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12 Islands of Stirling

4.7
4.7
657 Reviews
$30 and under
Greek
Visit us today in Stirling, New Jersey. Our menu is assembled with a wide variety of recipes from the Dodecanese and other islands. Every dish we create is enveloped with the story and traditions of those who’ve prepared them before. Every dish is like a journey to a unique, wholesome and majestic way of life. In our most authentic attempt to provide you this journey, we import many ingredients direct from Greece. We also make it a point to use only fresh produce and fresh seafood and meats, keeping your wellness as well as your taste buds in mind. Our goal is to have you experience the life and traditions of the Greek people through each bite and each step of your culinary journey.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Greek, Mediterranean, Fish

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

  • Phone number

    (908) 647-2193

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Off-site catering is available.

  • Private party facilities

    We can accommodate groups up to eighty people, please call ahead to learn more.

  • Neighborhood

    Stirling

  • Cross street

    Hudson St.

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 657 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. NJ

    NJMimi

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent & so was the service. Incredibly nice young man tending bar & waiting tables. Not too crowded inside or out- lots of room between tables. Old fashioned nostalgic surroundings. We had Greek favorites- pasticcio & stuffed vegetables & both were delicious. Real home cooking. One small criticism- it was hot inside. 85 outside so it’s understandable. We’ll definitely go back soon.
  2. VS

    VeraS

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The menu was extensive, but the dishes were pricey. The air wasn’t running when we got there, so it was a little stifling. The server was attentive and helpful with the menu.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    I’ve been going here for years service is good and food is pretty consistent. We were there last night and the air still is not working was very hot inside not sure if it was hotter inside or outside owner to get air conditioning repaired and restaurant in need of a facelift. I hate to give very uncomfortable birthday meal for my daughter my parents felt faint.
  4. DC

    DaveC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu is extensive so worth the read beforehand. Upon arrival, we were interested in the daily specials and promptly added the shrimp chorizo along with saganaki as appetizers. They were both wonderful. I went for the Brined pork, my wife the lamb shank and our friends a veal shank and pastichio. Everyone enjoyed their main course. Ours waiter was top-notch and his supporting staff kept the water cold and the table clear. Is our second time in the last few years and we’re glad to see the restaurant made it through the pandemic well. One of the best Greeks in the area.
  5. MK

    MarkK

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was fantastic. We started with the spanakopita and zucchini fritters, both were very tasty. Our old school Greek waiter who seemed to be everywhere all at once gave us great advice about menu selections. You really can’t go wrong here.
  6. MH

    MichaelH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This was a very nice place. Service was fast and the food was good.
  7. AP

    AlexP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    The service left something to be desired. 4 orders were delivered and they missed the 5th order. My wife had to wait 15 minutes before her meal came. Our food was not hot and not very tasty. We were quite annoyed because the last time we were there everything was fine. This trip was very dissappointing to say the least
  8. HS

    HowardS

    New York Area

    61 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food good service
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Lovely experience ~ loud but fun and courteous service.
  10. J

    Jenn

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner! Food and service were both excellent. This is one of our favorite places!
  11. RM

    RichardM

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We go here often and always a good meal. The claims casino delicious!
  12. C

    Cubasteve

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were amazing! Leave room for the Baklava Cheese cake!!!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. Great service very friendly and attentive. I would go back many times
  14. DA

    DANW

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Food Selections! Nice location and really nice outside food area for nice days.
  15. DK

    DespinaK

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent! The food, the service, the ambiance. My family and I love 12 Islands of Stirling. Can't wait to go again.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent service. Apps were very good. I ordered the special lamb shank in a lemon garlic sauce. It was ok. Should have come with something, rice or potato etc. I wouldn’t order again. Apps were delicious. Everyone else seemed to really enjoy their meal.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time, they were out of wines though
  18. NY

    NYCFoodlover

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great authentic Mediterranean felt like I was in Athens - casual love the outdoor patio. Nice and efficient servers
  19. SL

