It has been a long time since DeLand has had a great place to eat & relax, especially in such a beautiful restaurant. The staff is friendly and professional. They know what they are doing, but make you feel like family. By the 2nd time we were there, they knew our names and what we drank. We felt special. The food is amazing. No where can you find such an impressive, fresh & bountiful salad bar. They have the basics, but also rotate new and different items. It's just hard to not fill up on all of the good things offered. There are plenty of top quality meat choices and specialty entrees. The portions are almost too generous, even for a big eater like myself. The vegetables are also fresh, seasoned perfectly and a great variety. Homemade gravies that are good enough to just drink. Now to the desserts, all I can say is, "sinful". Whoever there baker is, they should be on food network. The basic and traditional choices, along with new and fresh recipes are always a hit. Thank you Mr. & Mrs. Cook for bringing back the quality and home style cooking that we grew up on and adding new and different entrees, especially at such a reasonable price. We don't know how you do it. It's been years since this location had had good food, kind and caring staff and attention made to the food, cleanliness and decor. I would give them 10 stars if possible. Again, thank you and great job.
My husband and I have been coming to the "holiday house" for over 40 years. We now prefer Cook's Buffet. We are frequent diners at Cook's and have NEVER experienced anything like Mr.Ziegler. The salad bar has always been fresh, full and bountiful. The meats are always amazing and fresh. Same goes for the vegetables. Service is almost always superb, once in a while they do get busy, but if our server gets too busy, someone else makes sure that we are helped. Sometimes I wonder why people have to be so rude and make things seem worse than they are. I am wondering if Mr. Ziegler is ever pleased and if he had the courtesy to speak to a manager. Probably not, instead of giving the restaurant the chance to take care of the issues right then, he felt it necessary to go online and bash them. Is that really fair? I only wrote this review to let people know that usually the negative comments on sites like this are people who are NEVER pleased or too chicken to confront the problem head on. Cook's is an amazing restaurant, which takes pride in every detail. Don't let negative reviews keep you away from this great dining experience. We will continue to dine there and highly recommend them.
What an amazing change to the Old Holiday House. Cook's buffet is absolutely beautiful and clean. The food is fresh, very flavorful and that amazing salad bar! We try and dine at Cook's several times a week. It's like home cooking, but easier. You sure can't beat the price. We were in there last night and witnessed a very rude customer. We were shocked at that way a grown woman acted in public. She was upset because she could not get a box for her leftovers from an all you can eat Special. On the special menu, it clearly states that there are NO doggy bags. What other restaurant with an all you can eat special would let you take it home? None that I can think of. She really made a fool out of herself and embarrassed the rest of her party. We really felt sorry for the waitress, manager and hostess. They had the repercusions from her being an idiot. But the staff was very nice and handled the situation with professionalism and kindness. That just makes us want to come back nore often. Thank you for opening, revitalizing and offering such a wonderful dining experience at such a resonable price. Good luck to you!