Restaurant Themed Cozy Mystery Series

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Below you'll find cozy mystery series that have a reestaurant theme. Please feel free to suggest a series that we may have missed.
A Soup Lover's Mystery Series by Connie Archer

This series takes place in Snowflake, Vermont near a ski resort. This series started in August 2012. It features Lucky Jamieson who inherits her parents' soup shop, By the Spoonful. Lucy has many decisions to make. She wonders whether she should keep her parents house and move in or sell it...

Biscuit Bowl Food Truck Mystery Series  by JJ Cook

J.J. Cook writes the Biscuit Bowl Food Truck Mystery series which started in April 2014 and is set in Mobile, Alabama. It features Zoe Chase. She has always wanted to own her own restaurant—but first, she’ll have to serve up a heaping helping of meals on wheels, with a side of mystery…. When...

Black Cat Cafe Mystery Series by Lyndsey Cole

Lyndsey Cole writes the Black Cat Cafe Mystery series which is set in New Hampshire. It features Annie Fisher who flees Cooper, NY and moves to her hometown of Catfish Cove, NH. Annie immediately has a place to live, a job at her Aunt Leona’s new café—Black Cat Café—and plenty of boyfriend...

Bookstore Cafe Mystery Series by Alex Erickson

Alex Erickson writes the Bookstore Cafe Mystery series which started in May 2015 and is set in Ohio. It features bookstore/cafe owners Krissy Hancock and her best friend Vicki. Together they solve murders.

Cackleberry Club Mystery Series by Laura Childs

The Cackleberry Club series centers around three women - Suzanne a widow, Petra whose husband has Alzheimer's, and Toni in the midst of a divorce. Together they run a restaurant/book store/craft store and solve murders.

Cast Iron Cooking Mystery Series Jessica Beck

Jessica Beck writes the Cast Iron Cooking Mystery series which started in May 2015 and is set in . It features fraternal twins, Annie and Pat and their sister Kathleen who is the town sheriff. The twins run the Cast Iron Store and Grill and solve murders.

Cedar Bay Mystery Series by Dianne Harmon

Dianne Harmon writes the Cedar Bay Mystery series which is set in Oregon. It features widower Kelly who owns Kelly's Koffee Shop. Follow Kelly, her boxer dog, Rebel, and her boyfriend, Mike, the county sheriff as they solve murders in the small coastal town of Cedar Bay.

Chili Cook-Off Mystery Series by Kylie Logan

Kylie Logan writes the Chili Cook-Off Mystery series which starts in October 2013. It takes place all over the United States but I categorized it in Illinois because the main character is from Chicago. It features Maxie Pierce who is so done with bad relationships—well, almost. She just has to...

Classic Diner Mystery Series by Jessica Beck

Jessica Beck writes the Classic Diner Mystery series which started in 2012 and is set in North Carolina. It features husband and wife team Greg and Victoria who run The Charming Moose Diner in Jasper Fork, North Carolina, along with the rest of her extended family.

Comfort Food Mystery Series by Christine Wenger

Christine Wenger writes the Comfort Food Mystery series which started in August 2013 and is set in New York. It features Trixie Matkowski who agrees to take over her aunt’s diner in upstate New York. Trixie is looking forward to the small town atmosphere and lakeside views she knew as a child...

Country Store Mystery Series Maddie Day

Maddie Day (aka Edith Maxwell) writes the Country Store Mystery series which starts in November 2015 and is set in Indiana. It features Robbie Jordan and Pans ‘N Pancakes, her country store restaurant in fictional South Lick, Indiana. When she remodels the store full of antique cookware and...

Deadly Deli Mystery Series by Delia Rosen

This series started in 2010. It takes place in TN and features Gwen Silver, also known as Nashville Katz. She is recently divorced and leaves New York because she inherited Murray's Jewish Deli in Nashville.

Deep Fried Mystery Series by Linda Reilly

Linda Reilly writes the Deep Fried Mystery series which started in May 2015. It features Talia Marby. She’s returned to her hometown and is happy to help her dear friend Bea Lambert by working at Lambert’s Fish & Chips, a cornerstone of a charming shopping plaza designed to resemble an old...

Down South Cafe Mystery Series Gayle Leeson

Gayle Leeson (aka Gayle Trent) writes the Down South Cafe Mystery Series which starts in June 2016 and is set in Virginia. It features aspiring chef and small-town Virginia native Amy Flowers. She is ready to open her own café offering old-fashioned Southern food. But her dream may go up in...

 Eliza Gordon Mystery  by Amy Beth Arkawy

Amy Beth Arkawy writes the Eliza Gordon Mystery Series which started in 2011 and is set in New York. It features former soap opera star, Eliza Gordon who has moved to a small town and now owns, Soup Opera, where Eliza Gordon is serving up more than her delectable butternut squash soup and killer...

