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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 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 7, Episode 5

Trademark Trouble

After already successfully battling one fast food chain over the rights to his signature sandwich, Damien, the owner of Devine Pastabilities in San Diego, now fears someone from within his organization is trying to steal his culinary creation. Charles Stiles sends in Mystery Diners Amanda and Andy to investigate.

Friday
Feb 10
4:30am | 3:30c
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 9

Secret Pairings

When Peter and Delinda, owners of Indulge Bistro and Wine Bar in Colorado, notice discrepancies in their food costs -- specifically their expensive wine and cheese -- they contact Charles Stiles for help. Mystery Diners Taylor and Brent go undercover and expose some employees who are hosting their own events.

Friday
Jun 23
4am | 3c
Season 8, Episode 13

Bad Credit

When Chef Chai, owner of his namesake restaurant in Honolulu, notices multiple ticket voids, he contacts Charles Stiles for help. Mystery Diners Jordan and David go undercover to see if his staff is making honest mistakes or committing foul play.

Friday
Jun 30
4am | 3c
Season 9, Episode 4

Barrel of Monkeys

Damian, owner of Doffo Winery in Temecula, Calif., contacts Charles Stiles after noticing missing wine barrels. Mystery Diners Jamie and Kendall go undercover to see which employees are responsible.

Friday
Jul 21
4am | 3c
Season 4, Episode 7

Wine on Wheels

Gary and Tony, co-owners of Big & Little's Restaurant in Chicago, contact Charles after hearing rumors that employees are illegally selling alcohol to customers at their B.Y.O.B. restaurant. Mystery Diners Siera and Destiney go undercover and discover a mobile liquor store parked on the street.

Friday
Jul 21
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 8, Episode 7

Food Cart Catastrophe

When Rod and Linda, owners of a la carts Food Pavilion in Portland, Ore., hear complaints from their tenants about the new onsite manager, they contact Charles Stiles to investigate. Mystery Diners Amber and Joshua go undercover to see if the grievances are valid.

Friday
Jul 28
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 5, Episode 7

Greek Tragedy

After finding broken dishes is his trash on numerous occasions, Nader, who owns My Greek and Italian Restaurant in Tacoma, contacts Charles to investigate. Mystery Diners Brianna and Nadine go undercover and discover someone on the staff is getting carried away with Greek traditions.

Friday
Aug 4
4am | 3c
Season 5, Episode 9

Mascot Mayhem

Blaine, the owner of Zippy's Giant Burgers in Seattle, contacts Charles to investigate rumors that his new mascot is misbehaving. Mystery Diners Nadine and John go undercover to discover exactly who is behind the mascot costume.

Friday
Sep 1
4am | 3c
Season 8, Episode 6

Behind the Eight Ball

Kent, owner of Uptown Billiards in Portland, Ore., believes the social media expert he hired to promote his restaurant isn't doing an adequate job. Charles Stiles sends in Mystery Diner Amber and discovers the customers are being hustled.

Friday
Sep 29
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 11, Episode 3

Steals on Wheels

After receiving several customer complaints about her meal delivery service, Cynthia contacts Charles Stiles for help. He sends in Mystery Diners Patrick and Hal, who uncover a bigger problem inside her kitchen.

Friday
Oct 13
4am | 3c
Season 5, Episode 5

Oktobertheft

When Cindy, co-owner of Speisekammer in Alameda, Calif., fears the German "Dirndl Girls" hired by her ex-husband are causing more harm than good, she contacts Charles to settle the dispute. Mystery Diners Hollie and Nate go undercover and discover what the girls are really up to.

Friday
Oct 27
4am | 3c
Season 5, Episode 10

Paranormal Activities

When Demetri, owner of Taverna Mazi in Seattle, hears rumors that customers are taking "haunted tours" of his restaurant, he contacts Charles to investigate. Mystery Diners Hollie and John go undercover to show Demetri if his staff is getting carried away with the ghost stories.

Friday
Oct 27
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 5, Episode 4

Pardon my French

Philippe, owner of Chapeau! in San Francisco, contacts Charles to investigate complaints that his wait staff is rude with customers. Mystery Diners Kiel and Brianna go undercover and discover an even bigger problem.

Friday
Nov 3
4am | 3c
Season 5, Episode 7

Greek Tragedy

After finding broken dishes is his trash on numerous occasions, Nader, who owns My Greek and Italian Restaurant in Tacoma, contacts Charles to investigate. Mystery Diners Brianna and Nadine go undercover and discover someone on the staff is getting carried away with Greek traditions.

Friday
Nov 3
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 11, Episode 13

Tables Turned

In this special episode of Mystery Diners, Charles Stiles and his undercover team risk it all to bust the boss! For the first time ever, the sting is conducted from inside the restaurant to see if the horrifying accusations against the boss are true.

Friday
Nov 10
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
Nov 10
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 10, Episode 13

Drive-Thru Drama

Byron, owner of B-Man's Teriyaki and Burgers in Pasadena, Calif., becomes suspicious when he notices a drop in customers. Charles Stiles sends in Mystery Diners Kiel and Eliot, who uncover a problem with the drive-thru staff.

Friday
Nov 17
4am | 3c
Season 8, Episode 1

Thanksgiving Thievery

Kristian, owner of Tavern on Main outside of Los Angeles, fears someone on his staff is stealing donations from his restaurant's annual Thanksgiving Food Drive. Charles Stiles sends in Mystery Diners Shelby and Kiel to see if any employees are taking instead of giving.

Friday
Nov 17
4:30am | 3:30c
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
Nov 24
4am | 3c
Season 6, Episode 2

Trimming the Fat

When Chris, owner of Spring Street Smoke House in Los Angeles, notices a decrease in his valuable fat trimmings, he contacts Charles for help. Mystery Diners Amber and Grant go undercover to discover the meat of the problem.

Friday
Nov 24
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.