It's been an amazing couple of weeks of Restaurant Madness battles, starting with 64 incredible Jersey Shore eateries!

We've tallied your votes in the Final Battle, and it's time to crown the winner!


Congratulations to...

Laurie Cataldo

This win marks the first two-time Restaurant Madness winner, as Drew's picked up the title in 2013.

We profiled the restaurant after the 2013 win, which you can read HERE. Drew and his team are putting out some AWESOME food, and they are truly great people.

Drew and Tracy Araneo (Laurie Cataldo)

Drew's is undergoing some renovations this week, but will reopen on Friday. I strongly recommend making a reservation for this BYOB cajun/creole-inspired restaurant! Call 732-739-9219 to book a table (and congratulate them on the win!)

The can't miss dish? Voo-doo shrimp. One of the best things I've ever had. So, so good.

VooDoo Shrimp! (Laurie Cataldo)

Thanks so much to everyone who voted in this year's Restaurant Madness, I love that you guys are as into it as I am!

It's tough to pick just 64 restaurants to start with, because there are so many awesome places to eat here at the Jersey Shore -- we're lucky!

Thanks to all the restaurants who participated this year, and a job especially well done by runner-up Copper Canyon in Atlantic Highlands...stop in to give them some love too! And get the crab cake. Delish!

Don't forget foodies, one of the best times of the year is coming soon: Jersey Shore Restaurant Week starts April 17th! Happy eating!