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.
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)
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.
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.