The Best Outdoor Fire Tables

Have the best of both worlds — a cozy fire pit and table to gather around. We break down the best fire tables for your outdoor space and what to consider before buying.

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March 26, 2024

Our Top Fire Table Picks

Fire pits are the ultimate gathering spots for a reason: They're warm, cozy and oh-so inviting. And we're loving the latest trend of fire tables that add extra surface area to your fire pit for setting drinks and food or propping up your feet. Additionally, some fire tables have lids to create a solid surface for extra serving or dining space.

How to Choose the Best Fire Table

Start by looking at your outdoor space to figure out which size and shape will work best. Fire tables come in any shape (round, square, rectangular) and size. While bigger fire pits will create more square footage of heat, keep in mind the all-important heat output.

Fuel Source

When it comes to the heat source for your fire table, select from gas (either propane or natural) or wood-burning.

The fuel source for wood-burning fire tables is, you guessed it: wood. Hardwoods such as oak, ash, hickory and walnut burn hotter than softwoods. When you throw a few extra logs on the fire, your heat output naturally increases. For the cleanest burn (i.e. less smoky), opt for kiln-dried firewood.

Natural gas fire tables are hooked up to gas lines and fueled by your utility company. It's the most permanent fuel source and requires professional installation.

Propane fire tables are typically powered by a 20-pound propane tank, which is easy to light and extinguish with a simple turn of a knob. The propane tank is either hidden inside the fire pit or connects to a line separately. When you need to refill or replace your propane tank, head to your local hardware or grocery store — they'll have you covered. While propane tends to be much more expensive than natural gas, it burns more efficiently. Not to mention, propane fire pits are customarily simpler to install.

Heat Output

You don't sacrifice warmth with gas fire tables. Each is rated with a heat output that's measured in BTUs (British Thermal Units). The higher the BTU, the more heat your fire table will produce. Most gas fire tables range from 30,000 to 60,000 BTUs, though they can go up to 100,000 BTUs.

When it comes to wood-burning fire tables, the heat output does depend a bit more on the size of the fire pit, as well as the type of wood you use.

Best Overall Fire Table

$94.99 $91.99
What We Like
  1. Spark screen lid and poker included
  2. Can be used as an ice bucket
  3. Affordable
What We Don't Like
  1. Could rust

Because sometimes you need a piece that does it all. This multifunctional fire table serves as a fire pit, grill, ice bucket and solid tabletop. Made from durable steel, the table is ready to handle your everyday and party needs. Gather around the cozy fire, fill the bowl with charcoal for a quick hot dog dinner, add ice to keep drinks cold or simply use it as a dining table.

  1. Material Powder-coated steel
  2. Weight 25 pounds
  3. Dimensions 32" x 32" x 14"
  4. Fuel Type Wood, charcoal
  5. What's Included Fire pit, spark screen lid and poker

Best Fire Table for Small Spaces

$199.99 $133.99
What We Like
  1. Ideal for small spaces
  2. Easy to ignite
  3. Flexible flame control
What We Don't Like
  1. Can use propane quickly

This 28-inch square fire table is ideal for any petite outdoor spot. The durable steel design has the look of rattan and is covered with rust-proof paint to weather any conditions. Easily store and switch out the propane tank underneath to enjoy a warm fire that reaches up to 50,000 BTU. When not in use, simply place the lid over the fire pit area for a solid table surface.

  1. Material Steel, metal
  2. Weight 55 pounds
  3. Dimensions 28" x 28" x 24"
  4. Fuel Type Propane
  5. What's Included Fire table, lid and lava rocks

Best Fire Table for Patios

$239.99 $199.99
What We Like
  1. Attractive wicker exterior
  2. Hideaway tank storage
  3. Good heat output
What We Don't Like
  1. Automatic ignition doesn't always work
  2. Assembly can be difficult

With its all-weather wicker shell and faux wood tabletop, the Best Choice Products Fire Pit Table is ideal for bringing inviting warmth to your patio. The stylish wicker is woven around a sturdy steel frame, while a bed of glass beads disperses the heat without corrosion. Place it between two comfy outdoor chairs to use as a table when not in use thanks to a removable lid.

  1. Material Steel, wicker
  2. Weight 54 pounds
  3. Dimensions 28" x 28" x 24.75"
  4. Fuel Type Propane
  5. What's Included Fire table, protective cover, lid and glass beads

Best Modern Fire Table

What We Like
  1. Arrives fully assembled
  2. Adjustable flame
  3. Modern design
What We Don't Like
  1. Fuel tank separate from fire pit
  2. Cannot be placed on a wooden deck

Made of a powder-coated iron frame, this contemporary fire table is a true centerpiece to your backyard. With an easy push-button spark ignition, you can have a roaring fire going in mere seconds. The fire pit comes complete with a matching propane tank holder that looks like a chic side table, so your outdoor space will look chic and modern while staying cozy by the fire.

