A patio dining table is a must if you want to eat outdoors or entertain in your outdoor living space. It’s one of the essential pieces you need for your deck, patio or terrace because there’s nothing more relaxing than a meal outdoors. Not surprisingly, there are nearly as many styles of patio dining tables as there are for the indoors, so it should be easy to find something that fits your lifestyle and design preferences.
Before you go shopping, you’ll need to determine how large a table your space can hold. Generally, you want at least 3 feet of space around the table so that people can pull out their chairs to sit down. Then, what shape do you want — round, rectangular, square? Next, you’ll need to decide what material you want for the table because there are many choices of woods, types of metal, plastic, mosaic, and others. Just be sure to do your homework with regard to the maintenance required for each type. Last but not least, consider whether or not you’ll need to store the table for the offseason or if you can simply purchase a cover and leave it in place.
Ready to choose a new table? Here are some of the best patio dining tables for your backyard:
For a rustic style that holds up outdoors, choose the Pederson Dining Table. It has a charming wood look but is actually crafted from weather-resistant aluminum that has been powder coated and finished to a beige driftwood appearance. The base has an 0n-trend trestle base with just the right farmhouse vibe and x-shaped supports. The tabletop is a durable porcelain tile that resembles wood planks laid out in a herringbone design.
With a capacity of up to 8 people, this table is good for family dinners or entertaining. It features a standard-size umbrella hole so that you can add one to shield you from strong sun. This rust-resistant patio dining table requires full assembly. It also comes with a one-year limited warranty, however, it’s important to note that it cannot be left out in the snow and ice without being covered.
With nearly 100 percent of the reviews being four and five stars, the Rosemont Extendable Metal Dining Table is a backyard winner for alfresco dining. It allows you to have a small size table for everyday use, which is expandable to accommodate up to 6 people for entertaining. Made from durable rust-resistant aluminum, the table has a blackened bronze powder coat.
The classic styling of this table means that it will pair nicely with the pieces that you already have. The round shape highlight the latticework that makes up the tabletop as well as the four gently curved legs. This design means that water runs through so it will dry quickly so you can use it soon after a summer shower. And, when guests arrive, there’s a leaf that’s removable — but not self-storing — to expand its seating capacity. The Rosemont Extendable Metal Dining Table includes an umbrella hole. It requires assembly and is covered by a 90-day warranty.
A large size patio dining table with a modern aesthetic, the Caspian Square 29.75″ Table is ideal for large families and large gatherings. With a seating capacity of eight, the classic silhouette has the authentic look of a wood-topped table but has much less maintenance. The top is made from Tekwood, an authentic-looking and long-lasting wood alternative made from polystyrene, which is available in a natural or vintage finish. The pigment in the Tekwood top runs all the way through the material, so it resists fading and minor scratches can be sanded. It also includes an umbrella hole and a matching plug.
The frame is a durable welded heavy gauge aluminum with stainless steel hardware. It’s also lightweight, rustproof and weather-resistant for years of enjoyment. The legs include caps that protect your deck or patio from scratches. The Caspian Table requires assembly and is covered by three- year warranty. Buyers love the look and sturdiness of this patio dining table.
Traditional beachside flair and easy-care materials make the Windsor Dining Table a great choice for families. Setting up for meals on the patio or a backyard party is easy with this table that’s big enough to accommodate eight people. This sturdy dining table features a top made from synthetic wood planks that resist water, rust, and UV light so that you can have all the style and none of the fuss or maintenance of real wood. Plus, because the wood is slatted, rain will run off the surface.
The base of the table is a lightweight but powder-coated aluminum that compliments the top. Two color combinations are available: white and light gray or a darker gray paired with brown. Plastic base glides cap off the legs to protect your deck or patio. The fire-rated Windsor Dining Table requires assembly and comes with a one-year warranty. You’ll need to consider your storage space with this table as it not weather-resistant and cannot be left out in the snow during the winter.
The Allen Dining Table has a clean, contemporary style that will easily pair with furniture that you already have and with just about any chairs. It’s also a great centerpiece for family meals on the deck. The table’s utilitarian silhouette is versatile and easy care, thanks to the materials used. The frame is made from weather- and water-resistant aluminum. The top is made from a wood-look plastic and resin top that is super durable and requires no special maintenance — just hose it off! The faux wood material is stain resistant, however not stain proof.
This patio dining table is ideal for al fresco dining and will provide many seasons of enjoyment. The neutral colors are ideal for an outdoor space that has some pops of color for liveliness or is surround by lots of plants. An umbrella hole with plug is incorporated in the design. Assembly is required for the Allen Dining Table, which covered by a warranty for an unspecified period of time.
