It's that time of year again, as we fill out brackets and follow round by round to find out who will take the title!

We're not talking about basketball, this is Restaurant Madness!


For the third year in a row, your votes will crown the Best Restaurant at the Jersey Shore!

In 2012, Rooney's Oceanfront in Long Branch was our first winner. Last year, Drew's Bayshore Bistro in Keyport was named best of the best.

This year's winner? It's up to you!

It's all to help get us in the mood for April's big foodie events: Jersey Shore Restaurant Week and our Sample the Shore tasting event!

We'll pit 64 of the best restaurants in Monmouth and Ocean Counties up against each other using our Restaurant Madness bracket. You'll be able to vote in daily matchups to help your favorite restaurants advance to the next round!

We're taking your nominations for the starting 64, so submit your favorite restaurant using the poll below!

The first Restaurant Madness battles will start later this week! Remember, this is all just for fun, but you might even get some prizes out of it!

May the best restaurant win!