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“Pleasant but a little shopworn”
Review of Dauphin Street

Dauphin Street
Ranked #7 of 73 things to do in Mobile
Certificate of Excellence
Montgomery, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Pleasant but a little shopworn”
Reviewed 9 April 2014

This was a pleasant place for a walk on a Sunday afternoon. The street is charming and the parks pretty. However, many places were closed, permanently, and many buildings had not been restored or spruced up. There were several bums sleeping on benches, etc.
The historical architecture is lovely. People were friendly.

Visited April 2014
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San Francisco
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253 reviews
81 attraction reviews
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“Some nice local places, some boarded up windows”
Reviewed 30 March 2014

I'm torn on Dauphin Street. On one hand, there are several local institutions that serve good food and are filled with good people. On the other hand, many storefronts are boarded up and empty and leave you with a sad feeling.

Visited February 2014
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Alexandria, VA
Level 6 Contributor
1,287 reviews
587 attraction reviews
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“HAS POTENTIAL, BUT IS ALMOST DESERTED IN MANY PARTS”
Reviewed 26 March 2014

This should be a good destination. The problem is that most of the shops and stores, including restaurants, are closed and boarded up. There are a few exceptions and the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, a beautiful church, is one of the exceptions. Truly disappointing because this street is like so many others in Mobile, virtually deserted much of the time.

Visited March 2014
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“needs help”
Reviewed 18 March 2014

many closed shops and restaurants -- economically depressed, creates a negative overall impression. Pretty much deserted until evening.

Visited March 2014
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Mobile, Alabama
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful area needs more interesting shops.”
Reviewed 15 March 2014

Dauphin St is a very historic area in downtown Mobile. There are some very good restaurants located there for lunch and dinner. It needs more shops to keep tourists interested during the day and early evening. Nice area for photography. An old theater for symphonies and performances. An old cinema that shows independent films with a glass of wine. Some music venues are there. A few galleries, nice book store and candy stores. Bienville Square and Cathedral Square are nice for strolling during the day. Weekend nights are crowded due to bars and music clubs. More security needed at night.

Visited April 2013
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