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“Nothing to rave about” 3 of 5 stars
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Dover Mall
1365 North DuPont Highway, Dover, DE
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Ranked #3 of 3 Shopping in Dover
Type: Malls, Shopping
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Dover, Delaware
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174 reviews 174 reviews
37 attraction reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“Nothing to rave about”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

This is a typical mall with the same old stores. Although there is Macy's and Boscov's.

Visited May 2012
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Dover, Delaware
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136 attraction reviews
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“"Old Style" one floor mall”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2011

As the other reviewers have stated, this is not a glitzy, big time mall. In fact, it is one of the "old school" malls, one story only, small versions of the flagship stores in the larger malls, and lots of little shops that come and go. The Macy's Department Store here is not even close to any other I have been to. The choices are limited, if you want any kind of higher end product you have to go up "north" to get it (i.e. 1,000 thread count sheets, or a top brand food processor). Conversely, the Boscov's Department Store is actually better than the new one in Newark, with more choices for women's clothing. I actually discovered that this Boscov's had a restaurant for the first time, and we did have an inexpensive lunch there while doing some holiday shopping. The Sears has a decent selection of tools. It seemed that there were quite a few empty stores for a while, but it seems with the economy picking up that many of those empty storefronts are now being utilized. Again, as stated before, after 3:00 pm when the local high schools get out the mall is crowded with teens. There is also a large Old Navy (outlet) store, JC Penney, Victoria's Secret, the usual jewelry stores, food shops, but sadly, no more book stores. It's a local "go to" mall, but when we want to do some serious shopping, we head either to PA or up to Christiana.

Visited December 2011
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Wilmington, Delaware
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“A Nice Mall but not like Concord or Christiana Malls”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2011

I live in Wilmington. I've been to the Dover Mall a few times and thought it was pretty nice. Some of the stores are obviously off-brand independent sellers, some of the areas are dusty, and like any mall it has it's kiosks with annoying sellers working on commission.

Compared to the Concord and Christiana Malls in New Castle County, the Dover Mall has a very Southern feel-- which I think is best characterized by the fact that the Boscov's Department store in this mall has a restaurant. The numerous off-brand stores (reminded me of the sham which is called the Tri-State Mall in Claymont, DE but is no where near as run down) and tired look at this mall can be off-putting. The stores in this mall seemed better stocked with a larger selection. The security guards at this mall ride around on Segways which seems ridiculous. The mall is not crowded but has many high school and DSU students roaming around.

Overall, the Dover Mall is a good place to go shopping. However, if you like the glitz, glamour, and size of the Christiana Mall, this is probably not the place for you.

Visited October 2011
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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“Plenty of Shops and Cinema”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2011

There are plenty of good shops and a comfortable cinema here, and plenty of parking.

Visited August 2011
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