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Mystery Diners - Episode Guide

Season 7

  • Trademark Trouble

    Season 7 - September 18, 2014

    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 sends in Mystery Diners' Amanda and Andy to investigate.

  • Dueling Food Trucks

    Season 7 - September 11, 2014

    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 sends in Mystery Diners' Seth and Corinne, who discover that their employees are turning a friendly competition into an all out war.

  • Promotion Sabotage

    Season 7 - September 11, 2014

    When Isabel and Todd, co-owners of Barrio Star in San Diego, have a dispute over which waiter they should promote to manager, they contact Charles to mediate. Mystery Diners' Chelsea and Seth go undercover and discover one of the candidates is being sabotaged from within.

  • Cocktail Fail

    Season 7 - September 4, 2014

    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 to investigate. Mystery Diners' Amanda and Chelsea go undercover to find out who's the real culprit.

  • Going to The Dogs

    Season 7 - September 4, 2014

    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 for help. Mystery Diners' Corinne and Seth go undercover and discover one of the employees is running their own side business.

  • Customer Concerns

    Season 7 -

    Fearing that his regular customers have become too entitled, Larry, owner of 730 South in Denver, asks Charles to investigate. Mystery Diners' Ariel and Conner go undercover and discover an employee may be creating the problem.

  • Heavy Metal Mess

    Season 7 -

    Leah and Garret, owners of the Toad Tavern in Littleton, Colo., need to know if their son and his band mates are more focused on their musical aspirations than their jobs in the restaurant. Charles sends in Mystery Diners' Ashley and Andy, who discover another employee may be ripping them off.

  • Partner in Crime

    Season 7 -

    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 sends in Mystery Diners' Amanda and Rob and discovers that someone is using her charity to line their pockets.

  • Secret Pairings

    Season 7 -

    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 for help. Mystery Diners' Taylor and Brent go undercover and expose some employees who are hosting their own events.

  • Vicious Cycle

    Season 7 -

    After noticing a decrease in delivery sales, and an increase in delivery complaints, Lou, owner of Slice Works in Denver, asks Charles to investigate his bicycle delivery service. Mystery Diners' Taylor and Dustin go undercover and discover one delivery guy is doing two jobs at the same time.

  • Vintage Scams

    Season 7 -

    Jimmy, owner of Rockabillies in Arvada, Colo., is concerned about a dip in sales, especially during his restaurant's summer vintage car show. Charles sends in Mystery Diners' Amber and Kyle to investigate and discovers that his staff is breaking multiple rules.

Season 6

Season 5

  • Dinner Drama

    Season 5 - April 3, 2014

  • Cover Charge

    Season 5 - March 27, 2014

  • Coupon Coup

    Season 5 - March 20, 2014

  • Paranormal Activities

    Season 5 - March 13, 2014

  • Mascot Mayhem

    Season 5 - March 6, 2014

  • The Great Divide

    Season 5 - February 27, 2014

  • Greek Tragedy

    Season 5 - February 20, 2014

    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.
     
  • Grapes of Wrath

    Season 5 - February 13, 2014

    After noticing that several bottles of expensive wine have gone missing, Michael, owner of Bistro Baffi, in Burien, Wash., contacts Charles for help. Mystery Diners Allison, Julie and Benny go undercover and discover someone in the staff is taking much more than a paycheck.
     
  • Oktobertheft

    Season 5 - February 6, 2014

    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.
     
  • Pardon My French

    Season 5 - January 30, 2014

    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.
     
  • Money on the Side

    Season 5 - January 23, 2014

    When Don, owner of Rocco's Cafe in San Francisco, hears rumors that his new manager is running unauthorized promotions, he contacts Charles to investigate. Mystery Diners Brianna and Nate go undercover to show Don how his restaurant is really being run.
     
  • Fired Up

    Season 5 - January 16, 2014

    Fearing that his staff is pranking customers with the restaurant's mouth burning "Devil"s XXX" hot sauce, Ken, owner of Looney's BBQ in San Leandro, Calif., asks Charles to investigate. Mystery Diners Brianna and William go undercover to find out who is the real culprit.
     
