12 Islands of Stirling

4.8
530 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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vipEllen
Atlantic City
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is fresh and the ingredients are perfect. Innovative dessert (Baklava Cheesecake!!!!!!!!!!) Just wow! We love visiting 12 Islands and always enjoy a great meal, ambiance and top quality cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is phenomenal, the service impeccable and the atmosphere is great!

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AlbertC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. My steak was cooked perfect and I also loved the greek beer !!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is better then ever,the service wS amaxing

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LouiseL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants. Great food, service and atmosphere.

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vipCindy9178
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

When we arrived, the table next to us had a tablet playing loud music for their baby. It was obnoxious. Luckily they left soon after, but we heard them telling the waiter that both of their steaks were undercooked.
All of our food came out cold. I had the chicken souvlaki and it was good, but cold. My husband's pork chop was over cooked and tough. The shrimp and chorizo appetizer was good but cold. We also heard another table send their food back because it was cold. The food is overpriced. The decor is nice but but the lights were on wayyy too bright and whatever music they had playing wasn't loud enough. Overall, we won't be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wonderful service. Great food.

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Pete
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent Greek food,terrific service and pleasant atmosphere

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vipAnnB
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great time at 12 Islands! The food is outstanding with a great selection of meat, fish, and vegetables so everyone can find something they love. Great and friendly service, with wonderful cocktails - a home run every time! I had lamb chops - it was the ENTIRE rack.... Absolutely delicious, cooked exactly the way I requested - it came with yummy lemon potatoes and I asked and received asparagus as replacement for the other green vegetable. My friends had scallops and salmon respectively and theirs were delicious also. It was a birthday celebration so we got the OPA plate to break and we ordered a baklava cheesecake to share - also fab.... Not inexpensive, but worth every penny!

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vipKefranci
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food and great service. Highly recommended

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vipsp3cial
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food. Very authentic and we’ve visited Greece. Service was good but the waiter forgot the side sauce never brought our salad that came with our dinner gave others complimentary dessert wine but not us and disappeared for 15 minutes after he dropped off our bill.
We live half hour away but we will return because the food was delicious.

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Cpalex73
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The menu has a very good selection and not overwhelming as some other places. Every item we picked was delicious and fresh. We’ll definitely come again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are always great!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was a gentleman - passionate about his job and helpful with our menu choices

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vipNancyG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful meal!

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PFamily
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had the Halibut fish special, it was delicious!!!!

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SusanP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Service was great, food average, drinks very skimpy. Way overpriced for the quality of the meal and cocktails.

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vipPatdp
Atlantic City
64 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place great service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted warmly and attended to with positive energy and great food.

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BrianR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Seafood. Great greek wine list. Indoor dining felt distanced and safe.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Celebrated Valentine’s Day with my family. The restaurant was clean and tables were all spaced out. Awesome dinner with the seafood tower, island chips, octopus, fried calamari, and moussaka. Our waiter, Manos, was very quick and attentive throughout our meal- even got us some post-dinner Mastiha shots! Highly recommend and will definitely be returning!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We highly recommend and will be coming back with family and friends!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food and wine. Everything properly socially distanced. Highly recommended.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is my go-to restaurant during the pandemic. The tables are well-spaces. I feel safe. The staff makes you feel at home. And the food is spectacular. I’ll be going well after the pandemic, as well!

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vipPattiT
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Greek cuisine!
Before I get into the food, what really stood out was the service. This staff really is incredibly kind and accommodating. Our waiter served us each a complimentary shot of a delicious Greek liquor for dessert even though it was our first time there. I was really blown away.

As far as the food goes: it was incredible! Everything was plated neatly and was cooked to perfection..nothing tasted pre-made. And for the quality and feel their menu is reasonably priced. My table had:

* complimentary pita served with 3 different Greeks spreads were incredible and was a great introduction to our Greek feast
* Aegean cocktail: refreshing, amazing cocktail
* Dolmadakia (grape leaves): delicious appetizer
* Moussaka: melt in your mouth perfection - best moussaka I've ever had
* Bahklava dessert: too die for

I also love the decor inside. The beautiful paintings of Greece transport you to the Mediternanean and makes you wish you were there while enjoying your delicious meal. Just a great experience. I can't say enough positive things about this place. I can't wait to go back!

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BobC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Friendly staff.. Lots of choices on the menu.

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RobertM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. I highly recommend all of the different dips and the seafood pasta was awesome!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner with fabulous service.

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JohnN
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was cooked to perfection!
Service was excellent and COVID-19 precautions well in place.
It was our first time out to a restaurant since the pandemic broke out.

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JasonF
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service - reliable and consistent. A great place.

MB
vipMikeB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service as always here. Deserving of the continued support of their business

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service! The mango salmon special was terrific.

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vipKefranci
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Great socially distanced tables.

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viplauram
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

GO to place when the family is home. We love John! Food is awesome!!

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vipTCNJmom18
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have fallen in love with this restaurant. The food is amazing. The 12 island salmon my favorite. Cooked to perfection. The artichoke hearts, black olives and tomatoes in a white wine sauce is superb. This is placed over the salmon, sitting on a bed of cooked spinach. You can feel the love in this dish.
The staff are kind, courteous, and professional. You cannot go wrong eating at the Greek Taverna. I highly recommend it for casual dining, date night, a celebration or a business dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Vast menu all very good, will be back

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vipAnnB
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely lunch. Outside I November but a beautiful sunny day! Delicious food and great service. One of my favorite places!!!!

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SallyL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place — the food is some of the best in the area, and the service is always attentive and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Son’s birthday. Made the experience wonderful! Food and staff were excellent

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 4.8 stars by 530 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.