The Dining Area is the first place that Chica will go after becoming active. This is also the first location Bonnie usually goes to, although since he is able to teleport along his attack route he can often skip over it. Both Bonnie and Chica can be seen behind the third row of tables, near the left side of the screen. Occasionally, they will walk right in front of the camera, so only their silhouettes are visible. Freddy Fazbear can also be seen in the back on later nights, with only his endoskeleton eyes visible.
This area also appears in Five Nights at Freddy's 2 during cutscenes, which are shown upon completing each successive night. Unlike the first game, the view from this room is not from a camera. Instead, it is from Freddy's point of view from his spot on the Show Stage.
The Dining Area appears to be a large room furnished with six tables lined up in three rows, ready for parties. In the darkness, the walls of the Dining Area cannot be seen. The tables themselves are covered in white tablecloths decorated with confetti patterns. In the middle of the tables, lined up in a row, are different colored party hats. Chairs line the tables on both sides. These chairs boast confetti patterns as well, and there is a large gold star on the backrest of each one. The floor itself is tiled with blue-and-red tiles. A light illuminates the center of the room and it is too dark to see any entrances or exits in the area.
- This is the only room which all three of the main animatronics pass through.
- Bonnie and Chica can be in the Dining Area at the same time. However, the last one to enter is the only one seen on the camera.
- If Chica and Bonnie are edited together in the Dining Area, Chica will appear much larger than Bonnie, even though Bonnie and Chica are depicted to be around even in size. This is likely an oversight by Scott Cawthon.
- Judging by the bend in Bonnie's ears and Chica's arms in their close-ups, both animatronics appear to be facing the opposite direction of the camera, as opposed to looking into it.
- If the player looks closely, they can see Chica's endoskeleton teeth while she is in the Dining Area.
- This is the only area in any restaurant in the series that has a red-and-blue-checkered tile floor instead of a black-and-white-checkered tile floor.