Established in 1962 by Carey "Pearly" and Ruth Gates as a Burger Chef, later became Hardee's. In 1991, they developed a new concept, Pearly's Famous Country Cooking. Pearly's is Albany's oldest family owned and operated restaurant offering country cooking, breakfast and lunch. Come and enjoy a "little taste of heaven" at the Pearly Gates. Where is is always fresh, fast and friendly.