Restaurant Booths Buying Guide

Restaurant Booths Buying Guide

Restaurant booths can be an essential part of your seating plan. Dining booths add charm and prestige to your restaurant and influence your interior design. Booths are also a great way to maximize floor space and give you customers more privacy and room. Booths simply create a mood of togetherness and coziness that helps to encourage patrons to spend longer and eat more in your restaurant. Booths can be customized and include a variety of shapes and sizes. This comfortable seating option comes in a wide variety of styles and choices such as wood benches or fully upholstered padded backs and seats.

Why are restaurant booths so popular?

Customers like booths because they offer better privacy, more comfort and more protection from traffic as well as being cozier. They also offer more room than chairs do. Restaurants are great for business because they maximize floor space, providing more seating in any given space. Booths can upgrade the look of any venue, giving it a sophisticated look.

restaurant booths

Booths can also become an essential part of your restaurant interior design. They come in many shapes, materials and styles. The choices of different kinds of booths range from wood bench booths to 6 channel upholstered booths and more. You should carefully measure the dimensions of your available floor space before choosing how many booths and what kind you want. Many restaurants place booths along the walls, but they can also be placed in the middle of your dining room.

Restaurant Booths Shapes

Restaurant booths come in many different shapes and sizes. You can choose from one of our wide selection or a custom shape and size can also be made:

Single restaurant booth

Single Booth

Single booths refer to a booth that only has a bench on one side and seats 2 people, side by side. This could be for booths along the wall or if you don’t want the back of the booth to be shared with another booth. They typically come in a standard height of 36" or a higher back of 42".
Double restaurant booth

Double Booth

Double restaurant booths feature seats on both sides seating 2 people on each side for a total of 4 people. By sharing a back, these double restaurant booth seats are double-sided, which takes up less room than traditional dining chairs without making your guests feel crowded. Double booth seating is a smart choice for restaurants that want to conserve space.
Wall bench restaurant booth

Wall Bench

Wall benches are one of the more comfortable and space efficient booth seating options we provide for restaurants and other commercial environments. They also make a perfect seating solution for waiting or reception areas. These wall benches take up less room than the average booth allowing you to seat more guests at once. These booths can also be paired with chairs on the opposite side.
L shape restaurant booths

L Shape Booths

Also referred to as corner booths, L-shaped booths are a stylish way to maximize seating within your restaurant or customer-centered business. They offer full visibility and lengthen the seating area for larger groups and families to comfortably dine together.
half circle booths

1/2 Circle Booths

A 1/2 circle booth can comfortably seat 4-6 diners. These half circular booths have the standard dimensions of 48" x 90" x 48" and can usually be found along the walls and corners, but can also be in the center and are common in venues such as diners and upscale restaurants.
three quarter circle booths

3/4 Circle Booths

These booths make for great corner booths and provide slightly more privacy to your guests. They are ideal for groups, high profiled guests, or even couples out for a romantic evening. The can comfortably fit 8-10 guests and come in standard dimensions of 48" x 90" x 90” x 48" and comfortably sit 8 - 10 people.
deuce single restaurant booths

Deuce Single Booth

Also referred to as corner booths, L-shaped booths are a stylish way to maximize seating within your restaurant or customer-centered business. They offer full visibility and lengthen the seating area for larger groups and families to comfortably dine together.
deuce double restaurant booths

Deuce Double Booth

A 1/2 circle booth can comfortably seat 4-6 diners. These half circular booths have the standard dimensions of 48" x 90" x 48" and can usually be found along the walls and corners, but can also be in the center and are common in venues such as diners and upscale restaurants.
waiting bench

Waiting Bench

These booths make for great corner booths and provide slightly more privacy to your guests. They are ideal for groups, high profiled guests, or even couples out for a romantic evening. The can comfortably fit 8-10 guests and come in standard dimensions of 48" x 90" x 90” x 48" and comfortably sit 8 - 10 people.

Dining Booths Back Heights and Usage

Choosing the right height for your booth depends on different factors such as what you will be using it for, how you want to integrate the dining booth into your restaurant, how it will affect the look of your decor, and the level of privacy you want to offer your guests. Restaurant Booths can be made in any size you like but there are industry standards. Overall booth heights (from the floor to the top of the back) will vary based on the look you want and the needs of your space.

