Wells Brothers Special: This has got to be the best lunch deal in Racine

Wells Brothers, 2148 Mead Street in Racine is famous for their cracker-thin crust pizzas.   The restaurant is on a side street in a part of town that sees a lot of police calls on weekends and evenings.  That being said, I have yet to hear about any customers having problems in the area and they have been at this location since 1921.   On Tuesdays- Saturdays (11-2) Wells Brothers  has a special:  all the soup you can eat (they call it “bottomless soup” ) along with a large antipasto salad for $8.50.


The beauty of this special is that you are not stuck with one type of soup; there are at least five choices and you can have as much as you want of each type.   For instance, this Tuesday the choices were as follows:  Cajun Shrimp and Corn, Chipotle Cheese & Rice, Mac & Cheese and Bacon, Italian Sausage & Pasta, Beef & Cabbage, Cheddar, Asparagus & Bacon.   If you try one soup and it isn’t doing it for you, just try the next one. I had three soups when I visited along with the salad. First was the Chipotle Chicken Tortilla.  Well-seasoned, spicy soup with fresh-fried tortilla strips accompanying the soup.  Chunky ingredients and good flavor. Chipotle Chicken Tortilla Soup

Next they brought out the Antipasto Salad.  This is a fairly large-sized salad with a generous amount of mozzarella and Parmesan shavings, pepperoncini, tomatoes, black and green olives, and Well’s perfectly simple house Italian dressing.   I could have done without the wide onion slices.   I love onions, but I like them sliced like Pauli sliced the garlic in Goodfellas: thin with a razor blade.  (Well, at least just thinly-sliced)

Wells Italian Salad

Next I tried a cup of the Chuckwagon Soup.   This was like a beef stew with rotini noodles and very chunky veggies.  I inhaled the rich, gravy-like broth, but I would have liked a smaller cut on the veggies. Chuckwagon soup

The last soup I tried was the Creamy Chicken Wild Rice with Bacon.   This was a good version, very filling. Creamy Chicken Wild Rice Bacon

If you “like” Wells Brothers Facebook page, they usually  post the types of soups.  Three cups of soup and a large antipasto salad for $8.50; that is definitely one of the best lunch deals in Racine.

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