Hot DogSnowflake icons may persist on your weather forecast and short sleeves are still out of the question in most places, but there’s one sure harbinger of spring: the start of baseball season!  Major League Baseball threw its first pitch in Texas on Sunday, and the 2013 season will open across the rest of the country this week.

Anyone who’s been to an MLB game lately knows it’s easy to strike out on pricey stadium food, but there’s no need to pitch a fit!  If you are taking yourself out to a ballgame soon, skip the peanuts and cracker jacks and opt for a tasty meal at a restaurant instead!

Though many consider the ballpark frank part of the experience of going to a game, others struggle to balance food on their lap and wind up covered in ketchup.  A pre- or post-game restaurant visit can enhance the gameday experience for both groups (just eat light if you want a hot dog!)

Restaurants offer a greater variety of food options, including more healthy dishes than you’re likely to find at the stadium, along with the chance to sit down and catch up with your fellow fans.  Restaurants near stadiums often are filled with people rooting for the home team and boast a collegial atmosphere as a result.  Plus, a postgame meal is the perfect chance to recap the game and wait out traffic.

Ready to take a swing at searching for a restaurant near your home stadium?  We’ve done the work for you!  Use this list of popular restaurants located near baseball stadiums across the country to hit your savings home run.

Arizona Diamondbacks – Chase Field, Phoenix, AZ, 85004

My Big Fat Greek Restaurant at the Arizona Center, Greek

Fuego City Scape, Mexican/Southwestern

The Rose and Crown Pub, American

Copper Square Café, Deli/Sandwich/Soup/Salad

Atlanta Braves – Turner Field, Atlanta, GA, 30315

Walter Express Soul Food – American

Baltimore Orioles, Oriole Park, Baltimore, MD, 21201

George’s on Mt. Vernon Square, American

Red Maple, Tapas

Camden Pub, American

Lumbini, Indian

The Yard, American

Alladin Kabob, Indian

Hopkins, American

Kyro, Mediterranean

Waterstone Bar & Grille, Mediterranean

Eden’s Lounge, European

Cafe Promenade, American

Bouillabaisse Café, American

Boston Red Sox, Fenway Park, Boston, MA, 02215

Sol Azteca, Mexican/Southwestern

Saray Restaurant, Middle Eastern

Chicago Cubs, Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL 60613

Jaiyen Sushi, Sushi

Deleece, Fusion/Eclectic

City Farms Market and Grill, American

Raw Bar, Seafood

Oh Fusion, Thai

The Full Shilling, American

The Beer Wrigleyville, American

Hong Kong Chef, Chinese

M & G Char Grill, American

Chicago White Sox, U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago, IL, 60616

Reggies, American

L26, American

Petite Pita, Mediterranean

SL Sports Lounge, American

Cincinnati Reds, Great American Ballpark, Cincinnati, OH, 45202

Mt. Adams Bar & Grill, American

Mynt Martini, Bar/Gastro Pub/Wine Bar

Jose’s Margaritas, Mexican/Southwestern

Gyros Greek Diner, American

Cleveland Indians, Progressive Field, Cleveland, OH, 44115

La Strada, Mediterranean

Kevin’s Martini Bar, Fusion/Eclectic

Xecutive Lounge, American

Juji’s Cafe & Deli, American

Colorado Rockies, Coors Field, Denver, CO, 80205

No restaurants in this zip code, but try searching nearby!

Detroit Tigers, Comerica Park, Detroit, MI, 48201

Centaur Bar, Tapas

Houston Astros, Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX, 77002

Les Givral’s, Vietnamese

Bistro Lancaster, American

Crossroads at House of Blues, American

Cafe Layal Midtown, Mediterranean

Coaches Pub Midtown, American

Massa’s Restaurant, Seafood

Kansas City Royals, Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, MO, 64129

LC’s BBQ, Barbeque

Peachtree Inc., Creole/Cajun/Southern

Neighbor’s Lounge, American

Los Angeles Dodgers, Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA, 90012

Spring Street Smokehouse, Barbeque

CBS Seafood Restaurant, Chinese

Plum Tree Inn, Chinese

Los Angeles Angels, Angel Stadium, Anaheim, CA, 92806

Luigi’s D’Italia – Italian

Doner G Turkish & Mediterranean Restaurant -Mediterranean

Miami Marlins, Marlins Park, Miami, FL, 33125

El Atlakat Salvadorean Cuisine, Latin/South American

Via del Rio Tavern and Billiards, Latin/South American

Milwaukee Brewers, Miller Park, Milwaukee, WI, 53214

88 Keys, Tapas

Minnesota Twins, Target Field, Minneapolis, MN, 55403

Dancing Ganesha, Indian

Hubert’s Bar & Cafe – Metrodome Location, American

Jerusalem’s Restaurant, Middle Eastern

Uruba Restaurant, Ethiopian/African

New York Mets, Citi field, Flushing, NY, 11368

Salina’s Ecuadorian Bar & Restaurant, Latin/South American

New York Yankees, Yankee Stadium, New York, NY, 10451

Jo Jo Pizza and Burger, American

Molino Rojo Restaurant, Spanish

Oakland Athletics, Coliseum, Oakland, CA, 94621

Diamonds Sports Bar & Grill, Bar/Gastro Pub/Wine Bar

Philadelphia Phillies, Citizens Bank Plaza, Philadelphia, PA, 19148

Ristorante Pesto, Italian

Stadium Sportsbar & Restaurant, American

Not Just Pizza, Pizza

Mamma Maria Ristorante Italiano, Italian

Pittsburgh Pirates, PNC Park, Pittsburgh, PA, 15212

Miller’s Seafood, Seafood

Billy’s Troy Hill Bistro, American

Quik-It Chicken, Creole/Cajun/Southern

San Diego Padres, PETCO Park, San Diego, CA, 92101

Urban Bar and Grill, Contemporary

Currant American Brasserie, American

Greystone The Steakhouse, Steak

Operacaffe, Italian

Chianti Restaurant, Italian

Grant Grill, American

Osetra The Fish House, Seafood

Jimmy Love’s, American

de Medici, Italian

Marion’s Fish Market & Restaurant, Quick Service

Osteria Panevino, Italian

Crossroads at House of Blues, American

Joltn Joe’s, American

Gourmet India, Indian

Mystery Café, American

Cafe Lulu, Dessert

Royal India Exquisite Restaurant,  Indian

Haji Baba, Mediterranean

San Francisco Giants, AT&T Park, San Francisco, CA 94107

No restaurants in this zip code, but try searching nearby!

Seattle Mariners, Safeco Field, Seattle, WA, 98104

Club Sur, Latin/South American

St. Louis Cardinals, Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO, 63102

Atrium Lounge at Crowne Plaza Hotel Downtown St. Louis, American

Union Grill at Crowne Plaza Hotel Downtown St. Louis, American

400 Olive An Urban Grill, American

Clark Street Grill, American

Merchants The Bar @ Hilton St. Louis Downtown, American

Tampa Bay Rays, Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL, 33705

No restaurants in this zip code, but try searching nearby!

Texas Rangers, Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Arlington, TX, 76011

Birra Poretti’s, Italian

Hibachi 97, Japanese

Sheraton Arlington Restaurant, Steak

Guadalajara Restaurant & Sports Bar, Mexican/Southwestern

Equinox Fine Dining Located in The Crowne Plaza, American

Toronto Blue Jays, Rogers Centre, Toronto Ontario operates only in the U.S.

Washington Nationals, Nationals Park, Washington D.C., 20003

No restaurants in this zip code, but try searching nearby!