Rancho Santa Margarita may look like a ghost town on Christmas Day, but you can thank God for IHOP. Its Holiday Hotcakes menu is sure to be popular. IHOP is open on Christmas day. as well as Christmas eve, making it one of the more unique restaurants in RSM.
Most restaurants will be open on Christmas Eve, however.
Here's a sampling of some of the restaurants and what they'll be offering over the holiday:
: The International House of Pancakes is open on Christmas Eve until 8 p.m., and opens on Christmas day from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. And those hotcakes? White chocolate chip mint, pumpkin praline, and sweet eggnog.
: Open Christmas Eve until 11 p.m., but not open on Christmas day, which is the only day of the year that Daily's is closed. There will be drink specials and the bartenders will likely produce some holiday shots.
: Popular eatery will be open on Christmas Eve until 6 p.m.
: The kitchen closes on Christmas Eve at 9 p.m., the restaurant will close about 10 p.m. It is closed Christmas day.
: Popular pizza restaurant is open until 9 p.m. on Christmas Eve but is closed on Christmas day.
: Another popular pizza restuarant, Ballpark is open until 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve but is closed on Christmas day.