Restaurant owners call a company, called "mystery diners", when/if they are suspicious about their employees. Sometimes they steal or treat customers badly etc... The company will set up ... See full summary »
Reviews
Popularity
4,718 ( 233)

Watch Now

on Amazon Video

ON TV

Episodes

Seasons


Years



12   11   10   9   8   7   … See all »
2016   2015   2014   2013   2012   2011  
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Restaurant: Impossible (TV Series 2011)
Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Turning around a failing restaurant is a daunting challenge under the best of circumstances. Attempting to do it in just two days with only $10,000 may be impossible, but that's exactly ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Irvine, Tom Bury, Taniya Nayak
Restaurant Stakeout (TV Series 2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Restaurant Stakeout is an American reality television series on the Food Network. The series debuted on March 12, 2012, with the second season premiering on August 29, 2012. It is one of ... See full summary »

Stars: Willie Degel, Giovanni Roselli, Allie Funk
Diners, Drive-ins and Dives (TV Series 2006)
Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Food Network's Guy Fieri rolls out to visit America's favorite diners, drive-ins and dives, interviewing the owners of the food establishments and samples the items on their menus.

Stars: Guy Fieri, Duff Goldman, Michael Symon
Bar Rescue (TV Series 2011)
Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

In Spike TV's new series, Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer, one of the country's top restaurant and bar consultants, will give failing establishments one last chance to succeed. The show will delve ... See full summary »

Stars: Jon Taffer, P.J. King, Russell Davis
Guy's Grocery Games (2013–2017)
Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Chefs compete for the chance of $20,000 as they are cooking inside a grocery store.

Stars: Guy Fieri, Troy Johnson, Melissa d'Arabian
Cutthroat Kitchen (TV Series 2013)
Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Chefs are asked to overcome major obstacles and acts of sabotage in this reality competition.

Stars: Alton Brown, Jet Tila, Simon Majumdar
Chopped (TV Series 2007)
Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

It's a Chopped All-Stars tournament event! Through four preliminary competitions, sixteen celebrities battle it out for a spot in the $50,000 finale!

Stars: Ted Allen, Alex Guarnaschelli, Amanda Freitag
Catch a Contractor (TV Series 2014)
Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Follows Adam Carolla, along with no-nonsense contractor Skip Bedell and his wife, investigator Alison Bedell, as they seek retribution for wronged homeowners.

Stars: Adam Carolla, Skip Bedell, Alison Bedell
Kitchen Nightmares (2007–2014)
Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Gordon Ramsay visits struggling restaurants across America and spends one week trying to help them become successful.

Stars: Gordon Ramsay, Kim Seeley, Michael Cabbibo
Worst Cooks in America (TV Series 2010)
Game-Show | Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Some of the worst cooks in the country will compete in an elimination series. The last two standing have the chance to cook for culinary critics and win a cash prize.

Stars: Anne Burrell, Bobby Flay, Rachael Ray
Man v. Food (TV Series 2008)
Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Host Adam Richman travels around the U.S., taking on a variety of local eating challenges involving meal size, spiciness and other daunting factors.

Stars: Adam Richman, Joey Chestnut, Gladys Knight
Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

John and Catie accidentally find out the true meaning of Scientology and with the help of their trigger happy war veteran they travel to the planet Zork where they fight throughout legions ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Region
Stars: Jason Kulas, Peggy McClellan, Scott Winters
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Himself - Host / ... (143 episodes, 2011-2016)
Edit

Storyline

Restaurant owners call a company, called "mystery diners", when/if they are suspicious about their employees. Sometimes they steal or treat customers badly etc... The company will set up surveillance cameras and use actors to help find evidence that the employees are doing these things, sometimes leading to them getting suspended, fired or sued.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Reality-TV

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

14 December 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Spie al ristorante  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In the episode "Greek Tragedy" the restaurant " My Greek Italian Restaurant is located at 2303 N Pearl St. Tacoma, WA 98406. The building is a former "Shari's" Restaurant which is a franchise here in the Northwest that uses the same architectural features throughout the chain of locations. The Greek Restaurant has closed since the filming but the building remains standing. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Short & (not so) Sweet
28 April 2016 | by (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) – See all my reviews

Well, at least the bad acting seems real. (NOTE:The previous line is sufficient to complete the entire review, but I am required to contribute 10 lines. So, I apologize for the excess rambling, but I will do my best not to be boring.) "Reality" TV should in fact stay true to at least its genre. It has to contain the element of being REAL. You don't go to a Chinese Restaurant that serves only hot dogs & perogies. It would be wrong. You go because you expect to find Chinese food. Any show that places itself under the category of "Reality" needs to at least have that one ingredient. It has to be REAL. Simple. Mystery Diners, even if all their episodes are reenactments based on actual events, which I highly doubt, that would not be enough for it to be considered to be categorized within the universe of "Reality". They may as well include the "Creature of the Black Lagoon" movies because they included real actors and a real lagoon. IMHO, these people who vomit out shows based on deception & the assumption that the public is primarily gullible are no better than scam artists preying on the weak & ill informed. Like a cockroach, they've found a crack within the walls of Reality TV from which to operate. Oh well. At least there is a bright side. Some of us may have lost a few hours to their con, but their reputation is lost for life. What goes around really comes around.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Who cares kagemori83
Charles needs to stop using Hal! peggy714
Captain Obvious fourstringdrums
Arizona!? starsandstripes-406-633732
It does seem scripted actc7
EXACTLY like Restaurant Stakeout! kriegerg69
Discuss Mystery Diners (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page