Mystery Diners Extras

Meet the Host

Learn how Charles Stiles started his business.

Get to Know Charles

Go Behind the Show

Gain insider knowledge of what it takes to run the show.

Read Charles' Q&A

Chaos Caught on Camera

Charles reveals the most shocking offenses he's seen.

Get Charles' Top 5 List

Mystery Diners, Now Casting

Is your restaurant or bar not living up to its full potential? Need help rooting out a problem?
Season 1, Episode 6

Grumpy Tom

Charles Stiles and the Mystery Diners descend upon The Blue Moose, where longtime chef "Grumpy Tom" has a knack for disrespecting everyone in the place, including the newly installed second-generation owner. Mystery Diner Jessica goes undercover as a waitress to prove just how grumpy Tom is and how his attitude negatively affects business.

Monday
Jun 25
11pm | 10c
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 11, Episode 1

Street Vendor Violation

After noticing lackluster dinner sales and a dip in bottle service, Freddy and Abdi of Supperclub in Los Angeles contact Charles Stiles for help. When he sends in Mystery Diners Eliot and Felicia, they discover the staff is using a street vendor to line their pockets.

Friday
Jan 20
4am | 3c
Season 10, Episode 12

Skating on Thin Ice

After noticing missing food and merchandise, Shauna and Joe, owners of Epic Rollertainment in Murrieta, Calif., contact Charles Stiles for help. Mystery Diners Kendall and Eliot discover an ever bigger problem when the roller rink closes at night.

Friday
Jan 20
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 0, Episode 4

Special: Love Hurts

Mystery Diners counts down the top ten love-related scams that broke hearts and the bank.

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

Deliver Us From Evil

After receiving numerous complaints about his delivery service, Danny, the owner of Bella Luna Cafe in Chicago, contacts Charles for help. Mystery Diner Mark goes undercover and discovers both delivery drivers are taking advantage of the restaurant -- and customers.

Friday
Feb 3
4am | 3c
Season 10, Episode 6

Hamburger Burglar

Michell and Bella, owners of Latin House in Miami, fear someone at their offsite warehouse is giving away the recipes to their award-winning burgers. Charles Stiles sends in Jamie and Estefanie to find out if there are any moles inside their organization.

Friday
Feb 10
4am | 3c
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 5, Episode 6

Grapes of Wrath

After noticing that several bottles of expensive wine have gone missing, Michael, owner of Bistro Baffi, in Burien, Wash., contacts Charles for help. Mystery Diners Allison, Julie and Benny go undercover and discover someone in the staff is taking much more than a paycheck.

Friday
Feb 24
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 3, Episode 7

No Laughing Matter

Keith, the owner of Deanie's Seafood in New Orleans, is concerned that his manager is more focused on his amateur comedy career than managing the restaurant. Charles sends in Mystery Diners Andrew and Deanna who discover that another employee may be taking advantage of the situation.

Friday
Mar 3
4:30am | 3:30c
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 10, Episode 9

History Mystery

When Lee, owner of Old Vinings Inn in Atlanta, hears rumors of unauthorized "Civil War Tours" taking place inside his historical restaurant, he contacts Charles Stiles to investigate. Mystery Diners Kendall and Eliot go undercover to see how authentic the tours really are.

Friday
Mar 17
4:30am | 3:30c
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 0, Episode 1

Millions Gone Missing

Mystery Diners counts down the series' greatest moments catching employee theft, involving stolen food, alcohol, supplies and money.

Friday
Apr 7
4am | 3c
Season 0, Episode 2

Sneakiest Schemes

Mystery Diners counts down the craziest schemes caught on video, from operating unauthorized businesses, raising money for bogus charities, and even creating fake employees to collect extra paychecks.

Friday
Apr 7
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 10, Episode 10

Red Ink

Uche, owner of The Anchor Bar and Tattoo in Atlanta, contacts Charles Stiles after noticing a drop in food and tattoo sales. Mystery Diners Meagen and Justin go undercover to see if the two problems are related.

Friday
Apr 21
4am | 3c
Season 7, Episode 6

Customer Concerns

Fearing that his regular customers have become too entitled, Larry, owner of 730 South in Denver, asks Charles Stiles to investigate. Mystery Diners Ariel and Conner go undercover and discover an employee may be creating the problem.

Friday
Apr 21
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

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.