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"Bud, there's a guy crying over a pool full of zombies by the landslide in Sunset. Later."
Jamie Flynt

Family Style Dining is a side mission that occurs during Chapter 4 in Dead Rising 3.

Nick will receive a call from Jamie Flynt about a man crying in his house in Sunset Hills. This side mission becomes available after the start of Chapter 4.


Nick can locate Jason at his house in Sunset Hills, standing by a pool where his now-zombified family is submerged. He intends to feed his "family" to keep them alive, in case a cure is developed.

Jason requests that Nick bring him some form of meat to feed his mother. Sushi is available nearby at Joey's House, but other meat options can be found throughout Sunset Hills. Upon Nick's return with the food, the side quest is completed.


  • It is not recommended to bring a posse member to the start of this side mission, as any followers will attack the family members, leading to immediate failure of the side mission.[1]
  • If a player brings a posse member to the side mission after they've already spoken to Jason and are returning with the meat, Jason may interpret it as an attempt to offer the survivor as a meal for his family. In response, he becomes hostile and attacks.
    • In this case, the player must defend themselves and their posse member by defeating Jason. The mission will be marked as completed after his defeat, and the player will still receive the same amount of PP for completing the side mission.[1]
  • An optional action occurs after completing the side quest. If the player chooses to kill Jason's family after finishing the side quest, he will accuse the player of being a murderer and then attack them.
    • This can be done during the mission, but will result in immediate failure.
  • If the player throws meat to the family after completing the quest normally, Jason will become angry and attack the player.



  1. a b Dead Rising 3 Official Guide
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Chapter 0
Eat Food to Restore Health - Find a Weapon - Get Through the Blockade - Find Supplies - Explore the Tunnel - Find a Way Out - Get to the Diner - Combine Two Weapons - Get Everyone to Rhonda's Garage - Lower the Barricade - Get in the Car - Explore While Rhonda's Busy - Talk to Rhonda
Chapter 1
Combine Two Vehicles - Get to the Quarantine Station - Defeat the Bikers - Defeat the Gang Leader
Chapter 2
Get to the Sewers - Get Through the Sewers - Get Zombrex at the Morgue - Break in Through Skylight - Let Gary In - Get to Cold Storage - Find Nicole White's Corpse - Find Keys to Morgue Drawer - Unlock Morgue Drawer - Help Gary - Get the Corpse to the Club
Chapter 3
Get to the Plane - Find the Illegally Infected - Talk to Lauren - Find the Tattoo Kit - Find Lauren's Ring Box - Return to Lauren - Find Annie - Defeat the Real Albert - Return to Comm Tower - Get to the Police Station - Follow Hilde - Defeat Hilde, the Sergeant - Meet Red and Annie at the Hotel - Explore While Red Gets Fuel - Meet Red at the Comm Tower
Chapter 4
Get to the Car Lot Rooftop - Infiltrate the Compound - Enter the HQ - Destroy the Generators - Free the Captives - Defeat All Spec Ops - Open the Gate - Defeat the Commander - Get the Key Card - Escape - Get to Central Storage - Find the Fuel - Get Into the Fuel Car - Bring Fuel to the Plane
Chapter 5
Find Diego at Museum - Search for Diego - Defeat Diego - Find the Gang Members - Defeat the Gang Members - Get the Plane Key - Bring Diego Back to the Plane - Explore While Rhonda Researches - Check in with Rhonda
Chapter 6
Get to the Collector's House - Disable the Alarm - Clear the Room - Find the Rudder Arm - Find the Altimeter - Find the Flywheel - Get to the Courier - Get to the Plane - Find a Way Out - Destroy the Loaders to Escape
Chapter 7
Get to Karaoke Bar - Unlock the Doors - Turn on the Power - Find Some Wire - Turn on the Power - Escape the Metro - Get to Karaoke Bar - Find Rhonda - Find First Aid Kit - Stop Rhonda's Bleeding - Find an Acetylene Tank - Find a Soldering Iron - Find a Hinge - Return to Rhonda - Bring Rhonda to Gary - Clear Zombies Around Annie - Help Annie - Take Annie to the Plane - Destroy the Crane - Free Annie and Isabela - Defeat Red
Chapter 8
Track Down Hemlock - Track Hemlock to Central City - Track Hemlock to South Almuda - Track Hemlock to Sunset Hills - Stop Hemlock
Side Missions
A Question of Law - All You Can Eat - Blood Barter - Contraband Conditions - Craven Consultant - Darker Gods - Dog Gone! - Don't Look Now - Eat the Rich - Family Style Dining - Fashion Victim - Garden of Peace - In the Cards - Kin & Comfort - Memory Lane - Lesser Evil - Let's Blow This Town - Look in the Mirror - Love Thy Neighbor - Love's a Drag - Making a Killing - Play Time - Remotely Helpful - Signs of Safety - Single White Male - Speed Freak - The Hunted - Time for a Hero - Under Armed - Will or Away - Zombies Gone Wild