12 Islands of Stirling

4.7
568 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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Kodratos
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dishes are always of good quality and never had reason to complain about service or ambience. The wine list is broad but a bit pricey for the quality.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Horrible experience. There were flies everywhere in the restaurant / dining area. The waiters/ owner were doing nothing to improve the situation and flies were swarming our meal we had to take our entrees to go and eat them at home. Would never go back.

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DonM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always terrific! Service is uniformly excellent and the food never disappoints. It's our go-to place for the best of Greek cuisine and a fun, comfortable evening.

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vipFoodieNP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The lamb chops and zucchini fritters were particularly delicious!

CJ
vipCJTraveler
Las Vegas
77 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I live 10 minutes from this restaurant and never knew it was there. We sat outside but admittedly a little warm. I had a mixed drink from their custom menu and the Aegean was delicious. Started with their shrimp and chorizo appetizer and then had the octopus for dinner. Both were very good. I do wish the octopus had a little more char to it but it was perfectly cooked. The shrimp appetizer was a very generous portion too. Even their pita and sauces were delicious. I will be back.

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VladM
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The octopus and fried calamari are very close to what I used to eat in Greece. A great place to experience a taste of Greece.

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TomC
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is terrific, as is the service. We've been there 3 times and plan to eat there again!

TC
vipTCNJmom18
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

As always, the food is outstanding and the wait staff is very attentive. You never feel rushed. It’s a very comfortable and enjoyable atmosphere.

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CarolC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Mediterranean food! Staff so friendly snd excellent service!

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BarbaraC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad we found this place! Excellent food--I had the branzini and it was cooked to perfection. And that sauce--so good! The wait staff was fantastic--friendly and super helpful. It was a great experience.

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vipTroyD
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere. Friendly service. If you like grilled octopus, you have to get it here.

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JerMar
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the absolute best restaurants in NJ! We've never been disappointed.

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vipSZfromNJ
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

12 Islands is our go-to Greek restaurant. It’s 11 miles from our house and worth the drive! The wait staff is attentive, friendly and the food is consistently great! Andcthey have nice cocktails! I highly recomment it.

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DebT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Mango Salsa Salmon special was very good, and HOIRINI pork chop w/lemon potato is still a favorite.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has been a neighborhood favorite of ours for years. The food has gotten better and better, as has the service. The fresh fish and Greek specialties are excellent, and the bar is well-stocked with all but the highest-end wine selections. Some of the menu items seem a little overpriced, but quantities are generous and quality is always high.

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JessicaF
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High school graduation celebration and everything was perfect

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DonM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

12 Islands is always fantastic. The service was excellent, as usual. The wait staff is professional and courteous and generous. The occasion always feels festive and welcoming. We sat outside for the first time, and service was just as prompt and attentive as when we have been in the main dining room. The food was superb, as usual, especially the salads and desserts (yogurt with dried cherry sauce was simple yet amazing), though my vegetarian moussaka was delicious, too. The wine list has excellent Greek wine choices, and the prices for all are reasonable. We've never been disappointed here.

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vipgeorges
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Attentive waiter; good food

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vipDrapeaued
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fresh, perfectly cooked fish and some outstanding Greek specialties keep us coming back for more. Friendly service. It’s very popular.

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NicoleR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Greek food and great service. Whole sea bass was wonderful and the food was very authentic.

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vipChathamFoodie
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We thought the food and ambiance was reflective of a Greek taverna. The seafood was very good. We had grilled octopus as an app and salmon and falafel for meals. I’ve been quite a few times and will definitely go again.

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LindaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We eat outside on a quiet Monday night. The tent and furniture are sturdy and comfortable. Three of us had different kinds of grilled whole fish (a specialty there), which were simply delicious. Each couple shared a salad for a first course, as we knew we'd be eating a big fish and a side! The waiter helped us with a Greek wine that complemented the fish well.

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JESEsq
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

the food is always good and the service always friendly. A great local place with fresh and tasty fish.

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vipDrapeaued
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh ingredients cooked well. A good approximation of a Mediterranean spot. The flavors are near perfect. The whole grilled fish is especially good. Greek specialties are delicious. Nice wine list.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening of good food

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Larry
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time here and it was for a birthday celebration which they very nicely honored. Great service and the food was excellent. They have an extensive menu with lots of Greek food to choose from. We definitely will be back for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Lovely staff

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my go to places! Food is always fantastic, quick service and a friendly attentive staff. Can't say enough good things about 12 Islands

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PWhite
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we entered the restaurant, we were greeted with a friendly, wonderful waitstaff. I was with three friends, and we had the most delightful lunch. The food was outstanding with very generous portions! We will definitely be back frequently, as this was an exceptional experience!

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MarkM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Enjoy the greek ambiance there. It was also empty inside on Sunday at 1PM, which is NOT the norm at dinner time..

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So many things to try!! Great cocktail menu too. Friendly service and attentive. Love the feel here- expect to be cared for and served outstanding Greek food.

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BrunoLeono
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a wonderful restaurant for a night out, either a date spot, a spot to have dinner with friends, or to take the entire family.

The appearance of the restaurant is deceptive. We had originally thought that the restaurant would be more upscale and were surprised to see patrons in t-shirts and sanders; however, the food was absolutely fantastic. Whoever the chef is, they’re doing God’s work. I felt like I was in Santorini. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys typical and classical Mediterranean and Greek food!

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JR123
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Went on Mother’s Day. Food tasted good. Restaurant was in over their heads and couldn’t handle the crowds. Not sure who our server was as no one single person said hello or introduced themselves. Ordered lemon potatoes and apparently they ran out so I got undercooked, cold “fries.” One server said that they ran out of lemon potatoes and that it was bad because they were too busy. Ironic given restaurants have been begging for business due to being shut down during a pandemic. Hopefully this restaurant just had a bad night.

I don’t know that I’d go back because even if the food was perfect, the servers weren’t wearing masks when serving or when they were in the kitchen. I could see them raising and lowering their masks each time they went in and out of the kitchen. And there wasn’t hand sanitizer or a hand washing station that they used each time.

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Chris
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Party of 5, every plate we ordered was cleaned off. The baklava cheesecake dessert special was to die for. Can’t wait to come back!

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CatherineS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!! We ate in the tent, and it was very pleasant

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always An amazing time at 12 islands

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MimiZ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

12 Islands is,always our "special occasion " go to!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our very favorite restaurants! True Authentic Greek food! Everything fresh and delicious! Decor, food, and atmosphere makes us feel like we are back in Greece! Service is amazing too!

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vipEllen
Atlantic City
13 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
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!

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 568 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.