12 Islands of Stirling
Char-grilled and served on a bed of arugula
Freshly baked layers of phyllo dough with nuts, cinnamon & honey syrup
Lemon Roasted Potatoes
The meal was good but the Lemon Potatoes tasted more like pepper than they did of Lemon.
We've been here a few times, and we really need to go more often. Great food! Equally important, it's authentic. And the servers are very nice. I highly recommend this restaurant.
FOUR FOR DINNER...OUTSTANDING FISH, AND A REALLY GREAT PORK CHOP.
THE WAITER ...WARM, FRIENDLY AND MORE...
WE HAVE EATEN HERE MANY TIMES, NEVER HAD ANYTHING BUT A GREAT MEAL, AND ALWAYS...THE STAFF IS FRIENDLY AND COURTEOUS.
EATING DURING THE WEEK OFFERS A BETTER OPPORTUNITY TO ENJOY YOUR MEAL...FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT CAN BE A BIT NOISEY!
I went here for lunch and it was quite nice. There were not many people there at lunchtime, so service was super amazing! Hopefully it's the same at dinner time. The crispy veggie fries was delicious. My husband got the lamb and quite enjoyed it. The coffee was also very good!
It was our mistake to request outdoor seating because there were a lot to f mosquitos.
Ordered 2 classic mojito drinks - tasted like 7 up and mint. Got no limes even tho we asked for some. Both of us were certain there was no alcohol in the drinks. Couldn’t taste rum and for sure didn’t feel it. $10 drinks seem to be a scam. 2 of the 4 Food orders were ok but service was marginal, and only saw him at order, plate delivery, collecting our bill. Dinner came before the soup, so that was cancelled. One diner asked to substitute spinach for potatoes in meal, that showed up as a $7 up charge. $50 per person tab at the end of the night. Very aggravating about the bar items, and food not enough to warrant the $30+ a plate charge. Fish entrees came with 2 tiny potatoes and some olives, too much sauce, no salad. All in all - wanted to like this place, but no.
Wanted to eat here for a long time and finally made a reservation. I wasnt disappointed. The food was wonderful, the staff were attentive, the environment clean, and clearly 12 Islands is popular given the “energetic” noise level. I will be returning!
dined outside at 5 to 6:30 on a friday at that time few other people and tables were far apart tables filling up by 6:30 Very good bottle of Greek white wine Great Gigantes, lollipop lamb chops (recommended by server) and grilled seafood platter Delicious french fries accompanied chops Attentive well paced service, not rushed at all Def recommend
Excellent food. Great service. Highly recommended.
We have dined here many times. Last evening was most unsatisfactory. Our entrees arrived as we were eating our appetizers. We asked that they be taken back. When served again the entrees were not hot and so we asked that they be reheated. They came back warm but rather tasteless.
Our server did not seem to know what she was doing. The bus boy who was cleaning the tables was just dropping the dirty dishes in the bus box making for an uncomfortably loud noise.
The restaurant was not crowded so it was hard to understand why it was such an unsatisfactory dining experience.
We were a party of 6, he insisted on us ordering appetizers and dinners at one time. I asked him 5x you will wait at least 20-25 between apps and dinner; he said yes!!!! WE WERE NOT EVEN DONE WITH APPS AND OUR DINNERS CAME OUT!!!! ALL THE DISHES ON THE TABLE!! Very bad! The food is good!
We returned to introduce other friends to this lovely family oriented venue. None of us were disappointed. Rave revues again.
Food was delicious, halibut on risotto with asparagus. A nice white wine from Crete to top it off. Very nice meal.
12 Islands is an example of how good food, good service, and great ambiance can make a restaurant a star. I am always happy after a Greek meal from this gem in Stirling, NJ. Thank you Manny for keeping this place open and thriving during a time when other places fail.
Yes, you can have a special prime rib or terrific seafood. But you can also have an unbelievable gyro for the cost of a few tacos elsewhere. Enjoy the outdoor dining while the weather cooperates, or go inside and hear the raves from the other customers….just go!!!
Nice outdoor space and great food and drinks!
Just a good place to dine. The food is always good and it’s easy and relaxing.
Olivia waited on us. Excellent Service!!
The food was great.
That was our second visit, as we did not of existence.
Will be back, party of 4, on 26Aug.
It is Thursday. Olivia will you be there?
Delicious food and the outside ambience was very nice as it was a beautiful evening! Our server, Yanni was a delight, funny and friendly and accommodating! We will definitely be returning as the menu was extensive!
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.
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.
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.
Excellent food and service. The lamb chops and zucchini fritters were particularly delicious!
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.
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.
The food is terrific, as is the service. We've been there 3 times and plan to eat there again!
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.
Wonderful Mediterranean food! Staff so friendly snd excellent service!
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.
Excellent food and atmosphere. Friendly service. If you like grilled octopus, you have to get it here.
One of the absolute best restaurants in NJ! We've never been disappointed.
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.
Mango Salsa Salmon special was very good, and HOIRINI pork chop w/lemon potato is still a favorite.
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.
High school graduation celebration and everything was perfect
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.
Attentive waiter; good food
Fresh, perfectly cooked fish and some outstanding Greek specialties keep us coming back for more. Friendly service. It’s very popular.
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 588 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.