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Season 10, Episode 3

Young Blood

When Joe, the owner of Harvey's Steakhouse in Huntington Beach, Calif., notices a decline in his restaurant's older customers, he contacts Charles Stiles to investigate. Mystery Diners Destiney and Hal go undercover and discover the staff is hosting unauthorized events to drive in younger patrons.

Friday
Jan 6
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 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 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 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 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
Season 4, Episode 10

Mommy Dearest

When Tommy, owner of Gigi Restaurant in Philadelphia, suspects that his mother/manager is discriminating against younger customers, he contacts Charles to investigate. Mystery Diners Miranda, Denise and Gregg go undercover and discover another problem employee.

Friday
Jun 2
4am | 3c
Season 4, Episode 5

While the Cat's Away...

While recovering in Brazil from a paragliding accident that almost killed him, Kevin, owner of Gauchos Village in Glendale, Calif., has noticed a discrepancy in revenue and inventory at his restaurant. Charles sends in Mystery Diners Grant and Amber who discover the employees are taking advantage of Kevin's absence.

Friday
Jun 2
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 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
Sep 22
4am | 3c
Season 6, Episode 7

Fraternal Disorder

After hearing rumors that kegs of his privately brewed beer are showing up at local frat parties, Rick, owner of Uncle Billy's Brew and Que in Austin, Texas, contacts Charles for help. Mystery Diners Vanessa and Robin go undercover to see how easy it is to purchase a keg.

Friday
Sep 29
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 6, Episode 6

Family Ties

Carl, owner of Bakehouse Restaurant and Bar in Austin, Texas, fears a dispute between his son and favorite waitress is threatening the harmony of his restaurant. Charles sends in Mystery Diners Holly and Samantha to decide which employee has to go.

Friday
Oct 6
4am | 3c
Season 7, Episode 11

Partner In Crime

After noticing multiple register mistakes, Ondrea, owner of Black Rose Tavern in Los Angeles, fears that someone -- either on her staff, one of the musicians in her nonprofit charity, or her new business partner -- is taking advantage of her. Charles Stiles sends in Mystery Diners Amanda and Rob and discovers that someone is using her charity to line their pockets.

Friday
Oct 6
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 9, Episode 13

Dusting for Prints

After noticing over $4,000 missing from her office safe, Keeli, owner of Fuzion in Huntington Beach, Calif., believes one of her managers is responsible. Charles Stiles sends Mystery Diners Kiel and Kendall undercover to collect fingerprint samples from all the suspects.

Friday
Oct 13
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
Oct 20
4am | 3c
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
Oct 20
4:30am | 3:30c
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

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.