Mystery Diners

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  • TV-G
  • 2012
  • 11 Seasons
  • 3.7  (1,432)

Mystery Diners is a popular TV show that debuted on Food Network in 2011. This show follows Charles Stiles, the owner of a private investigation company that specializes in undercover restaurant investigations. Each episode of Mystery Diners follows a similar format. The restaurant owner contacts Charles Stiles' company because they suspect that something is amiss in their establishment. Perhaps they've noticed that inventory is going missing, or they suspect employees are giving away free food and drinks to friends.

Charles Stiles and his team then deploy operatives to work undercover in the restaurant, posing as customers or new employees. The operatives use hidden cameras and microphones to record the employees and customers' interactions, revealing what's really going on behind the scenes.

Once the investigation is complete, Charles Stiles and the restaurant owner meet to discuss the findings. The restaurant owner is always shocked to learn about the shady behavior going on in their restaurant, and Charles Stiles offers advice on how to fix the problems.

One of the things that sets Mystery Diners apart from other reality shows is the creative ways that the operatives go undercover. They might pose as diners on a first date, a group of retirees out for a night on the town, or a father-daughter duo celebrating a birthday. This adds an extra layer of entertainment value to the show, and viewers can't help but wonder what kind of crazy disguise the operatives will come up with next.

Another interesting aspect of Mystery Diners is the diverse range of restaurants that the show investigates. From high-end steakhouses to drive-thru burger joints, no restaurant is immune to the possibility of shady behavior from employees.

Charles Stiles isn't the only star of this show, either. He's joined by a group of talented co-hosts who add personality and humor to the investigations. Amber Coyle is the resident server expert, helping the operatives blend in with the restaurant staff seamlessly. Amanda Salas is the tech expert and brings a fresh perspective to each investigation with her expertise in social media and online behavior.

Throughout the show's run, Mystery Diners has tackled some truly bizarre cases, like the time an employee was caught selling live lobsters out of the restaurant's back door, or the time an employee was caught drinking customers' leftover alcoholic drinks. But even the more mundane cases are fascinating, as the show teaches viewers about the inner workings of the restaurant industry and the types of problems that can occur.

One of the other things that sets Mystery Diners apart from other reality shows is its commitment to authenticity. The investigations are always real, and the footage captured by the hidden cameras is genuine. This means that viewers can trust that they're getting an accurate representation of what goes on in the restaurant industry, and they can learn from the problems that the restaurant owners face.

Overall, Mystery Diners is an entertaining and educational show that is perfect for foodies, mystery enthusiasts, and anyone who loves a good underdog story. With its talented cast of hosts, diverse range of restaurants, and creative undercover operations, there's always something new and exciting happening on Mystery Diners.

Mystery Diners is a series that is currently running and has 11 seasons (143 episodes). The series first aired on May 20, 2012.

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Surprise Twists
14. Surprise Twists
April 27, 2016
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Crooked Contest
13. Crooked Contest
April 20, 2016
Is the songwriting contest at Belcourt Taps in Nashville rigged?
Rigged Rental
12. Rigged Rental
April 6, 2016
The 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.
Hot Meat
11. Hot Meat
February 24, 2016
After receiving deals that are too good to be true, Tony, the owner of Rivoli's in Tom's River, N.J., believes his new meat purveyor is selling him stolen goods. Charles Stiles sends in Mystery Diner Danny, who has trouble infiltrating the restaurant staff.
Tables Turned
10. Tables Turned
January 27, 2016
In this special episode of Mystery Diners, Charles Stiles and his undercover team risk it all to bust the boss! For the first time ever, the sting is conducted from inside the restaurant to see if the horrifying accusations against the boss are true.
Lobster Looting
9. Lobster Looting
January 20, 2016
Brother-sister owners have noticed a discrepancy in their lobster supply at Langosta Lounge in Asbury Park, NJ. With the help of Charles Stiles and his undercover Mystery Diners, they'll discover where the lobsters are going.
Venue Vandals
8. Venue Vandals
January 13, 2016
Concerned about vandalism at his new restaurant location, the owner of the Spanish Potato Grill in Brick, NJ, reaches out to Mystery Diners. Charles sends in his team, who learn the restaurant is being sabotaged from the inside.
Vicious Valets
7. Vicious Valets
January 6, 2016
Mystery Diners investigates car complaints at Breuckelen Colony in NYC.
Comic Book Caper
6. Comic Book Caper
December 30, 2015
In Brooklyn, N.Y., Vlane, the owner of Action Burger, seeks the help of the "Mystery Diners" after comic books disappear from his comic book-themed restaurant.
Unhappy Holidays
5. Unhappy Holidays
December 2, 2015
A New Jersey restaurant investigates a decline in holiday sales.
Secondhand Scam
4. Secondhand Scam
November 25, 2015
Luca, owner of Riemma Kitchen Warehouse, asks Charles 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.
Steals On Wheels
3. Steals On Wheels
November 18, 2015
Mystery Diners uncover a problem in the kitchen of a meal delivery service.
From Russia Without Love
2. From Russia Without Love
November 11, 2015
Before investing his life savings in a new Russian restaurant, an aspiring restaurateur asks Charles Stiles to investigate the Russian chef he plans to go into business with. Mystery Diners Rob and Eva go undercover and discover an elaborate con.
Street Vendor Violation
1. Street Vendor Violation
November 4, 2015
Supperclub in LA notices a peculiar dip in sales and wants to find out why.
Where to Watch Mystery Diners
Mystery Diners is available for streaming on the Food Network website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Mystery Diners on demand at Discovery+, Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, Vudu, Food Network, FuboTV, Sling, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    May 20, 2012
  • IMDB Rating
    3.7  (1,432)