The Best Counter Height Dining Sets You Can Buy Now

updated Jun 27, 2022
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One of the tenets of small-space living is to take advantage of as much vertical space as possible. When most people hear this advice, visions of cabinets and shelving units climbing the walls tend to be the first things they think of. However, this philosophy can also be applied to your dining setup. No, really. Counter height dining sets have long been a staple for studio and small-space dwellers thanks to the fact that they’re higher off the ground and narrower than traditional sets, meaning there’s more space to store seating below and less square footage sacrificed.

Aside from a smaller footprint, many options also feature built-in storage solutions, from something as minimal as a single wine rack to a more substantial shelf system that can hold everything from cups and dishes to cookbooks and tchotchkes. We scoured our favorite retailers and found 10 of the best counter height dining sets on the market today designed to help you make the most of your space (and enjoy and little extra legroom).

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For a set with lots of charm, opt for the Donegal from Wayfair. This five-piece counter height dining set is crafted from a blend of solid mango wood and rubberwood in a rich walnut finish that's a feast for the eyes. Paired with gorgeous, beige linen seats, this is a set you're bound to love for years to come.

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Prefer more of a metal look? This warm and welcoming Wayfair set features enough seating for four in a contemporary, clean-lined design that makes a casual-cool addition to any dining or kitchen nook.

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Storage, style, and functionality all come together in the Venetian Louie 5-Piece Counter Height Dining Set from QVC. The perfect pick for those small on space, this four-person set also comes with a wine rack, open bottom shelving, and a built-in lazy susan on the tabletop.

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If your space and budget are on the smaller side, this Amazon's Choice bestseller might be exactly what you're looking for. With close to 12,000 reviews, this counter height dining set is a bona fide hit thanks to its compact design, comfortable seating, and stylish color options.

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was $2419.95

For a set with more curves, we love this round counter height dining set from Wayfair. Its white marble tabletop is a showstopper, and when paired with these subdued blue chairs, this set makes an attractive mix.

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Those on the hunt for a counter height dining set complete with ample seating and a rectangular table will love the Macaire from Wayfair. Available in both five- and seven-piece options, this mid-century set is a bright and breezy addition to any eating space.

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For even more storage, opt for this Best Choice Products set. Durable and compact, this set really takes the cake when it comes to saving space. The unit features three multipurpose shelves, offering a convenient way to create more space.

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Love the look and function of a drop-leaf table? So do we, and that's why we're fans of the Sariyah. This three-piece counter height dining set (available in stunning sage green) has a drop-leaf design that makes it the ultimate space-saver, while the additional center storage only makes it more enticing.

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was $649.79

If you're like us, your mind is on improving your outdoor setup. And if your al-fresco space is on the small side, you can take advantage of space-saving dining with a set like this one from Overstock. Coming in two shades of brown, it's made from solid, naturally weather-resistant acacia wood that ensures it'll last no matter what the elements throw at it. Here's to some summertime fun!

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Need a nine-piece counter height dining set? The Brooklyn 8-Person set from Wayfair is bound to tick all the boxes. Great for fitting your large family in a small space, this cozy set comes with a square table and eight seats. The contemporary, clean-lined look is sure to blend in with any aesthetic.