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12 affordable patio dining sets to buy now

Entertain outside without breaking the bank

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A six-person wood outdoor dining table with four chairs and a bench.
A chevron pattern livens up the traditional wood patio set with seating for six. ($717)

Nothing beats good food and conversation on a warm night, and a new outdoor dining set is just the thing to help you kick off summer. But if there’s one part of your garden that can be prohibitively expensive, it’s the patio furniture. A solid four-person dining table can run several thousands of dollars, and there’s no telling how pricey it can get if you want to seat more than six.

Fortunately, a bit of sleuthing uncovers plenty of budget-minded dining sets that check all the boxes for on-trend styles. Have a tiny apartment balcony or small backyard? Don’t fret— we’ve got you covered there, too. From woodsy picnic-style tables to sprawling midcentury sets that can seat a crowd, here are 12 patio dining sets sure to fit both your wallet and outdoor style.

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For small spaces

It can be hard to squeeze in a table and two chairs on some balconies or porches, but these sets do double duty with style and function. Even better, they provide a cheery pop of color packaged in a small footprint.

Wicker and wood

Whether you love the wooden look or prefer wicker, both create a warm and inviting ambience for your outdoor spaces. These sets are also blank slates that look good in any environment and color scheme.

Sleek and modern

Add a bit of streamlined style with the options below; they’re perfect for more modern spaces and still keep the budget in mind.

Rectangular Metal Table Set

  • $500

Inspired by the Tolix “A Chair,” which the French designer Xavier Pauchard brought to market in 1934, this chair is popular in hotels and restaurants everywhere. But that doesn’t mean this affordable, cheery set—available in eight colors—can’t work in your space, especially because the chairs conveniently stack.

Dinner for a crowd

Once you try to seat more than four people at an outdoor table, prices can skyrocket. Fortunately, these sets let you cook for a crowd without breaking the bank.