Middletown is a family-friendly Midwestern city conveniently located between Dayton and Cincinnati. Its dining scene is likewise a nice combination of urban quality and laid-back atmosphere. A classic Italian restaurant has the requisite brick walls and sells lasagna by the cheesy slab. Another local choice, a barbecue joint, regularly sells out of its popular brisket. However, there are plenty of delicious Kentucky barbecue choices to enjoy in Middletown. Family-friendly dining is a big attraction in town; from pizzerias to a Japanese steakhouse, eateries welcome patrons of all ages. There are great adults-only options too, including a whole slew of quirky brewpubs with seafood, steak and signature cocktails.