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Best Patio Furniture Dining Sets

 

Have a spot in your outdoor space for dining, let me help you choose from my selection of the Best Patio Furniture Dining Sets.   Each design will have a specific purpose for those looking for outdoor dining.  All will have seating for at least four, with one set having seating for six.

Do you want a bar height or just a plain table and set of chairs?  What color will work best for your patio decor?  Do you need cushions for long term sitting?  Do you need the ability to add an umbrella for shade?  Are older people using your dining set that would have trouble using the chairs available?  These are just some of the questions you need to answer before putting down your hard-earned money on a patio dining set and not liking it.

Let us see if we can answer some of your questions with the information below.  If you still have questions you can use the forms at the end of this article and I will get back to you shortly.

 

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Better Homes and Gardens Meads Bay Best Patio Furniture Dining SetsBetter Homes and Gardens Meads Bay Patio Dining Set

 

Price when this article was written: $249.97

 

This bar height set will work best by the pool or in an area that could use the higher table and chairs.  The chairs are more like stools with no back.  A resin wicker weave will give you comfort while sitting.

The square table will have a faux plank top to look like wood and repeal any moisture that falls on it.  Four straight legs will have lower leg support that also has a hole for umbrella support.  A hole in the center of the table will have a plug for when no umbrella is needed.

The table is 38 inches across and 36 inches tall.  Stools are 15.5 inches across and 25.5 inches tall.  Older people may not like the extra height as there is not a back to hold onto to get on the chair.  Powder-coated steel frames will hold up very well in most outdoor weather conditions.

This is a simple set that the chairs will go all the way under the table for storage when not in use.  The total weight of this set is less than 100 pounds, one person can move without much effort.

 

Pros

  • Simple design
  • Bar height
  • Lightweight easy to move

Cons

  • No backs on chairs
  • Bar height may not work for older adults




 

 

Mainstays Alexandra Square Best Patio Furniture Dining SetsMainstays Alexandra Square Patio Dining Set

 

Price when this article was written: $249.97

 

This simple set will have cushions for the seats and a sling material for the backs.  A square top table will be large enough for most meals.

The table will be 38 inches across and 28 inches tall.  It will have a hole for an umbrella and the lower leg support also have an umbrella support hole.  A tempered glass top insert will top this table.

The chairs will have a thick cushion for seats that is available in two colors, the striped color is shown and gray solid color. Each color will come with matching back pillows for each chair.  Clips will hold cushions in place while sitting.  Chairs will be 24 inches wide, 26 inches deep, and 37 inches tall.

Other matching pieces are available in this collection, see my post on the bistro set here.

 

Pros

  • 2 cushion colors to choose from
  • Provisions for umbrella
  • Woven seatbacks

Cons

  • Cushions will need a storage solution
  • Glass tabletop will be hard to replace if broken

 

 

Mainstays Forest Hills Best Patio Furniture Dining SetsMainstays Forest Hills Patio Dining Set

 

Price when this article was written: $399.98

 

Very similar to the set above with the addition of seat cushions for the backs.  A square table with a tempered glass top will give plenty of room for a meal and drinks for four.  Provisions for an umbrella will include a hole in the tabletop and the bracket on the lower leg support for the table.

Cushions are available in two colors, a bright red and the tan that is shown.  A single button will be in the center of the back cushion.  Tabs are used to hold cushions in place.  Chairs will stack for storage when not in use.  Cushions will need a storage solution when not in use to last more than a few seasons.

The table will be 38 inches across and 28 inches high.  Each chair will be 23 inches wide, 27.5 inches deep, and 35.75 inches tall.   They will support 250 pounds each.  Steel powder-coated frames in a matte espresso finish.

This dining set will work great for those who want the full cushions for long term sitting comfort.  Several pieces and sets are available in the Forest Hills collection, see my post here for more information.

