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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
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I can't say enough wonderful things about the food and memories about this restaurant. I was born in DeLand, and have lived in Daytona Beach for most of my life. I remember going with my family to Cook's Buffet (formally The Holiday House - and owned by the Cook family) as a small child after church, and then, for almost... More 

Thank hjblondie
DeLand, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was visiting nearby and stopped for something to eat. We were seated gracefully by the hostess and introduced to our waitress. Great salad bar! Because it was our first time there the waitress told us all about the place. The man carving the meat was great and accommodated my picky habits! Our waitress, Heidi advised us to go to... More 

Thank lohart22
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Let me start by saying the food is solid. Ive been eating here for 30 years but Im disappointed this time. The changes they have made aren't the best. The oversized counter, where you sit to wait, people tripping over each other due to lack of space, is obnoxious. You don't need a 7 ft counter to house 2 women... More 

Thank Gernest59
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The wait was 1 hour. No shock being that it was Thanksgiving. The staff did as best they could with the crowd while at the same time remaining friendly and professional. The meat carver Alex has been there 37 years. You knew he had to be tired but he was very nice and took good care of us, as you... More 

Thank tjclem
Leesburg, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ordered a combo meal of stuffed tomato with turkey, chowder and ice tea for under $9. I ate with 3 friends who got the buffet and they were very pleased and surprised by the prices.

Thank fb1000751984
Sunrise, Florida
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed the food and the service but I was served a morsel of roast beef and my husband very small piece of ham (palm of my small hand). I asked for a bit more and the guy really got annoyed and gave me a little more (size of a quarter LOL) I am not sure if he was being... More 

Thank S C
DeLand, Florida
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant, and its predecessor, has been a leading restaurant in DeLand for decades - and well it should be! You can build your own amazing meal yourself from their buffet bar (I always opt for the roast leg of lamb and lots of mint jelly) or order from the menu. Either way you'll be attended by a caring waitress.... More 

Thank mscribner37
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was great, but you only get one serving of meat, but all the vegetables you want. If your first plate didn't fill you up, you can go back in line for seconds, but only of the vegetables.

Thank Mert B
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66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Limited buffet style. Very nice crisp and cold and fresh salad bar ! Hot sides also buffet style. Carver serves single generous meat serving. 9.99 for lunch. 10.99 for dinner after 3 and holidays. Roast beef and brisket were awesome and generous serving. Friends raved over lamb. Soup add .99 cup ( ask for a sample) Can upgrade to add... More 

Thank Pat T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This was our destination for our Harley Owner's Group ride; 65 miles away, but it was worth it. The salad bar was fresh. The buffet offered quite a few meat choices, but the roast beef was really good. If you get the buffet, you also get dessert...the chocolate cake portion could have fed the table. It was moist and tasty.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$14
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, 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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Sanford, Florida
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?