  • Tastes Like Chicken

    Season 5 - January 9, 2014

    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.

     

Season 4

  • Three's a Crowd

    Season 4 - October 31, 2013

    Marvin, the owner of Falls Taproom in Philadelphia, contacts Charles to help investigate an ongoing feud between his girlfriend/manager and best friend/customer. Mystery Diner Miranda goes undercover and discovers someone is taking advantage of Marvin.

  • What a Drag

    Season 4 - October 24, 2013

    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.

  • Security Issues

    Season 4 - October 17, 2013

    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.

  • Mommy Dearest

    Season 4 - October 10, 2013

    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.

  • Deliver Us From Evil

    Season 4 - October 3, 2013

    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.

  • Lactose Intolerant

    Season 4 - September 26, 2013

    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.

  • Wine on Wheels

    Season 4 - September 19, 2013

    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.

  • Too Many Cooks

    Season 4 - September 12, 2013

    After receiving numerous complaints about his new Executive Chef, Pascal, owner of Bistro Bordeaux in Evanston, Ill., contacts Charles to investigate. Mystery Diners Nicole and Jay go undercover and discover the chef is being sabotaged from within the kitchen.

  • Employee of the Month

    Season 4 - September 5, 2013

    When a lack of employee harmony threatens his restaurant, Vic, owner of Colombo's Italian Steakhouse in Eagle Rock, Calif., contacts Charles for help. Mystery Diners Grant and Shelby go undercover and discover the "Employee of the Month" title has created a cutthroat competition amongst the staff.

  • Strange Brew

    Season 4 - September 5, 2013

    After hearing rumors of unusual beer being served in his restaurant, Michael, owner of Newport Beach Brewing Company in Newport Beach, Calif., believes his onsite Brewmaster may be running a side business. Charles sends in Mystery Diners Amber and Grant and discovers more than one employee is brewing trouble.

  • Whilte the Cat's Away

    Season 4 - August 29, 2013

    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.

  • Chef's Choice

    Season 4 - August 29, 2013

    Patrick, owner of Buster's Beach House in Long Beach, Calif., calls Charles to investigate rumors that his Executive Chef is showing preferential treatment amongst the wait staff. Mystery Diners Tracy and Shelby go undercover and discover another problem behind the bar.

  • Naked Lunch

    Season 4 -

    After losing several sushi models, Bruce, the owner of Lotus on Flower in Los Angeles, fears that one of his best customers is behaving inappropriately during the restaurant's "naked sushi" dining experience. Charles sends in Mystery Diner Christine to go undercover as a model to discover who is encouraging the inappropriate behavior.

Season 3

  • Boss Hog

    Season 3 - July 4, 2013

    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.
  • Menu Mayhem

    Season 3 - June 27, 2013

    When Francesco, owner of Zio Cecio in Dallas, starts hearing rave reviews about Tex-Mex food being served in his Italian restaurant, he calls in Charles to investigate. Mystery Diners Tracy and Justin go undercover and discover that a few employees are running a side business when Francesco isn't there.

  • Crazy Hearts

    Season 3 - June 20, 2013

    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.

  • No Laughing Matter

    Season 3 - June 13, 2013

    Keith, the owner of Deanie's Seafood in New Orleans, is concerned that his manager is more focused on his amateur comedy career than managing the restaurant. Charles sends in Mystery Diners Andrew and Deanna who discover that another employee may be taking advantage of the situation.

  • Friends with Benefits

    Season 3 - May 30, 2013

    After realizing how hard it is to start a new restaurant, the husband and wife owners of N'awlins Cafe, in New Orleans, contact Charles for advice. Mystery Diners Nicole and Tom go undercover and discover that the manager is hiring her incompetent friends who prevent the restaurant from thriving.

