Where do you cast for the big one when not on the water? For the 15th year running, the Net Result in Vineyard Haven reeled in the top spot for Best Fish Market in the annual Best of the Vineyard Awards.

In hotly-contested Best Ice Cream Shop category, Ben & Bill's Chocolate Emporium came out on top. — Ray Ewing

Sponsored by the Martha’s Vineyard Magazine, the annual Best of the Vineyard winners were announced Thursday night during a packed event at the Loft in Oak Bluffs, attended by some 350 people.

More than 5,500 votes were cast in this year’s contest, in which the readers declare the best that the Island has to offer in 85 categories, from beaches to bars.

Standouts this year included first-time first place winner 7a Foods in West Tisbury, which took home wins for Best Sandwich and Best Picnic Food. The Net Result had additional wins for Best Fish and Chips and Best Seafood Restaurant. The Harbor View Hotel took home three of the four lodging category wins: Best Hotel, General Excellence, Best Family-Friendly Lodging and Best Budget-Friendly Lodging.

Ryan Shea of MV Distilling Co. offers samples. — Ray Ewing

Back on the ballot after a one-year hiatus was Best Family Activity. The Flying Horses Carousel took home the prize and the newly established Barn, Bowl & Bistro came in second. The dudes of Contemporary Landscapes claimed their winning plaque for Best Landscape Company for the eighth year in a row. And the always-popular Grace Episcopal Church secured the title of Best Lobster Roll, making that their tenth win.

The stylish crew of Maggie’s Salon celebrated their victories in both the Best Hair Salon and Best Mani/Pedi categories. And the Green Room happily toted their awards for Best Women’s Clothing, Best Men’s Clothing and Best Shoes — of course dressed for the occasion.

The party included food provided by the Martha’s Vineyard Chowder Company and kegs by Offshore Ale — both Best of the Vineyard winners. DJ Shizz kept the Loft rocking.

Best Pharmacy goes to Leslie's Drug Store. — Ray Ewing

In between the revelry, gift cards were raffled off, including a grand-prize item. With it came several gift cards to Island businesses, a custom Vineyard Gazette Vineyard Vines tote and tie, a subscription to Martha’s Vineyard Magazine, and two round-trip CapeAir tickets to Boston.

The complete list of winners and runners-up is available in the July issue of Martha’s Vineyard Magazine, on newsstands now. Voting for next year’s contest begins July 1 at mvmagazine.com.

A publication of the Vineyard Gazette Media Group, Martha’s Vineyard Magazine has been sponsoring the Best of the Vineyard awards since 2001, carrying on a tradition begun by the Gazette in 1996.