshness of the food and the politeness of the staff. We definitely recommend Cooks buffet.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank MnB71
Reviewed 3 days ago

I grew up in nearby Umatilla Florida and visiting the Holiday House Restaurant in Mt Dora was a frequent occurrence for my family. My father is now 86 and I live in N. Alabama. On my last visit to see him, we decided to try...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Spartacass
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by a winter resident. It offers a buffet or menu order choice. Our small group ordered a variety of selections. Everyone was happy. The desserts also are very appealing. We were full but decided to order the carrot cake and multiple...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Sandra K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is like going to your parents house for dinner. Do you remember those days? Well they are here at this restaurant. You can have the buffet or look at the menu and pick some wonderful items. I chose the buffet which was just...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank T4718WPdavids
Reviewed 1 week ago

While traveling home to South Florida after the holidays, we took a side trip to Deland and ended up having late lunch at Cook's. The Mrs. is not a buffet fan but we decided to check out Cook's after seeing the parking lot full at...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JRD33141
Reviewed 1 week ago

Delightful buffet lunch and atmosphere. People were so friendly and the food was great. Such a nice treat for us. We saw all the cars around so we knew it was the place to dine!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Mary Ann A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While my friends stuffed themselves with multiple trips to the buffet , I enjoyed Cooks open faced roast beef sandwich with mash potatoes and green beans. The gravy was delicious unlike many restaurants. A glass of their house Cabernet made it a perfect late afternoon...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank lilaj59
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the minute we sat down the server explained the buffet menu, all you can eat salads and vegies but only 1 serving of meat, want more meat, add $3 for each time you go up. REALLY? what kind of buffet is this? The food...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank George c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are a lot of choices to eat in downtown DeLand. I ended up at Cook's based on advice from a friend. The Menu (Printed in Red) is a bit confusing. I ended up getting the buffet. The food is decent and the gentlemen working...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank David T
Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

If you walk away hungry it is your own fault. Have brought several groups here and all have enjoyed it.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Barb r
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April 18, 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
February 21, 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.
November 6, 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
$7 - $14
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
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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