I would search restaurants on the Disneyland website, filter to downtown Disney and see if anything appeals on the menus! We’ve had 2 new restaurants come in including Ballast Point and Black Tap Craft Burgers & Shakes.
If I wasn't going into the parks I would probably do Ralph Brennan's or maybe dinner at one of the hotels restaurants. In park our first meal is at Cafe Orleans for the Monte Cristo and the Pommes Frittes.
We've never made it in time for breakfast however we have for lunch or dinner. With my group we usually end up either Tortilla Joe's or Naples. I definitely request Jazz Kitchen if we're doing dinner though.
We always book Goofy’s Kitchen for our arrival dinner. We like to check in early, drop off the luggage, do a little shopping, then circle back around for the reservation. Great way to get the kids some autographs too!
We do the quick service at Tortilla Jo's. You can get nachos as big as your head for about $15. Hubs has a healthy appetite, and he's usually completely full after one of their burritos. At any rate, nothing especially exciting/amazing, but it's become our tradition, and it's an easy "comfort" meal when we've been traveling all day.
We do Tortilla Joe's too! Great place to fill up teenagers (if that is even possible!). We also like to head over to Whitewater Snacks and sit outside on the patio (thru the doors by the check out counter) to listen and peek into DCA!