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“Stay out of this mall”
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Dover Mall
Ranked #19 of 35 things to do in Dover
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Felton, Delaware
Level 4 Contributor
19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Stay out of this mall”
Reviewed 17 July 2012

This is not the best place to shop. There is no where to grab a quick bite to eat. Chick-Fil-A closed down, the Subway is poorly run. There is only a Sbarros Pizza, two Chinese places to eat at.However if you want to purchase a phone there are 4 phone places to choose from. Groups of young kids roam the mall and security does not do anything about it. Unless you are 7 years old and lost then they chew out the poor child and try to have them taken away by the Dover PD. Best to go up north to Newark.

Visited July 2012
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Dover, Delaware
Level 6 Contributor
129 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“eh.been here done that”
Reviewed 17 July 2012

standard mall. not that large or busy. couple empty store fronts.

Visited July 2012
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Dover, Delaware
Level 6 Contributor
286 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Nothing to rave about”
Reviewed 24 June 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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West Long Branch, New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
375 reviews
145 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,362 helpful votes
“"Old Style" one floor mall”
Reviewed 5 December 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
Level 5 Contributor
46 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“A Nice Mall but not like Concord or Christiana Malls”
Reviewed 25 October 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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