Ethnic Eats Mystery Series by Kylie Logan

Kylie Logan writes the Ethnic Eats Mystery Series which starts in May 2016 and is set in Ohio. It features Laurel Inwood former personal chef to a Hollywood movie star who finds herself jobless. Laurel Inwood returns to Hubbard, Ohio to help her aunt Sophie run her restaurant.

Five-Ingredient Mystery Series  by Maya Corrigan

Maya Corrigan writes the Five-Ingredient Mystery series which started in November 2014 and is set in Virginia. It features Val Deniston who is haunted by the car accident that ended her career as a cookbook publicist. She trades in the chaos of New York City for a quieter life near the...

Greek to Me Mystery Series by Susanna Hardy

Susannah Hardy writes the Greek to Me Mysteries series which started in January 2015 and is set in New York. Georgie Nikolopatos manages the Bonaparte House, a Greek restaurant and historic landmark in beautiful upstate New York rumored to possess ghosts and hidden treasure... If you like your...

Italian Kitchen Mystery Series Rosie Genova

Rosie Genova writes the Italian Kitchen Mystery series which starts in October 2013 and is set in New Jersey. It features whodunit writer Victoria Rienzi. She is getting back to her roots by working at her family’s Italian restaurant. But in between plating pasta and pouring vino, she’ll have to...

Italian Restaurant Mystery Series  by Shelley Costa

Shelley Costa writes the Italian Restaurant Mystery Series which started in May 2013 and takes place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It features thirty-two year old Eve Angelotta who is the head chef at Miracoloher, her family's Italian restaurant. Eve is a former dancer who has been roped into...

Mack's Bar Mystery Series by Allyson K. Abbott

Allyson K. Abbott, AKA Beth Amos and Annelise Ryan (Mattie Winston Series) writes the Mack's Bar Mystery series which started in August 2013 and is set in Wisconsin. It features bar owner, Mack Dalton. She has a nose for trouble—literally. A neurological glitch has left her with extra perceptive...

Mahalia Watkins Soul Food Series by A. L. Herbert

A.L. Herbert writes the Mahalia Watkins Soul Food series which started in February 2015 and is set in Maryland. Welcome to Mahalia's Sweet Tea--the finest soul food restaurant in Prince George's County, Maryland. In between preparing her famous cornbread and mashed potatoes so creamy "they'll...

Murder in an Irish Village Mystery Series Carlene O'Connor

Carlene O'Connor writes the Murder in an Irish Village Mystery series which starts in February 2016 and is set in Ireland. It features twenty-two-year-old Siobhán O'Sullivan who runs the family bistro, Natalie's Bistro, named for her mother, along with her five siblings, after the death of their...

Mystery a la Mode Series by Wendy Watson

This series which takes place in Texas. It features Tallulah Jones who is recently divorced and struggling to keep her ice cream store Remember the A La Mode open.

Pancake House Mystery Series

Sarah Fox wrties the Pancake House Mystery Series which started in 2016 and is set in Washington. It features Marley McKinney. When her aging cousin, Jimmy, is hospitalized with pneumonia, she agrees to help run his pancake house while he recovers. With its rustic interior and syrupy scent, the...

Peridale Cafe Mystery Series

Agatha Frost writes the Peridale Cafe Mystery Series which started in 2017 and is set in England. It features soon to be divorced Julia South who moves back to her hometown and starts the Peridale Cafe.

Poppy Markham Culinary Cop Mystery Series by Robin Allen

Robin Allen writes the Poppy Markham Culinary Cop Mystery series which started in 2011 and is set in Austin, Texas. It features Poppy Markham who practically grew up at the family restaurant in Austin, Texas, and, until recently, worked as a sous chef under her surly stepsister, Ursula. Poppy's...

Sally Solari Mystery Series

Leslie Karst writes the Sally Solari Mystery Series which is set in Northern California. It features attorney Sallyt Solari. After losing her mother to cancer, Sally Solari quits her job as an attorney to help her dad run his old-style Italian eatery in Santa Cruz, California. But managing the...

Taste of Texas Mystery Series Rebecca Adler

Rebecca Adler writes the Taste of Texas Mystery series which starts in December 2015 and is set in Texas. It features Reporter turned Tex-Mex waitress Josie Callahan. After losing her newspaper job in Austin and having her former fiancé unfriend her on Facebook, Josie Callahan scoops up her...

Spice Shop Mysteries by Gail Oust

Gail Oust writes The Spice Shop Mystery series which started in December 2013 and is set in Georgia. It features recently divorced, Piper Prescott who starts the Spice It Up store in a small town in Georgia.

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