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Season 3, Episode 11

Boss Hog

After noticing a drop in revenue at his Dallas restaurant, Stroker's Ice House, Rick needs to convince his retired mother to resume her position as manager. Charles sends in Mystery Diners Hollie and Justin who discover the revenue drop may be related to Rick's motorcycle shop.

Friday
Jan 13
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 10, Episode 4

Backdoor Bootlegging

Rick, the owner of Weiland Brewery in Los Angeles, contacts Mystery Diners after noticing discrepancies with his beer supply. Charles Stiles sends in Brianna and Jamie and discovers a large scale bootlegging operation is taking place right under the owner's nose.

Friday
Jun 16
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 5, Episode 2

Tastes Like Chicken

After hearing rumors that customers are being served meat at his vegan restaurant, Mitch, owner of Source in San Francisco, contacts Charles for help. Mystery Diners Amber and Brianna go undercover and discover what's really being cooked up in the kitchen.

Friday
Jul 14
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 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 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
Dec 29
4am | 3c
Season 10, Episode 11

Tour Bust

Father and son team Danny and Danny Jr. own the Star Cafe and Star Coaches in Atlanta. They are concerned about missing food in their kitchen and a rise in fuel expenses on their tour buses. Charles Stiles sends in Mystery Diners Meagen and Jamie to investigate what's happening on the road.

Friday
Feb 9
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 9
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 30
4:30am | 3:30c
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
May 4
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
May 4
4:30am | 3:30c
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
May 11
4:30am | 3:30c
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
May 25
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
May 25
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 9, Episode 8

Mystery Wedding

Kristy and Sarah, owners of Moviesets in New Orleans, are concerned about theft at their prop house-turned-event center. Charles Stiles sends in Mystery Diners Rob and Ingrid to book a wedding reception and they discover more than one event is taking place.

Friday
Jun 1
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
Jun 1
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
Jun 8
4am | 3c
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
Jun 8
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
Jun 15
4am | 3c
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
Jun 15
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
Jun 22
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
Jun 22
4:30am | 3:30c
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
Jun 29
4am | 3c
Season 11, Episode 9

Lobster Looting

Brother-sister owners Richard and Marilyn of Langosta Lounge in Asbury Park, N.J. contact Charles Stiles after noticing a discrepancy in their lobster supply. Mystery Diners Megan and Natale go undercover to discover where the lobsters are going.

Friday
Jun 29
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.