It's almost that time of year again, when the brackets take over and the top 64 go head-to-head until there is only one winner standing.

This has nothing to do with basketball. This is Restaurant Madness!

Steve Meyer

It's the season for foodies, and this year there is serious cause to celebrate!

We're teaming up with Jersey Shore in Motion and Jersey Shore Hurricane News to present Jersey Shore Local Restaurant Month - for the entire month of March, participating restaurants are featuring prix fixe menus and special menu items.

Every restaurant is offering something different, and you'll have an entire month to check out new places as well as your favorites! Get your stretchy pants ready - it's going to be insane.

Speaking of madness, it's time to get to the fun part.

The Jersey Shore is home to some of the best restaurants around, and now it’s time to nominate your favorites to go into battle! Starting March 1, 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 match-ups 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 form below!

Remember this is all for fun...let's crown this year's Best Restaurant at the Jersey Shore!