The Best Outdoor Buffet Table For Outdoor Entertaining

Last Updated November 7, 2021 By Bella Zinti

An outdoor buffet table makes a great addition to any deck or patio— especially if you're someone who likes to host BBQs, garden parties, and outdoor get-togethers with family and friends. It'll keep your stuff protected inside and provide a convenient place to serve up what you just whipped up in the kitchen or pulled off the grill.

So to help you shop and find the perfect outdoor entertaining set-up, we've rounded up the best outdoor buffet tables below. There's everything from timeless teakwood tables to innovative aluminum consoles with hidden drinks compartments.

10 Best Outdoor Buffet Tables for Outdoor Entertaining

Pottery Barn Tara Teak Buffet Table

Add a dose of style to your outdoor space with this Tara Teak Buffet Table from Pottery Barn. Its slatted design and cut-out cabinet openings ensure stored items receive ample airflow inside to prevent mold and mildew. Two internal shelves can be fully removed to accommodate items of all shapes and sizes—adjustable levelers on each leg offer added stability on uneven surfaces. The minimalist, modern design comes in your choice of two finishes: washed brown and weathered gray.

Frontgate Luca Buffet Table

If there's one piece of outdoor furniture worth splurging on, it's this Luca Buffet Table from Frontgate. The elegant design is crafted from a durable stainless steel frame with lightweight aluminum panels. It's dark gray powder-coat finish created a subtle starburst effect that draws attention to the slick brass-finished door knockers. Inside lie a host of adjustable shelves to hold glassware, serveware, mixers, and cocktail accessories. But perhaps the best part of all is that there's a fully-removable stainless steel beverage tub tucked neatly inside the sleek grey top.

Best Choice Products Multifunctional Buffet Bar

Thanks to this Multifunctional Buffet Bar from Best Choice Products, sticking to a tight budget doesn't require sacrificing style or quality. The versatile console table can be used indoors and outdoors to ensure you always have storage where you need it most. It's crafted from naturally weather-resistant eucalyptus wood with a natural finish that brings out its gorgeous grain. Rubber sliders on the legs allow for easier movement without scratching your hardwood floor or deck. At only $140, it's a worthy investment for any home.

Lauren Liess Orchard Outdoor Buffet Table

This gorgeous Orchard Outdoor Buffet Table makes the perfect addition to any outdoor entertaining area. It doubles as an outdoor kitchen island for preparing food and a patio buffet for serving your delicious end result. It's constructed with a weatherproof teak body with an easy-to-clean zinc countertop. One end boasts four large hooks for hanging grilling utensils, and the other has a handy towel rack. Two drawers and two slated shelves below ensure not an inch of storage space goes to waste.

Three Posts Carey Wooden Buffet & Console Table

Hosting backyard parties has never been easier thanks to this Carey Wooden Buffet & Console Table from Three Posts. The simple two-shelf design is perfect for serving food, drinks, and desserts on top and storing yard games, pool toys, or gardening supplies on the bottom. It's crafted from solid mahogany and finished with a weather-resistant coating designed to withstand the elements. Slatted shelves ensure water runs through instead of pooling in wet conditions.

Highland Dunes Outdoor Buffet & Console Table

This Highland Dunes Outdoor Buffet and Console Table provide ample space to serve an enviable spread of food on top while you store cold drinks and extra napkins in the enclosed storage area below. It's crafted from eco-friendly eucalyptus wood with slatted shelves and a weather-resistant finish. The solid wood piece comes in your choice of driftwood grey, espresso brown, silver-gray, or a natural oil finish.

AllModern Neilsen Cement Buffet & Console Table

For modern outdoor spaces, there's the AllModern Neilsen Cement Buffet and Console Table. The minimalist piece is crafted from solid cement in a weathered light grey finish. Its sleek waterfall design adds an updated feel to any deck or patio while still offering plenty of room for serving food and drinks. And without wood or metal, you won't have to worry about rust, mildew, cracking, or fading.

Lillian August Santorini Buffet & Console Table

Bring a European feel to your back patio with Lillian August's Santorini Buffet and Console Table. The unique design is made with a solid acacia wood outer frame and an ivory concrete upper. Its flat back helps it fit smoothly against walls, as not to waste an inch of entertaining space. Consider it the perfect spot to serve drinks at your next backyard BBQ, birthday party, or holiday get-together. It's got all the room you could possibly need.

Pottery Barn Jenkins FSC Teak Buffet

Need to maximize storage space? This Jenkins FSC Teak Buffet from Pottery Barn has all the room you could possibly need for grilling accessories, yard games, sports equipment, and more. Its sleek grey frame is made from powder-coated aluminum, and its removable drawers are from solid teakwood. Finished in a natural teak finish to bring out the rich grains, and the durable wood is naturally water-resistant and ages well. The airy design ensures stored items receive proper airflow in damp conditions.

West Elm Portside Concrete Console Table

Bring an elevated coastal feel to your patio with this Portside Concrete Console Table from West Elm. It's crafted in Indonesia from sustainably-sourced mahogany or eucalyptus wood that's kiln-dried for added durability. The glass-fiber-reinforced concrete top was engineered to be lighter than solid concrete while still offering the same appearance and durability. Use it to serve drinks, prepare food, or hold gifts at a backyard party. A slatted bottom shelf ensures you've got plenty of storage room too.

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About the author

Bella has a Bachelors degree in interior design, is a master gardener. She designs nourishing outdoor & indoor spaces guided by the practice of Feng Shui.