  1. Material Iron
  2. Weight 70 pounds
  3. Dimensions 48'' x 15" x 15"
  4. Fuel Type Propane
  5. What's Included Fire pit, matching tank holder, lava rocks and cover

Best Glass Top Fire Table

$307 $279
What We Like
  1. Easy to assemble
  2. Concealed fuel tank
  3. Push-button ignition
What We Don't Like
  1. Glass tabletop can get hot
  2. Could rust

For a sleek, modern look, the Endless Summer Glass Top Fire Pit combines a glass top with colored glass rocks. Ideal for small spaces, the table has a push-button ignition for a hassle-free start and keeps the propane tank hidden behind stylish steel panels. Choose from six different options and styles to best fit your outdoor space.

  1. Material Alloy steel
  2. Weight 80 pounds
  3. Dimensions 30" x 30" x 25"
  4. Fuel Type Propane
  5. What's Included Fire pit, steel table insert, vinyl cover and green fire glass

Best Propane Fire Table

What We Like
  1. 1,000s of positive reviews
  2. Ideal height for seating area
  3. Sturdy and durable
What We Don't Like
  1. Wind guard not included

Fire pits that double as furniture instantly maximize the functionality of your outdoor space. This linear all-weather resin wicker table features a central fire pit on a bed of glass rocks surrounded by a black tempered glass tabletop. One side of the table easily pops down to access the propane tank when needed and closes up to store it away.

  1. Material Stainless steel, aluminum
  2. Weight 96 pounds
  3. Dimensions 44” x 32” x 24”
  4. Fuel Type Propane or natural gas
  5. What's Included Fire pit, pre-attached 3-ft hose, tempered glass tabletop and decorative glass rocks

Best Lightweight Fire Table

Pottery Barn
What We Like
  1. Weather- and rust-resistant
  2. 50,000 heat output
  3. Lightweight
What We Don't Like
  1. Propane tank cover sold separately

Durability doesn't have to equal uber-heavy. This lightweight table is crafted from powder-coated aluminum, giving it sturdiness without the weight. It clocks in at only 57 pounds — almost half the weight of any other table on this list. With 50,000 BTU and an adjustable flame, you can create the exact atmosphere you want, and a matching lid turns the fire pit into a solid tabletop for everyday use.

  1. Material Power-coated aluminum
  2. Weight 57 pounds
  3. Dimensions 52" x 26" x 14.5"
  4. Fuel Type Propane
  5. What's Included Fire pit, fitted lid, lava rock filler, vinyl storage cover

Best Concrete Fire Table

What We Like
  1. Fully assembled
  2. Hidden fuel tank
  3. Minimalist silhouette
What We Don't Like
  1. Prone to scratches, keep covered

Available in a natural concrete or charcoal finish, this minimalist fire table accommodates both propane and natural gas. Lava rock filler adds a chic contrast and texture, and the flame ignites with the push of a button.

  1. Material Concrete
  2. Weight 138 pounds
  3. Dimensions 60'' x 26'' x 24''
  4. Fuel Type Propane or natural gas
  5. What's Included Fire pit, cover and lava rock filler

Best Teak Fire Table

What We Like
  1. Versatile and relocatable
  2. Perfect for entertaining
  3. Suitable for indoor or outdoor use
What We Don't Like
  1. Expensive

Teak is a top material for outdoor use because its natural oils repel water, keeping your furniture from cracking or warping with weather changes. This chic fire table makes for the perfect gathering space with plenty of room to lay out a spread of appetizers and drinks while your group enjoys the fire. Choose from propane/natural gas or an ethanol fuel source.

  1. Material Stainless steel grade 304, teak
  2. Weight 136 pounds
  3. Dimensions 50" x 30" x 11.7"
  4. Fuel Type Propane, natural gas or ethanol
  5. What's Included Fire table, charcoal glass media, windscreen glass, Jerry Can, bottle adaptor, butane, butane lighter and extendable lighting rod

Best Natural Gas Fire Table

$2,229 $1,619
What We Like
  1. Electronic ignition with auto safety shut-off
  2. Sturdy and durable
What We Don't Like
  1. Can scratch and stain without sealant applied

If you already have the utility lines for natural gas, this is your fire table. Crafted from durable cast concrete, the heavyweight fire table will be the highlight of your seating area. In addition to being a little more affordable than propane, natural gas also gives you the benefit of not having to refill tanks. Love this design but don't have the utility lines? No worries. It's also available with a propane option.

  1. Material Concrete
  2. Weight 175 pounds
  3. Dimensions 60'' x 27" x 17"
  4. Fuel Type Propane or natural gas
  5. What's Included Fire table, protective cover and lava rocks

Best Dining Fire Table

What We Like
  1. Durable performance materials
  2. Doubles as a dining table
What We Don't Like
  1. Lid, windscreen and and tank cover sold separately

No centerpiece is needed when you have a gorgeous fire pit in the center of your dining table. The natural ash wood base of the Elementi Fire Dining Table is clad in a cast concrete top for a rustic-meets-industrial aesthetic that'll be a showstopper at your next dinner party.

  1. Material Concrete top, ashwood base
  2. Weight Not listed
  3. Dimensions 82" x 39" x 31"
  4. Fuel Type Propane
  5. What's Included Fire table, canvas cover and lava rocks

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