10 Patio Dining Sets That'll Make You Feel Like You're at a Chic Outdoor Restaurant

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Fernhill Swivel Rocker Patio Dining Set
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While we're certainly fans of long walks on the sand and scenic hikes in the mountains, if we had to pick a favorite outdoor activity, it'd probably be eating. There's just something extra special about sitting down with anticipation as the delicious fiery grill scent wafts just a few feet away. And is there anything more memorable than those endless summer dinner parties where the wine and conversation flows deep into the night?

Which is precisely why the outdoor dining set is, arguably, one of the most important pieces you'll ever purchase for your home. But while the summertime staple will certainly see a lot of action, it's also prone to quite a bit of wear—which makes durability of utmost importance. To score one that'll last for many summers to come, look for hardy materials like aluminum, teak, and all-weather resin wicker, and make sure you're following the proper care guidelines (a furniture cover might be the next best thing you can purchase for your patio). Here, we rounded up 10 picks for every budget that combine style and strength into one delicious package.

Santa Monica 3-Piece Patio Bistro Set

Santa Monica 3-Piece Patio Bistro Set
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Transport yourself into a Slim Aarons photo with this pretty-in-pink, midcentury mod conversation set. Crafted of durable wrought iron, the pieces are perfect for tucking into a cozy corner of a backyard or short-on-space balcony.

Buy it: $250; target.com

Café Curved Back Chairs and Table Set

Café Curved Back Chairs and Table Set
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For the homeowner looking for practicality and convenience, here's a set that couldn't be easier to maintain. The aluminum and resin wicker frame requires almost zero maintenance, while the stackable chairs and foldaway table make post-hangout storage a breeze.

Buy it: $800; frontgate.com

Wisteria Lane Outdoor Conversation Set

Wisteria Lane Outdoor Conversation Set
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If you're looking for a set that serves dual purposes as both a dining and lounge spot, we've found your perfect match. This seven-piece all-weather wicker find comes with a six-seater sectional (perfect for curling up with a book), plus a dining table and three ottomans—ideal for accommodating a crowd.

Buy it: $750; amazon.com

Hampton Bay Bedford Farmhouse Patio Dining Set

Hampton Bay Bedford Farmhouse Patio Dining Set
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Whether you're taking in the views down below or channeling a favorite sports bar (in a much more stylish way), this balcony-height set provides an elevated spot to converse over cocktails or chow down at dinner. Plus, the wood and steel combo gives off industrial farmhouse vibes that are oh-so-chic. (We'd bet Joanna Gaines would approve.)

Buy it: $639; homedepot.com

Fernhill Swivel Rocker Patio Dining Set

Fernhill Swivel Rocker Patio Dining Set
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Cocktails, card games…there isn't much in the way of backyard fun that this cool, compact set doesn't invite. Swivel rocking chairs provide maximum comfort for nights when you don't want the party to end.

Buy it: $792; target.com

Safavieh Arvin 3-Piece Patio Set

Safavieh Arvin 3-Piece Patio Set
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Maybe it's the childhood memories of summer camp or beachside lunches that have us swooning, but picnic tables are back in a big way. This one, crafted of acacia wood with a distressed grey finish, makes the classic backyard accessory feel more grown-up.

Buy it: $458; lowes.com

Brighton 9-Piece Dining Set

Brighton 9 Piece Dining Set

If your backyard tends to be the gathering ground for your friends, a table with ample seating is important. This sizeable wood and metal set accommodates eight, but with a thin frame, it manages to look less dominating than other options.

Buy it: $1,420; wayfair.com

Brody Traditional Outdoor Dining Set

Brody Traditional Outdoor Dining Set
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Put a breezier, beachier spin on the classic cast iron garden set with a bright white finish. We love this one's open metal weave and scroll details.

Buy it: $838; walmart.com

Dexter Outdoor Dining Set

Dexter Outdoor Dining Set
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Short on space but love to entertain? An expandable dining set, like this one crafted from sustainably harvested wood, can rise (or stretch) to the occasion when needed. An attractive driftwood finish makes it fit in anywhere from farmhouse to beach house with ease.

Buy it: $1,555; westelm.com

Christopher Knight Home Angeles Outdoor Bistro Set

Christopher Knight Home Angeles Outdoor Bistro Set
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Hello, practical! The perfect little cast aluminum bistro set comes with a hidden surprise: an ice bucket built into its center.

Buy it: $256; amazon.com

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