12 Islands of Stirling

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$30 and under
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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.
What 400 People Are Saying
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OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great seafood!

LM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great, and waiter was attentive. The food was fantastic, from the mussels appetizer to my favorite scallop dish and my husband's bronzino.

D
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my birthday with my family and had a surprise with my birthday cake OPA!

k
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service excellent
Noise level a little loud

SG
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food, great service, but extremely noisy, especially near the bar.

n
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very casual, very tasty. Good value. Reasonable bar as well.

MK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

They have wonderful food and a great atmosphere. I would say that this may not be the best place to go for a quiet intimate dinner as the noise level was on the higher side.

OT
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

The restaurant was very casual. It was a little noisy. The food was very good. The service was excellent. We will go back

B
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Fish was excellent

CF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service is great, the wait staff is friendly, and the food was delicious. If you’re a fan of Greek food be sure to try this great restaurant. Salads were fresh, seafood was fresh and the lamb shank was delicious. No hesitation in recommending this restaurant.

JV
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great dinner! Love the food and the atmosphere!

JJ
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Favorite go to resteraunt. Great food, excellent waiters.

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always delicious food and great ambiance. They made our birthday dinner very special!

BK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I thought the food was OK. My wife and I went here and we love Greek food. We opted to go here instead of go into NYC for dinner. We expected this restaurant to be better based on reviews. The Saganaki was meh. They didn't have any taramosalata, which is our favorite greek appetizer. The horiatiki salata was good. The Octopus was outstanding. My wife's shrimp dish was good.

JD
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious; service was excellent, and the entire staff was friendly and made us feel very welcome. We will return.

A
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food as usual. Our waitress was extremely attentive and knowledgeable about our daughter’s food allergies. Highly recommend

MR
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent always fresh fish great food and service in a family friendly atmosphere

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Greek Food in New Jersey. I have no desire to make my way to Astoria, Queens if we have a place like this in our area now.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner

F
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best restaurant in Morris County and tops in NJ! The most outstanding seafood. If you want high quality and fresh food, this is the place. One of their specialties is Whole Grilled Fish cooked on an open charcoal grill. So amazing!!! Their homemade Greek dishes are authentic and delicious. Desserts are homemade and drinks from the bar never disappoint. Can’t say enough about the Owners, always present and making sure you are 100% satisfied.
This combination of food and service does not get any better.

HS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant turns out consistently great food. Had the baklava cheesecake last night and it was to die for!

NJ
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good food, great service, great time had by all. Will return again.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding food , service , !!

BF
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place, owners are beautiful people and make you feel welcome.

DD
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Bed aware: this small restaurant is/can be extremely noisy; it appears to attract an enthusiastic clientele with exceptional vocal cords. Small children (ordinarily the bane of eateries) will be drowned out by the screams, bellows, and shouts of the adult patrons -- as will anyone else wanting to have a conversation with table-mates. The wait staff are eager and friendly, the Greek cuisine tends to be massively over-salted and the Green penchant for lemon is taken to acid extremes. So: a popular restaurant, but best suited to loud people with tolerant palates and no objection to paying the full tariff (ie pricey) for less-than-exceptional offerings. (The flash fried calamari were good, the grilled octopus disappointing, and the lamb chops over challenged with salt in the kitchen. Good fish, though.)

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and service. Very friendly and authentic. My kids loved the massive fish tank and we came home happy with lots of leftovers. I would definitely recommend and we will be back!

LA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ive run out of positive descriptors to review the sheer exceptional dining experience at 12 Islands.
Fresh Food, plentiful and CONSISTENTLY delicious.
Drinks perfect, pours generous.
Service is spot on customer focused despite the fact that this restaurant is packed most weekends.
Above and beyond the OWNERS Manny, Antonia and Billy are whole hearted visible, engaged and committed to the customer dining experience.
There is little that goes unseen and they are quick to rectify any missteps(which Ive never experienced) with compassion, sincerity or a comp’d drink or dessert.
Its truly the best place for miles for quality phenomenal food, a feel good vibe, service excellence and ownership pride.
Yes, it gets crowded. Yes you sometimes have to wait for a table EVEN with a reservation. I recommend you grab a drink, watch the beautiful plate procession out of the kitchen and relax in anticipation of a true delight for your taste buds!
#12IslandRaisesTheBar!!!!!!💜

MK
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Best octopus appetizer I have ever had. Red snapper dish was very fresh and tasty with healthy sides.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is always very good. This is my 4th dinner with friends and we are never disappointed in the variety and authentic flavors. The staff are mature professionals who provide that level of service. Look forward to returning!

JL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a delicious family dinner at 12 Islands last Saturday night. The fish was great and the service was exceptional. Thank you for making our evening special!

B
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful, we went there on my daughters recommendations it was 3 couples and everything just loved the place. We will be back

JI
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff is always so nice.. very accommodating.. never say no.

l
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always enjoy visiting this 'island of Greek cuisine'. Everyone is always friendly and the food is good. They have a small bar and two dining rooms. Opa Opa!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

AlwYs a great meal! Grilled octopus is the best

B
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Love this restaurant but the waiter we had wasn’t patient.

DL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Thought it was a little more expensive than I was expecting.

DD
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

I would recommend the restaurant. The food is delicious but the noise level was off the charts. my husband and I were sitting next to each other and could not have a conversation. We would absolutely go back but never on a Saturday evening!!!! The waiter was a little terse as well, he was very busy and his curse was a little short

OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Been several times, staff and food have been great, a little on the noisy side but always a good time.

MB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful dinner, service was very good. We will definitely will return.

JJ
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent fish meals

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