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Season 6, Episode 5

Bad Poets Society

Danny and Jonathan, owners of Old School Bar and Grill in Austin, Texas, are concerned about a loss of revenue on their "Poetry Nights." Charles sends in Mystery Diners Justin and Samantha to find out why the register is being affected.

Friday
Jan 6
4:30am | 3:30c
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 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 0, Episode 5

Surprise Twists

Mystery Diners counts down the top ten biggest twists that surprised Charles Stiles and the various restaurant owners who called for help.

Friday
Mar 3
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 11, Episode 4

Secondhand Scam

Luca, owner of Riemma Kitchen Warehouse, asks Charles Stiles for help after his customers find food inside the factory-sealed appliances they just purchased. Mystery Diner Jamie goes undercover and discovers a large-scale operation.

Friday
Mar 24
4am | 3c
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 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 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 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 9, Episode 12

Train Robbery

Dave, owner of Fillmore and Western Railway, in Fillmore, Calif., is concerned about missing supplies and rumors of unauthorized passengers during his train's "dinner theater" service. Charles Stiles sends in Mystery Diners Shelby and JR to see who the train robbers really are.

Friday
Jun 23
4:30am | 3:30c
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 7, Episode 4

Dueling Food Trucks

Marko and Brett own competing food trucks in San Diego, but put aside their differences to investigate revenue loss in both of their vehicles. Charles Stiles sends in Mystery Diners Seth and Corinne, who discover that their employees are turning a friendly competition into an all out war.

Friday
Jul 28
4am | 3c
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 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
Aug 4
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 10, Episode 7

Unhappy Hour

Jorge, owner of Moreno's Cuba Cafe and Riviera Hotel in Miami Beach, Fla., believes his staff is sneaking their friends into the hotel's free happy hour. Charles Stiles sends in Patrick and Tina to see how the uninvited guests are gaining access.

Friday
Aug 11
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
Aug 11
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 8, Episode 8

Local Celebrities

Fearing that their staff is getting carried away with the digital shorts they produce to promote the restaurant, Rashad and Kiauna, owners of Amalfi's in Portland, Ore., contact Charles Stiles for help. Mystery Diners Amber and Josh go undercover to investigate.

Friday
Aug 18
4am | 3c
Season 9, Episode 9

Too Many Tourists

When Roland, owner of Marigny Brasserie in New Orleans, notices an influx of rowdy tourists at his "locals bar," he contacts Charles Stiles to investigate. Mystery Diners Nicole and Eliot go undercover to see who's profiting from the new customers.

Friday
Aug 18
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 11, Episode 12

Rigged Rental

Steve, owner of Nashville Street Tacos and The Stillery in Nashville, believes his part-time apartment above his restaurant is being used while he's out of town. Charles Stiles sends in Mystery Diners Jamie and Brooke to investigate.

Friday
Aug 25
4am | 3c
Season 6, Episode 3

Food Truck Fiasco

After noticing excess lobster meat and an increase in mileage, Peter, owner of the Roll'n Lobster Food Truck in Los Angeles believes his new drivers are using his vehicle for personal errands. Charles sends in Mystery Diners Shelby and John to crack the case.

Friday
Aug 25
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.