If you're looking for a table higher than the normal 30 inches, you either want a bar height dining table (about 41") or a counter height one that will blend in with the rest of your kitchen/dining room counters.
We have a page with some bar height dining table ideas, but this one is all about counter height. Why? Because counter height is the right height!
Top Rated Counter Height Dining Tables
"Stuman" Signature Design by Ashley
This is a comfy, stylish dining table set (with 4 chairs) with a warm, dark brown finish. The Stuman Signature Design's Wood and veneer finish lets it blend into rooms of all types. The chairs have faux leather upholstery, are 24 inches high and provide good lumbar support. Indeed, the chairs are one of the main reasons we're listing this first - it's not so easy to find comfortable chairs for a counter height dining table, so this set really stands out.
The durability of the table is good - it won't scratch easily. The dining table top is beautiful and reassuringly heavy.
You'll be impressed by how easy it is to put together, and won't be disappointed with the finished product.
- Weighs: 140 pounds
- Dimensions: 36 x 48.1 x 36 inches
- Height: 36"
- easy to assemble
- sturdy and solid
- very comfortable
- fairly priced
Mainstays 5-Piece Dining Set
- Assembled Height: 35.8 inches
- Assembled Width: 38 inches
- Assembled Length: 38 inches
Seating four, this table and its chairs are made from solid rubberwood (a hardwood made from rubber trees), while the chair backrests are plywood. Nothing flimsy or cheap about this set. The Mainstays 5-Piece Dining Set comes with a fresh, modern, cherry finish (it's a warm brown).
They're made in the USA and represent super value for money. There is NO chance you will get this quality at this price in your local stores.
The box the set comes in is pretty heavy so you'll need help lugging it around. Assembly is not so complicated, especially as everything is well-labeled and there's a YouTube video that shows how to do it. But again, some of the parts are heavy so a second pair of hands will really pay off.
Linon Tavern Collection 3-Piece
This is Amazon's number 1 best seller in Kitchen and Dining Room Sets - probably because it's small enough to fit into every home, sexy enough to match a range of personal preferences, and affordable enough to tempt people into giving it a try.
It's a 3-piece dining table - the 36" high-top table itself and two elegant stools. The stools fit under the table making it a great space saver.
The rectangular table has an espresso coffee colored finish and is made of long-lasting hardwood. There's a faux granite finish, lending it an air of classical elegance. It really is quite sophisticated in appearance.
Made in the USA, the stools are well capable of seating heavy-set visitors to your home.
Assembly is easy enough that I was able to whip it together in under 20 minutes, and I'm far from handy.
If space is in any way an issue in your home, this great little table might be the solution you've been looking for. Look into it - there's a reason the Linon Tavern Collection is the most popular high top table.
- Assembled Height: 36 inches
- Assembled Width: 42 inches
- Assembled Length: 22.25 inches
- Weight: 53 Pounds
Jofran Maryland Merlot Dining Table with storage
Another smallish table, though with this offering from Jofran you can get 2 chairs or 4. Four is a bit tight and I wouldn't recommend that. If you're shopping for a family dining table, look away. For a household with two people the Jofran is a more premium version of the Linon Tavern.
It's extremely beautiful and will be a real talking point in your home. It's much more expensive than the Linon because the kind of quality we're talking about here is not something you get cheaply.
As you can see in the picture, this model comes with built-in shelves - perfect for reclaiming a bit more storage space. It's hard to overstate how cute and adorable it can look with the right ornaments.
The color is called 'Maryland Merlot', which is a dark brown wood with no hint of red.
Expect some hassle putting it together, though - it isn't complicated, just fiddly.
- Assembled Height: 6 inches
- Assembled Width: 29 inches
- Assembled Length: 51 inches
- Weight: 75 Pounds