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Season 7, Episode 1

Going to the Dogs

After discovering discrepancies in their chicken and beef supply, which they serve to both their human and canine customers, the co-owners of Shades Oceanfront Bistro in San Diego contact Charles Stiles for help. Mystery Diners Corinne and Seth go undercover and discover one of the employees is running their own side business.

Friday
Jan 13
4am | 3c
Season 9, Episode 1

Deli Drama

Fearing that his new baker is taking artistic license with customer cake orders, Lenny, owner of Lenny's Deli in Los Angeles, asks Charles Stiles to investigate. Mystery Diners Kiel and Kendall go undercover and discover an even bigger problem inside the deli.

Friday
Jan 27
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 8, Episode 9

Memorabilia Mayhem

Michael, the owner of Rock Island Cafe in Honolulu, is concerned about a drop in his restaurant's memorabilia sales. Charles Stiles sends in Mystery Diners Jordan and John and discovers the staff is using the restaurant for personal business.

Friday
Feb 3
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 9, Episode 2

Bowling for Dollars

After hearing complaints about rowdy customers, Bryan, owner of Corbin Bowling Center in Tarzana, Calif., contacts Charles Stiles for help. Mystery Diners Eliot and Kendall go undercover and discover the staff is condoning reckless behavior.

Friday
Feb 17
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 3, Episode 8

Crazy Hearts

After hearing complaints about constant fighting between the cooks and a bartender who brings wild animals into the restaurant for entertainment, AJ, the owner of Poppy's The Crazy Lobster in New Orleans, calls Charles for help. Mystery Diners Nicole and Amber discover a waitress may be causing all the drama.

Friday
Feb 24
4am | 3c
Season 6, Episode 13

The Italian Job

After a feud between his pizzeria and bakery threatens his business, John, owner of Metro Pizza in Las Vegas, contacts Charles Stiles for help. Mystery Diners Andy and Arielle go undercover and discover the source of the tension.

Friday
Mar 10
4am | 3c
Season 4, Episode 11

Security Issues

After hearing complaints that their late night security guard is being too rough with customers, Dave and Mike Frank, co-owners of Del Rossi's Cheesesteak Co. in Philadelphia, contact the Mystery Diners for help. Charles sends in Joe and Kiara and discovers a bigger problem inside the kitchen.

Friday
Mar 10
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 8, Episode 10

Deep Sea Delivery

When Angie, the owner of Cha Cha Cha Salsaria in Honolulu, hears rumors of an unauthorized boat delivery service, she contacts Charles Stiles to investigate. Mystery Diners Jordan and David go undercover to discover what's taking place out at sea.

Friday
Mar 17
4am | 3c
Season 7, Episode 2

Cocktail Fail

Fearing that a rivalry between her two flair bartenders is the cause of tension and missing alcohol, Sarra, owner of The Compass in Carlsbad, Calif., asks Charles Stiles to investigate. Mystery Diners Amanda and Chelsea go undercover to find out who's the real culprit.

Friday
Mar 24
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 5, Episode 8

The Great Divide

After inheriting some of their staff from the previous owner, James and Briana, the new owners of Sam's Tavern in Seattle, believe there is a divide between the old guard and their new employees. Charles sends in Mystery Diners Nadine and Jason to discover who's responsible for the rift.

Friday
Mar 31
4am | 3c
Season 9, Episode 5

Red Hot Mess

Sonny and Sage, owners of Hot Red Bus near Los Angeles, contact Charles Stiles after hearing rumors that their restaurant is open on the one day it's supposed to be closed. Mystery Diner Kendall goes undercover to see what's going on when the doors are locked.

Friday
Mar 31
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 4, Episode 12

What a Drag

After hearing complaints from his cross-dressing customers that the weekly quiz night is rigged, Bob, the owner of Venture Inn in Philadelphia, suspects his manager is responsible. Charles sends in Mystery Dinner, Danny, who goes undercover as a drag queen to infiltrate the trivia competition.