 

Pros

  • Thick cushions for long term sitting comfort
  • Provisions for umbrella

Cons

  • Cushions will need a storage solution when not in use
  • Glass tabletop may be difficult to replace
  • No umbrella or base included

 

Mainstays Rockview Best Patio Furniture Dining SetsMainstays Rockview Patio Dining Set

 

Price when this article was written: $599.97

 

This set is a little different than others with two chairs, two benches, and a rectangular table.   This will give a comfortable seating for six people at your table, more if you have some with skinny butts.  Blue cushions will cover the benchtops, seats, and backs of chairs.  A black powder-coated finish will cover all frames and tabletop.

The table will be 60 inches long, 40 inches wide, and 28 inches tall.  The leg brace has a provision for umbrella support along with a hole in the center of the tabletop.  A slatted design will cover the top of the table to allow water to drain off quickly.  The table is a heavy 54 pounds, will need two people to move safely.

The benches will be 50 inches long, 15 inches deep, and 19 inches tall.  Each bench will weigh 19 pounds.  The two armchairs will be 22 inches wide, 25.5 inches deep, and 37 inches tall.  Each chair will weigh 19 pounds.

The dark blue cushions will have a polyester fiberfill and Olefin covers.  The Olefin fabric last ver well in most outdoor weather conditions.  Cushions will need a storage solution to last more than a couple of seasons.  Ties will hold the cushions in place when sitting on your furniture, making them easy to remove for storage or cleaning.

This set will give you seating for your patio area when you are not sitting at the table with the two benches and two chairs.

 

 

Pros

  • Cushions for seating comfort
  • No glass tabletop to break
  • Provisions for umbrella

Cons

  • Cushions will need storage when not in use
  • Not all guests will like the bench seating with no backs
  • The table is very heavy for one person to move

 

 

Highland Knolls Best Patio Furniture Dining SetsMainstays Highland Knolls Padded Sling Patio Dining Set

 

Price when this article was written: $399.97

 

This dining set gives you motion and the extra seating comfort of padded sling material.  The sling material will have a thin polyester material between the two layers to give you an extra cushion, it will require extra time to dry after it gets wet over regular sling material.

The chairs will have a swivel base that will give you motion and make it easier to get away from the table.  Each chair will 24.5 inches wide, 31 inches deep and 42 inches tall.  They will support 250 pounds each.

The round tempered glass table will be 48 inches wide and 28 inches tall.  A center hole for umbrella and support built into the leg support will let you have some shade while dining (Umbrella not included).  Steel frames will have a matte espresso powder-coated finish for protection from the outdoor weather.

This set works well for those looking for a lot of comfort from movement and padded sling seating.

 

Pros

  • Chairs with swivel movement
  • Provisions for umbrella
  • Padded sling material

Cons

  • Padded sling material may not dry fast after a rain
  • Glass top may be hard to replace if broken

 

Better Homes & Gardens Villa Park Best Patio Furniture Dining SetsBetter Homes & Gardens Villa Park Patio Dining Set

 

Price when this article was written: $259.97

 

This simple set with bright white-colored frames with slates for seats, seatbacks, and tabletop material.  This polystyrene material will have a wood grain look that is pressed in and will come in a driftwood color.

The table will be 45 inches across and 28 inches tall.  Each chair will be 22.75 inches wide, 22.75 inches deep and 34 inches tall.   The chairs will support 250 pounds each and the table will support 100 pounds of food and drink.  A hole in the tabletop will allow the use of an umbrella, no provision for lower umbrella support is available, need to have a good umbrella stand if you use an umbrella with this table.

This would be a great set for those who use their dining set and have other provisions for long term sitting.  The flat slated design would not be comfortable for long term sitting.

 

Pros

  • Driftwood look for seating and tabletop
  • No cushions to store
  • Provision for umbrella

Cons

  • For long term sitting, cushions will be needed
  • No umbrella or stand included
  • No lower umbrella support

 

Mainstays Bristal Springs Best Patio Furniture Dining SetsMainstays Bristol Springs Patio Dining Set

 

Price when this article was written: $349.98

 

If a round table fits better in your outdoor decor, this dining set will work for you.  With chairs with a slight rocking motion due to the “C” lower leg design and the sling seating material, this set will give you comfort and a set that requires little work to keep looking fresh.