Perfect for a family of four as well as big enough to accommodate eight people, the Nanette Dining Table is just the ticket for dining or for letting the kids while away the afternoon doing their crafts outside. At an extra-long 88 inches, this patio dining table has the look of solid wood, but it’s actually made from rust-resistant aluminum, and planked resin. The frame of the table is powder-coated and then finished to look like wood. All this means that not only is it easy to care for, but it’s easy for two people to move because it weighs only 66 pounds.
You can add some shade to the table with a separately purchased umbrella because it comes equipped with an umbrella hole. The entire piece is rust-resistant and easily wipes clean with a soft cloth. Partial assembly is required for the Nanette Dining Table and it comes with a one-year warranty.
Fans of natural wood will love the Elaina Solid Wood Dining Table that will immediately freshen up your outdoor living space and add flexibility for more seating when needed. Constructed from Grade A premium teak, it has a versatile appearance and clean lines that will go with lots of chair styles. the best thing is that it has butterfly leaves that will extend the size from the original 48.5 inches to generous 108.5 inches long. You can easily seat a family of four on a regular basis and then expand it to fill size for eight people, although reviewers say that 10 will fit comfortably.
Because the table is made from teak wood, it will need periodic oiling to maintain the natural look, however, this type of wood is naturally UV and mildew resistant. This fire-rated table does not have a hold for an umbrella due to the extension mechanism. Assembly is needed for the Elaina Solid Wood Dining Table and it is covered by a one-year warranty. Happy buyers praise the easy extension mechanism as well as the sturdiness and quality of the table.
A square patio dining table can solve the challenge of dining al fresco in an outdoor space that doesn’t lend itself to a longer table and the Aquia Creek Dining Table does that with plenty of style. The contemporary design seats four people and has the sophistication of wicker with all the durability of modern, low-maintenance resin. Made with a rust-resistant steel frame and covered with a woven synthetic material, this table will last through many seasons of outdoor enjoyment. The combination of materials is resistant to weather, UV light and rain, meaning that it will maintain its good looks for a long time. Even better, it’s topped with clear tempered glass that’s easy to clean and convenient to use.
Available in a natural brown color or a multi-toned gray, the Aquia Creek table is a durable all-weather design that will last even longer with annual care. The manufacturer recommends using a vinyl preservative for longer strap durability. Partial assembly is required for this patio dining table and it does not have an umbrella hole. The Aquia Creek comes with a one-year warranty and happy buyers love the simple elegance of the table and say that it is durable and a great buy.
With minimalist flair, the Tres Chic 88 X 44 Inch Rectangular Teak & Stainless Steel Patio Dining Table by Tommy Bahama will accommodate the whole family easily because it’s longer than most outdoor rectangular tables. This long patio dining table features a top made with uniquely shaped contemporary Asian teak slats supported by a two-part curving brushed stainless steel base. The undulating design is meant to mimic the waves of the ocean and it adds interest to the top and allows rainwater to flow off the surface. Hand-oiled teak is super durable thanks to its natural resistance to weather, rot and insects. In addition, this type of wood is sustainably harvested on plantations certified by the Forest Stewardship Council for sustainable growth and harvesting.
This high-end patio dining table features an umbrella hole in the center that is easily masked by a removable medallion that plugs the hole. The table is part of the Tres Chic collection, which includes other seating and table options so that you can expand your matching set. Some assembly is required for this table and it does have a longer shipping time than some other tables. Tommy Bahama products carry a three-year warranty against defects on the stainless steel frames as well as on the natural teak elements.
Perfect for those who like to entertain, the Sahara 74 X 43 Inch Oval Teak Patio Dining Table W/ Double Extensions By Anderson Teak officers all the flexibility and style of an indoor dining table. Whether for outdoor dining or laying out a grand barbeque buffet, this patio dining table goes from 74 to 106 inches long with two folding extension leaves, which can be used individually or both together. This makes it easy to seat up to 10 or 12 people for dinner al fresco. In addition, the central support includes an umbrella hole that comes with a brass plug to cover it when not in use.
The Sahara table is made from eco-friendly solid teak wood that is plantation-grown teak and responsibly harvested. Anderson Teak uses only top grade kiln-dried timber, ensuring this teak furniture will last for generations. Teak is used for outdoor furniture because it has a high natural oil content that helps it resist weather, insects and rot. It is also constructed with mortise and tenon joinery for durability and stability. Finally, the surface of the wood is finely sanded and splinter-free. Anderson Teak covers its outdoor products with a two-year warranty against manufacturing defects and workmanship.
No matter if your family is small or large, or if you host a lot of gatherings, the options for a patio dining table range widely. It’s easy to find one that will suit your design style, family size and budget so that you can get the most enjoyment out of whatever outdoor space you have.