Methuen straddles the border of Massachusetts and New Hampshire in the Merrimack Valley. The dining scene in Methuen includes family-friendly pubs and grills for traditional American fare, steakhouses, and American-Italian spots. For ethnic food, you can opt for authentic Mexican food, Chinese cuisine, or Japanese and Chinese fusion dishes. There is also a Middle Eastern deli and bakery. The city hosts some vintage diners where you can enjoy a sandwich and a shake in a relaxed atmosphere with some fun 1950s decor. To end the night, satisfy your sweet tooth by stopping by one of the city's gelato or ice cream shops.