Byrd’s Famous Cookies

Bakery
excellent
Worth a detour
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Byrd’s bite-size cookies are crisp but not crumbly, a joy to chew and especially wonderful to taste. They are buttery and full-flavored, whatever their flavor may be.

The signature cookie — dating back to Byrd’s beginning in 1924 — is Scotch oatmeal. That’s an ingenious balance of oats, cinnamon, vanilla, and raisin paste. Longtime Byrd’s devotees all have their favorites. Many locals grew up on the little powdered sugar-dusted ones called Key lime coolers, which are sweet and puckery-tart. Connoisseurs know to chill them before eating. There are slender benne cookies with a maple twist, triple chocolate cookies, Georgia peach cookies, and many more.

When you walk into the spacious store in Savannah’s City Market (one of a handful of Byrd’s in Savannah and Charleston), staff will immediately ask which cookies you’d like to taste. When you’ve zeroed in on your favorite or favorites, you can either buy a bag or tin already full or take a cardboard container and fill it up with the ones you like best.

Note: gluten-free chocolate chips and Key lime coolers are available.

What to Eat
Byrd’s Famous Cookies, Scotch Oatmeal Cookie
Scotch Oatmeal Cookie
Must-Try
Scotch oatmeal cookie, the original flavor: oats, cinnamon, vanilla, and raisin paste
Byrd’s Famous Cookies, Cookies
Cookies
Must-Try
Chocolate chip, cupcake, Scotch oatmeal, Georgia peach, Key lime cooler
Directions and Hours
closed now
Sunday11am - 7pm
Monday11am - 7pm
Tuesday11am - 7pm
Wednesday11am - 7pm
Thursday11am - 7pm
Friday10am - 8pm
Saturday10am - 8pm
Roadtrips
This restaurant is featured in the following eating tours.
10 stops | 12 MILES | 49 min

The city of Savannah is a profoundly colorful swirl of Low Country flavors that taste of old-time Dixie, of the Low Country, of African-American soul, and of the modern South. This roster of Roadfood favorites is only a start to savoring a city that is an eater's dream.

Information
Price
$$
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Dessert
Credit Cards Accepted
Yes
Alcohol Served
No
Outdoor Seating
No
Website

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