Friday
Apr 14
4am | 3c
Season 8, Episode 11

Hawaiian Club Crashers

After hearing multiple complaints about nonmembers attending members-only dinner events, Madeleine, general manager of Hawaii Yacht Club in Honolulu, calls Charles Stiles for help. Mystery Diners Kylie and Jamie go undercover to discover which employees are sneaking in their friends.

Friday
Apr 14
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 11, Episode 6

Comic Book Caper

Vlane, the owner of Action Burger in Brooklyn, contacts Mystery Diners to investigate missing comic books at his comic book-themed restaurant. Charles Stiles sends in Jamie, who discovers an employee abusing their powers for evil.

Friday
Apr 28
4am | 3c
Season 6, Episode 8

Raw Deal

Fearing that her employees are selling the secret recipes to her raw food menu, Sylvia, owner of Beets Cafe in Austin, contacts Charles Stiles for help. Mystery Diners Holly and Robin go undercover and discover an even bigger problem.

Friday
Apr 28
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 9, Episode 3

Very Bad Bosses

Tired of being mistreated, the wait staff of a California restaurant contacts Charles Stiles to do a reverse sting on their employer. Mystery Diners Amanda and Eliot go undercover and uncover what's really going on inside the kitchen.

Friday
May 5
4am | 3c
Season 5, Episode 11

Coupon Coup

After noticing an unusual increase in coupons, Aaron, owner of The Hangout in California, calls Charles to investigate. Mystery Diners Shelby and Kiel go undercover and discover the wait staff is taking advantage of their situation.

Friday
May 5
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 8, Episode 12

Fyre on the Beach

After noticing discrepancies in sales, Allen, owner of ShoreFyre in Honolulu, contacts Charles Stiles to investigate. Mystery Diners Jordan and David go undercover and discover a related problem with the surf shop next door.

Friday
May 12
4am | 3c
Season 7, Episode 7

Heavy Metal Mess

Leah and Garret, owners of the Toad Tavern in Littleton, Colo., need to know if their son and his bandmates are more focused on their musical aspirations than their jobs in the restaurant. Charles Stiles sends in Mystery Diners Ashley and Andy, who discover another employee may be ripping them off.

Friday
May 12
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 10, Episode 1

Partner Problems

Former client Jaime contacts Charles Stiles to help determine if he should invest in a failing California restaurant. Mystery Diners Kendall and Kiel go undercover and discover the current owner isn't being honest about all of his problems.

Friday
May 19
4am | 3c
Season 11, Episode 7

Vicious Valets

After hearing complaints about her valet service, Kitty of Breuckelen Colony in Brooklyn contacts Charles Stiles for help. Mystery Diners Daniel and Jamie go undercover and discover an unauthorized car washing service.

Friday
May 19
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 4, Episode 8

Lactose Intolerant

After learning that several petite women have easily completed their grilled cheese eating challenge, Chris, the owner of Cheesie's Pub & Grub in Chicago, contacts Charles to investigate. Mystery Diners David and Destiney attempt the eating challenge for themselves and discover several employees are bending the rules for certain customers.

Friday
May 26
4am | 3c
Season 6, Episode 9

Scorpion Sting

After Paul, owner of Nacho Daddy in Las Vegas, notices a discrepancy in the expensive scorpions used in his restaurant's "scorpion shot," he contacts Charles Stiles to investigate. Mystery Diners Andy and Peter go undercover and discover an employee with a gambling addiction.

Friday
May 26
4:30am | 3:30c

About the Show

When a restaurant owner suspects employees of not doing their jobs — whether it be stealing, lying, mistreating customers or generally doing lousy work — they call in the Mystery Diners. These Mystery Diners are undercover operatives who go into restaurants, bars and food-service establishments with hidden cameras to perform surveillance to find out what's really going on when the boss isn't around.

About the Host

Charles Stiles

Charles Stiles is the founder of Business Evaluation Services and the host of Food Network's Mystery Diners.