It's back! That beautiful time of year, when we fill out brackets and follow round by round to find out who will take the title, while our bosses wonder why nothing is getting done.

Nope, not that basketball tournament, this is Restaurant Madness…and the pool of 64 restaurants has been chosen!

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UPDATE:
Final Four Winners
Copper Canyon, Atlantic Highlands; Drew’s Bayshore Bistro, Keyport

Elite Eight Winners
Copper Canyon, Atlantic Highlands; Brandl., Belmar; Stella Marina, Asbury Park; Drew’s Bayshore Bistro, Keyport

Day 12 Winners
Copper Canyon, Atlantic Highlands; Salt Creek Grille, Rumson; Brandl., Belmar; Buona Sera, Red Bank; Stella Marina, Asbury Park; Dish, Red Bank; Drew’s Bayshore Bistro, Keyport

Day 11 Winners
Chef Mike’s ABG, South Seaside Park; 709 Point Beach, Point Pleasant Beach; Fratello’s, Sea Girt; Stella Marina, Asbury Park; Remington’s, Manasquan
Round 3:
Cross & Orange, Asbury Park

Day 10 Winners
Pascal & Sabine
, Asbury Park; The Sitting Duck, Long Branch

Day 9 Winners
Brandl., Belmar; Buona Sera, Red Bank; 10th Ave. Burrito, Belmar

Day 8 Winners
Vic’s, Bradley Beach; Cross & Orange, Asbury Park; Dish, Red Bank

Day 7 Winners
Copper Canyon, Atlantic Highlands; Salt Creek Grille, Rumson; Drew’s Bayshore Bistro, Keyport

Day 6 Winners
Fratello’s, Sea Girt; Shipwreck Grill, Brielle

Day 5 Winners
Blend on Main, Manasquan; David Burke Fromagerie, Rumson; MonAlyssa, Point Pleasant; Dish, Red Bank; Teak, Red Bank

Day 4 Winners
Copper Canyon, Atlantic Highlands; Buona Sera, Red Bank; Belford Bistro, Belford; Stella Marina, Asbury Park; Drew’s Bayshore Bistro, Keyport; Pascal & Sabine, Asbury Park; Vic’s, Bradley Beach; 709 Point Beach, Point Pleasant Beach; Jersey Shore BBQ, Belmar; Char, Red Bank

Day 3 Winners
Nicholas
, Red Bank; Piccola Italia, Ocean; Brandl., Belmar; Rooney’s, Long Branch; Ama Ristorante, Sea Bright

Day 2 Winners
The Serenity Cafe
, Toms River; The Molly Pitcher Inn, Red Bank; Remington’s, Manasquan; The Sitting Duck, Long Branch; Cross & Orange, Asbury Park

Day 1 Winners
Chef Mike’s ABG, South Seaside Park; Salt Creek Grille, Rumson; Rella’s Tavern, Brielle; The Black Trumpet, Spring Lake; 10th Ave. Burrito, Belmar

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Welcome to our 4th Annual Restaurant Madness, where your votes will crown the Best Restaurant at the Jersey Shore!

Our first winner was Rooney’s Oceanfront in Long Branch in 2012. Drew’s Bayshore Bistro in Keyport took the title in 2013, and last year Bank on Mattison in Asbury Park was crowned best of the best!.

This year’s winner? It’s up to you!

Why do I do it? To gear up for my favorite foodie holiday: Jersey Shore Restaurant Week!

So here's the deal: 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!

Thanks for all of your restaurant nominations…it's tough to only pick 64! Now find out who made the cut!

Remember, this is all just for fun...now may the best restaurant win!