Are you in the market for an outdoor patio dining set – but are on a tight budget? Here’s some help! Keep reading to find out about 21+ affordable patio dining sets that are cheap & inexpensive prices – less than $350! Updated for 2022!
Last Update: March 18, 2022
Affordable Outdoor Dining Sets on a Budget
So here’s the thing: when we moved from New York to Tennessee about 9 months ago, we had to replace everything. I mean, literally, just about everything.
Most of our old stuff from our tiny house on Long Island wasn’t worth the cost of having it shipped, so when we bought a house down here, we were basically starting from square one.
As a SAHM who’s trying to piece together a second income through all sorts of odd gigs, I discovered (and wrote about!) lots of ways to decorate and furnish your house on a budget.
Currently, we’ve basically gotten most of the essentials for the inside, but with the weather warming up, we need to start pulling together the outside.
Which brings me to the post topic today – patio dining sets on a budget.
Problems with Facebook Marketplace for Your Backyard Furniture
My go-to since arriving has been Facebook Marketplace, and if you’re on a very tight budget, I suggest looking there first. That’s what I did.
Before the weather even warmed up, I was stalking FBM because I figured people would be spring cleaning and replacing outdoor patio dining sets.
And I was right – they were.
But even though I’d done really well with scoring some amazing pieces through Facebook Marketplace, it was a bigger struggle to land a deal for the outdoor patio dining set for a few main reasons:
1| All the good stuff that was priced for a bargain went SO. FAST.
I mean – minutes. If I saw something amazing and noticed it had been on for…let’s say… 15 minutes… I knew there’d be other people who had beaten me to it. And that was always the case. “Is this still available?”
And before I could even hit “send,” the post was updated to say “pending” or “sold.” Grrrrrr. I didn’t give up, but it became very demotivating after a while.
2| How were we going to get it?
Now, I did find a few sets that were reasonably priced and would have suited what we needed (I wasn’t being especially particular at this point), but we had no way of transporting it.
A lot of the things we’ve purchased through FBM could fit in our SUVs.
But tables and chairs likely needed a pick-up truck, which we don’t have. We’ve rented one at Home Depot before, and we would do it again if it was worth it.
But to tack on another $20-40 for the truck in some ways canceled the deal.
Not only that, if it was that amazing of a deal, chances are the seller wasn’t willing to wait for us to make all these arrangements.
I couldn’t just go and get a truck at any time because my twin 4-year-olds are with me full-time.
My husband wasn’t always available to go after work – and usually, there was a line a mile long of people who could be there to pick it up an hour ago.
3| The super-nice sets were overpriced.
I use that word loosely. Overpriced for FBM.
If a really expensive outdoor dining set originally sold for $2000 and it was 1 year old, the sellers might list for $750.
Now while this is still less than half off the original price, most people who are looking on FBM aren’t looking to spend $750.
They’re looking for the bargain like they would at a yard sale, not really compared to what was originally paid.
So, for those reasons, I had to start looking to buy brand new. And brand new, I meant from an online retailer, because we still needed to get it here without a pick-truck, so delivery was the best option.
Online Retailers for the Best Bargain in Outdoor Dining Sets
As I scoped out some affordable patio dining sets online, I was actually pleasantly surprised at how affordable – and nice – some of them were!
And today I want to share with you my finds.
Full disclosure – most of the outdoor dining sets are seating for 4, for under $350.
But there are several that are actually seating for 6 in that same price range and well as picnic-table-and-bench style.
And, many of these outdoor patio dining sets will be reduced even further. Usually, around the end of May, really before summer has even started, stores put these sets on sale (Memorial Day sales).
The prices go down even more as you go deeper into the season – they’re clearing out for fall merchandise pretty much as the summer gets started.
(I know. Fall already? Can we please enjoy summer first?)
Just a head’s up – Walmart seems to be the big winner here! Don’t write them off!
Here are 21+ affordable outdoor patio dining sets, all for under $350 – many times significantly less! (at the time of publication – those prices are subject to change by the seller), all of which can be ordered online.
I hope you find what you need and can start enjoying the cookouts and getting your summer on!
And more often than not, there’s free shipping, so getting it to your house is absolutely hassle-free and won’t cost you a dime more.
And, when you order online, if you’re signed up for Ebates (which you should be! Free money! Referral link for Ebates here!), you get cashback also! Also, sign up for Amazon Prime if you’re not a member!