  • All in the Family

    Season 3 - May 23, 2013

    When UJ, owner of the family-run R&O's Restaurant in New Orleans, becomes fed up with the lack of respect he's receiving from his relative employees, he contacts Charles for help. Mystery Diners Deanna and Andrew go undercover and discover that a few black sheep are destroying the harmony at R&O's.
  • Catch of the Day

    Season 3 - May 16, 2013

    After noticing a recent unusually low haul in crab claws, Luis, owner of Garcia's Seafood in Miami, Fla., contacts Charles for help. Mystery Diners Harry and Carlos go undercover and discover where the seafood is going missing.

  • Party Monster

    Season 3 - May 9, 2013

    The namesake owner of George's Restaurant in Miami, Fla., wants both his customers and his employees to have a good time at his restaurant. But wehn he notices a dramatic loss in revenue, he contacts Charles to investigate. Mystery Diners Rob and Jenny go undercover and discover that George's staff is taking the "everyone have fun" policy to the next level.

  • Cheese-Burglar

    Season 3 - May 2, 2013

    When Stephanie and D-Rock, owners of Cheeseburger Baby in Miami, Fla., notice a discrepancy in their register, they suspect an ex-convict employee is stealing from them. Charles sends in Mystery Diners Tracy and John to find out who's really responsible.

  • Dining In The Park

    Season 3 - April 25, 2013

    After receiving multiple complaints about theft and inappropriate touching during his monthly "Dining in the Dark" event, Hernan, the owner of Catharsis in Miami, Fla., contacts Charles for help. Mystery Diners Hollie and Billy go undercover and discover that Hernan's employees have created a game where they mess with blindfolded customers for points.

Season 2

  • Sour Grapes

    Season 2 - February 7, 2013

    Scott, the owner of Rhythm Kitchen in Las Vegas, suspects his sophisticated, but slightly arrogant, wine sommelier is somehow negatively affecting spirit sales. But could he also be selling his own wine to customers and keeping the profits? Charles sends Mystery Diners Chelsea and Hollie in as customers to see if something smells rotten.

  • Singles Night

    Season 2 - January 31, 2013

    When Will, co-owner of Whiskey Dick's in Las Vegas, becomes concerned over a steady decline in female patrons, Charles and the Mystery Diners come in to investigate. Mystery Diner Shellene goes undercover as a waitress and learns that the manager is serving more than just drinks from the bar.

  • Sleeping on the Job

    Season 2 - January 31, 2013

    After noticing disparities in sales receipts and inventory with his high-end Italian deli meats, Chef Marc, owner of Parma in Las Vegas, contacts Charles and the Mystery Diners for help. Mystery Diner Shane goes undercover as a busboy and discovers one of Marc's employees is down on his luck and may be using restaurant supplies for personal gain.

  • Extra Curricular

    Season 2 - January 24, 2013

    Johnny, owner of Pina Pizza House in Downey, Calif., seeks the help of Charles and the Mystery Diners, because he believes his "frat-tastic" college-enrolled waiter may not have his best interests at heart and that he may be taking the party off campus and into his restaurant. Mystery Diners Grant and Jill go undercover to see if the waiter is taking his job as seriously as he claims to be taking his classes.

  • Raising the Stakes

    Season 2 - January 24, 2013

    Ali, owner of Marrakesh, a Moroccan-themed restaurant in California, seeks the help of Charles and the Mystery Diners, because he believes his manager may have a gambling problem outside of work that's affecting his ability to do his job. Mystery Diners, Rob, Scarlet and Loree go undercover to see if the manager's extracurricular activities are taking a toll at work.

  • Getting a Leg Up

    Season 2 - January 17, 2013

    Los Angeles restaurant owner Derrick has a problem with an employee who claims he hurt his leg on the job. This former waiter has threatened a lawsuit, so to appease him, Derrick has made him a host; however, his lazy behavior has not stopped ... and Derrick wonders whether the injury is even legitimate. Derrick contacts Charles for help, and Mystery Diners Shellene, Lukas and Tracey go undercover to see if this coasting host needs to be toast.

