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Cheap Outdoor Patio Dining Sets


When looking at patio furniture for your outdoor areas for entertaining, Cheap Outdoor Patio Dining Sets should be on your list.  Small areas in your outdoor space will lend themselves to different types of relaxing.  If sitting around your table with snacks and your favorite adult beverage if what you like to do, a conversation set is what you need.  Looking for spot to have a small meal by the BBQ, a small dining set will work.

I like the idea of eating outside sometimes to change our meal atmosphere, I have an outdoor dining set at home and at the lake.  Sometimes we just have a burger or other times we will cook a full meal and have it outside.  This makes for great family time and conversation.

Don’t want to break the bank and still get a great patio dining set for four under $500, look at my examples here.  I have a set very similar to the Nantucket set at the lake.  It stays in the garage until I need it.  Chairs fold for easy storage and it is lightweight for easy moving, having an umbrella included is a plus.

Now lets look at these four examples and see what style you like the best.


Nantucket dining set with umbrellaNantucket dining set with umbrella and folding chairs


Price when article was written: $111.83

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For those with a smaller outdoor space or wanting not to leave up their dining table all the time, this set with folding chairs will work. Four chairs, a small table and an umbrella will be included in this set.

A round glass top table will let you enjoy your meal, smaller than most at 31.5 inches across.  A tempered glass top with hole for umbrella support.  Only assembly of this set will be adding legs to table top then adding lower leg support that will also support the umbrella.

Umbrella will be 5 foot across when extended.  No tilt feature will be included with this umbrella. No umbrella base will be included either.

Chairs will fold for storage, a little lock on each back leg will have to be moved for folding.  I find this lock hard to work at first, some fingers may get damage if you are not careful.  Each chair will support 250 pounds of weight.

This set will work great for those who need their outside space for other things and want to store their dining set when not needed.  I fold my chairs and place on top of the table in the shed at the lake and it is always ready to just sit up in minutes without any trouble.

To look at the Albany Lane model that I have, see my post here.


  • Chairs fold for storage when not in use
  • Umbrella included with set
  • Sling material dries very quickly


  • Table will be too small for bigger meals
  • No umbrella base included
  • No tilt on umbrella


Crosley traditional metal dining setCrosley Griffith Metal Outdoor Dining Set


Price when article was written: $317.11

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If you like the retro look in outdoor furniture, this dining set from the Crosley Collection will look great for you.  With its timeless steel frame and look, you can get one at most flea markets or just purchase them new like the Griffith model here.  The flea market variety will probably cost more to restore than purchasing this set.

Set will include a white table with a round top that is 40 inches across.   Four legs with a lower support will support your table.  A hole in the table top will let you use an umbrella, not included in this set.

Chairs will have the timeless design with some motion.  Seat base and backs are available in four colors, Blue, Red, Green and White.  All frames are white.  Chairs will need some cushions to be comfortable for long term sitting.

This set will work best for those looking for a more traditional look, this set has more of a retro look than any other.  This retro look can be purchased in many styles, see my information on the retro collection here.


  • Great retro look
  • Can use an umbrella, not included
  • Chairs have some motion for comfort


  • Can rust quickly if not taken care of
  • Will need cushions for longer sitting comfort



Paracelsus Aluminum Dining setParacelsus Aluminum Dining Set


Price when article was written: $256.86

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For those looking for a metal dining set that will require very little work and will look great, this set will work well.  With a cast aluminum frame and a woven design for the seat and table top.  A gentle open weave will cover the backs of the chairs.  No cushions or umbrella are included with this set.

Table will have a round top that is 31.5 inches across and 28 inches tall.  Four legs with a lower support will support the top.  Hole for umbrella will be in the center of the table and in the leg support.

Chairs will have straight legs and could use some cushions to extend sitting comfort.  Each chair will support 220 pounds of weight.

This set will be for those who have an outdoor space to leave out your dining set and when they want to use it, just clean the top of the table.  The cast aluminum look will give the look of a park setting for your outdoor space.


  • Cast aluminum will last very well in outdoor conditions
  • Does have hole for umbrella in table top and leg support
  • Chairs can be stacked for storage


  • Could use cushions for chairs
  • Some customers had problems with assembly and included tools




Highland Knolls dining setMainstays Highland Knolls Dining Set


Price when article was written: $362

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When you are looking for long term sitting comfort when shopping for Cheap Outdoor Patio Dining Sets, the Highland Knolls set will work well.   With padded sling material for the sitting area and a swivel base for the chair, you will have hours of comfortable sitting with this set.

I am a firm believer in the sling material for seating comfort in outdoor patio furniture.  This set is no exception.  With a poly padding between two layers of sling material, this set will take a little longer to dry after a rain storm.  Each chair will have a stick on the bottom of the seat base that fits in a hole in the chair base that will allow this set to swivel.  No rocking motion is included.  Each chair will support 250 pounds of weight.

Table will have a tempered round glass top with hole for umbrella, not included with this set.  Table is a large 48 inches across and 28 inches tall.  Four legs will support the table with a round support for the lower legs.

This set will be for those looking for long term sitting comfort in their dining set.  With cushioned seating that swivels, you will get many hours of sitting comfort with this set.  Other sets and pieces are available in this style.  See my post on the bistro set here.


  • Cushioned and swivel chairs
  • Larger table top
  • Hole for umbrella


  • Chairs may take a while to dry after a rain
  • Takes up more floor space than other sets in this article
  • Will be harder to store when not needed


Final thoughts on these four dining sets


I have given you four different choices for you cheap outdoor patio dining sets.  Each one will have its own advantages for its owner.  You will have to look at your needs to help make your choice.  I have a similar set to the folding chair set at the lake, it is very easy to store when not needed.  I like the sling material for  seating comfort and its ability to dry quickly after getting wet.  Your choice could take you in a different direction.

Choose where you are sitting your dining set and what style will work best for you.

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