The round dining table is 40 inches across and 28 inches tall.  It will have a tempered glass top with a hole in the center for an umbrella, curved legs, and round lower leg support with an umbrella support bracket.

Each chair will be 24 inches wide, 28.75 inches deep, and 40.5 inches tall.  They will support 250 pounds each.  I have similar chairs for my dining set in my backyard patio area.  They have been out there for almost 15 years with little or no care, I do store them in a shed during the winter months.

This set will work well for those looking for a dining set for their patio that requires little care and is comfortable for long term sitting.  You can sit for hours in comfort after your meal and sit with your favorite adult beverage.  For more information on the Bristol Springs dining set, see my post here.

 

Pros

  • Sling fabric material for seats
  • Motion on chairs
  • Provisions for umbrella

Cons

  • Glass tabletop may be hard to replace if broken
  • No umbrella or base included
  • The table is smaller than the others

 

Crosley Furniture Griffith Best Patio Furniture Dining SetsCrosley Furniture Griffith Patio Dining Set

 

Price when this article was written: $259.97

 

Looking for a retro style for your outdoor dining, this set from the Crosley collection will look great.  With the classic styling and the 7 different color choices, this set can fit any retro decor.  Color choices are White, Red. Green, Blue, Aqua, Key Lime, and Tangerine.

All colors will have the same white dining table.  The table will be 40 inches across and 28 inches tall.  The tempered glass top will have a hole for an umbrella.  Lower leg support also has an umbrella support hole.  The leg design will allow the chairs to nest under the table when not in use.

Each chair will have a “C” design to allow for a little back and forth motion. They will be 21 inches wide, 28.5 inches deep, and 34.5 inches tall.  Each chair will support 250 pounds of weight and will weigh 15 pounds.

All steel design with a powder-coated finish will give you a set that will last well in outdoor conditions.  This set is prone to rust if the finish is damaged or if it sits out in a rather wet environment.

 

Pros

  • No glass top to break
  • Provisions for umbrella
  • A small movement in chairs

Cons

  • All metal construction can rust if not taken care of
  • No cushions for long term sitting

 

 

Mainstays Albany Lane Best Patio Furniture Dining SetsMainstays Albany Lane Patio Dining Set

 

Price when this article was written: $119.97

 

I have this set at the lake house.  It works well that I can put it out when needed and easily store it when not in use.  This dining set is inexpensive and comes with a small umbrella, I added an umbrella stand to mine.

The folding chairs are easy to take with you if you are planning on a picnic or going to a friend's house with limited seating.  They are lightweight and the sling seating material is very comfortable for long term sitting.

The table is 34 inches across and 27.5 inches tall.  The top is tempered glass with an umbrella hole in the middle.  Lower leg support will also have extra support for your umbrella.

Fabric for this set is available in 4 colors with matching umbrella, Blue, Red, Tan, and Gray.  I chose tan as it matched the color of my camper at the lake.  Umbrella will fold for storage when not in use.

Chairs will be 23 inches wide, 28 inches deep, and 36 inches tall.  They will support 250 pounds each.  The chairs lock in the seating position and are tough to unlock at times, I have pinched my finger trying to fold them before.

This dining set is perfect for those looking for a portable set, you can even use it for tailgating if you can transport the table.  This would give you an advantage over others that just have chairs.

For more of my information and details of this folding patio dining set, see my post here.

 

Pros

  • Folds for easy storage
  • Umbrella included
  • Sling fabric for seating

Cons

  • No Umbrella stand included
  • Chairs are smaller than others
  • Glass tabletop may be hard to replace if broken

 

Best Patio Furniture Dining Sets

 

My final thoughts on these patio dining sets

 

For those looking for the best patio furniture dining sets with seating for four, one of these sets should work with your budget and decor needs.  I have a couple of patio dining sets for my outdoor dining needs, the Albany Lane at the lake and one with sling material with motion chairs in my backyard.  My table for this set is a wrought iron that sits out all year, I do store my chairs in the harsh winter weather where I live.

Your choice of a patio dining set will be made with your own decor needs, if you like retro, the Griffen set will work well.  Let me know what works well for you and if you have a favorite set.

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