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The Office in Myrtle Beach is the place to be day or night

Setting the Table

Meetings at The Office have never been more fun. Across the street from the Galleria, this Italian pub jokingly calls itself The Locals Workplace and is certainly a popular spot for friends to hang out and watch the Gamecocks play.

With a menu to rival any big Italian restaurant, The Office is pub sized with plenty of outdoor seating, weather permitting. Although their tables make for great gatherings of three or four people, the friendly employees are more than willing to accommodate larger groups.

The Office is also family friendly, even offering a kids menu for the younger crowd. At night, this pub really livens up with some great music (that doesn’t quite overcome the football playing on any of the screens) and regulars coming in to get drinks from their favorite bartender.

Down the Hatch

Surely guests first come to The Office for a drink, but they’ll come back time after time for the great food. As their name indicates, they specialize in Italian dishes with some popular entrees like lasagna and baked ziti. They also offer burgers and sandwiches, along with wings and buffalo shrimp.

The cooks here also pride themselves on making many of their foods fresh. The homemade meatballs, for instance, came out so juicy and tender that they fell apart into the marinara. That side also started a trend found in most of The Office’s food: they like their flavoring to be strong.

The garlic knots were heavily coated in that delicious herb, and even their specialty cocktails like the Ocean Breeze are made strong. In a way, it’s like The Office wants their patrons to know there are no pretenses here.

Entrees like the Calzone came out hot and crispy, and also impressively large. Their heavy hand when it comes to seasoning was also noticeable, but for the entrees all the flavors worked together for a great medley of tastes.

Check, Please

Some of the items found on this pub’s menu are surprisingly pricey. The Marsala alone is $18.95, as is the Penne ala Vodka. The Office does aim to have their menu to be comparable to Italian restaurants, and the quality is noticeable in the food, so some might find the prices worth it.

For a calzone and cocktail along with the tip, the total was around $25. Guests can save some money by visiting The Office during Happy Hour from 4-7 p.m. every day of the week, when house liquor is $3 and domestic beers are $2 each.

On the north end of Myrtle Beach, The Office is a fun place for locals to go for a casual dining experience with upscale eating. This Locals Workplace is open daily from 12 p.m. to around 2 in the morning and even has the option for take-out. So if you think you need to put in some extra hours at The Office, you know where to go.

If you eat

What | The Office Italian Pub

Where | 960 Lake Arrowhead Rd., Myrtle Beach

Info | theofficeitalianpub.com, 843-839-9190

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