A trial membership should score you free delivery as well!
If you didn’t see what you’re looking for, I highly recommend looking through the other options on these retailers’ sites.
Prices are always changing, and there might be even more of a selection! Get ready to find some cheap, beautiful backyard dining sets, perfect for your patio!
I’ve included some ‘Quick Link’ for more search options at the end of the post!
And, if you are also in the market for backyard furniture – lounge sets that are outdoor conversational chairs and sofas with coffee tables, sectionals, chaise lounges – take a look here! Here are 25+ Budget-Friendly Backyard Furniture Sets, For Every Price Point.
Excellent deals for 2022 – I’m sure you’ll find something you love!
21+ Affordable Patio Dining Sets, All for Under $350!
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*** Please note: Prices are subject to change by the seller. At time of publication, the following sets were selling at $350 or less.
This is actually the set we ended up buying! We’ve had to buy so much, we just needed an inexpensive set to get us through a summer or two.
I’ve actually seen it set up at a few homes in our area, and I LOVE it! The red is so fun and trendy! And it’s gotten great reviews.
Here’s what it looks like set up in real life:
And here is the same set from Amazon in blue!
Down the road, a picnic table is what I really want. I love the flexibility of seating, and I think it’s perfect for a farmhouse, rustic type look.
To me, it’s so nostalgic of being a kid – I love that these are still around. This set seats 6 from Walmart.
This is a fabulous and adorable choice from Walmart!
It’s trendy and stylish, and I’m particularly a fan of armrests on chairs!
I absolutely love this one! Bar stool type seating is some of my favorite, and this is a beautiful set that will enhance any patio atmosphere.
You can get it through Walmart.
This is a super-cute set that comes with the umbrella, too! Upholstered folding chairs make for comfy seating and easy storage!
A great little set from Wayfair.
Similar to the previous set from Wayfair, this one is available from Walmart if you prefer it in a sleek, stylish black.
This is a beautiful wood set that will look stunning wherever you place it! The table also has wheels for easy mobility!
Gorgeous option from Amazon!
This is another really beautiful wood table and chairs option from Amazon!
Cozy outdoor dining!
This is a trendy little set from Walmart! It’s a fun little accent seating area that is suitable for eating, too!
If you prefer an all-metal type set, here’s one you may enjoy even more than the previous one!
If you’ve got some footballs fans in your family, I love this for a fun, kid-friendly choice! You have your choice of teams, too!
Another hit from Wayfair!
This is another super-fun choice for summer! Fantastic bold, bright, summery look!
This one is from Wayfair. (Umbrella not included).
Here is a very comfy option for 4 person seating! What a relaxing space!
I love this picnic style table! So cozy and family-friendly! The more the merrier!
If you’re looking for a cozy bistro for 2, you’ll love this set. It has plush cushion chairs that make is perfect for relaxing and eating!
You can find this one at Walmart!
This 2 seater from Target is also another beauty! The wood just automatically takes the style up a few notches!
I love that this has an oblong-shaped table. Perfect for scooting in an extra chair or 2!
Other colors available from Target!
This is another super stylish bistro set you can get from Wayfair!
I love how trendy and modern this set looks! Has all the feel of outdoor dining at a fancy restaurant or poolside at a resort!
This is a great deal from Wayfair, and it will fancy up any space!
I have a patio lounge set that would go perfectly with this!
I love how this looks just a bit fancy for the backyard!
This is a great option for a round table with some really comfy chairs with high backs!
Priced right from Amazon.
This is a perfect backyard picnic-style option, especially if you have kids! With bench seating, you can squeeze in a lot of friends and kids!
Solid construction made of wood, in an unfinished or cedar stain from Wayfair.
How to Find Your Own Inexpensive Outdoor Dining Sets (Quick Links)
Lots of times, the retailers will add some other items at the bottom, ones that are comparable to the set you see.
Below are some quick links if you want to scroll through and search yourself!
There you go, friends! Can you believe it? So many amazing outdoor patio dining sets, for such a steal. I think the hardest part is picking which one, right?!
I hope this helped. If you’re in the market for an outdoor set, now is the time!
There are so many amazing deals out there. I hope you jump on it and find one you love! And if you do, will you please tag me – 100affections – on Instagram? I’d love to see it!
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