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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 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 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 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 11, Episode 8

Venue Vandals

Concerned about vandalism at his new restaurant location, which is currently under construction, Manny of the Spanish Potato Grill in Brick, N.J. reaches out to Mystery Diners for help. Charles Stiles sends in Megan and Daniel, who learn the restaurant is being sabotaged from the inside.

Friday
Jun 9
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 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 7, Episode 13

Daddy's Girl

When Joe and Fran, owners of Geppino's Sicilian Kitchen in Moorpark, Calif., hear customer complaints about stolen items, Joe suspects their daughter's new boyfriend is to blame. Charles Stiles sends in Mystery Diners Shelby and Destiney to identify the real thief.

Friday
Sep 8
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
Nov 3
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
Dec 8
4am | 3c
Season 9, Episode 11

Cabin Fever

Glen and Susan, the owners of the Gateway Restaurant and Lodge located near Sequoia National Park in California, contact Charles Stiles after hearing complaints of unauthorized parties taking place inside their vacant cabins. Mystery Diners Jamie and Kendall go undercover to see which staff members are involved.

Friday
Jan 19
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 11, Episode 7

Vicious Valets

After hearing complaints about her valet service, Kitty of Breuckelen Colony in Brooklyn contacts Charles Stiles for help. Mystery Diners Daniel and Jamie go undercover and discover an unauthorized car washing service.

Friday
Feb 2
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 9, Episode 7

Repeat Offender

Cara is concerned about an unhealthy competition between her two New Orleans restaurants, Toast and Tartine. Mystery Diners Shelby and Nicole go undercover and discover that a problem employee, previously busted by Charles Stiles, is on the owner's staff.

Friday
Mar 2
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.