Dolphin Mall, Miami USA!

So let’s make a 360 degree turn and get you back to the Americas and the good grand Florida USA or more specific Miami Florida. And the shopping of Dolphin Mall!!!

I enjoy life’s pleasure and do not mind going shopping with the family or friends as long as there are nice places to have a drink and or eat and the Dolphin Mall was one of my favorite hangouts when lived closed by. I used to live lastly in Florida at Silver Lakes, Miramar, Broward County but worked in Miami, Miami-Dade County. The relationship goes way back and enjoy my 18 years living in Florida! After all , graduated from University there, got married there, and my 3 boys were born there! And even thus was already French there since 2000 , finally left permanently to France in 2003…


Now let me tell you a bit on this wonderful shopping center / Mall. The Dolphin Mall!

Dolphin Mall (11401 N.W. 12 Street) a shopping center in actually today’s Sweetwater, Miami-Dade County,  west of the city of Miami. Bordering the now call Ronald Reagan Turnpike toll road on the west , and the junction with the Dolphin Expressway or State Road 836  that takes you all the way to the McArthur Causeway into Miami Beach at  5th Street and right into the Beach!! You really need to pinpoints the places there as there are about 7 different towns with the name Miami on it including the most famous Miami Beach.  The mall opened on March 2001.


The Dolphin Mall is accessible by public transportation via bus line 7. If you go to the Dolphin Mall on weekends, take bus 238 from Miami Airport. It will take you directly and non-stop to the Dolphin Mall.  Here is the Metrobus network I have on 238 westbound from airport to the mall: Miami Dade County gov transportation bus schedules

Of course the above is for info only, I always drove a car there… 8,500 free parking spaces including a state of the art parking garage, featuring a convenient race track layout for easy-access shopping. The Dolphin Mall is located from Miami Airport (10.5 km) Coral Gables (13.5 km) Coconut Grove (15.1 km) ,and Little Havana (16.8 km).  And last check the hours are open 7 days a week. Opening hours may vary from week to week. In general, the shopping center opens at 10h or 11h and closes at 20h (8 pm).

Dolphin Mall has more than 250 stores and a wide selection of discounted brands making it one of the most popular and busiest malls in Miami area.  Dolphin Mall is the largest mall in Miami , and the second-largest mall in Miami-Dade County.

Dolphin Mall is separated into three major universes:

Ramblas: built in the form of a village square with restaurants and entertainment

Playa: designed to remind South Beach, there are stores for clothing, accessories and home decor.

Moda: which refers to Collins Avenue and Bal Harbor with its chic and refined atmosphere


Dolphin Mall brings together shops for clothes, video games, toys, cosmetics, etc., as well as restaurants, a 19-screen cinema, a children’s play center, an arcade and a bowling alley.  Experience life with an exciting mix of entertainment venues such as CineBistro, Dave and Buster’s and Bowlero Miami. Crave life with more than 30 diverse dining options in the Food Court, and 19 sit-down restaurants including Texas de Brazil Churrascaria, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Brio Tuscan Grille, El Gran Inka Peruvian Gastrobar, Buffalo Wild Wings , Milanezza Argentinian Restaurant & Bar and The Cheesecake Factory. Live life to the fullest here.

My favorites there were the JC Penney store,( no longer there) , and Burlington, plus the cinema, the outdoor live music events under the Florida sky, just sublime. come to shop or come to party is all here. Gap, Banana Republic, the Borders Book store, FYE Entertainment (no longer there 2009 picture) , Sbarro’s,  The Cheesecake Factory, and TGIFridays, for food eating, a great place for the whole family.



The official Dolphin Mall webpage is here: Shop Dolphin Mall

Tourist office of Miami and the Beaches on the Dolphin Mall

And there you go, come under the sun and do some serious shopping in a grand location. Things have change a lot since i left it, by looking at the webpage but according to local family still a place to be. Hope you enjoy the shopping at Dolphin Mall Miami or is it Sweetwater...

The text is from 2019 the photos are from 2009 last visit !

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!





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