Many restaurants opt for backless waiting benches for the lobby or reception area. A back rest of 48" is the standard height most commonly used to provide additional comfort and privacy, while the 60" and 72" height are used mainly in night clubs or venues where customers' privacy is more valued and needed. Other common choices are 36"or 42”. A height of 42” will usually be just tall enough to reach the top of someone’s head. This provides the privacy to satisfy guests who are looking for an intimate experience. A booth in this height or taller usually comes with a head roll, which is an upholstered padded piece at the top of the booth which is used to provide extra comfort. The booth height can influence your interior design style too, with taller booths of 60” or 72” height having a more grandiose appearance that will make guests feel like they are VIPs.

Waiting Bench

Waiting Bench

The backless waiting bench is the ideal seating solution in waiting and reception areas, allowing customers to wait to be served in relative comfort.
36

36" High Back Booth

Perfect for fast food and casual dining where privacy is not important these booths provide comfort without encouraging a prolonged siting.
42

42" High Back Booth

This standard height back provides the needed privacy for guests without obstructing their view of the restaurant and surrounding views.
48

48" High Back Booth

The 48" high back booth provides customers with complete privacy allowing them to dine in comfort in the knowledge that their conversation is not easily overheard.
60

60" High Back Booth

The 60" high back booth is most popular with night clubs where the padding of the tall back provides not only privacy but also partially helps to block loud music.

Popular Commercial Booths Styles

There are many different booth styles to choose from which include everything from fully padded booths to wood booths, plain back booths and vertical channels making booths very popular in restaurants, diners and other eateries across America. Booth styles come in a range of shapes and sizes and are built for comfort, durability and good looks.

channel back booths

Vertical Channel Back

Vertical channel back booths are stylish and comfortable. These booths are made in the USA by skilled craftsmen. They come in 3, 6 or 12 channels and can be custom made in any shape or size. The booths come with a padded back and seat that can be upholstered in vinyl or fabric or a combination of both. Choose from our wide selection of upholstery options.
button tufted restaurant booth

Button Tufted

A tufted booth is a fabric or vinyl restaurant booth that has tufting on the back created by depressions in the material. The booths come with a padded back and seat and are handcrafted in the USA for durability and comfort. Choose from our wide selection of upholstery options or use a custom fabric. These booths have a prestigious look that will upgrade the decor of any venue.
V back restaurant booth

V Back

V Back booths are a particular style of restaurant booth that has 3 channels which forms a V shape in the middle. These stylish booths are very popular and have a classic look that is popular in diners and venues with a retro or vintage interior design. These American made booths are built with quality US made parts and materials.
channel back booths

Horizontal Channel Back

These booths are built for comfort and durability by skilled American craftsmen with top quality American parts and materials. The horizontal channel booth has a stylish, modern design that features a padded back which can include 3, 6 or 12 horizontal channels and a plush padded seat. These booths come in various shapes and sizes and come with choice vinyl or fabric upholstery. Custom options are also available.
Plain Back Restaurant Booth

Plain Back

These booths are made in the USA and are built to be comfortable and long lasting. They are made with high quality American parts and materials and are filled with high density foam to retain their shape. The plain back booth has a classic style that will allow it to blend in with many interior designs from contemporary to traditional.
backless waiting bench

Standard Waiting Bench

Waiting benches are perfect for offering comfortable seating to guests while they wait for their table. These waiting benches have a comfortable padded seat, made with commercial grade foam and upholstered in vinyl or fabric. The benches usually do not come with a back.

Seating layout - Making the most of your booths

Once you have chosen the kind of booth you want and the size, it’s important to create a seating layout. Whether it’s for a large restaurant, a small cafe, or any other type of establishment, your seating layout will influence the interior design of your venue. It is important to make sure booths are adequately spaced apart to give your guests privacy and comfort while still maximizing your available floor space.

booth seating diagram

There should also be enough room to ensure a free flow of traffic so servers and guests can maneuver easily. You should also factor in the size of your tables. There are many ways to configure restaurant booths to best fit your venue and maximize profits.

booth seating diagram
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