    SallyL

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Everything was great except that it took about 20 minutes just to get our first round of drinks. The food is always fantastic here. There were three of us and we each had a different gyro platters (beef, lamb, chicken). All were huge portions and delicious!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    I would recommend 12 Islands for lunch or dinner. A bit expensive, but the food is quite good. I had the falafel and it was crispy, spicy, and delicious. The portions are large, so keep that in mind if you aren’t a big eater.
  21. M

    Mike

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant. Would easily recommend. Excellent.
  22. ME

    MissingEurope

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Waiter was very kind and food was amazing!
  23. D

    Drapeaued

    New York Area

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service, delicious food, taverna atmosphere. The lavraki is top drawer. Wine list has done good finds. Reasonable.
  24. d

    diner4ever

    New York Area

    133 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    133 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Crazy expensive! NYC prices in Stirling. Ordered lambchops medium rare but didn't get them that way. Ordered four different wines from the list but they didn't have any of them. They were $40 and my friend had octopus for dinner for $46!! From the looks of the place, I am guessing it was a motel at one time. It's a no frills dining room with tables very close together. All in all, don't think I will return.
  25. R

    Rick

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff is wonderful and the food is delicious. I’ve enjoyed every visit.
  26. EW

    EricW

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Greek food I’ve ever had! Service was friendly and attentive. I would highly recommend.
  27. IV

    IlianaV

    Bath

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly and warm staff. Food is as Greek as it gets and delicious!
  28. NJ

    NJdiner

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always fresh, always delicious!
  29. DC

    DianeC

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Exceptional seafood, excellent service. Very welcoming overall
  30. AM

    AnnMarieV

    New York Area

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easter Sunday Early Dinner! Delicious grilled calamari, outstanding lamb chops & scrumptious lamb shank…. Food is consistently delicious, servers are accommodating & friendly. Highly recommend this gem !
  31. RC

    RichieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Like eating with Family. It was our first visit there. Not really knowing what to expect I spoke with Nicholas. He was SPECTACULAR - a warm, well spoken, and very knowledgeable greeter. He made sure to go over the menu with us. My wife and I had vacationed in Greece years ago and this brought back memories of a great experience. The meals themselves were ‘over the top’ - delicious, well prepared and plentiful. My wife is a seafood lover and she gave the meal a 5/5 rating - it really HAS to be great to rate that well with her. The service was very good - all the waiters were busy yet friendly. We ended our meal with a pleasant dessert. This will be one of our ‘go to’ restaurants!
  32. T

    Thomas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food , service , and atmosphere Highly recommend Staff have all been working here for years - good sign that management take care of them - they take care of the customers
  33. TS

    TaruniS

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Food was very good as always.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. The Island chips were amazing!
  35. EB

    ErinB

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We enjoyed the good and service very much! The dessert is to die for!
  36. SB

    SophieB

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great family oriented dining experience. The food is amazing, plentiful and delicious. Our waiter had many suggestions and all were delicious. Will definitely return. .
  37. K

    Kmax

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Another great meal at 12 Islands celebrating my wife’s birthday! Food was great and service was very good. We did, a couple of times feel a little rushed but we had a wonderful time and will certainly be going back!
  38. AF

    AnnF

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for the great experience at your place. Food was really great!
  39. DK

    DespinaK

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! The service was excellent. I highly recommend.
  40. RB

    RichardB

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    They always find a way to accommodate my large family. The food is outstanding, as is the service. My mother at 93 had never eaten Greek food and now it’s her favorite restaurant. The best appetizers are the Island Chips, calamari and meatballs. Best entree items are the lamb chops and the Greek style ribs, and any of the whole fishes. Everything is succulent and abundant and makes it very difficult to have any room left for their fabulous desserts.

FAQs

12 Islands of Stirling offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (908) 647-2193.

12 Islands of Stirling is rated 4.7 stars by 657 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for 12 Islands of Stirling

1255 Valley Rd., Stirling, NJ 07980

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Hudson St.

  • Neighborhood

    Stirling

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Greek, Mediterranean, Fish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (908) 647-2193

  • Catering

    Off-site catering is available.

  • Private party facilities

    We can accommodate groups up to eighty people, please call ahead to learn more.

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