  • Valet Disservice

    Season 2 - January 17, 2013

    George, the owner of Los Angeles hot spot Ca' Brea, has recently received a few complaints that are surprisingly not related to the quality of his food or his wait staff's service, but about his valet service. Charles sends Mystery Diners Tracey and Hank undercover to show George just how detrimental a bad valet can be to a restaurant's business.

  • Something Smells Fishy

    Season 2 - January 10, 2013

    When Mario, the owner of La Traviata in Long Beach, Calif., becomes concerned over complaints with respect to the quality of his fish, Charles and the Mystery Diners discover that a recently hired chef may not be honest about what's in his high-priced dishes. Mystery Diners Rob, Shellene and Lauren go undercover to find out what smells fishy.

  • The Tipping Point

    Season 2 - January 10, 2013

    After receiving numerous complaints from his staff that his recently promoted head waiter is not evenly distributing the pooled tips, the general manager of D'Cache restaurant in Los Angeles contacts Charles Stiles and the Mystery Diners to help him discover if there is any truth to the rumor. Mystery Diners Destiney and Grant go undercover to discover what this waiter has up his sleeve.

Season 1

  • Undercover Brother

    Season 1 - January 3, 2013

    The owner of Las Vegas bistro 3 Tomatoes & A Mozzarella fears his restaurant manager may not be doing the greatest job in his role. The hardest part - the manager is his brother. The Mystery Diners will go undercover to see what's really happening and whether this brother is a keeper.

  • Grumpy Tom

    Season 1 - January 3, 2013

    Charles Stiles and the Mystery Diners descend upon The Blue Moose, where longtime chef "Grumpy Tom" has a knack for disrespecting everyone in the place, including the newly installed second-generation owner. Mystery Diner Jessica goes undercover as a waitress to prove just how grumpy Tom is and how his attitude negatively affects business.

  • Managing Disaster

    Season 1 - December 17, 2012

    The owner of Amaro Italian Bistro seeks the help of Charles Stiles and the Mystery Diners because he believes his manager is acting inappropriately with the staff and picking favorites based on appearance. Mystery Diners Destiney and Sarah go undercover and interview for a new waitress position to see if the manager will hire an attractive waitress over a qualified one.

  • F For Effort

    Season 1 - December 10, 2012

    After receiving numerous bad service reviews and noticing a 30 percent decline in revenue, the owner of Caffe Boa contacts Charles Stiles and the Mystery Diners to help him find the cause of his problem. Mystery Diner Danny goes undercover as a waiter and discovers several problem employees who threaten patrons, drink on the job and eat customers' food.

  • Big Earl's Gone Wild

    Season 1 - December 3, 2012

    After losing thousands of dollars in unaccounted alcohol and hearing rumors of late-night staff parties, the owner of Big Earl's Greasy Eats contacts Charles Stiles and the Mystery Diners for help. Mystery Diners Shellene and Chris go undercover as a waitress and flirty customer in hopes of scoring invitations to an after-hours bash.

  • Bringing Down the Haus

    Season 1 - November 26, 2012

    Brett and Rose, the husband and wife owners of German restaurant Haus Murphy, disagree on almost everything, particularly the hiring of Rose's nephew as their new restaurant manager. Fearing he is unqualified for the job, the couple hires Charles Stiles and Mystery Diners Danny, Chris and Deanna to go undercover and show them just how incompetent their nephew truly is.

  • Catering on the Side

    Season 1 - November 19, 2012

    When the owner of The Groves Bar & Grill becomes concerned over a large loss in food and supplies, the Mystery Diners go undercover with hidden cameras as new employees and customers, suspecting that a recently hired chef may be plotting more than just the items on the menu.

  • Raiding the Bar

    Season 1 - November 12, 2012

    A pub owner in Los Angeles suspects that one of her bartenders might be overpouring for customers, giving away too many free drinks and overtipping himself. To find out, she calls in the Mystery Diners, who outfit the bar with hidden cameras and go in undercover to see what is really happening when the boss is away.